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Rail & HS2 Minister Huw Merriman MP confirmed as keynote speaker at the RIA Dinner & Railway Industry Supplier Excellence Awards on 29 June

Railway Industry Association

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The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has today confirmed that Rail & HS2 Minister Huw Merriman MP will be delivering the keynote speech at the RIA Annual Dinner & Railway Supplier Excellence (RISE) Awards later this month.

Huw Merriman MP

The evening takes place at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, Central London, on 29 June, and brings together rail decision makers, clients, stakeholders, and the supply sector to celebrate the best of UK rail. And the Awards will showcase excellence and achievements in the UK rail supply community, with the winners announced on the night.

Commenting, RIA Marketing & Events Manager Grace Smithen, said: 

“We are excited that Rail & HS2 Minister Huw Merriman MP will be our keynote speaker at the RIA Dinner & RISE Awards on 29 June. At a challenging but exciting time for the UK railway industry, it will be fascinating to hear the Minister’s thoughts and insights on the future of rail.

“The Awards ceremony on the night will also see an impressive range of rail suppliers and individuals shortlisted across 10 categories, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the very best our industry has to offer. The evening also promises unrivalled networking opportunities and memorable entertainment for all those attending.

“We are almost sold old, so we’d urge anyone who wants to come who hasn’t booked yet to reserve their place now to avoid disappointment!”

RIA would like to thank the sponsors of the RIA Dinner & RISE Awards 2023: Gleeds (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award), Atkins (SME Growth in Rail Award) and Xrail (Silver Sponsor).


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