2018 Sponsors

Sponsorship packages have now been launched for sale and we invite suppliers and service providers to align their valuable marketing spend alongside the most important and highly attended rail business event for the Asia Pacific this year, AusRAIL 2018.

Premium Platinum and Gala Dinner Sponsor

At Downer, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.
Our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment by building trusted relationships with our customers. Our promise is to work closely with our customers to help them succeed, using world-leading insights and solutions.
Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.
With a history dating back over 150 years, Downer is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and New Zealand Stock Exchange as Downer EDI Limited (DOW). We are an ASX100 company with annual revenue of over A$12 billion. Downer employs over 56,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.

Transport and infrastructure services
Downer has a long history of delivering multi-disciplined, integrated transport and infrastructure projects under a variety of contracting models. Our services include design, build, operation and maintenance of rolling stock, depots, signalling, track and station works, roads and bridges. We work closely with customers to develop suitable solutions and to integrate innovation such as on-demand transport and autonomous vehicles, answering to the evolving needs of local communities.
Downer is currently delivering some of the largest projects in the Australian rail network including Sydney Growth Trains, and Melbourne High Capacity Metro Trains and Melbourne light rail network operations and maintenance.
Other capabilities include integrated intelligent transport solutions, road network management and maintenance, facility maintenance, utilities services and renewable energy technologies.


Premium Gold & Hero Image Sponsor

CAF is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, maintenance and refurbishment of all types of rolling stock with a presence across 5 continents. We deliver railway solutions including financing, signalling, subsystems and engineering services with state of the art technology. Our commitment to delivering custom-tailored solutions, coupled with a focus on technological advancements and sustainable transport products, makes CAF a company that stands for its customers.


Lanyard Sponsor

The skill of building a modern railway rests with integrating many engineering disciplines. We have experts in railway systems, rolling stock, rail operations, asset management and infrastructure construction, renewal and maintenance. We have developed recognised industry expertise in systems engineering, systems integration and assurance. Our systems engineering allows for the packaging of complex engineering projects into manageable components across a project lifecycle. These packages detail the customer requirements as specifications, which are continually verified during each phase of the project life-cycle. Our systems integration approach enables John Holland to be a true turnkey provider. Our operations and maintenance expertise along with our complex rail project interface and integration skills provide us with the knowledge and approach to seamlessly transition from construction into operations and maintenance. Our engineering lifecycle philosophy is aligned with the European Committee for Electro Technical Standardisation (CENELEC). We apply advanced simulation techniques to develop solutions for our customers.


Welcome Reception Sponsor

The Australian Government has selected the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver Inland Rail, in partnership with the private sector. The 1,700km Melbourne to Brisbane programme will complete the ‘spine’ of the national freight network via 13 distinct projects across regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Inland Rail is a once-in-a-generation project connecting regional Australia to domestic and international markets, and will transform the national freight-rail system by delivering improved productivity, shorter transit times, improved network efficiency and reliability, safety improvements, sustainability benefits, and reduced lifecycle costs. transforming the way we move freight around the country.

With Australia’s population projected to increase by 11.8 million people by 2047, productive freight networks, ports and other critical infrastructure are the key to efficient supply chains and to Australia’s competitiveness.

For more details visit inlandrail.com.au

Exhibition Networking Drinks Sponsor

Successful rail projects demand a broad skillset and McConnell Dowell delivers every time. We deliver results across all of phases of a project, from feasibility studies and surveys, through outline and detailed designs, to construction, testing and commissioning. Our strong project engineering, management and planning systems form the backbone of our multi-disciplinary approach. Critical interfaces are integrated, controlled and delivered through experienced project teams. Our integrated approach ensures compatibility of every system, compliance with every specification, and coordination of every element of delivery. With our state-of-the-art rail plant fleet, well-equipped workshop, and team of highly skilled operators, fitters, electricians, supervisors and work crews; McConnell Dowell is Driving Progress in Rail. Always.


Official App Sponsor

The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer.
Thales in Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management and ground transport systems to security systems and services. Employing around 3,600 people, Thales in Australia recorded revenues of more than A $1.2 billion in 2017 and export revenue of over A$1.6 billion in the past 10 years.

Thales Australia has a history of patient investment to build advanced in-country capability across manufacturing, critical systems and services. Close collaborative relationships with local customers, Australian SME suppliers and research institutions combined with technology transfer from our global business enables Thales to tailor high quality solutions for Australian and export markets.


Innovation Hub Sponsor

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. We serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. Our global network includes more than 250 offices in more than 30 countries.

Jacobs has played a key role in Australia’s rail infrastructure projects over the past four decades. Our extensive experience spans the whole project life cycle and our transport infrastructure team comprises engineers, designers, modellers, environmental scientists, urban planners and economists in every state and territory. We are committed to providing the most sustainable, environmental and economically viable solutions to deliver successful outcomes for our clients.


For more information on the opportunities available, please contact the sponsorship and exhibition manager  Deborah Bocock (deborah.bocock@informa.com.au) to discuss the options that suit your business on +61 2 9080 4348.