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Secretary of State at Infrarail

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Having been confirmed as remaining Secretary of State for Transport in the Prime Minister’s recent cabinet reshuffle, Chris Grayling has also been announced as delivering a keynote speech on the first day of Infrarail 2018.

Revealing the Secretary of State’s involvement, Kirsten Whitehouse of exhibition organiser Mack Brooks said: “It is great news that the current Secretary of State for Transport will be speaking at Infrarail this year.

“Infrarail has always had a close relationship with Government and the Department for Transport, and it will be fascinating to hear his thoughts on the state of our industry and his plans for its future.”

Chris Grayling will deliver his address in the show’s technical seminar theatre, organised by the show’s media partner, Rail Engineer. Further keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

The event has long been the leading showcase for the very latest railway infrastructure technology and expertise. The list of high-profile organisations already confirmed includes HS2, the Railway Industry Association, CEEQUAL, Rail Baltica, the Permanent Way Institution, the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme and the Rail Supply Group, as well as a broad spectrum of companies representing the entire supply sector.

With four months to go, the bi-annual show is looking to be one of the best ever. Infrarail 2016 featured 240 exhibitors while 5,300 industry professionals attended the show. Many exhibitors reported securing key new contacts and valuable new business leads, with 97 per cent achieving their pre-show participation targets.

Registration for visitors attending Infrarail 2018 can be completed by visiting the show website at www.infrarail.com and following the link to the online registration form.

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