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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


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Site Tour

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.

We are now at capacity for the site tour and a wait list has been created. The attendance list will be finalised on-site at the conference.

Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner – 16 October 2018
Guest speaker: Michelle Cowan

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. We’re delighted to have Michelle Cowan join us to share her amazing stories that are a tribute to what all of us can achieve with enough guts, grit and groove!

Michelle has been involved in AFL for over 16 years, she has worked as an Assistant Coach in the WAFL before taking on a duel role at Melbourne Football Club as the Senior Coach of their Women’s Team and Development Coach for the Men’s team. She was awarded the 2013 Football Women of the Year and is the current Senior Coach for the Fremantle Dockers as they embark on the Inaugural AFL Women’s season in 2017.

The dinner is open exclusively to conference attendees and invited industry guests, register at the time of your conference booking.

when & where

16 - 17 Oct 2018

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

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Tina Karas
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+61 2 9080 4408

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