Preparations are well underway for Railtex 2023

Railtex will gather the UK’s railway industry from 9 – 11 May 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. Renewed public interest in rail travel and the need for more digitalised and greener solutions are driving the attention of many key players towards more innovative and sustainable mobility. The upcoming Railtex edition is an unmissable opportunity for railway professionals to discover the latest innovations and technologies in person, learn more about topics that move the industry from decarbonisation to digitalisation and meet business partners and new suppliers from around the world.

For more than 25 years, Railtex has been the UK’s showcase event for the rail industry and it continues to reunite all stakeholders of the rail sector and its key players, including rail operators, infrastructure authorities, vehicle builders, suppliers, rail transport policymakers and planners. Despite the challenging times the industry has been facing over the past two years, Railtex confirms to be a trusted industry event, playing a crucial role in companies’ recovery strategies in the aftermath of the pandemic. Railtex attracts high-profile visitors with decision-making power, from management, engineering, planning and technical design backgrounds looking for innovative solutions for all areas of the railway supply chain. Its visitors come from all key industry sectors, including main line passenger and rail freight operators, rail regulation and safety bodies, infrastructure contracting and maintenance, national, regional and local government transport agencies, and many more. Visitor companies at the previous edition included ALSTOM, Avanti West Coast, Bombardier Rolling Stock, East Midlands Railway, High Speed 2, Hitachi, London Underground, Mott MacDonald Ltd, Network Rail, Siemens Mobility Ltd, Transport for London, West Midland Trains.

“Looking towards 2023, these are exciting times for the rail industry. The sector will not only continue to benefit from new opportunities, such as the ongoing rail projects from North to South and East to West in the United Kingdom, but also continue to grow amongst the challenges the rail sector has been confronted with.” says Olaf Freier, Railtex Portfolio Director, on behalf of event organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions.

Exhibitors renewing their trust

Numerous exhibitors have renewed their attendance for the upcoming edition, testifying the influence of Railtex in the UK rail market; Stadler Rail, EAO Ltd., Tidyco Ltd., Frauscher Sensor Technology, Hayley Group Ltd. and many more will be showcasing their products.

Railtex provides suppliers to the railway sector with a unique marketing platform to conduct business. It gives the industry a chance to present an impressive array of technologies and innovations, ranging from total railway systems to the smallest specialised components. “Railtex is the place to be for the whole railway industry to meet under one roof and to experience products and equipment in action, and we look forward to welcoming the rail sector in Birmingham next May.” comments Olaf Freier, Railtex Portfolio Director, on behalf of event organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions.

You can see the list of exhibitors on the website. Companies interested in showcasing their products and services to a specialised audience at Railtex 2023 can reserve their stand space via

Extensive supporting programme

Seminars and conferences hosted by high-level industry experts and speakers are in the programme which will be organised by the main show partner RIA, the Railway Industry Association for railway suppliers in the UK. The extensive supporting programme will provide valuable insights into future trends in railway technology and will feature a broad range of topics and sessions to address key challenges and opportunities facing the rail industry in the coming years. The show’s recurring features also include an On-Track Display and Plant & Machinery Exhibits for live machinery demonstrations, allowing companies to discover the latest technology in person and experience products and services from more than 180 different categories.

About our railway shows

The event is organised by Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, part of RX Global, which organises targeted B2B exhibitions around the world in various industrial sectors. It is a leading organiser of the most important railway shows in Europe, including the following partner shows:

  • SIFER: 28 – 30 March 2023, Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France
  • EXPO Ferroviaria: 3 – 5 October 2023, Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

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