Due to the escalation and ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 we have taken the decision to re-schedule the RISSB Rail Safety Conference to 27-28 October 2020 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney. Read more
All registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2020, the RISSB Rail Safety Conference will explore the theme, ‘How Safe is Safe Enough?’
Across Australia, rail is experiencing record investment with the implementation of current technologies and the growth in new infrastructure and services. Ensuring the safety of all working and using rail in times of growth and demand requires innovation, collaboration and leadership.
Returning to Sydney, Rail Safety, now in its 20th year, will showcase the industry’s range and depth of capabilities by featuring a new, interdisciplinary and interactive format.
As part of this revitalisation, attendees will hear from experts and safety professionals from across the Australian and international rail sectors in a comprehensive 2-day conference featuring case studies, best practice insights and innovative risk management strategies.
The NEW FORMAT will feature:
- Plenary sessions each morning including keynotes, thought provoking presentations and panels such as the popular ‘Ask the Regulator’ session
- Concurrent streams on the afternoon of Day One focusing on key safety issues such as track worker safety, RLX , contractor management and systems safety assurance
- The option to tailor your knowledge with the selection of site visits or workshops on the afternoon of Day Two
Keynote Speaker: Captain David Evans
Captain David Evans has more than 40years’ flying experience and accumulated in excess of 23,000 hours in the air. For 25 of those years David has been a Check and Training Captain with Qantas on the international fleet and he has qualified in “Air Accident Investigation” and “Human Factors”. In 2010 he was the Check Captain on board the Qantas QF32 during an “uncontained engine failure” resulting in serious damage to the almost brand new A380. Captain David Evans will share the real value of human factors in helping us to make the right decisions when things go wrong.
Networking remains a priority and we are delighted to be holding the conference dinner at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
CONFERENCE DINNER – 27 October 2020 | Australian National Maritime Museum
Safety will travel from shore to ship at this year’s Rail Safety dinner at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Starting with a pre-dinner exploration of the gallery and exhibition, guests will enjoy the museum’s stunning waterfront location on Sydney Harbour while sharing safety learnings and lessons with colleagues. Engage, discuss and debate about our past and our future.
Open exclusively to conference delegates, be sure to join us in a night of relaxed networking for one of the true highlights in the rail industry calendar.
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour
Sydney New South Wales 2000
General Manager Zero Harm and Rail Safety, Transport and Infrastructure, Downer Group
Head of Corporate Passenger and Public Safety, Network Rail
Rail Safety Manager, Sydney Metro
SQE Director, Keolis Downer
Dr Tim Kuypers
Principal, Walbrook Partners
Executive General Manager – Inland Rail Integration, Australian Rail Track Corporation
Executive Director, Safety, Sustainability and Environment, Sydney Metro, Transport for New South Wales
Executive General Manager, Safety, Risk and Assurance, Queensland Rail
Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains Melbourne
Chair, National Transport Commission (NTC) and Chief Commissioner, ATSB
Director of Special Projects, Transport for NSW
Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR
Assurance & Improvement Manager Country Regional Network, John Holland
Manager Continuous Improvement | Zero Harm, Metro Trains Melbourne
Group Manager Health Safety & Environment, VicTrack
Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR
Director, Digital Engineering, Transport for NSW
General Manager - Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board
Executive General Manager - Safety and Environment, V/Line
Project Manager, ACRI
Group Manager, Signals Track & Power & Group Manager, Innovation Technology, VicTrack and Darren Quinlivan, General Manager Risk, Metro Trains Melbourne
Corporate Affairs & Projects Manager, TrackSAFE Foundation
General Manager, Rail Programs, RISSB
General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, Canberra Metro Operations (CMET)
Systems Assurance Manager, Digital Systems Program, Transport for NSW
Research Fellow, Victoria institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University
General Manager Risk Safety & Environment, Australian Rail Track Corporation
CEO, Innovation Engineer, Laing O’Rourke
Senior Manager Rail Safety & Accreditation, Queensland Rail
Lead Investigator - Rail Safety, Transdev Auckland Andy Strivens, Operations Standards Manager, Transdev Auckland
Manager Safety, Aurizon
Senior Consultant, Indec Consulting
General Manager (Acting) – Operations and Assets, City Rail Link Project
Principal Driver, Metro Trains Melbourne & Joey Anca, Human Risk Manager Metro Trains Melbourne
Compliance & Investigations Manager Safer Rail, New Zealand Rail Safety Regulator, Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency
Director, Safety, Transport for NSW
Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)
Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR
Associate Professor Anjum Naweed
General Manager Train Service Delivery, Queensland Rail
General Manager – Safety Risk and Assurance, V/Line
Business Improvement Officer, Australian Rail Track Corporation
Dr Neil Robinson
Consultant and Director, RGB Assurance
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
The 2020 RISSB Rail Safety Conference will bring together government bodies, railway operators, engineers, project managers and industry experts and stakeholders from across the rail safety spectrum.
To showcase your services, expertise and product to the rail safety professionals and decision makers to this established industry gathering, contact Sarah Ingram, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager, Sarah.Ingram@informa.com or +61 406 530 043.
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