Following on from the huge success of the inaugural event hosted by WMG in 2019, the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) and its partner organisations; Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC), Coventry City Council (CCC), WMG and RLB, are delighted to confirm that the UK’s, now annual, VLR Conference is to be held on Thursday 30th September 2021.

Seats are limited so physical attendance will be by invitation only. However, in conjunction with our events management agency, Associate Events, we will be live streaming the event and hope that you will be able to join us online, where there will be plenty of opportunities to engage in speaker sessions.


The BCIMO exists to oversee the build, launch and operation of a new Very Light Rail (VLR) national innovation centre, to be built in Dudley. Our vision is to positively transform the UK rail industry, through the creation of new and more affordable VLR transport solutions.

Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO)
Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
Zoological Drive

T // 07769 586893. E // info@bcimo.co.uk