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.
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
CALL FOR PAPERS
Share your learnings, case studies and practical solutions with colleagues and customers across industry.
Forward your submission to the Conference Manager, Tina Karas at Tina.Karas@informa.com.au. Submissions should be 200-400 words and contain your full contact details along with a presentation title, theme and main findings.
Deadline: Friday 1 November 2019
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
Great people with great experience presenting
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.
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.
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.
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600