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New Zealand Rail

19 – 20 June 2019 | Pullman Hotel Auckland

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ARA member & Young Rail Professionals rates available // See pricing below


The ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2019 will take place at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on the 19 and 20 June 2019.

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 2019 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.

New Zealand Rail 2019 builds on the great energy and enthusiasm of the record attendance of the 2018 conference which provided updates, outcomes and ambitious plans for the future of rail in New Zealand.

Featuring keynotes, project updates and case studies from Australia and New Zealand, interactive panel sessions and the Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition, topics to be addressed include:

  • New Zealand’s economic, environmental and social sustainability
  • Transport and rail policy, planning and investment updates
  • Mode neutral integrated transport solutions
  • Regional growth and development
  • Urban development and transport solutions for liveable communities
  • Metro rail
  • Passenger rail
  • Skills for the future
  • Women and diversity in rail
  • Role of new and emerging technologies
  • Customer priorities and perspectives
  • Tourism rail


To become involved in NZ Rail 2019 by sharing your case studies and expertise, forward your 400-600 word abstracts to Tina Karas at


“Feeling the excitement in the room about the future opportunities to bring NZ’s rail into the 21st century. Looking forward to next year”

“It was a great opportunity to get out of my regular four walls and talk with a range of likeminded individuals. An opportunity that is not possible from behind your desk”

“Sharing candid and refreshing presentations. There was a fantastic vibe that we were all learning together”

“Being able to meet industry colleagues and encourage more collaboration”



Packages Price
Two day conference - Standard rateNZD $1995Early Bird
Two day conference - ARA member rateNZD $1596Early Bird
Two day conference - Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*NZD $995Early Bird
Two day conference - ARA Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*NZD $795Early Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (Standard) - Single Ticket NZD $160
Dinner table of 10 (Stanard) NZD $1440
Dinner (ARA Members) - Single Ticket NZD $128
Dinner table of 10 (ARA Members) NZD $1152

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.


Is your organisation is an ARA Member? Check here

when & where

19 - 20 Jun 2019

Pullman Hotel Auckland
Corner Waterloo Quadrant  & Princes Street
Phone: +64 9 353 1000

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


Still have a question?

Tina Karas
General Manager
+61 2 9080 4408

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship Manager
+61 411 499 131

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