Located on the First Floor of the Exhibition, the Hub will be an innovation destination for all to enjoy, featuring live presentations, industry resources and an interactive social media experience.


Innovation Hub Sponsor


10:40    Transport for NSW: Creating an innovation ecosystem
Mark Smith, Director, Industry & Technical Development, Asset Standards Authority, Freight, Strategy and Planning Division, Transport for NSW

13:10    The design reuse revolution
John Dyer, Project Manager Standardised Design Solutions & Cherie Lee, Value Engineering Manager, Level Crossing Removal Authority

13:35    Putting innovation on the rails
Jacqueline Linke, Manager Innovation & Strategy, Sydney Trains

15:35   Current approaches combining new technology and human factors to improve safety at level crossings
Gregoire Larue, Senior Research Fellow, ACRI


10:45    Heading down the right track: Making a compelling business case for rail
Ben Mason, Economist, Frontier Economics

12:50    Godzilla versus Monet: Art and greening meets the rail monster
Karan Coombe-Smith, Rail Care, Unit Manager, Environment and Amenity, Rail Maintenance, Asset Management, DPTI

13:15    A sustainable future with solar powered trains
Geoff Clark, Rail Safety Manager, Byron Bay Railroad Company