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ARA Light Rail 2020

4-5 March 2020 | Hyatt Canberra

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overview

Informa Australia and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) are pleased to announce Light Rail 2020. Canberra has been selected as host city, following on from the highly anticipated and successful launch of stage one of the Light Rail network for our nation’s capital. The event will be held at the Hyatt Hotel on 4 and 5 March, 2020.

The conference will bring together operators, manufacturers, contractors and industry and government stakeholders of every level across the light rail sector to hear cutting-edge case studies, project updates and learn from successful projects in Australasia and the world. Across Australasian, light rail is reshaping the transport landscape and transforming the way we travel by offering smart solutions and completing multimodal connections. Light rail provides sustainable, smart and safe solutions to the congestion and capacity challenges currently faced by our cities and regions. With investment in light rail at record levels, now it is the time to build a long-term, strategic future that benefits all.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Glenn Bentley, CEO, ALTRAC
  • Julien Dehornoy, CEO, Yarra Trams
  • Chris Steel MLA, Minister for Transport, Minister for City Services, Minister for Roads and Active Travel, Minister for Recycling and Waste Reduction, Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Duncan Edghill, Chief Projects Officer, Major Projects Canberra
  • Brian Brennan, Chief Officer, Light Rail Operations, Transdev Australasia
  • Tilo Franz, General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, CMET
  • Michelle Batsas, Executive Director, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
  • Anand Thomas, Program Director, Parramatta Light Rail, Transport for NSW
  • Michelle Blicavs, CEO, Consulting Surveyors National
  • Jean-Francois Blanc, Solution Director, Tramway Systems, Alstom
  • Dr Ali Parvizi, National Marketing & Sales, Traction, ABB Australia
  • Becky Wood, Global Service Leader, Rail & Mass Transit, Aurecon
  • Steve Dudley, Technical Director, Aurecon
  • Mike Ford, Senior Track & Civil Design Engineer, Jacobs
  • Anna Loughnan, Graduate Civil Engineer, Jacobs
  • Michael Charlesworth, HSEQ Manager, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia
  • Ash Athukoralalage, Wheel/Rail Interface Engineer, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia
  • Paul Fergusson, Team Lead Project Management Services (Newcastle), SNC-Lavalin Atkins
  • Kenneth Ooi, Senior Consultant, SNC-Lavalin Atkins
  • Scott Ney, Section Executive, Transport Advisory and Planning, WSP

Topics will include:

  • Project updates
  • Finance, procurement and funding options
  • Planning, design, delivery and asset management
  • Customer engagement and experience: Ensuring passengers feel safe, confident, empowered and informed
  • Data and disruption
  • Signalling, communications, control systems and integration
  • Meeting future passenger, traffic and network capacity needs
  • Emerging technologies and designing the next generation of trams

 

Highlights for 2019 included:

Great networking opportunities and the dinner was excellent
– Transdev Auckland

Learning about the new light rail projects recently delivered or about to be delivered throughout Australia, especially learning about the shared lessons and similar experiences
– Bombardier

Great people with great experience presenting
– PTV

 

EXTENDED FOR 2019!

Young Professionals rate (Under 35)*
The ARA is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals, aged 35 years old and under on 4 March 2020, to attend this year’s ARA Light Rail conference.

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pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2195+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Single Ticket $200+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Single Ticket $160+GST
Dinner - Table of 10 $2000+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Table of 10 $1600+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1756+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Single Ticket $200+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Single Ticket $160+GST
Dinner - Table of 10 $2000+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Table of 10 $1600+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$878+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Single Ticket $200+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Single Ticket $160+GST
Dinner - Table of 10 $2000+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Table of 10 $1600+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1,097.50+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Single Ticket $200+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Single Ticket $160+GST
Dinner - Table of 10 $2000+GST
Dinner (ARA Member) - Table of 10 $1600+GST

ARA Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*

The ARA is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals, aged 30 years old and under on 4 March 2020, to attend this year’s ARA Light Rail conference.

*To receive the Young Professionals discounted rate, you must be aged 35 years or younger.

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

 

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speakers

Chris Steel MLA

Minister for Transport, Minister for City Services, Minister for Roads and Active Travel, Minister for Recycling and Waste Reduction, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Duncan Edghill

Chief Projects Officer, Major Projects Canberra, ACT Government

Julien Dehornoy

Executive Director, Passenger Experience Delivery, Yarra Trams

Tilo Franz

General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, CMET

Michelle Blicavs

CEO, Consulting Surveyors National

Jean-François Blanc

Solution Director, Tramway Systems, Alstom

Dr Ali Parvizi

National Marketing & Sales, Traction, ABB Australia

Steve Dudley

Technical Director, Aurecon

Paul Fergusson

Team Lead Project Management Services (Newcastle), SNC-Lavalin Atkins

Kenneth Ooi

Senior Consultant, SNC-Lavalin Atkins

Michael Charlesworth

HSEQ Manager, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia

Ash Athukoralalage

Wheel/Rail Interface Engineer, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia

Mike Ford

Senior Track & Civil Design Engineer, Jacobs

Anna Loughnan

Graduate Civil Engineer, Jacobs

Lead Sponsor Profile

CAF is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, maintenance and refurbishment of all types of rolling stock with a presence across 5 continents. We deliver railway solutions including financing, signalling, subsystems and engineering services with state of the art technology. Our commitment to delivering custom-tailored solutions, coupled with a focus on technological advancements and sustainable transport products, makes CAF a company that stands for its customers.

www.caf.net

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Conference Dinner

National Portrait Gallery

The 2020 Light Rail Conference Dinner will take place at the National Portrait Gallery. Starting with drinks at 18:30, the evening will provide the perfect opportunity to relax and network with industry peers. Attendees will also enjoy a self-guided tour of the Gallery’s collection which includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia.

* The dinner is only available to conference speakers and delegates.

Dinner Venue:
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
www.npg.gov.au

when & where

04 - 05 Mar 2020

Hyatt Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave
Canberra ACT 2600
+61 (02) 6270 1234

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contact

Still have a question?

Tina Karas
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4408
Tina.karas@informa.com.au

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship Manager
+61 406 530 043
Sarah.Ingram@informa.com

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