RIA Scotland Rail Summit 2023

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The Rail Industry Association will be hosting their RIA Scotland Rail Summit in The Place Hotel in Edinburgh on the 19th of September

Are you planning to attend RIA Scotland Rail Summit this year? Book your meeting with the eviFile team to discuss your digital strategy going into CP7.

This is your chance to meet with our Chief Sales Officer, James Connolly and Thomas Canfield, our Sales Opertation Lead. We'll be at our stand showcasing some of our live solutions and client sites.

To book your meeting please click below.

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RIA Scotland Rail Summit 2023

19 September 2023 | 09:00 - 18:00

The Place Hotel, York Place, Edinburgh

Who will be there?

Along with the Transport Minister Fiona Hyslop MSP, eviFile will be hosting an exhibitor stand with James Connolly and Thomas Canfield from our team there ready to have a chat and showcase some live examples of our work.

James Connolly

Head of Client Partnerships

Senior sales & delivery focussed professional with 20 years industry experience. Focused on ensuring every eviFile platform is expertly implemented, managed and delivered from end to end and throughout the lifetime of your relationship.

Thomas Canfield

Sales Executive

Thomas transferred into the expanding software solutions industry, joining eviFile in the beginning of 2021. Thomas has been involved in the forefront of customer service and sales throughout his career and is responsible for bringing in new business into eviFile.


The Place Hotel, 34 - 36 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3HU

If you wish to book a room for the RIA Scotland Rail Summit the details are below:

Standard double room B&B based on single occupancy = £189.00 per night
Superior double room B&B based on single occupancy = £219.00 per night

In order to book these rooms, the easiest way is for delegates to email The Place directly at events@placehotels.co.uk with "RIA Scotland Conference Booking" in the email subject line.


09:00      Doors Open - Exhibition and Networking

10:00      Welcoming Address & RIA Scotland Update
               Meirion Thomas, RIA Scotland Chair
               Campbell Braid, RIA Scotland Vice-Chair

10:30      Coffee/Tea networking break 

10:45      Panel Discussion - Delivering Better -

facilitated by David Clarke, RIA Scotland Lead and Technical Director

               Richard Cairns - Scottish Rail Holdings
               Matthew Spence - Network Rail
               Morwen Mands - Highland Spring
               Meirion Thomas - Arcadis and RIA Scotland Chair
               Campbell Braid - Siemens Mobility and RIA Scotland Vice-Chair

12:10     Headline Sponsor Presentation - Amey Rail -

Developing Discontinuous Electrification - Core Valley Lines Case Study

               Paul Lazarus - Account Director

12:30     Supporting Sponsor Presentation - Phoenix Contact
12:40     Exhibitor Elevator Pitches

12:50     RIA Membership Benefits

13:00     Networking Lunch & Exhibition 

14:00     Keynote Speaker - Fiona Hyslop MSP, Transport Minister

14:45     Panel Discussion - Delivering Differently to support "Better in the Making"

facilitated by David Clarke, RIA Scotland Lead and Technical Director

              Joe Galloway - Network Rail - keynote
              Kris Kinnear - Network Rail
              Gerry McQuade -Network Rail
              Alastair MacFarlane - Network Rail              
              Dan Holder - Network Rail
              Campbell Braid - Siemens Mobility and RIA Scotland Chair

Event Date

19 September 2023

Event Location

The Place Hotel, York Place, Edinburgh 09:00 - 18:00

Event Overview

The RIA Scotland Rail Summit is an industry leading conference in the railway calendar and attracts some 100+ industry leaders and senior players, to discuss the strategic direction of the industry in Scotland. This event is open to all rail suppliers and stakeholders active in Scotland however we reserve the right to prioritise RIA Members.

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