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IRSE International Convention

The bi-annual IRSE International Convention is week long programme of presentations, technical visits and networking opportunities for mainline and metro professionals

 

Bursaries are often available to cover conference fees and some travel costs for those in their early careers in railway control and communication engineering. Details will be announced when booking opens for the conventions.

Registration to the IRSE website will be required for all bookings.

 

Stop Press! The generosity of our sponsors means that we are able to offer "Early Bird" discounts until the end of June, please book now on the links below

The IRSE International Convention 2022 convention will take place in Glasgow, UK with assistance from the IRSE Scottish section from Monday 12th to Friday 16th September 2022

The IRSE and the Scottish Section are delighted to host the return of the International Convention for 2022. The event is to be held in the vibrant city of Glasgow, famous for being one of the friendliest cities in the world. Named the European city of culture in 1990, Glasgow has an impressive array of architecture ranging from imposing Victorian public buildings to the sublime designs of Charles Rennie Macintosh and the striking modern structures along the Clyde River, once the home of Scotland’s thriving shipbuilding industry.It has over 20 museums and art galleries including the Riverside Museum, a radical space designed by Zaha Hadid that reveals the history of transport in the city. Delegates will have time to explore the many delights this exciting city has to offer including its thriving food quarter and shops to rival any European city. Many of the country’s most famous sites including lochs and castles are within an hour’s travel from the city.

Costs (per person) and booking links (registration onto the IRSE website is required)

 Convention including the Wednesday evening ceildh    IRSE members and one guest: Early bird rate £630 including VAT (normal rate £690 including VAT) per person
 (only 100 places available)  non-IRSE members and their guest: Early bird rate £732 including VAT (normal rate £792 including VAT) per person
   
 Convention only (no ceildh) IRSE members and one guest: Early bird rate £600 including VAT (normal rate £660 including VAT) per person
  non-IRSE members and their guest: Early bird rate £696 including VAT (normal rate £756 including VAT) per person

 

Based at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel in the famous Argyle Street, registration begins at 18:00 on Monday 12 September followed by a welcome reception where drinks and a finger buffet will be served. The full programme is in the final stages of planning and will be published here soon, but technical visits are scheduled to: Larbert School, the Carstairs resignalling project, the West of Scotland Signalling Centre, the Bo’Ness Railway , Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Subway. In addition there will be supplier presentations and demonstrations.

No trip to Scotland would be complete without visiting the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. A boat trip has been arranged on the penultimate day for all delegates to enjoy lunch whilst sailing under all three Forth Bridges.

Evening activities include a buffet reception at the Riverside Museum on Tuesday and an optional Ceilidh night for those wishing to immerse themselves further into Scottish music and dance on Wednesday. Places on this evening are limited to 100 so book early to avoid disappointment.  Thursday evening is a free evening and the Convention ends on Friday evening with the traditional black-tie Gala dinner where kilt wearing is optional!

A full partners’ programme will be provided although partners are of course welcome to attend any or all of the technical visits.

 

There is no recommended accommodation list.  The Marriott hotel is offering a discounted rate to delegates of the International Convention however the organising committee are aware that some internet sites are quoting a better price.  There are many hotels close to the Marriott / Argyl Street to cover all budgets.