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Celebrate 50 Years of Railway Excellence at the 2024 PWI Convention

The Permanent Way Institute (PWI) celebrates its 50th year, it has a number of exciting events in store for 2024.

As we approach a monumental milestone in the history of the PWI, it’s time to shine a spotlight on an event that promises to be a cornerstone for reflection, innovation, and forward-thinking in the rail industry.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the PWI, and with it comes our much-anticipated PWI Convention, scheduled for the 24th and 25th of October 2024. As professionals dedicated to advancing rail infrastructure, we invite you to join us in celebrating half a century of railway excellence.

Day One: A Dive into Technical Mastery and Elegance

The convention starts with a series of technical presentations that underscore the strides we’ve made and the future we envisage for rail technology. These sessions, led by pioneers and experts in the field, are designed to showcase cutting-edge developments and foster a deeper understanding of the intricate dynamics of rail infrastructure. The expertise displayed here will be both a nod to our rich history and a look forward to the innovations that will define our future.

Black tie dinner

As the sun sets on a day of insightful discourse, the evening will dress up for the elegant Black-Tie Dinner. This grand affair is more than just a social gathering; it is a celebration of the legacy and camaraderie that have been the backbone of the PWI for five decades. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues and forge new industry connections.

Day Two: Panels, presentations, and pioneering thoughts

The second day of the convention will open with panels comprising of experts who have been instrumental in steering the course of our industry. These discussions are set to cover a range of topics, from safety and sustainability to technological integration and policy innovation. Following the panels, the floor will be given over to industry presentations that reflect the ongoing work and future projects that continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in rail infrastructure.

Culminating with a networking event par excellence

No PWI Convention would be complete without its renowned networking event. As we wrap up two days of immersive experiences and learning, this event offers a relaxed yet vibrant environment to exchange ideas, discuss new opportunities, and collaborate. Here, the PWI community’s true spirit is energised by a shared passion and dedication to the rail industry.

A golden jubilee of rail innovation

Reflecting on the past 50 years, we see a timeline marked by significant breakthroughs and milestones that have shaped our profession and society through enhanced mobility and economic growth. The PWI has been at the forefront of these transformations, advocating for excellence and education in rail infrastructure. As we celebrate this golden jubilee, we also look forward to the future—anticipating the next advancements that will continue to revolutionise our industry.

Save the date!

Mark your calendars for October 24th and 25th, and be part of this historic event in the rail industry. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, the PWI Convention offers a unique opportunity to connect with leading minds, engage with transformative ideas, and celebrate a remarkable legacy.

We look forward to welcoming you to an event that promises to be as memorable as the journey that has brought us here. Here’s to 50 years of the PWI and many more to come!