Almost 1000 rail professionals from 25 countries will be in Adelaide on Tuesday and Wednesday to debate ‘Rail’s role in moving the economy forward’ at AusRAIL, the largest rail conference and exhibition in the southern hemisphere.
The two-day event includes 75 local and overseas speakers who will cover a range of topics, from the Woolworths experience using rail freight to Hong Kong’s use of value capture to fund its metro.
Sessions will also provide more technical advice and learnings on improving level crossing safety.
ARA CEO Danny Broad said the conference will provide a broad, relevant variety of topics to appeal to the entire rail industry.
“On Tuesday, Marion Terrill, Transport Program Director of the Grattan Institute will discuss how we can priorities investment to meet the growth of our cities, he said.
“As a historically male-dominated industry, a Women in Rail panel session on Wednesday will discuss what the industry should be doing to improve the gender balance and be a workplace of choice for all genders.”
The AusRAIL conference concludes Wednesday afternoon with a Panel discussing how technology, social media and big data can improve the customer offering.
“Rail operators are increasingly turning to apps and digitalisation to improve the customer experience. This session will bring together industry leaders to discuss what is already being done and what the future holds for rail in this space,” continued Mr Broad.
Mr Broad said he was pleased the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) was able to host such an all-encompassing rail experience, with 112 organisations set to display the latest and greatest of all things rail in the Adelaide Exhibition Centre.
“Visitors are welcome to wander through the exhibition hall free-of-charge to see first-hand the future in all things rail,” said Mr Broad.
“Anyone with an interest in rail would benefit from joining us at AusRAIL,” concluded Mr Broad.
For more information or for the conference program, please visit the conference website: www.ausrail.com
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