SME & Tier 1 Engagement in Wales & Western

RIA & Network Rail: SME & Tier 1 Engagement in Wales & Western
9 February 2022, 14:00 - 17:00
Online (MS Teams)

We are delighted to announce this joint event with Network Rail Wales and Western, which will look at engagement betwee Tier 1s and SMEs in the W&W region and how SMEs can best engage with or break into the rail industry.

This event aims to help Tier 1s work effectively with SMEs - including new entrants to rail - by showcasing best practice and positive examples. We also aim to educate SMEs on how they can work effectively with Network Rail and Tier 1s, improving understanding amongst SMEs on where they can fit within the supply chain.

This event is open to all suppliers, and will still be relevant to suppliers in other regions.

  • Opening remarks from Stuart Calvert, Capital Delivery Director, NR Wales & Western; and Kate Jennings, RIA Policy Director
  • Hear from a successful SME: Fireside Chat with Viper Innovations and Lucy Prior, RIA SME Chair
  • Network Rail Procurement Update (TBC)
  • Tier 1 Pitches: 
    • Chris Fletcher, Procurement Manager for Rail Systems at Balfour Beatty
    • Sathya Panchatcharam, Procurement Manager at Colas Rail
    • Jason Marbeck, Strategy & Development Director at AmcoGiffen
    • Dan Apps, Procurement Manager at Siemens Mobility
  • Breakout rooms:
    • Social Value with Vaishali Baid, Senior Consultant Sustainable Procurement & Social Value at The Supply Chain Sustainability School
    • Product Acceptance with Roger Moore, Network Rail
    • Accreditations and RISQS with Suzanne O'Keane, Commercial Business Development Manager at RSSB
  • Closing remarks from RIA

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09/02/2022 14:00 - 17:00

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