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New Zealand Rail

Stronger Connections: A Better New Zealand

19 – 20 June 2019 | Pullman Hotel Auckland

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

overview

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.

SITE TOUR: City Rail Link Project
Delegates will enjoy a guided walking tour of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) – the largest infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand.

*This site tour is now at capacity. Register to be placed on the waitlist should positions become available on the day. Bring along your closed walking shoes.

agenda

GOVERNMENT, PASSENGER AND TECHNOLOGY

8:00 am

Registration and welcome coffee

8:50 am

Administration and safety briefing

9:00 am

ARA Welcome address

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

9:10 am

KiwiRail’s Future

Greg Miller, CEO, KiwiRail

9:40 am

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS | Creating regional growth for stronger connections

The Hon Shane Jones, Minister of Infrastructure; Minister of Regional Economic Development; Minister of Forestry

10:10 am

Policy update

Peter Mersi, Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

Session chair: Bénédicte Colin, Senior Director – Infrastructure, CDPQ Sydney

11:10 am

Rail's role in the supply chain

Robert Spurway, Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Fonterra

11:40 am

Inland Rail: Building the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia

John Fullerton, CEO, ARTC

12:10 pm

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS | Creating regional growth for stronger connections

Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Transport

12:40 pm

INDUSTRY PANEL | INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING and PROCUREMENT

Todd Moyle, Group General Manager Network Services, KiwiRail

Stephen Selwood, CEO, Infrastructure New Zealand

Sarah Sinclair, Partner - Construction and Infrastructure, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Megan Glen, Manager, Direct Investments, NZ Super Fund

1:10 pm

Lunch and refreshment break

Session chair: Emma Woods, General Manager - Passenger and Corporate Services, Australasian Railway Association

2:00 pm

Regional rail and tourism: Connecting and supporting economic growth in the regions

Alan Piper, Group General Manager: Sales & Commercial, KiwiRail

2:30 pm

INTERACTIVE PANEL | Transforming commuter services

Pamela Kellert, General Manager, Strategy and Communications for Major Projects, Downer

Peter Lensink, Chief Operating Officer, Transdev Auckland

David Shepherd, General Manager, Metro, KiwiRail

Theunis Van Schalkwyk, Technical Director, Transport, WSP Opus

3:00 pm

Finalists:

  • Changing the ways in which New Zealand railways are assessed in regard to sustainability
    – Kaylarnee Meleisa-Murray, Graduate Rail Engineer, Arup
  • Multi-cell Monolithic Box Culverts
    – Andrew Roberts, Project Engineer, ARTC Inland Rail
  • Building a cost-effective light-rail system – Lessons learnt from the UK
    – Emma Parry, Associate, Frequency

3:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:10 pm

Concurrent Technical Streams

|| Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Session Chair: Simon Wood, Chair NZ Chapter, Railway Technical Society of Australasia

|| Stream: PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT

Session Chair: Elizabeth Halstead, Advisory Services Leader, Arup

4:15 pm

The next station platform is digital || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Phil Carter, Associate Principal, Transport and Urban Planning, Arup

Going the extra mile: Stakeholder management on Auckland’s City Rail Link || Stream: PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT

Alan Howard-Smith, Stakeholder Manager, Downer NZ

4:35 pm

Monitoring train and tram operations with drones || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Devina Hassanaly, Smart Mobility Leader, SYSTRA

Creating connected communities through integrated urban design and transport solutions || Stream: PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT

Sandi Robertson, Senior Project Manager, Aurecon

Tim Robinson, Associate Principal, Jasmax

5:05 pm

Rail technology projects: Integrated solutions for creating more liveable cities || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Florian Le Loroux, Head of Project Management Office, Keolis Downer

The evolving role of freight hubs in extending port gates and reducing city congestion || Stream: PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT

Gerard de Villiers, Logistics Specialist, ARUP

5:25 pm

Advanced features over interoperable ETCS Level 2 Solutions || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Dr Olivier Leveque, Technical Business Development Director, Alstom

Global case studies on trackform selection and design || Stream: PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT

Michael Than, Work Group Manager, Rail, WSP Opus

6:00 pm

Close of Day One conference

6:30 pm

CONFERENCE DINNER

POLICY, FREIGHT AND FUTURE INNOVATION

8:00 am

Registration and welcome coffee

8:50 am

Administration and safety briefing

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the chair

Todd Moyle, Group General Manager Network Services, KiwiRail

9:10 am

City Rail Link: Project Update

Dr Sean Sweeney, CEO, City Rail Link Ltd

9:40 am

Light Rail and the Auckland Transport Alignment Project

Carl Devlin, Head of Light Rail, NZTA

10:10 am

Update: Northland

David Gordon, Chief Operating Officer – Capital Projects & Asset Development, KiwiRail

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

PARTNER and CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVES

Session chair: Natalie Bond, Deputy General Manager, Systems Integration, High Capacity Metro Trains Project, Downer

11:00 am

Charting rail’s course towards a zero-emission future

Adam Williams, General Manager Rolling Stock Asset Services, KiwiRail

Rail’s role in the supply chain

Robert Spurway, Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Fonterra

11:30 am

Rail’s role in the forestry roadmap

Glen Mackie, Technical Manager, Forest Owners Association, New Zealand

FREIGHT

12:00 pm

The enablers: Changing the value proposition for freight

Blair Morris, General Manager, Ruakur

12:30 pm

Lunch and refreshment break

Session Chair: Megan Drayton, Foundation Manager, TrackSAFE Foundation NZ

LEADERSHIP and CULTURE

1:10 pm

People in rail: Toi Toi programme

Reuben Araroa, Leadership Capability Manager, KiwiRail

1:40 pm

INTERACTIVE PANEL | Building better connections with the next generation

Tim Smith, Senior Civil Engineer, Aurecon

Rahul Mallappellil Rajeev, UNI Reliability Engineer, KiwiRail

Alexander van der Voorn, Planning and Performance Coordinator, Transdev Auckland

FUTURE INNOVATION

2:10 pm

Keynote: Digitizing global trade

Mark Pascall, Executive Director, BlockchainNZ

2:40 pm

Smart rail route map project update

Pr Doug Creighton, Deputy Director, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)

3:10 pm

End of conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)NZD $1995Early Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (Standard) - Single Ticket NZD $160
Dinner (ARA Members) - Single Ticket NZD $128
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)NZD $1596Early Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (Standard) - Single Ticket NZD $160
Dinner (ARA Members) - Single Ticket NZD $128
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)NZD $995Early Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (Standard) - Single Ticket NZD $160
Dinner (ARA Members) - Single Ticket NZD $128
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)NZD $795Early Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (Standard) - Single Ticket NZD $160
Dinner (ARA Members) - Single Ticket NZD $128

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

Danny Broad

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

Greg Miller

CEO, KiwiRail

The Hon Shane Jones

Minister of Infrastructure; Minister of Regional Economic Development; Minister of Forestry

Peter Mersi

Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport

Bénédicte Colin

Senior Director – Infrastructure, CDPQ Sydney

Robert Spurway

Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Fonterra

John Fullerton

CEO, ARTC

Hon Phil Twyford

Minister of Transport

Todd Moyle

Group General Manager Network Services, KiwiRail

Stephen Selwood

CEO, Infrastructure New Zealand

Sarah Sinclair

Partner - Construction and Infrastructure, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Megan Glen

Manager, Direct Investments, NZ Super Fund

Emma Woods

General Manager - Passenger and Corporate Services, Australasian Railway Association

Alan Piper

Group General Manager: Sales & Commercial, KiwiRail

Pamela Kellert

General Manager, Strategy and Communications for Major Projects, Downer

Peter Lensink

Chief Operating Officer, Transdev Auckland

David Shepherd

General Manager, Metro, KiwiRail

Theunis Van Schalkwyk

Technical Director, Transport, WSP Opus

Alexander van der Voorn

Planning and Performance Coordinator, Transdev Auckland

Michel Ladrak

Managing Director, Transdev Auckland

Caryn Anderson

Executive General Manager Port Growth and Planning, Port of Melbourne

Michael McLellan

Managing Director, Knorr Bremse Australia

Leah Waymark

CEO, Metro Trains Australia

Simon Wood

Chair NZ Chapter, Railway Technical Society of Australasia

Elizabeth Halstead

Advisory Services Leader, Arup

Phil Carter

Associate Principal, Transport and Urban Planning, Arup

Alan Howard-Smith

Stakeholder Manager, Downer NZ

Devina Hassanaly

Smart Mobility Leader, SYSTRA

Sandi Robertson

Senior Project Manager, Aurecon

Tim Robinson

Associate Principal, Jasmax

Florian Le Loroux

Head of Project Management Office, Keolis Downer

Gerard de Villiers

Logistics Specialist, ARUP

Dr Olivier Leveque

Technical Business Development Director, Alstom

Michael Than

Work Group Manager, Rail, WSP Opus

Dr Sean Sweeney

CEO, City Rail Link Ltd

Carl Devlin

Head of Light Rail, NZTA

David Gordon

Chief Operating Officer – Capital Projects & Asset Development, KiwiRail

Adam Williams

General Manager Rolling Stock Asset Services, KiwiRail

Natalie Bond

Deputy General Manager, Systems Integration, High Capacity Metro Trains Project, Downer

Glen Mackie

Technical Manager, Forest Owners Association, New Zealand

Blair Morris

General Manager, Ruakur

Reuben Araroa

Leadership Capability Manager, KiwiRail

Tim Smith

Senior Civil Engineer, Aurecon

Rahul Mallappellil Rajeev

UNI Reliability Engineer, KiwiRail

Mark Pascall

Executive Director, BlockchainNZ

Pr Doug Creighton

Deputy Director, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)

Exhibitors

The ARA New Zealand Rail conference will feature a boutique exhibition, providing a unique opportunity for a limited number of companies to showcase products or services relevant to the planning, development, operations and maintenance of rail in New Zealand. The 2018 event attracted over 240 delegates – don’t miss the opportunity network with senior government representatives and key decision-makers from the Australasian rail industry. For a copy of the sponsorship & exhibition prospectus and floorplan, please email Sarah Ingram or call +61 411 499 131.

Pitching Competition

2019 YOUNG RAIL PROFESSIONALS PITCHING COMPETITION

Congratulations to the 2019 Finalists

  • Changing the ways in which New Zealand railways are assessed in regard to sustainability
    – Kaylarnee Meleisa-Murray, Graduate Rail Engineer, Arup
  • Multi-cell Monolithic Box Culverts
    – Andrew Roberts, Project Engineer, ARTC Inland Rail
  • Building a cost-effective light-rail system – Lessons learnt from the UK
    – Emma Parry, Associate, Frequency

The 2019 Pitching Competition will take place on the 19 June and following the scores from our industry judges and voting from the audience via the official event app, the winner announced at the ARA New Zealand Rail Dinner later that evening.

Finalists will receive

Finalists will be announced in May 2019 and receive return economy airfares to Auckland from their hometown city to attend the ARA’s NZ Rail 2019, two night’s accommodation and complimentary attendance to the event, including the ARA Dinner. Finalists will be given 5-10 minutes to present their idea to rail CEO’s at the ARA’s NZ Rail 2019 Conference as part of the program on 19 June 2019. The winner will be announced at the ARA Dinner on 19 June 2019.

In addition to being awarded a speaking position on the program of the New Zealand Rail Conference in 2020, the winner of the Young Professionals Pitching Competition will win a trip for two on-board the breathtaking TranzAlpine train.

TranzAlpine – The journey of a lifetime

Climb aboard one of the world’s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth.

Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination, Greymouth – a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks.

The TranzAlpine runs daily throughout the year, departing Christchurch at 08:15 and returning at 18:05. It stops at Greymouth for 1hr, arriving at 12:45 and departing at 13:45.

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Conference Dinner

Proudly sponsored by Downer, the Conference Dinner will be held at the Pullman Auckland from 18:45 on the evening of 19 June. Join us to celebrate the announcement of the winner of the NZ Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition and the TrackSAFE NZ Award for Safety Leadership.

We are also delighted to have Dr Paul Wood share his powerful story of transformation.

Enjoy this chance to network, collaborate and be inspired in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

ARA Young Rail Professionals Forum 2019 - Auckland

18 June 2019
6pm – 8pm | Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ) Conference Centre

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and KiwiRail invite young professionals who work in rail and their managers, as well as those interested in pursuing a career in rail to attend the Young Rail Professionals Forum to be held in Auckland on Wednesday, 18 June 2019.

The Forum is an invaluable opportunity to network, participate in discussions and gain knowledge from invited industry panellists.

This is a free event.

For further information and to register visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ara-young-rail-professionals-forum-auckland-2019-tickets-61770565424

ARA New Zealand Next Generation Panel

Rail makes significant contributions to New Zealand’s social, economic and environmental objectives and now is the time to review and assess the future of rail from the perspective of the next generation of industry leaders.

To showcase the ideas, priorities, projects, career opportunities and training needs of the future, we are delighted to launch a new format at this year’s conference – the ARA New Zealand Next Generation Panel.

Panelists will receive

  • 5-10 minutes each to present their priorities to industry leaders from across the Tasman as part of the ARA’s NZ Rail 2019 Conference
  • Complimentary attendance to the two-day conference, including VIP attendance at the ARA Dinner
  • An exclusive ‘Next Generation’ networking breakfast on the morning of the 19 June 2019

Application to join this Next Generation Panel is through a formal Expression of Interest process.

To Apply

This program is open to all rail professionals, aged 35 years or under, from ANY area of the business.

To apply, answer to the following statements in 250-500 (max) words (combined):

  • My vision for the future of rail is…
  • I would like to participate on the ARA New Zealand Next Generation Panel because…

 

Forward your answers to tina.karas@informa.com.au by AEST 5pm on 24 May 2019.

Timeline

  • Nominations open: 11 April 2019
  • Deadline for nominations: 24 May 2019
  • Panelists announced: 10 June 2019
  • Next Generation Panel at ARA New Zealand Rail: 19 June 2019

 

Selection Criteria

Nominations will be considered according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated involvement in/commitment to the rail industry
  • Detail of ideas and priorities for the rail industry

when & where

19 - 20 Jun 2019

Pullman Hotel Auckland
Corner Waterloo Quadrant  & Princes Street
1010  AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Phone: +64 9 353 1000

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contact

Still have a question?

Tina Karas
General 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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