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ARA Heavy Haul Rail

The Australian heavy haul rail industry, boasting some the heaviest and longest trains, continues to lead the world in operations and innovation

16 – 17 October 2018 | Hyatt Regency Perth

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The Australasian Railway Association and Informa are pleased to be bringing our 8th Heavy Haul Rail Conference to Perth. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency on the 16 and 17 October 2018.

The Australian heavy haul rail industry, boasting some the heaviest and longest trains, continues to lead the world in operations and innovation. With commodity markets regaining confidence, becoming an even more efficient supply chain for the export of coal and iron ore is fundamental to Australia’s productivity.

The agenda will showcase the best in local and international project expertise and will give attendees an understanding of the strategic directions of the major industry players together with an update on developments in equipment, technology and maintenance.

Key topics will include:

  • Market outlook for Australia
  • Heavy haul operations across Australia
  • Delivering efficiency through strategic rail freight networks
  • Role of ports in successful heavy haul supply chains
  • Implementation of advanced simulation techniques for wheel/rail wear
  • Improving weld performance in heavy haul railways
  • Technology and innovation
  • Software solutions for improved efficiency and optimisation of assets

Interested in participating?
Forward your submission to the Conference Manager, Tina Karas at
Submissions should be 200-400 words and contain your full contact details along with a presentation title, theme and main findings.
Deadline: Friday 22 June 2018


Packages Price
Two day conference - Standard rate$2095+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - ARA member rate$1676+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 30)*$1047+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - ARA Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 30)*$838+GSTEarly Bird

Young Professionals rate (Under 30)*
ARA Members & Non-Members

The ARA is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals, aged 30 years old and under on 16 October 2018, to attend this year’s ARA Heavy Haul Rail conference.

*To receive the Young Professionals discounted rate, you must be aged 30 years or younger.

Note: You will be required to provide ID on the day of the event.

Eligible for the ARA Members Rate? Visit the directory here.

when & where

16 - 17 Oct 2018

Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, WA 6000
+61 8 9225 1234

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Tina Karas
General Manager
+61 2 9080 4408

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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