Rail Forum announces final TOCTalk line-up at RSN 2023 - 6 July - Derby Arena

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11 Train Operating Companies (TOCs), two Owning Groups and Great British Railways Transition Team.

This new supplier engagement event, taking place on 6 July 2023, presents an unrivalled opportunity for the supply chain to understand what is happening within the TOC environment and how they can support them, by speaking directly to those that are at the cutting edge of National Rail Contracts (NRCs).

Anyone with an interest in understanding how the NRCs are impacting future activities and how to prepare your organisational offer to support should attend. Our table hosts are keen to support early engagement with the supply chain to fit with business planning processes.

Cat Appleby, Membership Manager at Rail Forum said: “We are delighted to introduce TOCTalk to our events calendar. Modelling the successful and popular InfraTalk format, with no presentations, no PowerPoints and no applications, TOCTalk Live offers barrier free and fast networking; allowing attendees to quickly engage with senior representation from across a range of TOCs.

Susan Lane – Director of RSN Events responded to the Rail Forum Press Release to say: “We are so pleased to have this level of support from our friends at Rail Forum. The content within this event and the show as a whole means that on 6th of July there is no better place for Rail Professionals to make contacts, develop relationships and ultimately win business.  We are very grateful to the team at Rail Forum for adding this superb opportunity for rail businesses at RSN 2023.


TOCTalk line-up (*new confirmed hosts)

Chiltern Railways*   


West Midlands Trains


MTR Elizabeth Line*

First Group

East Midlands Railway

Northern Rail

Transport UK*

Great Western Railway

South Eastern

Great British Railways Transition Team

Greater Anglia

West Coast Partnership Development


Rail Forum is also delighted to introduce our TOCTalk event partner, DeSimone. The support of event partners enables Rail Forum to deliver high quality events which remain free for members, and in the case of TOCTalk, wider industry too.

Stuart Bosley, Managing Director of DeSimone said: “DeSimone, an exclusive supporter of TOCTalk Live, brings decades of experience as New York-based structural engineers since 1969. Our expertise and commitment to excellence enable us to deliver comprehensive program advisory services, including pre-contract to final account, dispute avoidance, and alternative dispute resolution, including international arbitration. With a proven track record, we are proud to contribute to the industry’s innovation and success at TOCTalk Live.”