Leaders of industry from Network Rail, HS2, TfL, TOC’s and major contractors are speaking, exhibiting, and attending the third instalment of TransCityRail SOUTH as part of a concerted effort to engage with the supply chain.

In partnership with all the major stakeholders we’ve assembled a day of conversation that highlights all major infrastructure investment across the SOUTH of England and the opportunities for the supply chain, helping hundreds of businesses like yours increase their contracts pipeline!

We discuss everything that’s happening from Cheltenham, Milton Keynes and Chelmsford stretching all the way down to the English Channel and across from Broadstairs to Penzance, taking in all of Network Rails routes across the region as well as East West Rail, TfL, HS2, 7 regional transport bodies and 10 train operators.

Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition

Grab your name badge, breakfast and start your networking early

Naomi Green, Managing Director, England’s Economic Heartland

Naomi joined England’s Economic Heartland in 2018 and in March 2022 became its Managing Director, responsible for delivering the sub-national transport body’s work programme. This includes implementation of the regional Transport Strategy to 2050.

Naomi will talk on the following.

• Strategic regional priorities and updates, for example of East West Rail and Ely Junction

• Reflect the importance of what STBs do and working with private sector

• Speak about the ‘Wider South East Rail Partnership’ which brings together the three sub-national transport bodies, EEH, Transport East and Transport for the South East.

Strategic Partner
Leaders Debate - Developmental Competence Management in partnership with AssessTech.

This thought-provoking debate delves into the world of developmental competence management within the rail industry. It explores the concept of excellence, the transition from reactive to proactive approaches, the critical role of data, and outlines the next steps for enhancing developmental competence.


  • Gabriel Stroud, CEO and co-founder of AssessTech
  • Justin Willett, Director, Operational Capability, Network Rail
  • Emma Lowe, Operations Professional Development Manager, Operations Strategy & Capability, Network Rail

Emma Head, Chief Railway Officer, HS2

Over the next 12 months HS2 will award around £5bn in contracts for the provision of building track, power, signalling, overhead lines, technology and telecoms, marking the beginnings of bringing this high-speed railway to life!

At the MIDLANDS event HS2's Development Director, Alexandra Batey told hundreds of suppliers “I’m here today to say to you that HS2 is happening, it is being built and there are huge opportunities available for all of you” She continued “Take Amtrad who have been awarded multiple contracts with us up and down the route, the certainty of repeat contracts has helped Amtrad invest in people and equipment”.

Leaders Debate - In partnership with Arup

Leaders in rail infrastructure design will be joining us for an engaging conversation around how rail benfits people and communities, the importance of end-to-end design and a joined up approach.

Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition

Grab a coffee, mid morning snack and a fist full of business cards during the second networking opportunity of the day

Leaders Debate - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) – in the Rail Industry in partnership with Arcadis

By fostering an inclusive, human-centric, accountable, and sustainable workplace we want to ensure everybody feels they belong and can succeed. Join this debate to understand how important DEIB is for the rail industry.

Strategic Partner

Brad Smith, Route Operations Manager, Wessex Route, Network Rail

A key route in Network Rail Southern region with an expenditure of over £9bn during CP7, and a major artery for freight in the country from Southampton docks. Join Brad as he takes to the stage to explain the operational strategy in CP7 and opportunities for collaboration.


Grab your lunch, talk to the speakers about how you can help with thier challanges and network with new customers

Leaders Debate
Andy Lord, Commissioner, Transport for London

Transport for London’s operating budget has increased in line with higher operating costs as well as benefiting from higher revenues from passengers increasing it to £9.5bn for 2024/25.

A staggering £1.5bn per annum will be spent on major rolling stock and signalling replacements, £2.6bn is to be spent across LU’s asset base including track, stations, power, and IT systems and £1.7bn on enhancements delivering on goals like making TfL’s network zero-carbon.

Liz Baldwin, Director, Southern Integrated Delivery, Network Rail

Liz has been appointed as the Southern Integrated Delivery (SID) director to deliver Network Rail’s Southern region’s renewals portfolio for the next ten years. The SID is part of the Southern Renewals Enterprise (SRE), a new and innovative model being introduced across Network Rail’s Southern region to deliver the £9bn renewals portfolio between 2024 and 2034.

David Davidson, Route Director, Kent Route, Network Rail

The Kent route is the gateway to Europe and vital to the economic prosperity of the region and commuters in and out of London and a major beneficiary of the souther integrated delivery plan. Join David as he unlocks what the route has to offer the supply chain.


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Networking drinks reception

Network with hundreds of rail industry professioanls with a glass of fizz and and canapés

Dinner & Networking

Spend the rest of the evening with your firends and colleagues whilst networking with the hundreds of decision-makers in attendance

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice