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Rolling Stock Design, Procurement & Requirement Management 360 Summit 2023
Advancing The Digital Economy in Rolling Stock Maintenance

Mary Ward House, London
14th March 2023
Hybrid Event: In-Person & On-Demand

Creating Design Processes to Minimise Post-Contract Adjustments, Identifying Flexible Approaches to Ever-Changing IT/OT Standards and Requirements and Strengthening Supplier Collaboration to Meet Sustainability Targets 

 Presenting a one-day live in-person business conference designed to help Directors of New Fleet Procurement, Commercial, Contract, Design Managers, Heads of Testing & Acceptance and Rolling Stock Engineering Directors implement new strategies to strengthen design processes, embed technology requirements from the start, improve supplier collaboration across the whole process, support sustainability goals and to reduce cost and delays for future fleets. 

This global conference will bring together key stakeholders including management and technical experts from train operating companies, train manufacturers, leasing companies, 3rd party suppliers and advisory firms to discuss  best practices in procuring new rolling stock, including strategies to help guide design, specification and requirement writing, optimising the management of the project from ‘cradle to grave’ to reduce waste, cost, and delays in procuring and getting new trains into service.

firms, highlighting valuable experiences from UK and Europe on best practices in procuring new Rolling Stock.


Bespoke and Custom Requirements in the Design and Concept Phase to Reduce Post-Contract Adjustments and Minimise Additional Costs


The Way You Approach Sustainability and See it as a Way to Address the Whole Asset Life-Cycle 


Your Understanding of New IT/OT Standards, Ensure Requirements are Embedded Pre-Contract to Strengthen Your Security and Safety Procedures 


To SMEs as they Share their Approaches to Procuring New Rolling Stock in a Volatile and Changeable Market and What Lessons have been Learned from Existing Projects 

Learning Highlights at this Rolling Stock Procurement Summit


Insight into the current state of the global rail market, 2023 predictions, potential trends and potential obstacles 


Why a mindset change in procurement processes will shape the future of new fleets enabling sustainability to become a whole-life cycle approach 


The need for intricate design processes - including design documents, in-house design catalogues and detailed checklists 


The growing demand for bespoke fleets as a response to changes in core values and strategic targets 


How to embed IT/OT strategies into the design phase, ensuring minimal interference post delivery 


Tackling IT/OT upgrades and integration with existing Rolling Stock- what not to do


Best Practice in achieving greater supplier collaboration from the design phase through to fleet delivery 


Approaches to Sustainability that go beyond ‘green’ and how they are influencing future tenders and requirements

Confirmed Speakers

Sponsors & Media Partners

Global Railway Review
Global Railway Review

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Institute of Railway Research
Institute of Railway Research

University of Huddersfield

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Global Railway Review
Global Railway Review

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Who attends our Rolling Stock Procurement events:

Wes Midlands Railway
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Network Rail
Greater Anglia
east west
Govia Thameslink Railway
Wes Midlands Railway


I like the fact that operators from all over the world join Metis events to share their experience"

System Engineer, Engineering Company

Good overview of what's going on in rail maintenance. Principles as well as concrete examples. Seasoned speakers and organisers."

Project Manager, Dutch Operator

It has been a pleasure for me to attend the RIAMS presentations, in particular those on the approaches to turn data into real value."

Middle Management, Spanish Transport Authority

I really enjoyed the practical case studies. And the ability to revisit the presentations on-demand is really handy."

Head of Digital Offerings,  Global Technology Supplier

The content of the presentations and quality of speakers is always excellent."

Program Manager, UK Operator

The engineering presentations are always the most informative."

Senior Manager, Japanese Railway Operator

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