HS2, the biggest civil engineering project in Europe, will transform this country’s connectivity, creating around 25,000 jobs and fuelling economic benefits worth more than £100 billion to the UK.

In 2009 Lord Adonis launched HS2 and we are now going to see this become reality, with Royal Assent now granted, marking the project’s most important milestone so far. Permission to put spades in the ground will start a whole new wave of conversations, debates and contracts. The 2017 National Rail Conference will be at the centre of those discussions.

The National Rail Conference will cover topics ranging from what will happen over the first months of construction and what opportunities there are for suppliers, what we can expect from the rolling stock and the transformational effect HS2 could have on transport and the economy.

Delegates will also learn about proposed projects and investments associated with HS2, the connectivity beyond the high-speed line, how HS2 will be a sustainable and environmentally-friendly project, and how the right communication will ensure the public understands fully the benefits of a high-speed line to the whole country during a time when construction will bring about uncertainty for some.

There is a limited number of stands available. For more information on how to book please contact Daren Davis.

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HS2 – a high speed link to progress and prosperity for the West Midlands 
HS2 presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to drive economic growth and prosperity across the region.  The Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy outlines how we are seeking to fully maximise the benefits of the largest infrastructure project in Europe.  It outlines the delivery mechanisms, partnerships and funding structures required to turn the ambitions in to reality and ensure that through HS2, the region is at the heart of the UK’s economic future.  Councillor Bob Sleigh, West Midlands Combined Authority, portfolio lead member for HS2 Growth  Read more

HS2 – a catalyst for regional connectivity
Effectively connecting the Curzon and Interchange stations and their associated development zones to other transport hubs, local communities and the wider West Midlands is about delivering so much more than improved transport links.  It’s about realising the full economic benefits of HS2 connectivity for residents, workers and businesses across the entire region.   Read more

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