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RSN 2021: Bringing the rail industry together

Rolling Stock Networking (RSN 2021) returns to Derby Arena on Thursday (September 30). Sold out with 150 exhibitors, it also features the Rail Business Daily conference, AEGIS technical seminars and a Meet the Buyer event organised by the Railway Industry Association.

The event takes place from 9.30am to 3.30pm. You can register to attend for free here.

Kevin Lane, from the RSN management team, said: “The countdown is on and we’re all very excited about the return of RSN. It’s great to be back to face-to-face events networking and collaborating at a time of great change, enthusiasm and optimism consequent of the emergence of the Great British Railway and investment in environmental sustainability.

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“This will be one of the earliest opportunities to re-kindle contacts, meet industry colleagues, promote your company and seek new opportunities. We are expecting the show to be our most successful RSN event yet.”

Showcasing their products and services will be 150 exhibitors, including new train builders, tier 1 suppliers, maintainers, technical equipment suppliers, designer integrators and railway products companies.

“Visitors to RSN on Thursday will have the chance to meet companies large and small from as far afield as Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Italy, as well as from around the UK,” added Kevin.

“The show is focused specifically on passenger and freight rolling stock, technical enhancements, depot equipment, ancillary services and the rail supply chain.”

A number of rolling stock manufacturers will be exhibiting, including Alstom UK, Stadler, Vivarail, and CAF. Major equipment suppliers taking part will include LPA Group, FISA, Westermo, LAPP, HARTING and GBR – Rail.

Keven Parker, from the lead sponsor Jobson James Rail, said: “It has felt like a long two plus years since our last RSN show and I am sure it will feel a relief to us all in the rail industry to get back out and refresh our relationships with current customers/suppliers and make new ones.

“The 2019 sell-out RSN event was a phenomenal success attracting over 130 exhibitors and drawing a quality footfall of over 1,200 railway professions. This year’s event is set to be even bigger with more exhibitors, and footfall expected to be up by more than 50 per cent.”

Derby Mayor Councillor Robin Wood will officially open the event at 9.30am on Thursday. As well as the Rail Business Daily Conference, hosted by RBD Publication’s Nigel Wordsworth, there will also be the AEGIS Technical Seminar Programme and the event’s first ever Railway Industry Association Meet the Buyer event.

Click here for a list of the speakers.

Kevin said: “Companies of all sizes, both large and small, will be presented among the exhibitors and visitors to the show, giving all participants in the passenger and freight rolling stock sector an unmissable opportunity to meet customers and suppliers, to learn from industry leading speakers and to engage and network.”

The event has huge backing from the industry. As well as the 150 exhibitors, the team from Achilles has joined forces with Rail Business Daily with its Senior Vice President Customer Engagement and Quality Assurance speaking at the Conference at 10am.

Keven added: “The event provides a unique reach for railway rolling stock-related supply chain companies to make contact with a wide range of operators, leasing companies, depot infrastructure companies, consultancies, maintenance companies, new train builders and other supply chain companies.

“We are especially delighted to welcome the Railway Industry Association Meet the Buyer and the AEGIS Technical Seminars as additional attractions to the show on Thursday.”

Visit www.rsnevents.co.uk for more details or to register for free to attend.

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