Networking Events

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Exhibition Networking Drinks Sponsor

Welcome Reception – Sponsored by ARTC/Inland Rail

Monday 26 November 2018
When: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: National Convention Centre Canberra
Dress: Smart casual

Pre-registration at AusRAIL 2018 is highly recommended. With over 700 delegates attending, Why not beat the rush and enjoy some early networking by attending our pre-registration and Welcome Reception.

Receive your badge in a relaxed environment, before enjoying an informal drink with colleagues to discuss the week ahead.

Networking Drinks – Sponsored by McConnell Dowell

Tuesday 27 November 2018 
When: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: National Convention Centre Canberra
Dress: Business Attire

One of the major networking functions at AusRAIL 2018, the Exhibition Networking Drinks will bring together, delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and other attendees to network and discuss the day’s proceedings over drinks and canapés all accompanied by some light entertainment.

Networking breakfast session for sponsors and exhibition stand staff

Wednesday 28 November 2018
When: 7.00am – 8.00am
Where: Exhibition Halls, National Convention Centre Canberra
Dress: Business Attire

Hosted by the ARA, this breakfast session, exclusive to sponsors, exhibitors and invited guests, is an opportunity to network with other suppliers and recharge for the exciting day ahead.

Gala Dinner –  Sponsored by Downer

Gala Dinner has reached full capacity
Wednesday 28 November 2018
When: 7.00pm – 11.00pm, Pre-dinner drinks served from 6.30pm
Where: Great Hall, Parliament House
Dress: Black Tie

The annual AusRAIL Gala Dinner is one of the highlights of the rail industry calendar and is the perfect ending to 2 full days of networking, deal making and strategic planning. We are delighted to have Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) performing a precision drill as part of the celebrations which will include the announcement of the Winner of the Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition.

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