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Dinner at the Roundhouse

Thursday October 17, 2019

The rail industry’s favourite networking event!

Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner of Transport for London, has been announced as the first keynote speaker at the ninth annual Dinner at the Roundhouse on Thursday, 17 October 2019.

Mike, in charge of the world’s largest transport authority with some 11 million passenger journeys a day, has had a distinguished 30-year career in the industry.TfL is responsible for much of London’s transport, including the London Underground, the London Bus network, the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, London Trams and the Emirates Air Line cable car.

TfL continues to invest significantly in making London a cleaner, safer and healthier place by reducing reliance on the car, tackling air pollution and supporting changes to travel in London so that 80% of journeys are made by public transport, cycling or walking and deaths or serious injuries on the transport network are eliminated by 2041.

With over 500 guests from across the industry, Dinner at the Roundhouse is the UK’s flagship railway networking event, supported by organisations from across the sector, and always sees a full house of guests celebrate the achievements of this vibrant and fast-moving sector.

Held in the historic surroundings of the 1839 Roundhouse that is now within Derby College, this event provides the unique chance for convivial informal networking until the early hours!

For 2018 we were delighted to welcome Baroness Tanni
– 16-time Paralympic medallist, author, TV personality and champion of accessibility – as our host for the evening.

Tanni’s achievements both on and off the track have inspired thousands, and since being elevated to the House of Lords in 2010 she has served as a crossbench peer with specialist interest in disability, health, sport and education.

Our keynote speakers for 2018 were two of the industry’s most dynamic railwaymen:

Phil Hufton, Managing Director and Chairman of Bombardier Transportation UK, took to the stage to give his first major industry address since taking charge of the rolling stock manufacturer and rail equipment supplier in October 2018.

Phil was joined by Andy Milner, CEO of Amey – one of the world’s foremost engineering and technical consultancies. As part of the Ferrovial Group, his organisation has worked on some of the most demanding and innovative rail projects around the globe.

It is the tradition that Dinner at the Roundhouse’s keynote speakers are drawn from the very highest calibre of the profession – recent honoured guests have included:

Charles “Wick” Moorman – CEO, Amtrak
Laurent Troger – CEO, Bombardier Transportation
Andrew Wolstenholme OBE – Former CEO of Crossrail
Sir Brian Souter – Founder and Chairman of Stagecoach
Adrian Shooter CBE – Chief Executive, Vivarail
Richard Brown – Former Chief Executive of Eurostar

This event has so far proudly helped to raise over £130,000 for a variety of charities, proving the astonishing generosity that exists within the railway sector and its incredible power to drive change and help those in need locally, nationally and around the world.

For our photo gallery from last year’s event click here


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