Rail Live 2020: Attend with ConfidenceBack
Preparations for the exhibition are progressing with the full expectation that Rail Live will safely take place on 9th & 10th September this year.
We have been working with the Association of Event Organisers, other event organisers and with the venue to ensure that, subject to government approval, we can run a safe and successful trade exhibition for the rail industry. We expect the appropriate authorities to allow trade exhibitions to re-open based on the assured implementation of agreed health and safety standards. The re-opening of trade exhibitions will drive economic revitalisation.
We will also be working alongside Network Rail and ORR to ensure our new health and safety policy, put in place for a covid-safe exhibition, receives their seal of approval. Our thoughts behind getting both of these organisations involved at this stage is to ensure you feel confident, as a visitor or exhibitor, to attend the show knowing that an independent 3rd party has deemed all the measures put in place as sufficient and we intend for them to be over and above what the government expect of us.
In a trade environment, unlike other types of large events, the format of an exhibition allows the organising stakeholders to structure and steer the audience on all steps of their journey – from their registration, to their arrival on site and entry, to the way they navigate the show floorplan, meetings spaces, and seminar theatres, as well as the catering and sanitary options available to them.
Exhibitions are the marketplaces and meeting places for entire industries – regionally, nationally, and internationally. Exhibitions are a much-needed fast track to drive the economic recovery after covid-19 – especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, who represent the backbone of every economy and for whom exhibitions and face-to-face events are a leading sales channel. In addition to the industries they serve, exhibitions also contribute to regional development and generate revenue for the travel and tourism sector, as well as hotels, restaurants, retail and transportation.
In our comprehensive health & safety document, we outline the preparations we are working on to adhere to social distancing and how we will create a safe environment for visitors, exhibitors, contractors and our team here at Rail. The show will have to be different this year compared to what we have come to know and love but we still believe we can bring together the entire railway industry to provide useful insight for a post-covid environment, contribute to a much needed economic recovery and reinforce the business relationships and friendships that have been so difficult during lockdown.
Safety will remain the key concern and the correct protocols will be put in place.
What happens to my ticket if I have already registered?
Don’t worry, as you have already registered for the June event, your registration will automatically be transferred over to the new dates, so your place is still secured for September.
We will be updating our audience frequently with all the latest event announcements as we work to produce the same leading rail exhibition this September.
Kind regards and keep safe,
The Rail Live Team