Monday 26 November

Technical site tour: Canberra Metro Light Rail Depot | 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a guided tour of the Canberra Metro Light Rail Depot in Mitchell for an update on how light rail will transform Canberra and deliver a truly integrated transport system. Starting with a welcome from the Canberra Metro CEO, attendees will enjoy project updates and expert briefings on the safety, construction, LRV testing and commission activities, current and future innovations and operations of Canberra Metro.

Places are strictly limited and a waitlist has been created.

 

WELCOME RECEPTION | 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Pre-conference registration, Foyer National Convention Centre (NCC)

Territory Welcome Address
Meegan Fitzharris MLA, Minister for Transport and City Services, ACT Government

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CONFERENCE DAY ONE | Tuesday 27 November 2018

07:30    Registration and welcome tea and coffee
08:50    Safety briefing

09:00    Welcome to Country
Duncan Wiradjuri Smith OAM

09:10    Opening remarks
Danny Broad, CEO, Australasian Railway Association

09:20    KEYNOTE | Futureproofing the rail industry: A customer centric exploration
Frances Valintine, Founder, Tech Futures Lab

10:00    Identifying the skills for a better future
Adrian Hart, Associate Director, BIS Oxford Economics

10:30    Morning tea within the exhibition

11:10    The yoga of rail: Creating customer connections in a service economy
Dr Polly McGee, Author, Digital Strategist, Good Hustler

11:40    2018 Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition
Industry judges: Emma Thomas, Director General, Transport Canberra
Nick Easy, CEO, Queensland Rail
Anna Squire, Australasia Rail Business Leader, Arup
Steve Butcher, Executive General Manager, Rail Business Group, John Holland
Finalists:
Tyler Plowright, Operational Technology Engineer, Pacific National | Regional freight deliveries
Pranoy Banerjee, Advisor, CWG Project Services | Gamification of rail safety
Jessica Ghaleb, Track and Civil Engineer, Jacobs | Hands-free ticketing
Owen Plagens, Asset Strategy Engineer, Downer | Intelligent Seating Recommendation System (iSRS)
Henry Swisher, Strategic Consultant – Energy Markets, Jacobs | Producing hydrogen for Australia’s long distance freight network

12:30    Future Leaders

13:00    Lunch served within the exhibition

14:10    Afternoon technical sessions

  • RTSA Stream
    Light rail Bradman
    Bradman Theatrette, Ground Floor

    14:00 Technical speakers meeting

    14:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    Bill Laidlaw, Rail Engineering Consultant

    14:15 Canberra Metro
    Tilo Franz, General Manager, Operations and Maintenance, Canberra Metro Operations

    14:40 Planning a new light rail system for success and community acceptance
    Scott Elaurant, Transport Planning Lead, Arup Jacobs Joint Venture Auckland Light Rail
    James Quinlan, Design Manager, Arup Jacobs Joint Venture Auckland Light Rail

    15:05 Sydney Light Rail: Light rail for a better future
    Robert Casimir, Executive Project Manager, Jacobs
    Chris McDougall, Technical Director, GHD

  • RTAA Stream
    Lessons learned for the future
    Royal Theatre, First Floor

    14:00 Technical speakers meeting

    14:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    Thomas Kerr, President, Rail Track Association Australia

    14:15 Quality assurance at work: A story of depot weld compliance
    Ruben de Vries, Quality Engineer, Australian Rail Track Corporation

    14:40 Slab track: The Australian verses international experience
    Jefferson Fern, Head of VFS Australia, Vossloh

    15:05 Experiences after one year of RailPAVE and IVES in Australia
    Henrik Vocks, Manager Technical Services, Rhomberg Rail Australia
    Ryan Jansz, National Technical Manager – Asphalt, Boral Asphalt

  • IRSE Stream
    Menzies Theatrette, Ground Floor

    14:00 Technical speakers meeting

    14:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    Trevor Moore, Principal Signals Engineer, Endeavour Management & Engineering

    14:15 Proven SIL levels on new rail projects
    Mercedes Gonzalez-Palacio, Principal Consultant, Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC)
    Steve Bickley, Australia Rail Director, Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC)

    14:40 Road train operator perspectives of level crossing safety risks in remote areas: Preliminary findings and implications for action
    Associate Professor Anjum Naweed, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation and CQUniversity

    15:05 Using a SIL-rated driver advisory system to improve train operations safety and efficiency
    Tony Crosby, General Manager – Services, 4Tel

  • Rail Suppliers Stream
    Nicholls Theatrette, Ground Floor

    14:00 Technical speakers meeting

    14:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    Joe Schembri, Director – Rail HVAC, Knorr-Bremse Australia

    14:15 Real progress in rail research and development
    Dr Stuart Thomson, CEO, Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

    14:40 Update on harmonisation of Australian rolling stock standards and what’s next
    Neil Gibbs, Executive Director Rolling Stock, Rolling Stock Development Division, Transport for Victoria

    15:05 Leveraging major project procurement to deliver benefits to regional NSW
    Dr Jane Inglis, Senior Manager Regional Development and Sustainability, Transport for NSW
    Yvette King, Aboriginal Participation Manager, Transport for NSW

  • ONRSR Stream
    Sutherland Theatrette, Ground Floor

    14:00 Technical speakers meeting

    14:10 Opening remarks from the Chair

    14:15 The National Rail Safety Regulator – Where is rail safety in 2018?
    Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

    14:40 Accreditation of new technology
    Peter Doggett, Executive Director National Operations, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

    15:05 Learnings from major projects
    Simon Foster, Executive Director Technical, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

15:30    Afternoon tea served within the exhibition

16:10    Afternoon technical sessions

  • RTSA Stream
    What’s ahead
    Bradman Theatrette, Ground Floor

    16:00 Technical speakers meeting

    16:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    John Watsford, Rail Engineering Consultant

    16:15 Which speed rail? The case for faster rail
    Graeme Steverson, Technical Executive Transport Planning, WSP

    16:40 It’s time to finish the job: Connecting Port of Brisbane to Inland Rail
    Peter Keyte, Chief Operating Officer, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd

    17:05 Freight rail: The untapped key to resolving passenger rail demand?
    Mark Xerri, Senior Transport Planner, WSP

  • RTAA Stream
    Developments for the future
    Royal Theatre, First Floor

    16:00 Technical speakers meeting

    16:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    Allan Logan, Treasurer, Rail Track Association Australia

    16:15 Securing a sustainable future for rail
    Steven Johnson, Managing Director, MATISA Australia
    Nikan Rezvani, Continuous Improvement Lead, Schneider Electric

    16:40 Broken rail detection system: A reliable and accurate onboard solution
    Stewart Blair, Head of Development, MRX Technologies, A Siemens Business

    17:05 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for railway inspection
    Dongyu Zhang, PHD Candidate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University MAE and Institute of Railway Technology

  • IRSE Stream
    Menzies Theatrette, Ground Floor

    16:00 Technical speakers meeting

    16:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    Georgina Hartwell, Vice Chair, IRSE Australasia

    16:15 A coherent national strategy for network control systems
    Bill Palazzi, Director, palazzirail

    16:40 How to reduce the impact of track circuits failures
    Stanislas Pinte, CEO, ERTMS Solutions

    17:05 Going digital in an operating railway
    Warwick Talbot, Deputy Executive Director Engineering System Integrity, Sydney Trains

  • Rail Suppliers Stream
    Nicholls Theatrette, Ground Floor

    16:00 Technical speakers meeting

    16:10 Opening remarks from the Chair
    Terry Sherliker, Head of Strategic Asset Management and Digital Transformation – RSS, Downer Rail

    16:15 The case for systems engineering investment in early stages of Australian rail projects
    Bradley Hocking, Systems Engineer, Shoal Engineering
    Jase Berry, Graduate Engineer, Shoal Engineering

    16:40 Rail for a safer and more reliable future through the internet of trains
    Beatrice Lippus, Associate Vice President Transportation Business Unit, Cyient
    Ravi Murty, Deputy General Manager Rail Transportation Business Unit, Cyient

    17:05 Running like clockwork: How Zurich’s trams keep to time
    David Panter, Industry Solutions Manager – ITS, Trapeze Group Asia Pacific

  • ONRSR Stream
    Sutherland Theatrette, Ground Floor

    16:00 Technical speakers meeting

    16:10 Opening remarks from the Chair

    16:15 Policy update: Fatigue, drug and alcohol, cost recovery
    Julie Bullas, Executive Director Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

    16:40 Trespass and self-harm countermeasures
    Associate Professor Anjum Naweed, Researcher, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation

    17:05 Closing remarks from the Chair

17:30    CLOSE OF DAY ONE

EXHIBITION NETWORKING DRINKS for speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and conference delegates
Served within the Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor

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CONFERENCE DAY TWO | Wednesday 28 November 2018

08:00    Registration and welcome tea and coffee

08:40    Safety briefing

09:00    Welcome and Chairman’s Opening Address
Bob Herbert AM, Chair, Australasian Railway Association and TrackSAFE

09:20    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADDRESS
Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

09:40    FEDERAL OPPOSITION ADDRESS
Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Shadow Minister for Tourism

10:00    PANEL | Rail for a better future: Priorities of the next generation
Amy Lezala, Head of Engineering – Rolling Stock, Metro Trains Melbourne
Michelle Doolan, Track & Civil Engineer, AECOM
Jamie Ross-Smith, Commercial and Compliance Manager, Unipart Group Australia
Dallas Martin, Regional Manager – West, V/Line

10:40    Morning tea within the exhibition

11:10    Urban rail and smart cities of the future
James A. Moore, Principal, Advanced Planning Group, Jacobs (USA)

11:35    Transforming the logistics of the future
James Dixon, General Manager, Transport and Aviation, Australia Post

12:00    THE GREAT DEBATE | Would passengers get a better deal if train operations were privately operated?
René Lalande, CEO, Transdev
Howard Collins OBE, Chief Executive, Sydney Trains
Leah Waymark, Chief Corporate Relations and Business Development Officer, Metro Trains Australia
More debaters to be announced

12:40    Lunch served within the exhibition

14:10    A customer led future
Todd Moyle, Chief Operations Officer, KiwiRail

14:35    Transforming the future: Inland Rail project update
Richard Wankmuller, CEO, Inland Rail, Australian Rail Track Corporation

15:00    PANEL | Creating the supply chain for a better freight future
Facilitator:
Dr Hermione Parsons, Industry Professor and Director, Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics, Deakin University
Panelists:
Marika Califas, CEO, NSW Ports
Todd Moyle, Chief Operations Officer, KiwiRail
Andrew Adams, President Freight, Pacific National
More panellists to be announced

15:40    PANEL | Smart rail: Technology of the future

Facilitator:
Loulou Hammad, Head of Communications, Australia, Bombardier

Panelists:
Paul Harris, Principal Engineer – Operational Control Systems, Network Integrity, Project & Assurance Division, Public Transport Victoria
Doug Creighton, Deputy Director, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)
Mark Smith, Director, Industry & Technical Development, Asset Standards Authority, Freight, Strategy and Planning Division, Transport for NSW
Stuart Thompson, CEO, Rail Manufacturing CRC
Bonnie Ryan, Senior Manager – Freight, Logistics & Industrial Sectors, GS1 Australia
Facilitator: Loulou Hammad, Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier

16:20    Close of AusRAIL 2018

19:00    AusRAIL 2018 Gala Dinner
Great Hall, Parliament House
Commencing with pre-dinner drinks at 6:30pm

We are delighted to have Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) performing a precision drill at the Gala Dinner – a perfect way to end 2 full days of networking, deal making and strategic planning.

The ARA AusRAIL Gala Dinner has reached full capacity.

For any Gala Dinner booking enquiries, please email our Customer Service team at info@informa.com.au.

 

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