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RISSB Rail Safety Conference

Safety in a growth industry

2-3 April 2019 | Pullman Melbourne on the Park

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RISSB Member Rates Available // See Pricing Below.


Join us in Melbourne for the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on all aspects of rail safety in Australia.

Across Australia, rail is experiencing record investment. In Victoria alone, there is $38 billion of transport projects currently in construction, with 41 major transport projects currently being built and involving over 12,000 people. The increase in demand for new infrastructure, implementation of current technologies and the burgeoning strain on resources, poses an influx of new risks to the industry which require a collaborative response to address and ensure the safety of all working and using the rail industry.

The key messages that we took away from the highly successful RISSB Rail Safety Conference in 2018, was that in an age of digitalisation, change is a constant and with changing technology comes the need and opportunity to apply dynamic responses to safety solutions.

On the back of this strong foundation, the RISSB Rail Safety Conference in 2019 will explore the future of safety in times of growth and demand. 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.


Annual Rail Safety Dinner – Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC)

Go behind the scenes at this year’s Rail Safety Dinner!

Starting with an inspiring visit to the National Sports Museum, guests will walk in the footsteps of legends and absorb the spirit of the historic MCG, one of the world’s great sporting arenas, before sharing safety learnings and lessons with colleagues. Here, giants have lived up to a nation’s hopes, heroes have walked the corridors, and moments of suspense have been watched by millions around the country, and the world.

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.

The Rail Safety Dinner is now at capacity. Please visit the Registration Desk and speak to Informa staff should you have any dinner queries.




Jesse Baker

General Manager - Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board

Tom Breen

Head of Health and Safety Improvements, Crossrail UK

Bill Greer

Safety Director (Acting), Rail Projects Victoria

Arthur Stamatoudis

Network Integration and Operations Director, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA)

Russell McMullan

General Manager (Acting) – Operations and Assets, City Rail Link Project

Todd Bentley

Director, Holistic Systems and Assurance

Nish Sethi

Associate Director, Asset Management & Assurance, Transport for New South Wales

Sue McCarrey

Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)

Cherie Lee

Manager LXRP Value Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

John Dyer

Project Manager, Standard Design Solutions, Program Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

Paul Daly

Chief Executive Officer, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

Leila Frances

Chairman, Keolis Downer

Todd Garvey

Director, Sales & Marketing Australia, Bombardier Transportation

Dr Keith Adam

Chief Medical Officer, Pacific National and Sonic HealthPlus

Joey Anca

Human Risk Manager, Metro Trains Melbourne

Richard Morrow

Acting Head of Quality Assurance, Metro Trains Melbourne

Dr Julia Pitsopoulos

Director, HFRM

Dr Nicholas Duck


David Milburn

Senior Technical Director & Bruce Parrey, GHD

Josh Jackson

Strukton Rail Australia

Wilfred Lanser

Operation Manager East Coast, Strukton Rail Australia

Kevin Anderson

Principal Assurance Consultant, SYSTRA Scott Lister

Duncan Unwin

CEO, Tobruk Security

Bruce Kelly

Principal Fire Safety Engineer, Tunnel Systems, WSP Australia

Peter Doggett

Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR

Julie Bullas

Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Foster

Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Greg Hood

Chief Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Nat Nagy

Executive Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Dr Stuart Godley

Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

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View images taken on Day One of the RISSB Rail Safety Conference 2018

RISSB Rail Safety Conference 2018-29

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The 2019 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, or Ph: +61 411 499 131.

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Asset leasing in rail – what are the safety concerns?
“Power by the hour” deals have long been used in aviation, due to their perceived financial attractiveness. Unlike traditional time and material-based models, these long term service agreements (LTSAs) rid transport owners of weighty overheads, by linking engineering and maintenance costs to required activity. Read more >>

Mixed signals: SPAD-risk management and mitigation from the Network Controller perspective
The term ‘SPAD’ (signal passed at danger) is often considered the ‘Voldemort’ of the rail industry. It represents one of the sector’s most ominous safety concerns, given the potential for high consequence accidents, loss of life, and severe reputational damage to the offending organisation. SPAD violations have been attributed to… Read more >>


RISSB CEO Paul Daly at AusRAIL 2017

RISSB’s top priorities for 2016

Collaboration Key for Rail Safety Wins

when & where

02 - 03 Apr 2019

Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne VIC 3000

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