Countdown to Derby 8th September 2022
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11 March 2022 update:


We are a railway event run by railway people – we do not make a living from running rail events – hence why we have a low exhibitor price because we only look to cover our costs.

Our event is organised by Jobson James Rail – the UK market leader in insurance and contractual advice for railway companies – supported by the Railway Industry Association (RIA).

We bring the rail infrastructure industry together in one room for networking events with no distractions of speeches or presentations at a very competitive cost to suit railway companies of all budgets so they can meet each other and potential new customers to grow their businesses.

Looking back at the last event

Our last event was RIN London at Business Design Centre, Islington – just a mile from King’s Cross on Thursday 10th March 2022. We had:

  • 400+ through the door
  • 75 exhibitors
  • 35 Meet the Buyer Appointments
  • 350 Free breakfast hot rolls scoffed
  • 2,000 Teas and coffees swigged

Our sincere thanks to all of our exhibitors and major buyer supporters, including, but not limited to: Ainscough, Alstom, Amco-Giffen, Hitachi Rail, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall, Balfour Beatty JV for OOC station works, TFL, Network Rail and Bam Ritchie, ASH Civils, Barhale Constrn, BR Rail, Civil Rail Solutions, Coombes, DFT, DTS, Danny Sullivan, DWG, EnGauged, Force One, Fraser Nash, Global Rail, Guided Rail, Lanes, McCullock, Mott MacDonald, Murphys, Pro Rail, PBH, PRB, RSP, RFM, RIA, RSS, RSSB, RTG, Selectequip, SWGR. We even had the innovative Polybridge from OCL Rail.

Special mention to Katherine and Amalia at RIA and the whole RIA team who pulled together our Meet the Buyer procurement interviews. Great job done!

Looking forward to the next event

Our JJ Rail RIN Team (Keven, Clare, Tim, Rich, John and Antoinette) looks forward now to RIN Derby in September. We’ll see you all there!

Derby has always been a successful event in which we saw 400 rail professionals through the door, 80 exhibitors and 200 railway companies represented in 2020. All visitors to our events enjoy free bacon, sausage, vegan sausage rolls, and egg rolls, as well as free tea and coffee for the duration of the event.

In time, we hope to confirm whether we will be running a Meet the Buyer aspect to the event.

Like London, by popular demand, the event will open for longer from 930am to 2pm (rather than a 1230pm finish) to allow for more networking time.


At our events, Exhibitors can book their stand for the price indicated for each event. Each exhibitor gets a 2m table and 2 chairs so plenty of room for pop up banners and products.

Remember that exhibitors (and visitors) must enrol all of their staff as visitors so you all get your badges emailed to you. Visitors can enrol and visit for free. Exhibitors and visitor railway companies can bring as many staff along to RIN as they like.

Here are the dates for our planned events:

Derby 2022
Thursday 8 September 2022, 9:30am-2:00pm | Derby Arena, Derby
£300+VAT for exhibitors, free for visitors

  • Including RIA Meet the Buyer (to be confirmed).
  • Free breakfast, tea and coffee for all.
  • Café on site for the purchase of lunch.
York 2022
Thursday 17 November 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm | York Racecourse, York
£275+VAT for exhibitors, free for visitors

  • Free breakfast, tea and coffee for all.
London 2023
Date in March 2023 TBA, 9:30am-2:00pm | Business Design Centre, Islington (Angel Tube)- 1 mile from King’s Cross/St Pancras
£385+VAT for exhibitors, free for visitors

  • Including RIA Meet the Buyer.
  • Free breakfast, tea and coffee for all.
  • Café on site for the purchase of lunch.

If you plan to visit RIN Derby (but not exhibit) then you can still register as a visitor for the event.

From the RIN Team at Jobson James Rail.

What to expect

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:

Derby Arena, Derby
8 September 2022
9:30am – 2pm
York Racecourse, York
17 November 2022
9:30am – 12:30pm
Business Design Centre, London
March 2023 TBA
9:30am – 2pm

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

RIN is proud to support the Railway Children

Supported by
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