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
Confirmed speakers include:
- Sandra Wilson-Ryke, SQE Director, Keolis Downer
- Tilo Franz, General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, CMET
- Scott Cornish, Executive General Manager, Safety, Risk and Assurance, Queensland Rail
- John Langron, Rail Safety Manager, Sydney Metro
- Rachel Wood, Lead Investigator – Rail Safety, Transdev Auckland
- Andy Strivens, Operations Standards Manager, Transdev Auckland
- Lyndal Gibbs, Group Manager Health Safety & Environment, VicTrack
- Simon Vaux, Director, Digital Engineering, Transport for NSW
- Julie Bullas, Executive Director Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR
- Paul Nheu, Systems Assurance Manager, Digital Systems Program, Transport for NSW
- Graham Jackson, Director Strategic Projects, Safety, Environment & Regulation, Transport for NSW
- Jonathan Carroll, Manager Safety, Aurizon
- Peter Doggett, Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR
- Simon Foster, Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR
- David Bainbridge, General Manager Risk Safety & Environment, Australian Rail Track Corporation
- Dean Matthews, Executive General Manager, Safety and Environment, V/Line
- Russell McMullan, General Manager – CRL Assurance and Integration, City Rail Link Project NZ
- Kieran MacKenzie, CEO, Presien & Innovation Engineer, Laing O’Rourke
- Dr Tim Kuypers, Principal, Walbrook Partners
- Steve Jones, A/Deputy Secretary – Safety, Environment & Regulation, Transport for New South Wales
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 – 31 March 2020 | Australian National Maritime Museum
Safety will travel from ship to shore at this year’s Rail Safety dinner at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Starting with a pre-dinner guided gallery and exhibition tour, 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
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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