Derby hosting major 'Meet the Buyer' event

Today members of Marketing Derby will be representing Midlands Engine and joining Bondholder Rail Forum Midlands at a major Rail Vehicles and Enhancements (RVE) Expo, the only UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

The show will be held at Bondholder Derby Arena and encompasses an Exhibition, a Conference and a Meet the Buyer Event and will draw in international exhibitors, buyers and a broad range of visitors.

Bondholder Bombardier will be joined by 11 other major companies including Alstom, Angel Trains, Bombardier, CAF, Hitachi, Knorr Bremse, Porterbrook, Siemens, Talgo and TfL. They will arrive in Derby to meet existing and potential suppliers in a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event co-ordinated by Rail Forum Midlands on behalf of RVE Expo owners Modern Railways.

Elaine Clark, Rail Forum General Manager, said: “We are delighted with the response from both buyers and suppliers with 83% of supply chain companies that applied securing at least one appointment. This means over 90 suppliers have the opportunity to pitch their products or services to one or more potential clients during the day. The RVE Expo is a specialist rail vehicle exhibition and the level of interest from OEMs and clients demonstrates that the Midlands and Derby is seen as an ideal location for this popular and growing event”.

Katie Delve, Inward Investment Executive at Marketing Derby said, "Throughout the year we collaborate with other partners across the Midlands and DIT to promote the strengths of the region's rail sector and upcoming investment opportunities."

We're delighted to represent this partnership on our home turf here in Derby, home to Europe's largest rail cluster."