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Light Rail 2019

Light rail: Shaping a sustainable future

4-5 March 2019 | Crown Melbourne

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overview

We are developing a forward-looking agenda that will showcase the industry’s capabilities, drive for innovation and collaboration and contribution to a livable and sustainable society 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

Join us in 2019!

 

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agenda

8:00 am

Registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 am

Administration and safety briefing

9:10 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Loulou Hammad, Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier

9:20 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Next steps for Victoria’s light rail network

The Hon Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Public Transport Victoria

9:50 am

ARA Address

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

10:10 am

  • An overview of initiatives currently underway, including a $230 million tram upgrade program
  • New approaches to network separation and traffic light priority to improve reliability of the network and safety for all road users
  • Best-practice stop design and network upgrade works
  • Keolis Downer’s sustainability plan

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

Moving Cities: Developing the climate protection, energy efficiency and customer experience of the future

Senior Representative, Bombardier,

11:40 am

G:link – From Commonwealth Games legacy to Stage 3

Phil Mumford, Chief Executive Officer, GoldlinQ

12:10 pm

Transport development and light rail projects in NSW

Marg Prendergast, Coordinator General, Transport Coordination, Transport for NSW

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

  • Update on Newcastle Light Rail (NLR)
  • Benefits and achievements of an integrated transport network under a single franchise agreement
  • NRL’s central role in NSW Government’s Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Program

2:10 pm

Let’s talk light rail: Educating the public on light rail safety

Naomi Frauenfelder, Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

2:40 pm

RISSB’s role in helping industry write its own light rail standards

Jesse Baker, General Manager - Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board

3:10 am

Networking and refreshment break

3:10 pm

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

3:40 am

Predicting and preventing Red Signal Breach (RSB) incidents in light rail systems || Stream: SYSTEMS, SAFETY, COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

Associate Professor Anjum Naweed, CQUniversity

3:40 pm

Targeting more effective tram priority investment using an innovative placemaking and streetscape framework || Stream: DESIGN, PLANNING & ASSET MANAGEMENT

Matt Diemer, PhD Student, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University

4:10 pm

Newcastle Light Rail: An overview of the signals, controls and communications solution || Stream: SYSTEMS, SAFETY, COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

Tony Crosby, General Manager of Services, 4Tel

Canberra Case Study: Applying a movement and place framework in planning light rail || Stream: DESIGN, PLANNING & ASSET MANAGEMENT

Marcus Sainsbury, Director Planning and Design, Transport Canberra Light Rail, ACT Government

4:40 pm

Safety in design: Creating the crashworthiness standards to protect light rail passengers || Stream: SYSTEMS, SAFETY, COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

Dr Jademond Kiang, Senior Consultant, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC Lavalin

Update on how catenary-free technology solutions are transforming cities || Stream: DESIGN, PLANNING & ASSET MANAGEMENT

Jean-François Blanc, Solution Director, Tramway Systems, Alstom

5:10 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference day one

Loulou Hammad, Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier

Pre-dinner drinks from 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Steve Sammartino, Futurist and Business Technologist

Steve Sammartino, Australia’s leading Futurist will join us to make sense of how technology is shaping society and the economy. He’s created technology world firsts, written extensively and has a rare ability to communicate his experiences all on stage. His high-octane address will change how you see the world.

Starting with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm, the dinner is open to conference delegates, speakers and their guests. Be sure to join us for a night of relaxed networking and one of the highlights in the light rail industry calendar.

Register at the time of your conference booking.

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8:30 am

Registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 am

Administration and safety briefing

9:10 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Meeting Australia’s future infrastructure challenges: The role of light rail in an integrated transport network

Anna Chau, Acting Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia

  • What can we learn from current bidding processes?
  • How can we achieve better funding allocation and coordination?
  • How will we fund and finance future light rail projects – PPPs, taxation, user-pays?
  • How will disruption impact the financing of the infrastructure sector?

Panelists:

10:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:50 am

Canberra Light Rail: Driving change

Emma Thomas, Director-General, Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate (TCCS), ACT Government

11:20 am

Auckland Light Rail

11:50 am

  • What could go wrong?
  • Innovation and risk management
  • Industry solutions to managing the unique aspects of light rail construction challenges

12:20 pm

  • Communication and engagement throughout the project lifecycle – how do we build trust and create a social licence?
  • Exploring best practice examples on how to integrate traditional communication tools and new and emerging technology to get the best cut-through to customers
  • Learn from real-life examples, the best ways to keep your communities and stakeholders informed and engaged

1:00 pm

CLOSING | Lunch and end of conference

2:00 pm

2.00-5.00pm

Attendees will experience first-hand how Bombardier designs, manufactures and delivers reliable, safe and sustainable transport in a world of urban growth and digital design. With its manufacturing headquarters in Dandenong, South-East Melbourne, Bombardier has enjoyed more than 60 years in Australia and employs a workforce of over 1,000 operating across all states and rail ecosystems.

As a rail technology leader, Bombardier provides the full spectrum of rail solutions, from the manufacture of commuter trains and trams to the supply of complete rail transportation systems and system integration. With its local engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Bombardier also provides solutions for signalling, propulsion and control technology, asset management and through-life support.

All visitors are to wear closed in shoes, no heels.  All other PPE (ie; bump cap, specs and reflective vest) will be provided by Bombardier on site. Attendees will depart from and return to the Crown Plaza following the tour. Register your place at the time of booking.  

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2095+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Standard Rate (Single Ticket) $180+GST
Dinner - Standard Rate (Table of 10) $1620+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Single Ticket) $144+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Table of 10) $1296+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1676+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Standard Rate (Single Ticket) $180+GST
Dinner - Standard Rate (Table of 10) $1620+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Single Ticket) $144+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Table of 10) $1296+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$838+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Standard Rate (Single Ticket) $180+GST
Dinner - Standard Rate (Table of 10) $1620+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Single Ticket) $144+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Table of 10) $1296+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1,047.50+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Standard Rate (Single Ticket) $180+GST
Dinner - Standard Rate (Table of 10) $1620+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Single Ticket) $144+GST
Dinner - ARA Member Rate (Table of 10) $1296+GST

Young Professionals rate (Under 35)*
ARA Members & Non-Members

The ARA is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals, aged 35 years old and under on 19 June 2019, to attend this year’s ARA NZ 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

Loulou Hammad

Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier

The Hon Melissa Horne MP

Minister for Public Transport Victoria

Danny Broad

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

Nicolas Gindt

Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer Victoria

Senior Representative, Bombardier

Phil Mumford

Chief Executive Officer, GoldlinQ

Marg Prendergast

Coordinator General, Transport Coordination, Transport for NSW

Andrew Fletcher

Director Corporate Affairs, Keolis Downer

Naomi Frauenfelder

Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

Jesse Baker

General Manager - Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board

Associate Professor Anjum Naweed

CQUniversity

Matt Diemer

PhD Student, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University

Tony Crosby

General Manager of Services, 4Tel

Marcus Sainsbury

Director Planning and Design, Transport Canberra Light Rail, ACT Government

Dr Jademond Kiang

Senior Consultant, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC Lavalin

Jean-François Blanc

Solution Director, Tramway Systems, Alstom

Anna Chau

Acting Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia

Jeroen Weimar

CEO, Public Transport Victoria

Paul Brown

Senior Executive and Project Director, QNGR, Bombardier Transportation Australia

An Nguyen

Head of Partnerships Victoria, Infrastructure Delivery Group, Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria

Emma Thomas

Director-General, Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate (TCCS), ACT Government

Garry Lomas

Project Director - Newcastle Light Rail, Downer

Brian Brennan

Managing Director, Sydney Light Rail, Transdev

Emilie van de Graaff

Director, Passenger & Network Innovation, Yarra Trams

Belinda Coleman

QLD / NT Lead, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement, Aurecon

Sandra Valeri

Case Manager – VIC & TAS, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA)

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Site Tour

Visit to Bombardier Rail Vehicles Production Site at Dandenong

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Attendees will experience first-hand how Bombardier designs, manufactures and delivers reliable, safe and sustainable transport in a world of urban growth and digital design. With its manufacturing headquarters in Dandenong, South-East Melbourne, Bombardier has enjoyed more than 60 years in Australia and employs a workforce of over 1,000 operating across all states and rail ecosystems.

As a rail technology leader, Bombardier provides the full spectrum of rail solutions, from the manufacture of commuter trains and trams to the supply of complete rail transportation systems and system integration. With its local engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Bombardier also provides solutions for signalling, propulsion and control technology, asset management and through-life support.

All visitors are to wear closed in shoes, no heels. All other PPE (ie; bump cap, specs and reflective vest) will be provided by Bombardier on site. Attendees will depart from and return to the Crown Promenade Melbourne following the tour.
*The site tour is now at capacity. All further bookings will be placed on a waitlist *

Conference Dinner

NEW TO 2019!
LIGHT RAIL 2019 CONFERENCE DINNER – Showtime Events Centre

 

Guest speaker:
Steve Sammartino, Futurist and Business Technologist

Take centre stage at this year’s Light Rail Dinner!

The Showtime Events Centre, formerly known as Shed 11, formed part of the dining hall in this historic docking area. With its mix of legacy and modernity, the venue provides the perfect character to celebrate innovation and share learnings and lessons with colleagues after an invigorating day of networking.

Starting with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm, the dinner is open exclusively to conference delegates, speakers and their guests. Be sure to join us in a night of relaxed networking for one of the true highlights in the rail industry calendar.
Register at the time of your conference booking.

Showtime Events Centre
61 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf 3006

when & where

04 - 05 Mar 2019

Crown Conference Hall
Level 2 – Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
SOUTHBANK VIC 3006
(Queensbridge St end of the Crown complex)
(03) 9292 8888
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

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

contact

Still have a question?

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

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship Manager
+61 411 499 131
Sarah.Ingram@informa.com

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