Date(s) - Oct 5, 2017
9:30am - 4:30pm

Derby Arena

Organised by Onyxrail, RVE 2017 is firmly focused on leasing companies, train operators, higher technology OEM’s and the supply chain serving all aspects of Rail Vehicle new build, refurbishment, enhancements and maintenance.

The show is now in its 6th year and continues to grow.

The show attracts key visitors and exhibitors from across the world and provides a forum in which high calibre industry speakers share their market knowledge and technical advances that are apposite to the event.

This year the Rail Forum Midlands will be hosting a series of short innovation themed workshops throughout the day. These free workshops are open to anyone to attend and you can register online on our website from 22nd September. Click here to see full details and reserve a place. 


For more information, please contact

Department for International Trade Meet the Buyers Sub-event

Following on from last year’s success, the Department for International Trade will once again be providing a Meet the Buyer session for suppliers attending this year’s RVE event. With six international buyers signed up, this is an excellent opportunity for you to meet directly with buyers from major international companies.

Meet the buyers:

Siemens is a global technology giant active in over 200 countries. The Mobility division is focussed on responding to today’s challenges in transportation and combines innovation with responsibility to deliver technologically advanced solutions ensuring journeys are punctual, comfortable and safe.

Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems and a promoter of sustainable mobility. Present in over 60 countries, Alstom provide reliable, competitive and responsible solutions.

Hitachi Rail Europe is a total railway system supplier offering rolling stock, traction equipment, signalling, traffic management systems, and maintenance depots. Its mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

MTR Tech (Sweden)
MTR is growing in the Nordic region, operating the Stockholm Subway (since 2009), Stockholm Commuter trains (2016) and the long distance service MTR Express between Stockholm-Gothenburg (2015).

SBB (Switzerland)
SBB, the Swiss Federal operator, offers the densest public transport network in the world, managing 522 multiple units and moving 1.25 million passengers per day. SBB2020 Strategy centres on six corporate targets of including increasing customer satisfaction and reliability as well as improving results.

Eurostar is the only high speed train that directly links the UK to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel. Operating 27 trains including 12 new e320, Eurostar prioritises safety, speed, comfort and point-to-point service.

See the Buyer Requirements:

Please click here to download detailed information regarding supply needs for all of the above.


Click here to submit your company details and indicate which of the 6 buyers you would like to meet. Then you will receive an email within 48 hours, with details on how to complete a short online application form for each of the buyers you have selected to meet. We advise you to please spend some time to develop bespoke offers for each of the buyers.

Your form will then be sent to the buyer, and based on the information you have provided, they will decide if they would like to book an appointment with you. Please note, the deadline for supplier applications to be submitted is Friday 25 August 2017.

Catherine Appleby
International Trade Adviser, Rail & Manufacturing
Department for International Trade – East Midlands