21st Century Rail

1 Nov 2011 - 3 Nov 2011

Organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Rolling Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the first commercial use of steel for rails.

Rail production has evolved considerably in the last 150 years, and now faces new challenges such as producing rail in 120m lengths, improving material properties to increase rail life, providing rail for more demanding applications such as high-speed travel, and combating fatigue and failure.

Recognising this historic milestone, the Rolling Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining is planning a conference, directed towards the requirements of rail users, rail service providers and rail producers.

The conference will be held in York, well known for its railway heritage, and will include the opportunity to spend time in the famous National Railway Museum, plus works visits to the Tata Steel Medium Section Mill, which rolls rail as well as sections, and the Rail Service Centre, both nearby at Scunthorpe.

Online Registration is now open for this event [opens in new window].

The fee to attend is £525.00 plus VAT (£475.00 plus VAT for IOM3 Members) and includes attendance at the sessions, extended abstracts on CD, PowerPoint presentations (subject to authors' persmissions), transportation to the works visits, all lunches and refreshment breaks as indicated in the programme and the conference dinner at the National Railway Museum on 2 November.

The programme features:

Keynote Presentations

• Professor Roderick Smith [Royal Academy of Engineering Network Rail Research Professor of Railway Engineering, Imperial College London and Chair of the Future Railway Research Centre]

• Prof Andrew McNaughton [Chief Engineer, Network Rail]

• Jay Jaiswal [Director, Track Engineering & Technologies - Tata Steel Rail]

Plus a full schedule of papers covering:

Manufacturing - full details [opens in new window]

Wheel-Rail Interface/ Innovation - full details [opens in new window]

Maintenance - full details [opens in new window]


Works Visits

On 3 November the conference will conclude with visits to Tata Scunthorpe Rail Service Centre and Tata Scunthorpe Rail and Section Mill. 


Conference Partnerships:

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our conference partners:

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For organisations wishing to maximise exposure at the conference there is a range of partnership packages available, offering promotional opportunities and other advantages.

Bronze: £750.00 +VAT
• Logo and link on event homepage, sponsors page and automated confirmation email prior to the event.

Silver: £1,750 +VAT
As above plus:
• Colour logo on the printed material distributed at the conference and on the conference room screen rolling in the coffee breaks etc.
• Space for a 1m wide pull-up banner display
• 1 conference place.

Gold: £3,000 +VAT
As above plus:
• Sponsors message of 100 words on conference programme.
• Full page company profile included in the conference proceedings.
• Logo on printed material prior to the event
• Space for a 3m wide pop-up exhibition stand at the event
• Flyer inserted into the delegate packs printed by you, inserted by IOM3.
• Two delegate places to attend sessions

Specialised Add-ons to the above packages include:

Sponsorship of Dinner at the National Railway Museum
Sponsorship Package from above plus £2,000
• Table flags branded with your organisations logo on every table at the dinner
• Opportunity to welcome guests to the dinner (10 minute presentation)
• Prime site exhibition stand.
• Acknowledgement in the programme

Sponsorship of a refreshment break
Sponsorship Package from above plus £500 per break (or £1,500 for all ten breaks)
• Prime site exhibition stand, close to the refreshment station
• Table flags branded with your organisations logo displayed during the refreshment break
• Acknowledgement in the programme

Downloadable documents: 

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
National Railway Museum
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Melanie Boyce
020 7451 7303