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Get Into Rail North East

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Durham County Cricket Club

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Chester-le-Street

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THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT HOWEVER WE ARE CREATINGA WAITING LIST, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST PLEASE SEND YOUR NAME, COMPANY AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO caroline.taukulis@durham.gov.uk.

Business Durham together with the Rail Alliance and the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network are organising a Get Into Rail North East event.

The aim of the event is to:

  • Help companies in the North East take advantage of the growing rail sector
  • Alert companies to future infrastructure and rolling stock procurement opportunities in the sector
  • Highlight entry requirements of the rail sector such as accreditations, collaborations and procurement processes
  • Opportunities to bring greater innovation to the sector
  • Outline the support available to new and existing companies in the sector, specifically from the Rail Alliance and other support operating across the North East
  • Hear from Hitachi Rail Europe about their experience of developing a new supply chain in the North East

A high level of interest is anticipated from businesses so places are limited to ONE per company.

To book your place click on the "Registion" button or contact Caroline Taukulis at Business Durham either via e-mail: caroline.taukulis@durham.gov.uk or telephone: 079200 73477 by 15 June 2017.

PLEASE NOTE PLACES ARE LIMITED , INITIAL PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO NORTH EAST COMPANIES WHO ARE EITHER IN OR LOOKING TO ENTER THE RAIL SUPPLY CHAIN.

Please see programme below:

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Networking

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome - Business Durham

10.05 – 10.20 The growing rail sector and its value to the UK economy (Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy)

10.20 – 10.45 Entry requirements, accreditations, collaborations and support for the rail sector

Rob Hopkin Rail Alliance

10.45 – 11.00 Transforming rail journeys across the north

Derek Gittins, North East Rail Management Unit

11.00 – 11.20 Break for refreshments and networking

11.20 – 11.35 Building the local supply chain

Craig Hartley, Senior Category Manager, Hitachi Rail Europe

11.35 - 11.45 Local Case Study - Our Journey in Rail and Lessons Learned

Graeme Parkins, Dyer Engineering

11.45 – 12.00 Nexus Rail – forthcoming procurements and Metro Futures

12.00 – 12.15 Support for export to the rail sector

Export overview - Jonathan Gamblin DIT,

Export documentation - Brian Dakers North East England Chamber of Commerce, UK

Export Finance - Patrick Kendall UKEF

12.15 – 12.20 Closing remarks - Business Durham

12.20 – 13.30 Light lunch and networking

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Chester-le-Street

DH3 3QR

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