Month: February 2015

Transport & Logistics

Light rail the perfect match for modern lifestyles | Sandrine Gaubert, Keolis Downer

Sandrine Gaubert is Network Development Strategy Manager for Keolis Downer and works along the network teams for both Yarra Trams and Keolis Downer Gold Coast. She will be speaking at the 2015 Light Rail conference, 5 -6 March in Sydney. We sat down with Sandrine to talk about her background and the recent renaissance in…

27 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Targeting the greatest rail risks | Interviews with Kevin Thompson & David Murton

The 2015 Rail Safety conference, 24-26 March in Melbourne, is one of the most important events for the rail industry. We sat down in the lead up with two of the international speakers to talk about what they perceive as the greatest risks for the sector. Kevin Thompson is Railway Risk Advisor with the Rail…

25 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

Mining & Resources

Is natural gas a ‘game changer’ for Africa’s economy?

Godwin Sweto is the current managing director of South African firm Encorex, who specialise in energy consulting, strategy advisory, investment and petroleum product trading. We caught up with Godwin who will be speaking at the Onshore Gas Africa conference in a couple of months as he shares with us his insights regarding natural gas and its potential to be a game changer…

24 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Regulating rail| Interview with Sue McCarrey, ONRSR

Sue McCarrey is Chief Executive Officer of The Office of the National Safety Regulator (ONRSR). The ONRSR is an independent body whose primary objectives are to encourage and enforce safe operations and to promote and improve national rail safety. Sue will be making a keynote presentation at the 2015 RISSB Rail Safety Conference, 24 - 26 March…

19 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rail industry comes together with TrackSAFE | Bob Herbert AM

Bob Herbert is a respected veteran of industry and a strong champion of safety and the rail industry working together to save lives. He has an impeccable reputation for strong leadership and good governance, and in 2005 he was awarded an Order of Australia for services to industry. Bob took on the role of the…

18 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

What are the promising techniques for South Africa’s iron ore evaluation and production?

Africa is showing great promise in its strategies to approach ferrous metal beneficiation to maximise the utility of existing ore deposits. South Africa is leading the way after President Jacob Zuma announced an official government strategy in 2011, stating 'beneficiation was a priority in order for the country to ‘reap the full benefits of its…

17 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

#MakeItHappen on International Women’s Day

By Jenny Strachan* In 1917, on the last Sunday in February (March 8 in the modern Gregorian calendar) thousands of women in Russia staged a war protest and strike under the banner “Bread and Peace”. Four days later the Tsar abdicated and the provisional Government gave women the right to vote. Nearly 100 years later…

16 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

When rail meets road: Making trams safer with Clément Michel, Yarra Trams

Clément Michel is currently Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams and will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 Rail Safety conference. Clement was kind enough to sit down with us in the lead up to the conference to talk about his experience and the important issues facing rail with regards to safety. Clément, can…

13 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Education

Universities across the globe improving student culture for better retention

It is again that time of year when many new undergraduate students will be commencing their higher education journey. However, within this time it has become increasingly important for universities to lower student attrition rates. Not only is attrition a financial burden on higher education institutions, but it is disadvantageous for students who are looking…

12 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

Mining & Resources

Reliable energy supply solutions in remote areas

In anticipation of our 2nd Annual Remote Area Power Supply conference which is being held next month, we asked a few key speakers what they were most looking forward to discussing with other attendees over the two days. The event is the only one of its kind to specifically look at the opportunities and barriers…

12 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

The changing nature of business continuity

Is your organisation keeping up with the evolving nature of business continuity? The ability to maintain, or rapidly recover business critical assets and services in the event of sudden disruptions requires a complex mix of operational resilience, business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency response planning. When co-ordinated effectively, this has a direct impact on the…

11 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

“This is our time” – Highlights of the 2014 Operating Theatre Management Conference

According to ABS and AIHW figures, there are over 3,000 operating theatres in Australian hospitals. Despite the many differences across the system and facilities, the 2014 Operating Theatre Management conference highlighted the importance of communication, working together and the realisation that, “we all have the same issues, problems and successes”. As Ross Mace, Nurse Unit…

11 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights