Rail Events


April 2018
The Logistics Skills Gap – The challenge today, and future proofing for tomorrow - This event has now been cancelledBook Now
Start Date:24/04/2018 10:00:00
End Date:24/04/2018 13:00:00
Event Code:COR0355
Description:
When:
Tuesday 24th April 2018 09:30 (for 10:00) - 13:00
Where: Warwick Castle, Castle Road, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU

We are all only too aware of the increasingly acute skills gap in the logistics industry.  Against a backdrop of ever-changing consumer expectations, a rising population, fluctuating client demands and emerging Brexit negotiations, the degree and impact of this skills gap is constantly shifting.

In order to better understand the latest situation, and provide an up-to-date barometer of the extent of this issue, Kronos would like to invite you to take part in an industry-wide survey, followed by an interactive round table discussion on April 24th 2018.

The survey results will provide a view on how the skills gap is affecting logistics and distribution organisations right now, and will be revealed and discussed during the round table session.  

By attending the event you will be able to:

Benchmark yourself in this area against others in the industry
Network with your peers to share ideas and insights
Discuss how you can help to future-proof your company by offsetting the impact of the skills gap.  

You will leave the event with practical examples to take back to your organisation- whether it’s new ideas for training and recruitment, the application of automation technology, artificial intelligence, or improved scheduling strategies, our aim is to arm you with practical ideas for helping you to overcome this critical industry problem.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

 

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

Book online or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: COR0355
 

 
What Heavy Rail Can Learn From Light Rail - Event has been cancelledBook Now
Start Date:24/04/2018 18:00:00
End Date:24/04/2018 20:00:00
Event Code:RSA0011
Description:
When: 24 April 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Where:
Manchester, TBC

Speaker:
 Sharon Keith, Regional Director, Arriva Rail Northern

This meeting is cancelled for this date, but it is hoped that a new date can be found to address this topic in the Autumn.

About the speaker

Sharon joined Northern from Tyne & Wear Metro, where she was Managing Director. At Metro she was also Customer Service Director and the dual role of Customer Services and Operations Director. At Metro, Sharon led projects that delivered a step change in the on-station customer experience, reduced fraud to a record low. 

More information to follow about this event.





Railway Study Association (RSA)
To find out more about the RSA please visit the webpage here

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the
event code: RSA0011
The Internet of Supply Chains - DigitalisationBook Now
Start Date:26/04/2018 10:00:00
End Date:26/04/2018 16:00:00
Event Code:COR0353
Description:

When: Thursday 26 April 2018, 09:30 (for 10:00) - 16:00
Where: The Thistle Hotel, Bath Road, Longford, Heathrow UB7 0EQ

Digitalisation and Collaboration is more prevalent, especially in Supply Chain Management, than anywhere else. With globalisation, mergers and aquisitions, 4PL contracts, outsourced suppliers, understandably the strain on communications and IT is immense. This event is aimed at supply chain-logistic managers, directors and interested parties who have great systems, but still work with spreadsheets, phone calls and emails as cross border transactions become more complex. Also of course, interested parties who want to understand how Digitalisation and Collaboration has impacted supply chains. Register now if you wish to attend and hear first hand from various experts who have embraced and delivered differing solutions and practices in the digital world. See the review from last years event.

"This is one of the best one day conferences I have filmed at in a long while. Speakers were excellent. Q/A was so healthy and focussed that it caused the event to overrun. If you missed it then don't make the same mistake when they run the next one."
Michael Patrick. The Media Studios.

Speakers

•   Phil Lavin. Development Consultant IT, AXIT (A Siemens Company)
•   Stefan Reidy. CEO, Arviem
•   Richard Potter CIO Microsoft Services UK
•   Steve Hill. Principle Industry Consultant. Champ Cargo Systems
•   Vivian Braun, WW Leader Marketing. IBM
•   Nick Weetman, Director. Davies and Robson Logistics
•   Spencer Jones, Engineering Director. Siemens Traffic Systems

http://www.axit.de/en/cilt

Refreshments and a hot buffet will be provided. 

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

Book online or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: COR0353

 






May 2018
FMCG by Rail: How to make it work for youBook Now
Start Date:02/05/2018 12:00:00
End Date:02/05/2018 13:00:00
Event Code:RF0316
Description:

When: Wednesday 2 May 2018 11:30 for 12:00 - 13:00 hrs
Where: Multimodal, The NEC Birmingham B40 1NT
Rooms 4.9 a & b




CLICK HERE to register for this year's Multimodal at the NEC and to find out more information

Speakers

  • Julian Worth CMILT, Director, Transworth Rail; Chair, CILT Rail Freight Forum
  • Kenneth Russell, Commercial Director, John G Russell (Transport) Ltd
  • David Turner CMILT, Director of Rail, Malcolm Logistics
  • David Cross FCILT, Commercial Manager, iPort Doncaster
  • Rupert Dyer, Consultant, Rail Expertise Ltd.

Consumer goods now make up the biggest part of UK railfreight, at 40% of total volume. Major players such as Tesco and the other big retailers, together with manufacturers, importers and 3PL's are using rail on a daily basis in their supply chains. However, for many in logistics, rail remains a mystery or something that 'works for others but not for me'. 

With growing concerns over HGV driver shortage and motorway congestion, rail can offer an alternative to road haulage that is, operationally proven and economically attractive, as well as providing big reductions in carbon and other emissions from the supply chain.

This session will explore how you can make use of rail in the short and medium term, with multi-user as well as dedicated services and facilities. The panel consists of supply chain professionals at the forefront of using rail for trunking within the UK, as well as inbound supply chains from continental Europe and the deep sea ports. We aim to provide a lively discussion about operational aspects and longer term supply chain planning.

This session is free to both members and non-members, there is no need to book, simply turn up, we look forward to welcoming you!






Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Project UpdateBook Now
Start Date:08/05/2018 18:30:00
End Date:08/05/2018 20:00:00
Event Code:SR0423
Description:

When: 08 May 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Aberdeen to be confirmed

Speaker: Stacey Macdonald, Network Rail

This talk will review recent developments in A2I rail project.  In 2016 Stacey provided an update on the programme and now in 2018 we will hear how the stort has progressed. 

The presentation will cover topics such as the problems on the route, work undertaken to date, key challenges and stakeholder and community engagement.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SR0423.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Company and Employee EngagementBook Now
Start Date:09/05/2018 18:00:00
End Date:09/05/2018 20:00:00
Event Code:RSA0012
Description:

When:
09 May 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Baskerville House, Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND


Speaker:
Stephen Vaughn, Director for Fabric Learning

About the speaker

Stephen is a founder member of Fabric Learning and Master Facilitator. Prior to Fabric he previously co-founded and developed another world class learning and development consultancy, working with some of the world's leading edge organisations.

His specialism is research, design and delivering programmes recognising that organisational growth occurs through individuals and teams. He's committed to assisting companies to gain the skills, strategies and knowledge which makes change feasible, manageable and profitable. His enthusiastic and entertaining facilitation style empowers individuals to achieve increased performance and results, deliberately encouraging a sense of fun, which makes effective learning a far more enjoyable experience. 

Fabric Learning work in partnership with innovative, future thinking companies committed to ensuring that everyone feels valued, developed and part of the fabric of the organisation. They work to really understand what makes companies cultures, their objectives and their ambitions, together with the people that make them unique. All of fabrics clients appreciate the impact of that personal touch, specific design and world class delivery. Their learning and development programmes are delivered with style, passion and proven content.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSA0012

Swansea Bay MetroBook Now
Start Date:10/05/2018 18:30:00
End Date:10/05/2018 20:00:00
Event Code:WR0372
Description:
When: 10 May 2018, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where: Mount Pleasant Campus, University of Wales Trinity St David's, Swansea, SA1 6ED
Meeting Point: Cadogen Centre

Speaker: Mark Barry, Cardiff University

Professor Mark Barry from Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning will be talking about his vision for a Swansea Bay Metro. This would see journey times from Swansea to Cardiff reduced to just 30 minutes, making London accessible in just 2 hours and 15 mins.

A key element of the vision is a new line from Port Talbot into Swansea town centre, which avoid the current circuitous route via Neath. Aligned with this are other additional services to provide a metro service throughout the Swansea Bay region.

We are delighted that Prof. Barry will be coming to talk more about his vision to members of the CILT, and this will be an opportunity to ask questions about the scheme to one of its key proponents.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: WR0372

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
How the Rail Industry has to Respond to the Mobile CustomerBook Now
Start Date:22/05/2018 18:00:00
End Date:22/05/2018 21:00:00
Event Code:RSA0013
Description:
When: 22 May 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London school of Economics, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

Speaker: Clare Gilmartin, CEO of Trainline

About the speaker

Clare has been CEO of Trainline since 2014. She has led the business through a period of rapid growth, investing in mobile and AI innovation and supplier/market expansion. Trainline now operates in 24 countries selling tickets on behalf of over 130 rail and coach carriers, all in one simple app. Prior to Trainline, Clare was VP UK/Greater Europe for eBay and was at BCG and Unilever.

Clare holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International) degree from University College Dublin and was ranked amongst 'Europe's Top 40 under 40' leaders in 2012, as well as a finalist in Veuve Cliquot's Businesswoman of the Year. She is an active mentor in the tech/small business space. She is also a keen runner and lives in London with her husband and three children.

More information to follow on this event.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSA0013

Cost:
Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
June 2018
The Railfreight Market from the Customer's PerspectiveBook Now
Start Date:05/06/2018 10:00:00
End Date:05/06/2018 12:00:00
Event Code:STG0358
Description:


When:
05 June 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke, Staffordshire, ST4 2RU

Speakers:
David Turner CMILT,
Director of Rail, Malcolm Logistics
Chris Swan CMILT, Senior Manager - Rail & Shipping, Tarmac

Tarmac and Malcolm Logistics are individually both significant users of UK railfreight. At this event they will outline their use of railfreight, achievements, challenges and opportunities from a customer perspective. This will be an enlightening session from two companies that are moving products which build our countries infrastructure, cloth our families and are destined for the dinner table.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: STG0358.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Lincoln Transport HubBook Now
Start Date:05/06/2018 17:00:00
End Date:05/06/2018 18:30:00
Event Code:LNG0307
Description:
When:
05 June 2018, 17:00 - 18:30

Where: Lincoln City Centre
Meeting Point: Outside ticket office at Lincoln railway station   
                          Park in Lincoln central car park, LN5 7BP

Speaker: Kate Ellis, Major Development Director, City of Lincoln Council

The recently completed £30 million Lincoln transport hub provides a more accessible and attractive gateway for visitors to the City of Lincoln. The scheme comprises a new state-of-the-art bus station, new 1000 space multi-storey car park, new retail space, a new pedestrian plaza and improvements to Lincoln railway station.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: LNG0307

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) - Visit to Ashford Traincare CentreBook Now
Start Date:06/06/2018 17:30:00
End Date:06/06/2018 19:30:00
Event Code:KTG0413
Description:


When:
06 June 2018, 17:00 for 17:30 - 19:30

Where: Train Maintenance Centre, Station Approach, Ashford, Kent TN23 1EZ
Meeting Point: Main Reception

Speaker: Mark Hughes, Train Maintenance Centre Manager - Hitachi Rail europe

In 2007 Hitachi opened a new £60m site in Ashford to maintain the fleet of high speed 'Javelin' trains. Since then over 128 long term jobs have been created and there has been significant support for the local supply chain. The Javelin trains began testing in the region shortly after the Ashford TMC opened. They then entered passenger service in 2009, six months ahead of schedule. The fleet of 29 trains have been a huge success and rose to prominence in the public's imagination during the 2012 London Olympics, where they catered for 2.4m passenger journeys. Apart from the sporting action, they became one of the defining images of the games. Hitachi built the fleet using Japanese Bullet Train technology, making them aerodynamic and light. Running at speeds of up to 140 mph they are the fastest trains on the UK's domestic network.          

HRE have kindly agreed to open their doors to the CILT. 
NB This is a 'Round the Clock ' operation and spaces are limited to 12 visitors.   
There is limited parking available                      

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: KTG0413

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


Railway Study Forum Annual Dinner – Save the DateBook Now
Start Date:11/06/2018 18:00:00
End Date:11/06/2018 23:45:00
Event Code:RSF0022
Description:
When:
11 June 2018, 18:00 - 23:45
Where: The Ashes Suites, The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London SE11 5SS

The Annual Dinner for the Railway Study Forum will be taking place in London, Monday 11th June. The Annual Dinner attracts great interest from across the rail sector and is well attended by leaders and inspirers.

Save the date, so that you do not miss this prestigious event!

Dress Code - Business Wear

Cost:
Member - £65 + VAT

Non-Member/Guest - £65 + VAT
Table of 10 - £650 + VAT

Booking Form

For further information regarding table bookings, contact lauren.elliott@ciltuk.org.uk, 01536 740116
Alternatively, complete our booking form, to secure your seat at the event of the year! 

Event code: RSF0022


Into the Future with KeolisAmey MetrolinkBook Now
Start Date:19/06/2018 18:30:00
End Date:19/06/2018 20:30:00
Event Code:GMG0381
Description:

When: 19 June 2018, 18:00 for 18:00 - 20:30
Where: Trafford Depot, Warwick Road South, Stretford, Manchester, M16 0GZ. 
Meeting Point: Old Trafford Metrolink Stop (Southbound Platform)

Speaker: TBC

The last decade has seen unpresented investment in Greater Manchester's flagship Metrolink System.  The £1.5billion expansion programme has seen new lines opened to Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, East Didsbury and Manchester Airport as well as a new line through Manchester City Centre.  A new Operator, Keolis Amey is now responsible for day to day operations and maintenance on the newly expanded network and will also oversee the introduction of services to Trafford Park from 2020.  One year on from the start of their 10-year contract, hear what has been achieved so far and find out what enhancements KeolisAmey will be delivering for Metrolink Customers over the next 12 months and beyond.  There will also be an opportunity to tour the Trafford Depot workshop facilities and visit the Control Room.

*Due to very limited parking visitors are strongly urged to arrive by Metrolink (Old Trafford Stop).
**Please note that although the depot is accessible with wheelchairs, this is a working depot with hazards including open inspection pits and some surfaces may be uneven 
 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: GMG0381

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

July 2018
16th Annual Transport Practitioners’ MeetingBook Now
Start Date:05/07/2018 09:00:00
End Date:06/07/2018 17:00:00
Event Code:PTRC0533
Description:

What is TPM?

Now in its 16th year, The Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (TPM) is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, placemakers, highway engineers and urban transport designers. TPM is geared towards bringing the wider transport and built environment community together, for two days of world class networking, idea sharing and lively debate.

New this year, all ticket prices include a ticket to the 2018 Awards Ceremony!

TPM will take place in Oxford 5 - 6 July 2018.

Book your place at TPM!*

Click book now to book online with a card or submit a booking form to the Events Team at info@ptrc-training.co.uk.


*Bookings made online must be paid by card. Attendees requiring invoices or wanting to take advantage of the two-for-one Local Authority rate must submit a completed booking form to the Events Team for processing.

September 2018
CILT/Railway Study Forum Presidential AddressBook Now
Start Date:20/09/2018 18:00:00
End Date:20/09/2018 21:00:00
Event Code:RSA0020
Description:
When: 20 September 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
Meeting Point: Marble Hall - Gallery

Speaker: Neil Micklethwaite - RSF President

This event is to introduce the President of the CILT/Railway Study Forum for the 2018/19 period commencing in September. Neil Micklethwaite has accepted the request to carry on this title and will give a speech to start off the new presidential year in the same venue used for his original address in 2017. There was a great turn out last year and we hope to have similar interest for the next year. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSA0020

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
October 2018
CILT/Railway Study Forum Lecture presented by Tom JoynerBook Now
Start Date:04/10/2018 18:00:00
End Date:04/10/2018 21:00:00
Event Code:RSF0021
Description:
When: 04 October 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: The Driver, 2-4 Wharfdale Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9RY

Speaker: Tom Joyner - Managing Director, Arriva Trains Wales


Tom Joyner has over 20 years’ experience in the rail industry. He joined London Midland in 2013 where, as Passenger Services Director, he has been responsible for leading a team of 2,000 people to transform the 60 million passenger journeys made each year. He was instrumental in London Midland being named as this year’s most improved organisation for customer service in Britain by the Institute of Customer Service.

Tim will be doing the first CILT/RSF Lecture of the year on: ‘Life as a Train Operating Company MD’









Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: RSF0021

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
The Settle & Carlisle RailwayBook Now
Start Date:09/10/2018 18:00:00
End Date:09/10/2018 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0442
Description:
When:
09 October 2018, 17:30 for 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Meeting Point: Foyer

Speaker:
Drew Haley, General Manager, The Settle & Carlisle Railway Development Company

England's greatest scenic railway, the Settle & Carlisle line finally escaped the shadows of Beeching in 1989 and since then has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance in which local and long-distance passenger flows, freight (whether originating or passing through) and heritage activities all play their part. Drew Haley tells us how the Settle and Carlisle Railway Development Company works alongside the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and The Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust to formulate an overall strategy for the line's future development as a vital part of the national network.

A light buffet will be provided for the event.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SR0442

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

November 2018
North Korea - A look inside the world's most secretive countryBook Now
Start Date:06/11/2018 18:00:00
End Date:06/11/2018 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0444
Description:
When: 06 November 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Meeting Point: Foyer

Speaker: Keith Jones

North Korea is the world's most secretive state, yet occasionally it welcomes parties to tour its railways and other transport. Railway historian Keith Jones contrasts what he found there with adjacent China.

A light buffet will be provided for this event.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SR0444

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
Rail BalticaBook Now
Start Date:20/11/2018 18:00:00
End Date:20/11/2018 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0445
Description:
When: 20 November 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Meeting Point: Foyer

Speaker: Andrew Parrott

Chris Tarrant's Extreme Rail Journeys revealed how the railways of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were fought over by the Germans and Russians, with frequent regauging of the networks. Andrew Parrott knows the Baltic States well from service there in his Army days, and will take their story from Imperial Russia through the interwar republics to independence, when rail's decline gave way to eventual recovery symbolised by the building of a standard-gauge railway which is progressing through Lithuania.

A light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SR0445

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
February 2019
Delivering Holidays by RailBook Now
Start Date:19/02/2019 18:00:00
End Date:19/02/2019 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0449
Description:
When: 19 February 2019 17:30 for 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6QE 
Meeting Point: Foyer

Speaker: Rob Caroll

For 37 years Railtrail Tours based in Leek have been offering escorted rail-based holidays in Britain and Europe using scheduled rail services. Their general manager Rob Carroll will explain the challenges of keeping pace with changing rail operations as high-speed networks expand but overnight trains are cut back. He will also talk about the joys of putting together special holidays such as the Great German Rail Ale Trail and the Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure. 

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SR0449

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

May 2019
Visit to Scotland Signalling CentreBook Now
Start Date:14/05/2019 18:00:00
End Date:14/05/2019 19:30:00
Event Code:SR0450
Description:
When: 14 May 2019, 17:30 for 18:00 - 19:30
Where: West of Scotland Signalling Centre, 90 Cowlairs Road, Glasgow G21 1DA (nearest station Springburn)
Meeting Point: Main Entrance

Speaker: Mark Ilderton, ScotRail Alliance

The Integrated Control of the ScotRail Alliance is responsible for the real-time running of the rail network throughout Scotland. Disruption whether caused by the railway or by external events is managed from here so as to minimise the impact on passenger and freight customers. Its head Mark Ilderton was recognised as Young Professional of the Year at the 2018 Rail Business Awards. 

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SR0450

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


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