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April 2020
Rail Freight Group Conference 2020Book Now
Start Date:02/04/2020 09:30:00
End Date:02/04/2020 17:10:00
Event Code:ABC0723

When: Thursday 2 April 2020
Where: Eversheds Sutherland, London, EC2V 7WS

Securing growth in a changing sector: the impacts of rail reform, devolution and decarbonisation

About the event
With proposed changes to the rail sector, ensure you are up to date on what reforms would mean for the freight industry. This annual conference for the rail freight community will provide you with the latest updates on the changes to the industry, as well as the opportunity to network with senior rail freight professionals. Attend to explore the biggest issues and the opportunities for the sectors, including a focus on devolution and decarbonisation.

Why should I attend?
Join operators, rail freight customers, and ports to explore rail reforms and how the sector should respond. Hear the latest updates from operators, and consider the opportunities further devolution creates for freight, including talks from transport authorities on their plans. Attendees will also explore how to meet the 2040 decarbonisation targets including what infrastructure and fleet is needed - considering the latest innovations and the progress so far

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Lesley Stephenson RSF TalkBook Now
Start Date:15/04/2020 18:00:00
End Date:15/04/2020 20:00:00
Event Code:RSF0055

When: 15 April 18:00 - 20:00 (TBC)
Where: Osbourne Clarke,One London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5EB

Speaker: Lesley Stephenson, Rail Registrar, CAHA Registrar Ltd

In the years surrounding the privatisation of the Rail Industry, the CAHA Registrar was established by the DfT. Alternative Dispute Resolution has played a major part in resolving disputes between licensed rail companies (rail passenger services operations and freight operators). All public and employer liability claims for damages brought against licensed rail companies are subject to the Claims Allocation & Handling Agreement (CAHA). CAHA is an effective way to speed up the claims management process and keep litigation costs to a minimum for all participants.”

To see Lesley's Bio please click here.

Book online now or send your completed booking form to Membership Services at or call 01536 740104 quoting the event code: RSF0055

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00 including VAT

June 2020
POSTPONED - Railway Study Forum Annual Dinner 2020Book Now
Start Date:10/06/2020 18:00:00
End Date:10/06/2020 23:45:00
Event Code:RSF0053
The RSF Annual dinner is due to be re-scheduled, as soon as a date has been confirmed it will be published here. If you have already booked a place at the dinner, we will be in touch via email as soon as we have a re-scheduled date. 

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

Women in Logistics Coffee Meetup at Multimodal 2020 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDBook Now
Start Date:17/06/2020 11:00:00
End Date:17/06/2020 12:00:00
Event Code:ABC0726

Please be aware that this event has now been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this later in the year. Please continue to check the website for updates.

When: 17 June 11:00 - 12:00
Where: Multimodal Bar & Café, Multimodal 2020, Hall 4, NEC Birmingham

All Women in Logistics UK members and CILT members are invited to attend WIL coffee meet-up at Multimodal 2020, for networking over refreshments (free of charge, sponsored by Multimodal organisers).

Come along to our popular and always well attended annual event, to network with fellow members, meet new faces and find out about our forthcoming events. Multimodal, now in its 13th year, is a once a year event not to be missed. It is the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, offering shippers and cargo owner's ways to improve their businesses by finding ways of moving their products more efficiently and by meeting new suppliers. 

There is no need to book to attend the meetup, but you need to register for entry at Multimodal (free) here:

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!  

Embrace Digital Transformation: Shaping the Supply Chain of the FutureBook Now
Start Date:17/09/2020 10:00:00
End Date:17/09/2020 16:00:00
Event Code:COR0390

When: Thursday 17th September 2020 (09:30 Registration) 10:00-16:00
Where: The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU
Member: Free
Non-Member: £20.00 +VAT

Why attend this conference? 

Simple, if you are looking at how digitalization can transform supply chains, add value to your business and gain a competitive advantage then please register using the link below. 

Seven speakers with strong experience in supply chain and logistics from varying industries will present innovative use cases, supply chain advancements, share individual experience and take questions from the audience. Speakers will discuss their own digital journeys, the pitfalls and challenges of digitalising supply chains, route optimisation, transport planning, new technology, old fashioned values and fear of change. How mature is your supply chain?  


Phil Lavin Development Consultant IT, Siemens Digital Logistics
Nick Wildgoose CEO,  Supplien
Mark Lincoln Global Supply Chain and Logistics Director, Costa Coffee
Theo Quick VP & Global Market Leader Transportation, Logistics and Hospitality,  ATOS
Julia Comis Portfolio Development Executive EMEA Mendix  at Siemens 
Jon Kerby  Digital Supply Chain and Asset Information Director, Heathrow Airport  
Speaker TBA


Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted by the host, Siemens, whose prerogative it is to accept or decline, without reason, a delegate’s attendance.

Please be aware CILT members subscribing to this event, you are committing to a £10 no notification no show administration fee at this event.

Book online or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: COR0390

NEW DATE - CILT West Midlands Annual DinnerBook Now
Start Date:24/09/2020 19:00:00
End Date:24/09/2020 23:45:00
Event Code:WMR0330

The dinner has been rescheduled to Thursday 24th September. If you would like to book a place for the new date please email

When: Thursday 24th September 2020
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 28/02/2020


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