The ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2021 will take place at the Hilton Auckland on the 2 and 3 September 2021.
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.
New Zealand Rail 2021 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
Group Chief Executive, KiwiRail
Chief Executive, Waka Kotahi NZTA
Dr Sean Sweeney
Chief Executive Officer, City Rail Link Limited
Chair, Australasian Railway Association
CEO, Australasian Railway Association
Board Chair, Auckland Light Rail
Deputy Chief Executive, System Strategy & Investment, Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport
Dr Deborah Hume
Establishment Manager Multimodal & Innovation, Waka Kotahi NZTA
Director of Land Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
GM Customer Experience, Transdev Auckland
Managing Director, Transdev
Principal, Larswood Consulting
Graduate Rail Engineer, Arup
Engineering Design Manager, KiwiRail
Senior Design Manager, Jacobs
Rail and Transit Engineering Services, Lead, WSP
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
Project Manager, McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd
Digital Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Projects, Downer NZ Ltd
Technical Director, Transport, Aurecon, Auckland
Technical Director, 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
Foundation Manager, TrackSAFE NZ
Executive General Manager Integrated Networks, Auckland Transport
Rail Operations Specialist – CRL, Transdev & ARA Young Leaders Advisory Board (Y-LAB) Member
General Manager Operations – Upper North Island, KiwiRail
Operations Manager NZ, John Holland
Wellington Regional Manager, John Holland
General Manager - Supply Chains, Australasian Railway Association
Jess van Slooten
Manager - Safety & Assurance, Transdev Auckland
Senior Manager, Safer Rail, Regulatory Services Group, Waka Kotahi NZTA
Chief Operating Officer, Fonterra
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility Australia and New Zealand
Chief Officer, Transdev
General Manager – Policy & Government Relations, Australasian Railway Association
Wednesday 1st September
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
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, including an exclusive pre-event networking breakfast and extended access to the event online networking platform.
- Certificates of acknowledgement at the conference dinner
Eligibility: Recent graduates and young railway professionals
Open to all recent graduates and young railway professionals who are 30 years or under (as at 8 June 2021)
Entries open: 18 May 2021
Competition deadline: 6 August 2021
Winners announced: 11 August 2021
Networking breakfast for winners: 2 September 2021
Certificates presented at the Conference Dinner: 2 September 2021
when & where
02 - 03 Sep 2021
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured the ARA NZ Rail Conference accommodation rate from NZD $240* per room per night, room only, for conference attendees at the Hilton Auckland for the nights of the 1-2 September 2021 inclusive.
To book this rate, click here.
* Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until Friday 30th August 2021, unless sold out prior.
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 978 2000