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RISSB Rail Safety Conference

Changing Technology, Changing Perceptions

09-10 May 2018 | Rydges World Square, Sydney

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RISSB Member Rates Available // See Pricing Below.


Safety is everyone’s concern, and it is through collaboration that we will achieve it. This was what we took away from RISSB’s highly successful Rail Safety 2017 – which received the highest turn-out in recent memory with over 150 attendees. On the back of this strong foundation, 2018 will be looking to the future.

In an age of digitalisation and disruption, change is a constant. As historic risks are mitigated through automation and innovation, the application of new technologies brings previously unforeseen risks to light. These risks are often compounded by an increasing demand for technological literacy across all systems, and solutions that require dynamic responses.

RISSB Rail Safety 2018 will be the industry gathering for the latest in safety updates. 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.



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Site Tour

Sydney Metro 7:00am – 12:00pm

Take a closer look at Australia’s biggest public transport project. On this tour, you’ll visit the Sydney Metro Trains Facility near Rouse Hill, a station prototype and the Cudgegong Road Station site. You will also visit the Hills Showground Station site at Castle Hill. Bring your boots and your camera.

Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis with a maximum of 23 conference guests. A light breakfast will be provided, please advise you have any dietary requirements.

The bus will board at Rydges World Square, Sydney, 389 Pitt Street at 7:00am and leave the Site

PPE Attendees must bring:

  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants
  • Steel capped lace-up safety boots (If not available please advise ahead of time)

TfNSW can supply visitors with hard hats, glasses, gloves, hi-vis vests and safety boots (sized limited).

Book now to secure your spot.

Blog articles

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

Conference Dinner

Annual Rail Safety Dinner – Doltone House Hyde Park

Proudly sponsored by Bombardier, this year’s Rail Safety Conference Dinner will take place at the Doltone House Hyde Park from 7:00pm on the evening of May 9th. 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.

Register at the time of your conference booking.

RISSB Members: $150+GST
Non Members: $175+GST


Sue McCarrey

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

Paul Daly

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

Nat Nagy

Executive Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

Stephen Jones

Executive Director, Safety, Sustainability & Environment, Sydney Metro, Transport for NSW

Dr Todd Bentley

Director - Safety, Environment and Risk, Metro Trains Melbourne

Graham Jackson

Director, Safety, Transport for NSW

Dr Luke Wildman

Key RAMSS Expert, Siemens Mobility

Alan Jones

Head of the Track Safety Taskforce, Queensland Rail

André Schneider

Research Assistant, CCRDMT, University of Koblenz-Landau

Chris Bradley

Fleet Director, QNGR, Bombardier Transportation

Michael Killeen

Formerly A380 Fleet Manager at Qantas

Stuart Harrison

Head of Rail Operations, Roy Hill

Anjum Naweed

Associate Professor, Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Science, CQUniversity

Peter Doggett

Executive Director, National Operations, ONRSR

Julie Bullas

Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Foster

Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Jesse Baker

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

Russ Evans

General Manager - National Rail Programs, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board

Mike Stuart North

Safety and Systems Assurance Director, ALTRAC Light Rail

Dane Newton

Senior Manager, Risk and Analysis, ONRSR

Phil Allan

Standards Development Manager, Safety, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board

John Furness

Manager Standards, Adelaide, Enterprise Services, ARTC

Trevor Moore

Signalling Standards Engineer, ARTC

when & where

09 - 10 May 2018


We have secured a number of rooms at the Rydges World Square for the nights of the 8-10 May 2018 inclusive, at the rate of $259.00 per night.

To book this rate online, click here or call the Rydges World Square direct and quote ‘2994172′ or ‘Informa – Rooms – Allotment’ to make your reservation.

Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until Friday 6th April 2018, unless sold out prior.

Rydges World Square
389 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Reservations: 02 8268 1888

RISSB Rail Safety Conference TFE Hotels Deal
Receive 15% off the best available rate at all TFE hotels in Sydney from 8-10 May 2018
(Adina, Rendezvous, Vibe, Medina and Travelodge)

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Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4477

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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