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Midlands Engine Market Visit to AusRAIL Plus 2019

3rd December, 2019 - 5th December, 2019  

The Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia

Register your interest in joining our Midlands Engine Market Visit visit to AusRAIL PLUS 2019 - the largest rail event in the southern hemisphere.

AusRAIL has firmly established itself as the major Australasian rail event. With the continued support of the major Australasian rail associations including: ARA, RTAA, IRSE and RTSA, the event continues to grow exponentially.

With the theme of, 'Delivering Growth; Creating Opportunity; Embracing Technology', AusRAIL PLUS 2019 will attract over 900 senior attendees to the conference program which includes plenary sessions, technical streams, live polling sessions and forums with well-respected industry leaders and CEOs. It also features Australasia's largest rail exhibition running alongside the conference with over 400 exhibiting organisations.

Why join the Midlands Engine delegation?

The Midlands plays a major part in the UK Rail sector and is a priority for the Midlands Engine. As part of the delegation you will have the support of a DIT Midlands International Trade Adviser prior to and during the event. You will also be able to spend time on the British Pavilion and have use of the Midlands Engine exhibition pod as a meeting place, and there will be the opportunity to showcase your company on the Midlands Engine pod via a short video/presentation on screen along with your company brochures.

Benefits of being part of the Midlands Engine delegation include:

An exclusive insight into the Australian rail market. Learn about the challenges of doing business in Australia and how to overcome them
A pre mission briefing plus an in country welcome meeting on Monday 2nd December
Roundtable discussions with key players in market
Networking with buyers, key stakeholders and exhibitors to establish new contacts
Arrange to meet clients at the Midlands Engine Pod
Promotion on exhibition pod via video showcase and displaying of your brochures
Networking with buyers, press and exhibitors to establish new contacts
Feature in the Mission Brochure distributed to international buyers and DIT's overseas network
Inclusion in a wide range of promotional opportunities organised by Midlands Engine and wider network
Free of charge access to all exhibitor networking events – One per company (It may be possible to buy a second)
Invaluable help from International Trade Advisers at DIT Midlands
Meet in country DIT staff

(Market visit programme may be subject to change)

Cost, Eligibility and Grants:

A commitment fee of £300 + VAT is applicable for each organisation to cover the cost of local activities such as site visits and round table discussions. Delegates are responsible for booking their own flights and accommodation.

Financial support of £770 is available for those companies in the Midlands Engine area who meet the required eligibility criteria as detailed on the application form provided.

Register your interest:

Register your interest in this trade visit, free and without obligation. Please note that the final closing date for all mission applications is Friday 11 October 2019, and your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from us.

For any other enquiries contact the Department for International Trade East Midlands at or call 0345 052 4001.

For more information and to register, please click here.