The ARA’s New Zealand Rail conference will take place at the Hilton Auckland on the 10th – 11th October 2022.
The economic value of rail to New Zealand was recently calculated to be approximately $1.47b to $1.54b per annum. Building on the Government’s commitment to rail, the ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2021 will drive growth by focusing on the ‘how to’ by bringing together key industry and government stakeholders, customers, researchers and suppliers to network and exchange best practice on the innovation, collaboration, technical expertise and investment needed to advance these planning priorities and future opportunities for rail in New Zealand.
The ARA’s New Zealand Rail conference builds on the great energy and enthusiasm of the record attendance of recent conferences which provided updates, outcomes and ambitious plans for the future of rail in New Zealand.
A new policy framework and record investment is building a solid future for rail in New Zealand to be more reliable, resilient and sustainable than ever. The New Zealand government will invest NZ$54 billion in land transport in the next decade.
Topics to be addressed include:
- The KiwiRail Transformation: Our Vision – Nation Building for Future Generations
- Update on Rail Policy, Planning and Funding in New Zealand
- CRLL Project Update
- Transforming rail to address the growing expectations of customers
- Developing the business case for light rail in Auckland
- INDUSTRY PANEL- Leading people
- PANEL DISCUSSION| Innovation & technology: The future of rail safety
- A NZ perspective on the role of urban mobility in tackling climate change
- The design journey to building greener railways
- Ruakura Superhub – Maximising rail and the changing dynamics of the upper North Island supply chain
- Co-making the future of mobility: The Hyperloop
Hon Michael Wood
Minister of Transport, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety and MP for Mt Roskill New Zealand
Chief Operating Officer: Capital Projects & Asset Development, KiwiRail
CEO, Australasian Railway Association
Chair, Australasian Railway Association
Dr Sean Sweeney
CEO, City Rail Link Ltd
Dr Deborah Hume
National Manager Multimodal & Innovation, Waka Kotahi NZTA
Acting Chief Executive, Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport
Rail Operations Specialist – CRL, Auckland One Rail & ARA Young Leaders Advisory Board (Y-LAB) Member
Director of Land Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Foundation Manager, TrackSAFE NZ
Chief Operating Officer, Auckland One Rail
Chief Executive, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
Chief Officer and Managing Director, Transdev New Zealand
Principal, Larswood Consulting
Graduate Rail Engineer, Arup
Board Chair, Auckland Light Rail
Director Railway, Railize
General Manager Assurance and Integration, City Rail Link Ltd
General Manager Services, 4Tel Pty Ltd
Project Manager – Operations Services, ARTC
General Manager, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board
National Digital Engineering Lead | Transport, Downer NZ Ltd
Principal, Aurecon, Brisbane
Associate Principal, Arup
Climate Change Risk and Resilience – Capability Lead ANZ, Aurecon
Creative Director, Teague
Supply Chain Strategy Director, Tainui Group Holdings
Chief Executive, Tainui Group Holdings
Programme Director Future Rail Systems, KiwiRail
Wellington Regional Manager, John Holland
Senior Manager, Safer Rail, Regulatory Services Group, Waka Kotahi NZTA
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility Australia and New Zealand
General Manager – Policy & Government Relations, Australasian Railway Association
Rail Client Leader / Principal, Infrastructure Advisory, Aurecon, Auckland
Operations Manager, New Zealand / P2P Project Director, John Holland
Business Development Manager, InEight
VP APAC Sales, InEight
Director Global Supply Chain, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited
Committee Member, RTSA NZ & Principal Engineer, SMEC New Zealand
Stacey van der Putten
Group Manager, Metro Services | Integrated Networks, Auckland Transport
Senior Signals Manager, JMD Railtech Group
Chief Executive, Waka Kotahi
Wednesday 12th October | Time TBA
CITY RAIL LINK
Delegates will enjoy a guided walking tour of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) – the largest transport infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand.
• The CRL is a 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail link up to 42 metres below the Auckland city centre.
• It will transform the downtown Britomart Station into a two-way through-station that better connects the Auckland rail network.
• It allows the rail network to at least double rail capacity.
Building CRL in the middle of a built-up city is no small task and the specific location of the tour will be finalized in the shortly.
Wiri Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) Maintenance & Stabling Facility Depot – Transdev & Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport procured electric trains to meet the latest developments in railway technology and provide a reliable, comfortable and energy efficient mode of transport across the Auckland Railway Network. Delegates will enjoy a guided tour of the purpose-built facility comprising a maintenance building, rail track sidings, stabling area for 28 trains, a train wash, offices to house maintenance staff and train operators and a visit to the simulator.
Site tours will be running concurrently
Lead Partner Profile
John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.
From humble beginnings more than 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australasia, and is now one of the region’s leading integrated infrastructure, rail and building companies.
Our integrated service offering includes design, construction, operations and maintenance across the rail, building and infrastructure sectors.
But just as important as our capabilities are our values. We think deeply about what we do and how it affects communities. By pushing boundaries and innovating, we gain trust through our actions – whatever the project, we’re in it for the long, long term.
Our expert rail team in New Zealand work collaboratively with our customers to add value beyond the design and construction phase of a project, investing in training and development for local people, and working with the community to create a positive and lasting legacy.
Next Generation Conference Scholarships
Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural New Zealand Rail Next Generation Conference Scholarships!
We are delighted to be supporting the winners’ professional development and sharing their innovative ideas on how to market and promote the rail industry in a positive and impactful way, as well as educating the broader community’s perception of the benefits of rail.
Winners will receive complimentary attendance to the New Zealand Rail conference and dinner, and will be presented with a certificate of acknowledgement at the conference dinner.
Health & Safety Commitments
When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.
All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure“.
Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.
IMPORTANT: For more information on Informa’s Vaccination requirement for all in-person attendees, our Event Health & Safety measures in place and Conditions of entry, click here.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.
We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.
To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.
11 October 2022
The NZ Rail Conference dinner, sponsored by Downer, will take place at the Hilton, Auckland at the conclusion of day two and feature a special address from the Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Transport, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety and MP for Mt Roskill. Join us for this unique networking function which includes pre-dinner drinks and presentation to our scholarship winners.
when & where
10 - 11 Oct 2022
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 978 2000
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured the ARA NZ Rail Conference accommodation rate of 25% off Best Available Rate for 9-12 October 2022 inclusive.
This rate is subject to availability, bookable via Hilton weblink – click here.
Hotel: Hilton Auckland
Group Name: New Zealand Rail Conference
Arrival Date: 09 October 2022
Departure Date: 12 October 2022
ROOMS: Subject to availability, bookable via Hilton weblink
ROOM RATE: 25% off Best Available Rate
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Senior Conference Director