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January 2021 update

The February 2021 planned London RIN Event had been postponed to May 2021 but now we hear that the venue will be used as a NHS Vaccination centre which scuppers those plans.

If the UK Governmentt succeeds in vaccinating the majority of the adult population by the summer then we plan to run our next RIN event in Derby on Thursday 16th September 2021 – hopefully with a Meet the Buyer aspect to the event with the help of our friends at RIA.

However my past comments still apply.

We do not feel that a RIN event will be successful if footfall is substantially reduced and there are significant restrictions on social distancing, wearing of masks, etc. which detract from the atmosphere at a RIN event.

Our event is not one ran primarily for profit so we feel no pressure to run the event to make money as our aim has always been to only cover our costs and to run a great event for all.

If our footfall were to be down by 70%, we would feel that we are not delivering value nor the contacts that our exhibitors deserve albeit that our exhibitor fee is very low.

The great strength of our event is the freedom for our visitors and exhibitors to wander around, meet existing contacts and create new ones and to be able to engage to close discussion.

Our friendly “we are here to do business” atmosphere would be lost with a half empty room.

I hope you can understand our predicament so we will watch the vaccine roll out programme with interest and will advise further in the Spring when the future may be clearer.


Bringing railway infrastructure companies together, and putting your business on the right track to success.

Rail Infrastructure Networking events occur quarterly nationwide to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to grow your business. Be sure to secure your place and sign up to our email so you are the first to know of our new events.

What you should expect to get out of a Railway Infrastructure Networking event:

  • All of our events accommodate busy working diaries. Turn up and leave as and when you want throughout the event.
  • Invaluable networking opportunities free of charge
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments at all of our events
  • Have the opportunity to make new contacts and reinforce existing relationships
  • Keep up to date with the industry and competitors
  • Network with a wide range of businesses all under one roof
  • No pitches, purely networking (contact details of all those registered for the event will be shared with attendees to facilitate ongoing networking)


Bringing rail infrastructure companies together,
and helping to put businesses on the right tracks to success.

We run half-day events so you can turn up and leave at any time that suits your busy schedule.

Upcoming event locations:

Postponed due to Covid19
Business Design Centre, London

May 2021
9:30am – 12:30pm
Derby Arena
September 2021
9:30am – 12:30pm

To register for the next RIN event, click here


Who should attend:

  • Network Rail procurement managers
  • Managing directors
  • Operations and SHEQ directors
  • Procurement directors
  • Business development managers
  • Rail infrastructure packages contractors
  • Labour supply companies
  • Rail training schools
  • Technical/professional rail consultant companies

Making the right connections

The only FREE rail networking events

Helping you grow your business


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RIN Events is a trading name of Aston Lark Limited. We organise and manage the event on behalf of ourselves as lead sponsors and other sponsors. Click here for our privacy notice.

RIN is an organisation set up by rail professionals. We reserve the right to restrict admission to only those people meeting our qualifying criteria as the events are likely to be oversubscribed.
For general enquiries call 07816 283949