Following the show launch of EuroRail Hub in March, organisers Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has announced Railtex and Infrarail will take place together for the first time at the NEC, Birmingham on 7-9 September.
The exhibition is part of series of targeted trade events taking place later this year, including SIFER in France and EXPO Ferroviaria in Italy, forming a network of 25,000 visitors, 40 industry partners and 1,300 exhibiting companies.
The event will feature seminars, conferences, industry contractors, suppliers, sub-contractors, equipment manufacturers, public transport operators and management authorities.
Organisers said they are keeping up to date with the latest government guidelines and closely working with the venue to ensure a safe return to events: “This promises to be a fantastic exhibition and a great opportunity for the rail industry to reconnect,” said Ian Taylor, managing director of NEC Group Conventions & Exhibitions.
He added: “In the meantime, we continue to work hard behind the scenes, preparing to resume full operations and ensuring visitors can return safely to the venue under our NEC Venue Protect measures.”
Darren Caplan, chief executive of Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “As we emerge from the pandemic, rail will play an essential role in rebooting the economy. The rail industry is crucial, not only for keeping our railways running successfully, but also for supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of investment – all around the country.
“Railtex/Infrarail comes at a vital time for the sector and will provide a fantastic opportunity for professionals to meet, network and engage, after so long apart.”
Caplan added: “The RIA is really pleased to be show partner of the event and support a trade show that provides so many opportunities for the rail supply sector. By meeting, sharing ideas and finding new business opportunities, suppliers will be better placed both to win more work and also to help leads the UK’s economic revival.”