Railtex 2021

Joining forces to shape the future of UK rail

7 - 9 September 2021 | NEC, Birmingham

Infrarail 2021

The Seminar Theatre

The Seminar Theatre will play host to a selection of technical presentations from exhibiting companies. It is situated in Hall 12 and sessions can be attended free of charge with no need to book.

For an overview of the Seminar Theatre speakers and their sessions please download the PDF file:

Overview of the Seminar Theatre speakers & programme

Seminar Programme

Tuesday, 7th September 2021

10:30 am

FlexMSE­ Vegetated Retaining Walls

Rosie Birkett , Head of Sales, Gravitas 

11:10 am

Anderton: a UK manufacturer at the heart of sustainability and innovation

Neil Cross, National Sales Manager, Anderton Concrete 

11:50 am

Trackworker Protection, a Digital Solution from Hitachi

Matthew Diggle, Engineering Manager, Hitachi lnfocon

12:30 pm

CTM: the future of managing training and competencies

Jeroen Boomsma, Client Director, Charles Kennedy-Markham, Product Owner 

13:10 pm

Track warning for now and the future

Neil Bradbury, UK Managing Director, Schweizer Electronic 

13:50 pm

Innovation in the Rail Sector: Concrete on a Roll 

Gavin Adams, Technical Sales - Midlands & North, Concrete Canvas 

14:30 pm

Tender planning essentials for success

Tom Hudson, Managing Director, Market Infra 

15:10 pm

Graphene - The Future in Corrosion Technology

Andy Gent, Commercial Director, Blocksil 

Wednesday, 8th September 2021

10:30 am

Improved automatic counting provides real-time passenger information 

Phil Linnecor, Director, Acorel

11:10 am

Extending a customer's engineering capability through an innovative partnership 

Julian Gill, General Manager, QuEST Global 

11:50 am

Shaping the future of the digital railway 

David Palmer, Vice President Main Line Rail (UK) Thales UK 

12:30 pm

Onboard Data Centre - making the connected vehicle a reality

Paul Vaclik, Head of R&D and Architecture Nomad Digital 

13:50 pm

Rail milling explained - when to use it and the benefits it can provide

Elvis Kozica, International Sales Manager, Linsinger

14:30 pm

Performance modelling of Tensar reinforced soil walls under high-speed rail impact loading

Dr Basil Ogunmakin, Associate Geotechnical Engineer, Tetra Tech Coffey

15:10 pm

The future of trackside communications

David O'Connell, Managing Director, DBD Communications 

Thursday, 9th September 2021

10:30 am

Green Shoots and Grass Roots

Robert Hopkin, Head of Collaboration & Development, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

11:10 am

Customer journey enhancement: Access to audio services in rolling stock and infrastructure for people with hearing loss

Jonathon Hoskin, Business Development Manager, Ampetronic 

11:50 am

Conquering corrosion on the railway corridor 

Stephen Lewis, Senior Rail Consultant, British Steel 
Gordon Hodgson, Construction Account Manager, British Steel 

12:30 pm

Does your railway station comply with the Equality Act 2010?

Ross Carty, Group Head of Marketing, Visul Systems