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August 2020
Rail Freight Forum MeetingBook Now
Start Date:03/08/2020 17:00:00
End Date:03/08/2020 18:30:00
Event Code:RF0319

When: 03 August 17:00 - 18:30
Where: Zoom

Join the Rail Freight Forum to hear discussions on topics such as the Silk Route from China to Europe and how we can make better use of capacity to enable more freight to move by rail and other important issues regards the Rail Freight sector. You will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers and other attendees as this event will be delivered in Zoom Meeting format, providing opportunities for direct engagement.

Please note. Bookings for Rail Freight Forum Members will be given first priority.

Click 'Book now' online or email quoting event code: RF0319

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at


RSF webinar with Nick Brooks Secretary General - ALLRAIL asbl – BrussellsBook Now
Start Date:27/08/2020 18:00:00
End Date:27/08/2020 19:00:00
Event Code:RSF0060

When: 27 August, 18:00 - 19:00
Where: Zoom
Speaker: Nick Brooks Secretary General - ALLRAIL asbl – Brussells
Host: Jac Starr  Chief Operating Officer – Rail Delivery Group & RSF President

Join Nick on Zoom to explore the following topics:

•             Competition in European Rail
•             Benefits of on track competition i.e competition in the market, not just for the market
•             Innovations seen in European rail as a result of the new players
•             Impact of COViD19 on European rail and Open Access in particular
•             The future of Open Access in Europe

Book Now
Click 'Book now' online or email quoting event code: RSF0060

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at


September 2020
Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation 2020Book Now
Start Date:10/09/2020 09:30:00
End Date:10/09/2020 17:00:00
Event Code:ABC0706

When: Thursday 10 September 2020
Where: Addleshaw Goddard, London

Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation
Practical strategies to deliver sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy sources and greener rolling stock to reach the 2050 net zero targets.

In the light of the climate crisis and the target for decarbonisation of the UK rail network by 2040, this event will provide you with the most up to date plans and timelines for getting to net zero in the rail sector. The day will provide you with the methods and strategies that are helping to make this target become a reality, including the latest electrification plans, finding carbon-free alternatives for freight and the approaches to new infrastructure by major projects.

Highlights of attending: 
- Find out the government’s plans and timelines for decarbonising the railway, including the priorities for both infrastructure and fleet
- Hear the UK’s plans to electrify the rail network and lessons learned from previous electrification challenges
- Discover best practice in electrification from an international model, such as how to deliver with cost efficiency
- Explore what carbon alternatives exist for freight locomotives and the strategies for developing an overall modal shift from road to rail
- Receive key insight on the innovative solutions that are helping the rail industry become carbon-free, such as the hydrogen train and solar powered railway lines
- Learn from different train operators the requirements and solutions for decarbonisation and their sustainable development plans

As a CILT(UK) member you'll save 10% by adding the code 401CILT when purchasing your ticket!  

POSTPONED - Railway Study Forum Annual Dinner 2020Book Now
Start Date:14/09/2020 18:00:00
End Date:14/09/2020 23:45:00
Event Code:RSF0053
The RSF Annual dinner has been postponed, the new date of the dinner is Monday 14th September. If you have already booked a place at the dinner, we will be in touch via email. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding

When: 10 June 2020, 18:00 - 23:45
Where: The Kia Oval, the Ashes Suite, Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SS

This years CILT Railway Study Forum Annual Dinner sponsored by Flash Forward Consulting is back by popular demand and will take place on 10 June 2020 at The Kia Oval.
Details of the full agenda will be issued closer to the event but we are pleased to announce that our Guest speaker this year is Lord Berkeley, a Labour Life peer, who has sat under this title in the Lords since 18 April 2000.
Please join members, colleagues and friends from the transport sector and beyond for what promises to be an exciting evening, rich in diversity and substance (there’s even a short movie and a competition!). For Corporate tables the evening is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of your colleagues and an opportunity to network with those from across the rail sector. 
Feedback from the 2019 dinner;
"An enjoyable evening of networking with interesting speakers"
"Great opportunity to see and hear from the breadth of our industry, with a nod to the past and an eye on the future."
"An enjoyable, positive evening with industry colleagues, from apprentices to CEO's"

In both 2018 and 2019 the dinner sold out, make sure to return your booking form early, to avoid disappointment. 

CILT Corporate Member Package Table:   £750 +VAT
Non Corporate Member Table:  £875 + VAT
Individual CILT Member:  £72.50 +VAT
Individual Non-Member:  £88.50 +VAT

Bookings cannot be made via the website, please return a completed booking form to 

Please be aware this event is not closed, seats still available, last updated 28/02/2020

March 2021
NEW DATE - CILT West Midlands Annual DinnerBook Now
Start Date:18/03/2021 19:00:00
End Date:18/03/2021 23:45:00
Event Code:WMR0330

The dinner has been rescheduled again to Thursday 18th March 2021. If you would like to book a place for the new date please email

When: Thursday 18th March 2021
Where: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

Join the West Midlands Committee and make the most of an enjoyable evening with great food and a fabulous band, all the while honouring our longest serving CILT members and raising money for the CILT career development charity Aspire.

Member Individual Ticket - £45.00 +VAT
Non-Member Individual Ticket - £55 + VAT
Member Table of 10 - £450 +VAT
Non-Member Table of 10 - £550 +VAT

How to book:
Please be aware you cannot book online for this event, please complete the Booking Form and return to

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Long Service Award - Sponsored by SmartFreight
Welcome drinks - £500
Venue hire - £750
Band - £900
Dinner Drinks - £1000

Donations of raffle prizes are also welcome

Sponsorship opportunities will include your Company logo printed on pre event promotional material (where logos are supplied before 24th February), the menu card and sponsorship acknowledged in all post-event promotion/articles, including, Logistics and Transport Focus, and Aspire publications. For further information please email

Please be aware this event is not closed and seats are still available: last updated 09/07/2020


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