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The UK rail industry is valued at £12 billion per annum supporting 200,000 jobs, of which 80,000 are in the supply chain. The rail industry is a significant driver of economic growth. Network Rail forecasts an extra 400m journeys on the mainline network by 2020, and the industry forecasts an increase in 20% capacity into London, and 30% into large regional cities.
In Europe and across the world the liberalisation of railway systems provides export opportunities for UK companies in the sector to grow. Increased investment in light transit, metro, tram and high speed rail means that UK companies are well positioned to take advantage of projects coming up in Denmark, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and East Africa to name a few.
Business Durham and UK Trade & Investment are hosting this event for the rail sector in the North East. It’s an opportunity to find out which geographical areas will be investing in rail, how to get involved, and support for overseas missions. The Rail Alliance will be outlining programmes to mentor companies, and support innovation through the Rail Test Voucher Scheme to businesses serving the rail sector.
Find out how local County Durham company Romag made “tracks into rail,” having previously never been in the sector and now servicing two global OEMs.
Who should attend
The event is aimed at companies already in the rail sector wishing to grow this market, or companies wishing to enter the sector as a new market.
Places are limited to 1 ticket per business.
Monday 23 June
Beaumont Room Ramside Hall Durham DH1 1TD
Innovation, Collaboration and Export Opportunities in the Rail Sector
|09.30 - 10.00||Registration|
|10.00 - 10.05||Welcome
Cllr Neil Foster Durham County Council
|10.05 - 10.10||Introductions
Simon Goon, Managing Director, Business Durham
|10.10 - 10.30||Mentoring and Innovation Support for rail supply chain companies
Robert Hopkin, Executive Director, Rail Alliance
|10.30 - 10.50||Making Tracks into Rail - Romag local case study
Phil Murray, Managing Director
|10.50 - 11.10||International Rail Opportunities High Value and Supply Chain Opportunities 2014‐2015
Jake Rudham, UK Trade & Investment Rail Specialist
|11.10 - 11.20||
UK Trade & Investment Services to Export
|11.20 - 11.30||Q & A|
|11.30 - 12.00||Networking|
When & Where
Business Durham is the economic development company for County Durham.