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Welcome to RAIL Business Events

Launched in 1981, RAIL is designed to be the first choice for anyone interested in today’s railway, whatever their reason. RAIL’s second-to-none news coverage is given context by its top-quality opinion, comment and analysis pieces from Britain’s leading expert commentators.

In support of the magazine, RAIL’s own dedicated business events team produces a range of high-value events for the rail industry

RAIL Business Events has a long history of engaging with delegates through an extensive portfolio of events. Each of these events facilitates networking and business opportunities for both delegates and sponsors.  We also work closely with sponsors to ensure that they achieve their objectives when sponsoring one of our prestigious events.

There is a limited number of sponsorship opportunities at these events. For more details contact Cristina Melenchon, or 01733 395094

The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club

Launched in 2003, the RAIL100 Breakfast Club is a business networking  club for the industry’s senior managers. It helps members keep abreast of current topics within the industry and gives them the ability to discuss these with their peers.

The dinner is on  November16 at the London Hilton Paddington.  See below.

Download the RAIL 100 Breakfast Club membership form

See the RAIL 100 Breakfast Club video and what our members and sponsors say about us.

The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club Scotland Dinner

October 26 2017

The George Hotel, Edinburgh

1900 - Predinner drinks

1930 - 3 course dinner with wine

2100 - After dinner speaker

2300  - Carriages

The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club Dinner

November 16 2017

The Hilton London Paddington Hotel

1900 - Predinner drinks

1930 - 3 course dinner with wine

2100 - After dinner speaker

2300  - Carriages

Past Events

RAIL 100 Breakfast Club Wales

The inaugural meeting of the RAIL 100 Breakfast Club took place on September 29 at the Radisson Blu in Cardiff and was a huge success.  This was followed by a meeting is on February 24 2016.

The speaker was Iain Docherty, BSc PhD CMILT who is Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Head of Management at the University of Glasgow.

Download the attendee list

Download the booking form

Best Practice in Rail

The Best Practice in Rail Conference aims to give delegates an insight into key projects and areas that are a focus for 2016 and beyond.  This unique event will bring together analysis and updates of these all important projects and topics in one educational and inspiring single day conference.

The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club North

The first ever meeting took place on April 15 at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds.  Created due to the demand from current members these are exciting and informative meetings,

The dinner is on October 31 at the Midlland Hotel, Manchester.

Download the RAIL 100 Breakfast Club North membership form

National Rail Conference

June 15, 2017, Birmingham Conference and Exhibition Centre

HS2, the biggest civil engineering project in Europe, will transform this country’s connectivity, creating around 25,000 jobs and fuelling economic benefits worth more than £100 billion to the UK.

In 2009 Lord Adonis launched High Speed 2 and we are now going to see this become reality, with Royal Assent anticipated imminently, marking the project’s most important milestone so far. Permission to put spades in the ground will start a whole new wave of conversations, debates and contracts. The 2017 National Rail Conference will be at the centre of those discussions.

Rail Live

Rail Live is one of the largest outdoor rail exhibitions in Europe.  Based in the UK, Rail Live offers companies the unique opportunity to showcase products and services in a real rail setting.

The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club Scotland

Launched 5 years ago as a result of the success of the RAIL 100 Breakfast Club in London this club brings the same benefits and opportunities to those involved in the Scottish railway industry. 

The dinner is on October 26 at the George Hotel, Edinburgh.  See below for more details.

Sample attendee list

Download the membership application form

National Rail Awards 2017

September 21 2017, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London 

A celebration of the rail industry, rewarding those who have made a huge difference to the railway network.

To book your table or for sponsorship opportunities - Cristina Melenchon, Events Manager, 01733 395094,

Download the table booking form