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                                                                               CAPABILITY FOR THE WORLD’S RAIL INDUSTRY

                   The Rail Engineer

                    Free subscription                                         Have you inputted your company profile into the
                                                                               Capability Database on the Rail Alliance website yet ?

The Rail Engineer, the leading UK magazine for
                                                          If you haven’t, you are missing out on a free marketing opportunity which could
professional railway engineers, is proud to support the
                                                          lead to the creation of new, positive and successful business relationships.
Rail Alliance. Every month this high-quality magazine
covers the latest products and projects as well as        The publication of our membership Capability Database is central to the mission of the
focussing on particular aspects of railway engineering.   Rail Alliance. It enhances cooperation between customers, suppliers and partners
                                                          within the UK rail industry and globally.
To obtain your personal monthly copy of The Rail
Engineer please email your details, including your        Please contact info@railalliance.co.uk or call Colette on 07533 600 958 if you:-
company, company address and job title, to
tra.subscribe@therailengineer.com.                                 have not received your User Name and Password which enables you to input
                                                                    general information and contact details, along with a list of company
                                                                    capability category details.

                                                                   have been unable to complete your listing due to a website error.
                     InnoTrans 2008                                are unsure what to do or require your details to be amended.
                     23rd – 26th September
                     Berlin, Germany                               require additional categories to be added to the Capability Database which
                                                                    reflect your business products/services.
International Trade Fair for Transport Technology
                                                          The Capability Database can be found at www.railalliance.co.uk
Thank you to all of our Rail Alliance Members who
have signed up to participate at InnoTrans 2008 by
joining us on the Rail Alliance/UK T & I (West            Monday 1st September 2008
Midlands) Exhibition Stand in September. We look
forward to a successful show.                             MSc in Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
                                                          Open Day for Learning and Research Opportunities
Would you like to promote your company
at InnoTrans 2008 for free ?                              09.30 am to 5.30pm - University of Birmingham
                                                          Cost: normally £10.00 but attendance is free for Rail Alliance Members
Whether you are visiting InnoTrans 2008 or not, the
Rail Alliance are welcoming you to participate on our     This seminar aims to introduce the training and personal development opportunities
stand by offering you the opportunity to display your     available within the Railway Research and Education Centre (RREC). The MSc in
company profile. Update your company profile on           RSEI provides a wide range of taught modules that allows study towards formal
the Rail Alliance web site as we will be using these      academic qualifications. The modules can also be included in a professional
details to compile a directory of members’ products       development plan.
and services to hand out during the exhibition. You
                                                          For further details about the Open Day and MSc Programme, please contact Sharon
can also supply us with wall mountable graphics
                                                          Berry on s.berry@bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 5063.
using foamex board which we will transport to Berlin.
These boards will be prominently displayed on our
stand for prospective customers, suppliers and            Tuesday 9th September 2008
partners to see.
                                                          Telford International Railfreight Park Launch Event
For further information about these free advertising
opportunities please contact Colette Ranford on           8.00am – 10.00am      Ironbridge Gorge Enginuity Museum
colette.ranford@railalliance.co.uk or call 07533 600
958.                                                      The Donnington International Railfreight Park will be completed by the end of the year
                                                          and is expected to be fully operational by Spring 2009. The Telford Railfreight Project
                                                          aims to support employment and economic growth within Telford and the region along
If you are looking to attend InnoTrans 2008, don’t        with associated environmental benefits. This project has been part-funded by
forget to visit us on Stand 331 in Hall 26. To find       Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund.
out     more       about   InnoTrans   2008    visit
www.innotrans.com                                         To confirm your free place at this event please email Wendy.Moore@Telford.gov.uk or
                                                          call 01952 384 593.
 Thursday 18th September 2008                                              Wednesday 22nd October 2008

Rail Opportunities                                                        Networking Event - North East
Your Fast Track to the World
                                                                          Venue / Time / Guest Speaker - to be confirmed
Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum joint event with UK T & I
Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby DE24 8UX                      For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk or to register your
                                                                          interest please contact info@railalliance.co.uk or call Colette on 07533
Global demand for rail sector products and services is growing and        600 958.
the UK is seen as a fertile ground for innovative solutions to service
that demand. With this in mind UK Trade & Investment, working in
partnership with Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum, have developed a           Saturday 1st November 2008
seminar covering the key subjects vital to discovering how to take
advantage of world markets.                                               RailStaff Awards
                                                                          International Convention Centre, Birmingham
For further details and to register for this event, please view
www.derbyrailforum.org or contact info@derbyrailforum.org.                The RailStaff Awards party will be in full swing again this year with
                                                                          Pete Waterman hosting the prestigious awards event on Saturday 1st
                                                                          November at the ICC, Birmingham.
Wednesday 24th September 2008
                                                                          After your 4 course evening meal, top comedian Michael McIntyre will
Global Awareness & Readiness Session : Japan -                            be performing for you right in the middle of his UK tour. The awards
An Important Trading Partner                                              presentations will then commence and Fully Funktional will be there
6.00pm – 8.00pm IoD Hub, 1 Victoria Square, Birmingham                    keep you on the dance floor until the early hours.

An increasing number of West Midlands’ businesses are involved in         We are offering you the chance to purchase reduced priced tickets, so
international trade and the challenge of cross-cultural differences can   if you book before 31st August, RailStaff are taking £10 OFF each
be a daunting challenge. This event looks at the local Japanese           ticket, book a full table and that’s £100 you’ll save! Book your tickets
economy in the Midlands. It is not a seminar or speech, but is a small    today as they are already going fast! Just visit
group session where delegates will share knowledge and learn from         www.railstaffawards.com or call on 01530 560026.
each other. Delegates will be given practical exercises, a ‘crib sheet’
of handy hints for getting by, and some ideas on where next to turn
                                                                          4th – 6th November 2008
for help.
Call Sharon Woolaston at the Institute of Directors Regional Office on    Rail Interiors Exhibition Amsterdam
0121 632 2300. Cost: £30 + VAT (£35.25).
                                                                          UK Trade and Investment - West Midlands has booked a catalogue
                                                                          stand at this important event and is inviting qualifying West Midland
 Wednesday 15th October 2008
                                                                          companies to join them. The stand will be branded UNITED
Learning & Skills Event                                                   KINGDOM – WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL RAIL CLUSTER and will
                                                                          showcase the capabilities of the region’s rail companies.
Midlands Venue / Time / Guest Speakers - to be confirmed
                                                                          For an application form, please telephone: 0121-380 3664 or email
The rail industry faces a daunting challenge to recruit and train new     suebarnes@advantagewm.co.uk.
staff to fill a skills gap and will have to attract and re-skill adult    Free subscription: You can apply for a free subscription to ‘Railway
workers from other industries and possibly other countries. This          Interiors International’ at http://www.ukipme.com/mag_railway.htm
event has been arranged to enable you to find out about the
government services and support that are available to help your
company to get the training, advice and support you need. A major         17th – 18th November 2008
new initiative within this area will be unveiled during this event.
For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk or to register your      Your springboard to the digital world
interest please contact info@railalliance.co.uk or call Colette on        Ricoh Arena, Coventry Cost: from £100 + VAT
07533 600 958.
                                                                          TechnologyWorld brings together UK- based and non-UK based
                                                                          companies from across the globe to do business effectively via a
 Tuesday 21st October 2008                                                focused 'speed-meeting' approach. It provides a highly efficient
                                                                          platform for companies to identify and build new meaningful business
Networking Event - Midlands                                               relationships. You can find suitable buyers, sellers, partners, and
                                                                          collaborators to accelerate business development, and achieve
Venue / Time - to be confirmed                                            measurable competitive advantages.
Guest Speaker from Network Rail                                           TechnologyWorld is focused on the following sectors this year:
                                                                          Communications, Industrial electronics, systems & services,
For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk or to register your      Enterprise systems & services, and Retail and logistic technologies.
interest please contact info@railalliance.co.uk or call Colette on
07533 600 958.                                                            Visit www.technologyworld08.com for further information.
 Wednesday 3rd December 2008

Networking Event - Midlands
Guest Speaker from Achilles
Venue / Time - to be confirmed

Achilles oversee Link-up, the UK rail industry supplier
registration and qualification scheme. Link-up provides a single
common qualification process for suppliers that is shared by
Network Rail and over 80 rail organisations including                   To further enhance your success within the Rail Industry, the Rail Alliance
Infrastructure    Management       Contractors,    Underground          invites you to join us on our highly sought after stand at Railtex 2009.
Infrastructure companies, Construction companies and all major
                                                                        Railtex 2009 is the UK’s largest exhibition for the rail industry and brings
Train and Freight Operators.
                                                                        together some 450 suppliers from around the world, covering all aspects of
For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk or to register your    the market. If you want to meet new suppliers, see the latest industry
interest please contact info@railalliance.co.uk or call Colette on      developments and learn about new products you must not miss this key event
07533 600 958.                                                          in the rail industry calendar. This key event is firmly established internationally
                                                                        as a showcase for the latest and best in railway equipment and products.

                                                                        Highly regarded throughout the rail industry, Railtex has served as forum for
 Thursday 4th December 2008
                                                                        innovation and a meeting point for network operators and their suppliers for
Networking Event - North East                                           more than 15 years. The 2009 show will be no exception. A busy exhibition
                                                                        plus a strong programme of seminars and associated activities will make
Venue / Time - to be confirmed                                          Railtex 2009 the UK rail event of the year. To find out more about Railtex
Guest Speaker from Network Rail                                         2009, visit www.railtex.co.uk

For further details visit www.railalliance.co.uk or to register your    If you wish to join us on the Rail Alliance Stand please contact Colette on
interest please contact info@railalliance.co.uk or call Colette on      colette.ranford@railalliance.co.uk or call 07533 600 958 for further
07533 600 958.                                                          information.

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                         customers/suppliers, please contact info@railalliance.co.uk or call Colette on 07533 600 958.

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