Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines OBE has been announced as a keynote speaker for the Railway Industry Association’s Gala Dinner on 13 February 2020.
The evening – which will see senior representatives from across the rail industry attending – will be hosted by popular broadcaster, music producer and keen railwayman Pete Waterman, President of the Railway Benefit Fund. Alongside the networking, entertainment will include a charity raffle by Pete Waterman, well-known TV comedian Lucy Porter, live band Party Up, a, a photobooth for fun pictures and souvenirs, and dancing.
The Dinner will celebrate 145 years of the Railway Industry Association, marking the organisation as one of the oldest trade associations in the UK.
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association, said:
“This Gala Dinner marks 145 years of the Railway Industry Association, and is being held at an incredibly important time for the railway industry, with so much going on. So it’s fantastic news that Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines will address the event guests and give us an insight in to his thinking, as Network Rail carries out its devolution plans and with the sector on the cusp of announcements on both the Williams Review and HS2.
“We also have representatives from across the railway industry attending – including from Government, Network Rail, HS2, Crossrail 2, Scotrail, Midlands Connect, Rail Delivery Group, London Underground, Rail Freight Group and many more. Tables and tickets are selling out fast – so for those who haven’t booked yet, do contact the RIA team now to guarantee a place for what is sure to be a fantastic evening!”