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.
General Manager - Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board
Head of Health and Safety Improvements, Crossrail UK
Safety Director (Acting), Rail Projects Victoria
Network Integration and Operations Director, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA)
General Manager (Acting) – Operations and Assets, City Rail Link Project
Director, Holistic Systems and Assurance
Associate Director, Asset Management & Assurance, Transport for New South Wales
Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)
Manager LXRP Value Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)
Project Manager, Standard Design Solutions, Program Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)
Chief Executive Officer, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)
Chairman, Keolis Downer
Director, Sales & Marketing Australia, Bombardier Transportation
Dr Keith Adam
Chief Medical Officer, Pacific National and Sonic HealthPlus
Human Risk Manager, Metro Trains Melbourne
Acting Head of Quality Assurance, Metro Trains Melbourne
Dr Julia Pitsopoulos
Dr Nicholas Duck
Senior Technical Director & Bruce Parrey, GHD
Strukton Rail Australia
Operation Manager East Coast, Strukton Rail Australia
Principal Assurance Consultant, SYSTRA Scott Lister
CEO, Tobruk Security
Principal Fire Safety Engineer, Tunnel Systems, WSP Australia
Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR
Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR
Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR
Chief Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Executive Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Dr Stuart Godley
Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
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, Sarah.Ingram@informa.com or Ph: +61 411 499 131.
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