Month: July 2011

Maritime and Transport

Airports need to be more flexible and offer choice to passengers

Airports around the world are facing many challenges in their pursuit to manage their operation as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. At the same time passenger demands are changing dramatically. We had the chance to speak with Mark Wolfe, Head of Aviation at Hassell about the future challenges for airports in Australasia. Question: International flights…

27 Jul 2011, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Terry Barnes explains the biggest challenges in private health insurance today

We had the opportunity to speak with Terry Barnes, Principal of Cormorant Policy Advice and Former Senior Policy Advisor to Michael Woodridge and Tony Abbott, who is speaking at the 10th Annual Health Insurance Summit on the 26th and 27th Of July in Sydney. 1. What are the biggest challenges currently facing Australia's private health…

19 Jul 2011, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

“The time has come for high speed rail in Australia,” says Bryan Nye, CEO of ARA

In the lead up to AusRAIL PLUS 2011, Bryan Nye, CEO of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), talks about the reality of high speed rail in Australia and the importance of the passengers as customers. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTCdyjRAzWw] 1. AusRAIL PLUS 2011 is just 5 months away and is shaping up to be the biggest AusRAIL PLUS…

14 Jul 2011, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Regional Airports face unique challenges

Developing and implementing a strategic direction for regional airports often poses major challenges for local government operators. We had the chance to speak with Ben Hargreaves* about key aspects that need to be considered when it comes to regional airport development and how playing at the strength of regional communities can help formulating a vision…

8 Jul 2011, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

Rio Tinto’s Jack Sato talks about future growth of Australia’s iron ore railways

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJwYy--nqLA] We interviewed Jack Sato, Managing Director, Pilbara Infrastructure & Robe River Mining, Rio Tinto at AusRAIL 2010: 1.You are addressing AusRAIL about the future growth of Australia's iron ore railways -- what can you tell us about their development and your thoughts on future trends? 2. How important is rail to the re-ignited mining…

5 Jul 2011, by Informa Australia