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AusRAIL PLUS 2017 - Planner

Rail’s Digital Revolution

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Monday 20 November 2017
Official Welcome Reception

4:00pm – 6:00pm Pre-conference registration

Arriving in Brisbane in time to relax before the event? Join us for pre-registration and an informal welcome reception at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre the day before it all gets going. This is a fantastic chance for some early networking and to register ahead of the crowd. Due to the large number of delegates to be registered, we highly recommend you pre-register at this function and avoid the large queues on the first day of the conference.

DAY ONE

Tuesday 21 November

All day exhibition

Morning Plenary Sessions

* The Australian Government’s digital innovation agenda for rail
* INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE – The role of Crossrail on London’s economy, liveability and connectivity
* Technologies that will impact rail’s development and opportunities
* INDUSTRY PANEL: Getting more freight on rail

Afternoon Technical Sessions

Evening
AusRAIL PLUS 2017
Exhibition Networking Drinks

DAY TWO

Wednesday 22 November

All day exhibition

Morning Plenary Sessions

* Rail’s role in the transport system
* Leveraging technology to empower the customer experience
* On-board information and asset management
* Signalling the revolution: A business case for technology projects

Afternoon Technical Sessions

Evening
AusRAIL PLUS 2017
RTAA Yellow Tie Dinner

DAY THREE

Thursday 23 November

All day exhibition

Morning Plenary Sessions

* ARA Chairman’s Address
* Advanced systems: Benefits of transforming our legacy networks
* 2017 Young Professional Pitching Competition

Afternoon Plenary Sessions

* Getting the right people: How is the Internet of Things reshaping our workforce?
* CEO Forum – Next steps in running the rail revolution
* We are we heading?

Evening
AusRAIL PLUS 2017
Gala Dinner

FOCUS – FREIGHT

7:30

Registration and morning coffee

9:00

Welcome and opening remarks

Danny Broad, CEO, Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

9:10

Market outlook for Australia

Adrian Hart, Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Mining, BIS Shrapnel

9:40

The customer’s customer: Rail’s role in delivering expectations and improving the customer experience

  • When and why we use rail in our business: The Woolworths Story

Chris Brooks, National Transport Manager, Woolworths Limited

10.00

Making rail more competitive and profitable by introducing barcoding to better control inventory and assets

Maria Palazzolo, Chief Executive Officer, GS1 Australia

10.20

Morning tea and official exhibition opening

11.00

Australia’s transport challenge: Prioritising investment to meet the growth of our cities

Marion Terrill, Transport Program Director, Grattan Institute

11.20

Rail in an environment of innovation, competition and opportunity

The Hon John Anderson AO, Chair, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI)

11.40

FORUM
Investment and innovation: How can we fast-forward change in the freight game

Facilitator: Nicole Lockwood, Chair, Freight and Logistics Council WA
John Fullerton, CEO, ARTC
Paul Larsen, CEO, Brookfield Rail
Greg Pauline, Managing Director, Genesee & Wyoming
Mick Cronin, General Manager Strategy & Commercial, NSW Ports

12:30

Lunch followed by Afternoon Technical Sessions

Proudly sponsored by
artc

2:00

All speakers for the afternoon streams are requested to assemble in their stream conference room for final preparations with the session Chair

AFTERNOON TECHNICAL STREAMS
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 | 2.10pm – 3.30pm

RTSA Stream
Hall L,
Ground Floor

2.00 Technical speakers meeting

2.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

John Watsford, Rail Engineering Consultant

2.15 Sydney Metro: Planning a new metro beneath Sydney Harbour and the CBD

Geoff Bateman, Sydney Metro Manager Civil Works Underground Infrastructure, Transport for NSW

2.40 Modernising light rail infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing city

Mike Ford, Senior Track & Civil Design Engineer, Jacobs
Les Kulesza, Principal Advisor, Network Development, Yarra Trams

3.05 Perth’s urban rail renaissance

Dr Philip Laird, Honorary Principal Fellow, University of Wollongong

RTAA Stream
Panorama Room 3,
Upper Level

2.00 Technical speakers meeting

2.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

David Bainbridge, Director Strategic Projects, Systra Scott Lister

2.15 Rail level crossings Sudden death, early retirement or merely a midlife crisis: The performance of SC 47kg/m rail in ARTC’s Interstate Network

Nick Petticrew, Rail Performance Manager, Interstate Network, ARTC

2.40 Non-ballasted track forms: A survey of global best practices

Maneesh Gupta, Technical Director, AECOM Australia

3.05 A cost-effective alternative to conventional concrete track slab design and construction

Todd Clarke, Sales Engineer, Elasto Plastic Concrete

IRSE Stream
Panorama Room 2,
Upper Level

2.00 Technical speakers meeting

2.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

Simeon Cox, Consultant Signalling Engineer, DPTI

2.15 Rail level crossings

Paul Salmon, Professor Human Factors, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

2.40 Near misses in remote locations: Investigating rail level crossing incidents in the Pilbara

Dr Anjum Naweed, Principal Research Fellow, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation

3.05 Level Crossing Power Supply Design for Safety

Ian Maydew, Signal Engineer Standards, ARTC

Rail Suppliers Stream
Panorama Room 1,
Upper Level

2.00 Technical speakers meeting

2.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

Stephan van der Lit, Principal Consultant, hdL Rail and Mass Transit Services

2.15 Innovation and sustainability

Daniel Dunoyé, Business Development Expert, System & Infrastructure, Alstom Asia Pacific
Sophie Hennes, APAC CSR & Sustainability Officer, Alstom Asia Pacific

2.40 How to assess the true value of technology investments

Cameron Collie, National Program Manager – Rail, Quintiq

3.05 Australia’s cities of tomorrow: Light rail as an agent for change

Toby Lodge, Light Rail Sector Lead and Principal, Hassell

3.30

Afternoon tea served within the exhibition

AFTERNOON TECHNICAL STREAMS
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 | 4.10pm – 5.30pm

RTSA Stream
Hall L,
Ground Floor

4.00 Technical speakers meeting

4.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

Bill Laidlaw, Rail Engineering Consultant

4.15 Value capture and other innovations in rail infrastructure procurement

Owen Hayford, Partner, Clayton Utz

4.40 Integration of multi-mode passenger information for regional train and coach operations

Mark Wood, General Manager Communications – Electronics, 4Tel
Tony Crosby General Manager – Services, 4Tel

5.05 Rolling stock fire safety: A global view

Lachlan Henderson, Fire Engineer, Metro Trains Melbourne

RTAA Stream
Panorama Room 3,
Upper Level

4.00 Technical speakers meeting

4.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

Allan Logan, Treasurer, RTAA

4.15 Advances in tamping technology

Roger Grossniklaus, Marketing and Sales Director, MATISA Materiel Industriel

4.40 Future on rail: Economical ecological track maintenance

Rainer Wenty, Manager Strategic Marketing and Roman Wiesinger, Executive Assistant, Plasser & Theurer Austria

5.05 Hydraulic Tamping: A Glimpse into the Future

Sam Botterill, Managing Director, System7 Australia

IRSE Stream
Panorama Room 2,
Upper Level

4.00 Technical speakers meeting

4.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

Trevor Moore, Signalling Standards Engineer, ARTC

4.15 Comparison of advanced train control solutions for freight lines in Australia – “Moving Freight Forward”

Dr Brenton Atchison, Engineering Manager, Advanced Signalling, Siemens

4.40 Long term strategy for wayside systems

Deepak Jagan, Wayside Engineering Analyst, ARTC

5.05 Next generation of high performance turnout renewals

Matthias Mannhart, Director Rhomberg Sersa Technology, Sersa Maschineller Gleisbau Henrik Vocks, Manager Technical Services, Rhomberg Rail Australia

Rail Suppliers Stream
Panorama Room 1,
Upper Level

4.00 Technical speakers meeting

4.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

Stephan van der Lit, Principal Consultant, hdL Rail and Mass Transit Services

4.15 Opening opportunities with connected thinking: Disruption, innovation & technologies in the future of rail

Ben Harland, Transport Digital Delivery Leader, Mott MacDonald

4.40 Challenges in developing an efficient bridge design for the ETTT Viaduct

Penny Campbell, Structural Engineer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

5.05 Building a business case for an Energy Storage System (ESS) in a rail network

Caroline Phillips, Area Sales Manager – Transportation, ABB Australia
Kacper Sokol, Sales Channel Manager, ABB Poland

5.30

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:30 – 7.30

AusRAIL 2016 Exhibition Networking Drinks

Proudly sponsored by
McConnell-Dowell

FOCUS – PASSENGER
Ground Floor, Auditorium L

9:00

Welcome and opening remarks

Danny Broad, CEO, Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

9:10

ARA CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS

Bob Herbert AM, Chairman, Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

9:30

How will sustainable urban passenger transport systems deliver Australia’s future infrastructure needs?

Dr Michelle Zeibots, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney

10:00

Morning tea– served within the Exhibition

10.40

FORUM
Women in rail

Facilitator: David Irwin, CEO, Pacific National
Naomi Frauenfelder, Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation
Luba Grigorovitch, Victorian Branch Secretary, Rail, Tram and Bus Union
Rowenna Walker, Global Service Leader, Rail and Mass Transit, Aurecon
Jenny McAuliffe, Executive General Manager People, ARTC
Eva Wood, Director of Operations, Transport Group, Jacobs
Prof Robert Wood, Director, Centre for Ethical Leadership
Rene Lalande, CEO, Transdev Australia

11.25

Young Rail Professionals Innovation Pitching Competition

Industry leaders:
Sue McCarrey, CEO, The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
Alan Beacham, Executive General Manager Rail & Defence, UGL
Andrew Lezala, Managing Director, Metro Trains Australia

Finalists:
CBD Solar light rail
Alexandra Baranksi, Graduate Engineer (Electrical), Aurizon

A smarter rail way – Intelligent monitoring assets
Jason Bridgman, Systems Development and Support, Train Planning, Operations Planning, Operations, Sydney Trains

The use of passive soundwave interpretation along rails to detect and predict rail defects, lubrication quality and thermal factors
James Donovan, Graduate Engineer, Metro Trains Melbourne

Delightful diversion? Generating public excitement for rail infrastructure
Michelle Doolan, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Aurecon/MMRA

Revisiting economic appraisal for rail projects
Ben Mason, Economist, Arup

12.20

Lunch – served within the Exhibition

1:50

A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Metro in Sydney

Rodd Staples, Program Director, Sydney Metro, Transport for NSW

2:10

Metro in Melbourne

Evan Tattersall, CEO, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA)

2:30

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Wheels of fortune: MTR’s Value Capture Model

Terry Wong, Head of Australian Business, MTR Corporation Limited

3:00

Afternoon tea – served within the Exhibition

3:30

FORUM
Technology, social media and big data: Embracing change to improve the customer offering

Facilitator: Prof Graham Currie, Chair of Public Transport and Director, Public Transport Research Group, Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University
Howard Collins, Chief Executive, Sydney Trains
Andrew Lezala, Managing Director, Metro Trains Australia
Andrew Dudgeon, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation
Loretta Lynch, Managing Director, Gold Coast Light Rail, Keolis Downer
Kevin Wright, Chief Operating Officer, Queensland Rail
Michael Miller, Acting CEO, Downer Rail
Paul Gelston, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia

4.30

Close of AusRAIL 2016 followed by Gala Dinner

7:00

Commencing with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm
AUSRAIL 2016 GALA DINNER
Halls M, N & O, Adelaide Convention Centre

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