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RISSB Rail Safety Conference

How Safe is Safe Enough?

27 – 28 October 2020 | Virtually Delivered Event
Sydney AEDT/UTC+11

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overview

Returning for its 20th year, the revered RISSB Rail Safety Conference will be delivered virtually on 27 – 28 October 2020 to explore the theme, ‘How Safe is Safe Enough?’.

Rail continues to carry the nation’s ambitious infrastructure boom, with both state and federal governments pouring record investment into projects ranging from Inland Rail to Sydney’s Metro. With such accelerated growth, ensuring the safety of all working and using rail requires innovation, collaboration and leadership.

Rail Safety 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 program featuring case studies, best practice insights and innovative risk management strategies.

Access the same thought-provoking sessions, hear from leading experts and network with speakers, delegates and event partners, all from the safety and comfort of your own home or workplace.

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.


International Keynote | Safely Moving People, Goods and the Economy
Marc Brazeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

Marc will join us LIVE to share Canada’s rail safety learnings. Canada has the fifth largest rail network in the world. The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) represents railways that transport more than 88 million passengers and more than $328 billion worth of goods across the country each year.


INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE| Safety to the Limit
Allan Spence, Head of Corporate Passenger and Public Safety, Network Rail

Returning as the winner of the best IRSC 2019 speaker, Allan joins us discuss Network Rail’s vision of, ‘Everyone Home Safe Every Day’. He now leads the company’s work in all aspects of passenger and public safety.



International keynote| Risk Management of Operators Interpretation of Information from New Technology
Anson Jack, Professor of International Railway Benchmarking, International Director, Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education, University of Birmingham (UK)



Industry keynote | The Regulator : National, Now Where?
Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR



Industry keynote | The Benefits of National Harmonisation
Carolyn Walsh, Chair, National Transport Commission (NTC)

speakers

Deborah Spring

Chair, RISSB

Michelle Nation

General Manager Infrastructure & Major Projects HSE, John Holland

Marc Brazeau

President and Chief Executive Officer, Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

Jesse Baker

General Manager, Innovation & Major Projects, RISSB

David George

Independent Director, RISSB

John Langron

Rail Safety Manager, Sydney Metro

Danny Harnedy

Principal, DVH Project Management

Carolyn Walsh

Chair, National Transport Commission (NTC)

Damien White

Executive General Manager – Inland Rail Integration, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Catherine Baxter

Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains Melbourne

Kylie Gallasch

Group Executive Corporate Services & Safety, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Scott Cornish

Executive General Manager, Safety, Risk and Assurance, Queensland Rail

David Bainbridge

Project Director – Safe Work Improvement Program, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Peter Doggett

Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR

Jamie Dean

Assurance & Improvement Manager Country Regional Network, John Holland

Daniel Upton

Manager Continuous Improvement | Zero Harm, Metro Trains Melbourne

Dean Matthews

Executive General Manager - Safety and Environment, V/Line

Paul Murray

Project Manager, ACRI

Alex McGrath

Group Manager, Signals Track & Power & Group Manager, Innovation Technology, VicTrack

Darren Quinlivan

General Manager Risk, Metro Trains Melbourne

Heather Neil

Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

Mike Aviet

General Manager, Rail Programs, RISSB

Tilo Franz

General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, Canberra Metro Operations (CMET)

Paul Nheu

Systems Assurance Manager, Digital Systems Program, Transport for NSW

Celeste Young

Research Fellow, Victoria institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University

Fiona Love

Love Learning Solutions

Ryan Mort

Senior Manager Rail Safety & Accreditation, Queensland Rail

Kieran MacKenzie

CEO, Innovation Engineer, Laing O’Rourke

Associate Professor Anjum Naweed

CQUniversity

Colin McNamara

Chief Operating Officer, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Rachel Wood

Lead Investigator - Rail Safety, Transdev Auckland Andy Strivens, Operations Standards Manager, Transdev Auckland

Andy Strivens

Operations Standards Manager, Transdev Auckland

Dr Gemma Read

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Mike Walker

Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Eva-Lotta Högberg

Senior Investigator and ICC, Statens Haverikommission, SHK, Swedish Accident

Lyndal Gibbs

Group Manager Health Safety & Environment, VicTrack

Risharda Robertson

Standards Development Manager, RISSB

Julie Bullas

Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Bourke

General Manager – Policy, Research & Advocacy, Australasian Railway Association

Bonnie Ryan

Director, GS1 Australia

Jamie Smith

Executive Lead – Smart Transport, Strategic Growth, Telstra Enterprise Sales

Allan Spence

Head of Corporate Passenger and Public Safety, Network Rail

Graham Jackson

Director, Safety, Transport for NSW

Sue McCarrey

Chief Executive, ONRSR

Dr Tim Kuypers

Principal, Walbrook Partners

Simon Foster

Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Prof Anson Jack

Professor of International Railway Benchmarking, International Director, Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education, University of Birmingham

Bill Palazzi

Director, Palazzirail

Stewart Haycock

Business Improvement Officer, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Dr Neil Robinson

Consultant and Director, RGB Assurance

Steve Bickley

Director, Abbott Risk Consulting

Tim Procter

Senior Consultant, Indec Consulting

Russell McMullan

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

Rob Scarbro

Chief Engineer – Rail, Department of Transport

Mark Carling

Director of Transport, NSW & QLD, KBR

Lindsay Holt

Rail Safety & Compliance Manager, Laing O’Rourke

David Mackney

Manager, Maintenance Delivery, John Holland CRN

Sue Bottrell

Safety Consultant, ContractorSAFE

Todd Bentley

Director, Holistic Systems and Assurance

David McMah

General Manager Train Service Delivery, Queensland Rail

Craig Dance

General Manager – Safety Risk and Assurance, V/Line

Captain David Evans

Check and Training Captain Airbus A380, QANTAS

agenda

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

11:00 am

Welcome from RISSB

Deborah Spring, Chair, RISSB

11:05 am

Overview of the Day | Chair comments

Michelle Nation, General Manager Infrastructure & Major Projects HSE, John Holland

SAFETY CULTURE

11:10 am

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Safely Moving People, Goods and the Economy

Marc Brazeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

11:40 am

LAUNCH I RISSB’s Safety Culture Toolkit

Jesse Baker, General Manager, Innovation & Major Projects, RISSB

David George, Independent Director, RISSB

11:50 am

Rail Safety Opportunities on Major Projects

John Langron, Rail Safety Manager, Sydney Metro

12:10 pm

Safety Leadership

Danny Harnedy, Principal, DVH Project Management

12:30 pm

Safety stretches and networking break

12:50 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Benefits of National Harmonisation

Carolyn Walsh, Chair, National Transport Commission (NTC)

1:15 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | Safety Leaders Panel

Facilitated by: Damien White, Executive General Manager – Inland Rail Integration, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Catherine Baxter, Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains Melbourne

Kylie Gallasch, Group Executive Corporate Services & Safety, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Scott Cornish, Executive General Manager, Safety, Risk and Assurance, Queensland Rail

1:55 pm

Safety stretches and networking break

2:10 pm

SAFETY ISSUES IN FOCUS

Chair || Stream: Track Worker Safety

David Bainbridge, Project Director – Safe Work Improvement Program, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Chair || Stream: Railway Level Crossings

Dean Matthews, Executive General Manager - Safety and Environment, V/Line

Chair || Stream: System Safety Assurance

Mike Aviet, General Manager, Rail Programs, RISSB

2:15 pm

ONRSR’s Priorities and Observations: Is there a mismatch between the Perception and Reality of What Actually Happens || Stream: Track Worker Safety

Peter Doggett, Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR

ACRI’s Cost-effective Solutions || Stream: Railway Level Crossings

Paul Murray, Project Manager, ACRI

The Canberra Metro Experience || Stream: System Safety Assurance

Tilo Franz, General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, Canberra Metro Operations (CMET)

2:35 pm

JHG PO Uplift Program || Stream: Track Worker Safety

Jamie Dean, Assurance & Improvement Manager Country Regional Network, John Holland

“..But the upgrade project was supposed to fix that crossings!..” A Systems Approach to Level Crossings that Don’t Obey the Conventional Rules || Stream: Railway Level Crossings

Alex McGrath, Group Manager, Signals Track & Power & Group Manager, Innovation Technology, VicTrack

Darren Quinlivan, General Manager Risk, Metro Trains Melbourne

How Many Safety Assurance Engineers Does it Take to Change a Railway Light Bulb? || Stream: System Safety Assurance

Paul Nheu, Systems Assurance Manager, Digital Systems Program, Transport for NSW

2:55 pm

Enforceable Voluntary Undertaking || Stream: Track Worker Safety

Daniel Upton, Manager Continuous Improvement | Zero Harm, Metro Trains Melbourne

Preventing Suicide on the Rail Network || Stream: Railway Level Crossings

Heather Neil, Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

Whose Risk is it Anyway? || Stream: System Safety Assurance

Celeste Young, Research Fellow, Victoria institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University

3:15 pm

Safety stretches and networking break

3:35 pm

SAFETY ISSUES IN FOCUS

Chair || Stream: Track Worker Safety

David Bainbridge, Project Director – Safe Work Improvement Program, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Chair || Stream: Sharing Investigations

Colin McNamara, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Chair || Stream: Data and Information

Lyndal Gibbs, Group Manager Health Safety & Environment, VicTrack

3:40 pm

Update on the Protection Officer Reform Program || Stream: Track Worker Safety

Fiona Love, Love Learning Solutions

‘Mind the Gap’ - Incident Investigations || Stream: Sharing Investigations

Rachel Wood, Lead Investigator - Rail Safety, Transdev Auckland Andy Strivens, Operations Standards Manager, Transdev Auckland

Andy Strivens, Operations Standards Manager, Transdev Auckland

ARRM Yourself || Stream: Data and Information

Risharda Robertson, Standards Development Manager, RISSB

4:00 pm

Track Worker Safety Initiatives || Stream: Track Worker Safety

Ryan Mort, Senior Manager Rail Safety & Accreditation, Queensland Rail

A systems thinking approach to learning from accidents: The AcciMap technique || Stream: Sharing Investigations

Dr Gemma Read, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

National Rail Safety Data Strategy || Stream: Data and Information

Julie Bullas, Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Bourke, General Manager – Policy, Research & Advocacy, Australasian Railway Association

4:20 pm

Safety stretches

4:25 pm

Toolbox Spotter: The Benefits of an Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision Safety System || Stream: Track Worker Safety

Kieran MacKenzie, CEO, Innovation Engineer, Laing O’Rourke

Collision with floodwater at Little Banyan Creek – Lessons for rail infrastructure managers and rollingstock operators || Stream: Sharing Investigations

Dr Mike Walker, Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Safety Benefits of Supply Chain Digitilisation || Stream: Data and Information

Bonnie Ryan, Director, GS1 Australia

4:45 pm

Caught Between a Rail and a Hard Place: A Cross-country Analysis of Factors that Impact Track Worker Safety || Stream: Track Worker Safety

Associate Professor Anjum Naweed, CQUniversity

Risk Management of Operators Interpretation of Information from New Technology || Stream: Sharing Investigations

Eva-Lotta Högberg, Senior Investigator and ICC, Statens Haverikommission, SHK, Swedish Accident

Telecommunications and Data Case Study | Implications for Rail || Stream: Data and Information

Jamie Smith, Executive Lead – Smart Transport, Strategic Growth, Telstra Enterprise Sales

5:20 pm

Safety stretches and networking break

5:25 pm

International keynote| Safety to the Limit

Allan Spence, Head of Corporate Passenger and Public Safety, Network Rail

5:55 pm

End of conference day one

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

11:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Graham Jackson, Director, Safety, Transport for NSW

11:10 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Regulator | National, Now Where?

Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR

11:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION | Ask the Regulator Panel

Dr Tim Kuypers, Principal, Walbrook Partners

Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR

Peter Doggett, Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR

Julie Bullas, Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Foster, Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

12:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER | SFAIRP: How do we feel about Reasonable Practicability?

Prof Anson Jack, Professor of International Railway Benchmarking, International Director, Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education, University of Birmingham

12:30 pm

Safety stretches and networking break

12:35 pm

Chair || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

David George, Independent Director, RISSB

Chair || Stream: SFAIRP

Steve Bickley, Director, Abbott Risk Consulting

12:40 pm

Advanced Train Control Systems: Achieving Interoperability over our Diverse National Network || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Bill Palazzi, Director, Palazzirail

System Safety, Standards and SFAIRP || Stream: SFAIRP

Tim Procter, Senior Consultant, Indec Consulting

1:00 pm

e-TAP || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Stewart Haycock, Business Improvement Officer, Australian Rail Track Corporation

Are Risk Matrices Valid in a SFAIRP Environment || Stream: SFAIRP

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

1:20 pm

An Archaic Hierarchy: Is the Hierarchy of Controls always valid in the age of Software Systems? || Stream: TECHNOLOGY

Dr Neil Robinson, Consultant and Director, RGB Assurance

Is misunderstanding of SFAIRP driving excess costs and unsustainable outcomes into the rail and transport infrastructure? || Stream: SFAIRP

Rob Scarbro, Chief Engineer – Rail, Department of Transport

1:40 pm

Safety stretches and networking break

2:00 pm

Chair || Stream: Contractor Management

Mark Carling, Director of Transport, NSW & QLD, KBR

Chair || Stream: SPADs

Todd Bentley, Director, Holistic Systems and Assurance

2:05 pm

A Rail Safety Manager’s Perspective || Stream: Contractor Management

Lindsay Holt, Rail Safety & Compliance Manager, Laing O’Rourke

Training the Train Controllers and Improving Rail Safety through Teamwork || Stream: SPADs

Associate Professor Anjum Naweed, CQUniversity

2:25 pm

A Track Manager’s Perspective || Stream: Contractor Management

David Mackney, Manager, Maintenance Delivery, John Holland CRN

SPAD Prevention at Queensland Rail || Stream: SPADs

David McMah, General Manager Train Service Delivery, Queensland Rail

2:45 pm

Legal Impacts and Implications || Stream: Contractor Management

Sue Bottrell, Safety Consultant, ContractorSAFE

V/Line’s SPAD Prevention Program || Stream: SPADs

Craig Dance, General Manager – Safety Risk and Assurance, V/Line

3:05 pm

Safety stretches and networking break

3:30 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Captain David Evans, Check and Training Captain Airbus A380, QANTAS

4:30 pm

End of conference

Partners

pricing

Packages Price
Virtual Pass$1295+GST
Packages Price
Virtual Pass$695+GST
Packages Price
Virtual Pass$695+GST
Packages Price
Virtual Pass$395+GST

Your Virtual Registration provides you with unlimited access to the RISSB Rail Safety 2020 Event Platform. This will be our all-in-one venue to access:

  • 50+ presentations and panel sessions – LIVE and ON-DEMAND for 3 months
  • 60+ Expert Speakers
  • The Virtual Exhibition, including technical information and demos
  • Pre and post event networking sessions
  • All approved papers, abstracts and technical content (available for download)

Important • Virtual Pass bookings

For virtual pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.

Virtual Networking Lounge

We’re delighted to launch the Rail Safety Networking Lounge.

Remember attending conferences to see industry friends and work the room to meet new clients?

We do and to optimise your experience, we have created a virtual networking lounge that recreates the serendipity you experienced at our annual Rail Safety events.

Starting with a networking session on Monday 26 October, the Networking Lounge is the perfect place to bring along your own beverage, take a seat and reconnect with industry colleagues, meet new clients, discuss new projects and build on the last few months of virtual collaboration with a video chat.

Following on from Monday’s pre-event session, the Networking Lounge will be open from 10am-6pm (AEDT) for both days of the conference to give you the opportunity to chat before the conference starts at 11am and during all the networking breaks.

The Lounge is open to all speakers and delegates. You’ll be able to continually move around the lounge to meet attendees.

RISSB’s Mystery Mingle
Not all networking events were created equal. Forget the stuffy suit and mindless chatter of a yawnfest online dinner, roll up your sleeves and get ready for an 1.5 hours of power and fun with RISSB’s online seriously socially distant networking event – RISSB’s Mystery Mingle.

Overcome your fear of strangers and awkward introductions with a fun interactive 2D game that takes the tediousness of out networking and puts the fun into functional entertainment. Enter our networking lounge, collect clues and correctly identify the lounge “intruder” before you run out of time! Ready to network with a twist? Catch up with work colleagues and make some new friends during RISSB’s 1 ½ hour of happy.

Join us on Monday, 26 October for a night of networking, games and more fun!

Networking Lounge Opening Times: 10am – 6pm (AEDT)
Monday 26 October 2000: Including the Official Networking Function | 4.30-5.30pm (AEDT)
Tuesday 27 October 2000
Wednesday 28 October 2000

Virtual Site Tour

Central Station Metro – New Platforms

Delegates will have the opportunity to see the works underway as part of the Central Station Metro $955 million contract awarded to Laing O’Rourke to deliver the new Sydney Metro platforms under Central Station as well as the landmark Central Walk – a new underground pedestrian concourse to help customers get around Sydney’s busiest railway station.

Benefits of Attending Virtually

Why attend RISSB Rail Safety Conference Virtually?


Content is King: Enjoy Curated Content
With two days of expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.


Accessible from your devices
Learning and networking is now at your fingertips – the conferences and matchmaking platform is accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices


Time Efficient and Cost Saving
Save on travelling time and accommodation costs while getting in touch with industry professionals without geographical boundaries


Business Matchmaking Live
Connect and meet with fellow attendees from all over the world by taking advantage of the AI powered matchmaking within the virtual platform.


Live and On-Demand
Wherever you are in the world, view the presentations at your leisure – either live or on-demand you’ll never miss a session.


Engage with our expert speakers
Make the most of your virtual experience by keeping updated with the latest insights and discussions, all while engaging with speakers through live polls, Q&A and more!

 

Check out a preview of our virtual delegate experience

Event images

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

RISSB Rail Safety Conference 2018-29

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.

Blog articles

The role of safety in delivering New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project
Auckland’s rail network is undergoing a significant upgrade, to accommodate exponential population growth. The City Rail Link (CRL) is New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project and will transform the way people travel, live and work in the country’s biggest city… Read more >>

How the ATSB is improving rail safety for the general public
Derailments, signals passed at danger, level crossings incidents, and track workers coming into conflict or potential conflict with trains represent serious concerns to the rail industry… Read more >>

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 >>

FAQs

Q1: I’m an already registered attendee for Rail Safety 2020, what happens with my registration?

Your existing conference registration ticket will automatically be carried over to our 100% virtual event. You do not need to re-register.

Additionally, to thank you for your loyalty, all existing bookings are entitled to invite one additional colleague to attend the virtual conference & exhibition at no additional charge (see Q8 below for details).

Should you prefer, you can opt for a refund of the difference between the virtual and regular registration rates.

The Virtual Registration rates are available online

 

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

Rate (AUD)

GST

TOTAL

Standard

$1,295.00

$129.50

$1,424.50

Young Rail Professionals*

$695.00

$69.50

$764.50

RISSB Members

$695.00

$69.50

$764.50

RISSB Members – Young Rail Professionals*

$395.00

$39.50

$434.50

* Applicable to those aged 35 years or younger on 27 October 2020

Your Virtual Registration provides you with unlimited access to the RISSB Rail Safety 2020 Event Platform. This will be our all-in-one venue to access:

  • 50+ presentations and panel sessions – LIVE and ON-DEMAND for 3 months
  • 60+ Expert Speakers
  • The Virtual Exhibition, including technical information and demos
  • Pre and post event networking sessions
  • All approved papers, abstracts and technical content (available for download)

 

Should you have any queries about your registration, please contact our Customer Service Team at info@informa.com

Q2: I am a sponsor/exhibitor, what happens next?

Our number one priority is to deliver you an outstanding virtual experience, resulting in more opportunities for networking, brand visibility and lead generation than ever before.  Over the coming days, your dedicated Sponsorship Manager will reach out to discuss next steps and opportunities. Should you have questions, please contact Sarah Ingram at sarah.ingram@informa.com, or call +61 406 530 043.

Q3: I am a speaker on the agenda, what happens next?

As a speaker on our program, we will soon be contacting you to discuss next steps on how we can incorporate your presentation as part of the RISSB Rail Safety 2020 virtual conference in October.  Should you have questions, please contact Tina Karas at tina.karas@informa.com.au

Q4: How will the presentations be delivered in a virtual format?

All speaker presentations will be accessible from your computer or mobile device with a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions.  Speakers will have scheduled live Q&A built into the agenda.  Attendees will be able to see the video of the speaker, along with their slide deck as they are presenting.  Attendees will also be able to see who else is in the virtual room alongside them, send private or group-wide messages during or after the presentation, or set a time for a 1:1 video meeting on the platform.  Presentations will be available to view on-demand for 30 days post event, allowing you to view presentations at your own convenience.

Q5: What time zone will Rail Safety 2020 accommodate?

While Rail Safety 2020 will be a genuinely international event, the proceedings will follow Australian Eastern Standard times (AEST)

Q6: How will the virtual exhibition look?

Our virtual trade showcase will be accessible alongside the conference presentations to help you to connect with relevant vendors and suppliers. In between conference sessions, we will have dedicated exhibition visiting times to view live product demos with expert on hand to provide additional information and answer any questions that you may have.

Q7: Will I still be able to communicate with attendees, speakers and exhibitors?

Yes, our virtual platform will have a full attendee list published (name, title, company, photo) that can be filtered by topic interests (eg maintenance, rollingstock, project management, regulation, safety, technology, skills etc).

Attendees will be able to send private messages and video call each other through our virtual platform.

Q8: I am already registered. How do I redeem my one free colleague pass?

For all existing conference pass attendees, our Customer Service Team will email you a note asking for your preference in proceeding, along with the practical details for this option, including how to register your free colleague.

Q9: I already booked flights / hotel accommodations, can these be refunded?

Please follow up with the airline / hotel directly to inquire about cancellation policies.

 

Still have questions?

Please contact our Event Marketing Manager Thomas Beauchamp at thomas.beauchamp@informa.com

when & where

27 - 28 Oct 2020

Access to virtual event platform: from 22 October 2020

Pre-conference networking session: 26 October 2020 (4.30-5.30pm AEDT)
Rail Safety Virtual Networking Lounge (exclusive to conference attendees)

A virtually delivered event

contact

Still have a question?

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship Manager
+61 406 530 043
Sarah.Ingram@informa.com

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