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.
SHARE LEARNIGS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS INCLUDING:
- Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
- Bonnie Ryan, Senior Manager – Freight, Logistics & Industrial Sectors, GS1 Australia
- Dr Carla Boehl, Principal Consultant Asset Management, SNC-Lavalin
- Anshul Bajpai, Senior Engineer Reliability, Rio Tinto Iron Ore –Rail
- Stuart Harrison, Head of Rail Operations, Roy Hill
- Prof Maksym Spiryagin, Deputy Director of the Centre for Railway
- Engineering, CQUniversity Australia
- Cong Qiu, Senior Track and Materials Engineer, Institute of Railway Technology
- Michael Charlesworth, HSEQ Manager, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia
- Graham Hjort, General Manager Control Systems, 4Tel
- Mark Wood, General Manager, Communications/Electronics, 4Tel
- Matthew Barker, NYAB Systems Engineer, Knorr-Bremse Australia
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
Technical site tour – Roy Hill Remote Operations Centre, Perth
17 October 2018
The group will depart the Hyatt Regency at 2pm for a 90min tour starting at 2.30pm. At the end of the tour, the coach will drop off delegates to Perth Airport before returning to the Hyatt Regency at 4.50pm.
Conference delegates will enjoy a tour of Roy Hill’s Perth-based integrated Corporate Headquarters and Remote Operations Centre (ROC) which provides end to end integration of its operations, marketing and corporate services functions. The central component of the ROC is the control room, which houses the Demand Chain team who are responsible for the operational planning, scheduling and execution of production activities across all areas of operations.
Reserve your place on the tour when booking for the conference. NB: No PPE requirements
Conference Dinner – 16 October 2018
To be held at the Hyatt Perth, the conference dinner provides you with the perfect opportunity to continue networking and connecting with peers in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Open exclusively to conference attendees and invited industry guests, register at the time of your conference booking.