The RISSB Rail Safety conference returns to Melbourne in May 2022 as a face-to-face event with virtual attendance options.
As the world recovers from COVID, the demand to rebuild our people and assets in a resilient and sustainable way has never been more important. Following the recent announcements at COP26, almost 90% of the world’s greenhouse emissions are coming from countries with a pledge to net zero. This is important to the whole rail industry as the safety impacts become more frequent due to climate change.
Rail has a central role to play on this journey and reflecting this, RISSB Rail Safety 2022 will address the theme ‘Safety Climate and Climate Safety’. Protecting our people and assets has never been more important and as organisations bring people and climate change to the core of every decision, now is the time to act.
The rail industry has traditionally used engineering, technology and the power of its people to champion change. Join us as we address rail’s journey to decarbonisation and the safety impacts of green energy, supply chain transformation and risk management.
Building on the success of our 2021 Rail Safety Conference, the 2022 event will be just as engaging with a 2-day program featuring keynotes, industry panels including our popular ‘Ask the Regulator’ panel, an exclusive conference dinner, site visits and much, much more.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Safety culture
- Mental health and resilience
- Learnings from COVID
- Climate change
- Safety and sustainability as risk management
- The role of people: our workforce, customers, and communities
- Technology and innovation
Chief Commissioner & CEO, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
Senior Regional Vice President, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Wabtec Corporation
Dr Stuart Hillmansen
Associate Professor in Railway Traction Systems and Head of the Traction Research Group, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham
Director, Safety Task Force, Network Rail, United Kingdom
Adviser to the rail freight industry on decarbonisation, UK
Director Customer Experience Rail and Transport, John Holland
Associate Professor in Human Factors, University of the Sunshine Coast
Dr Shelley Stiles
Partner Director, Gateway Consultants (HSW)
Dr Garry Marling
CEO, Culture Radar
Director Systems Engineering & Safety Assurance, ARCH Artifex
Chief Executive Officer, Sleepfit Solutions
Dr Natalie Pelham
CEO & Chief Investigator, Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI)
Investigator, MOLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport), Republic of Korea
Director/Civil Engineer, Phoenix AG Australia
Consultant, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement, Aurecon Australasia
Senior Consultant – Systems Safety Assurance, Systra Scott Lister
Chief Executive, ONRSR
HSEQ Manager, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia Pty Ltd
Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR
Executive Director Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR
Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR
Train Control Trainer, Queensland Rail
Standards Development Manager, RISSB
Senior Consultant, Taylor Airey
Director Heath, Safety & Environment, Inland Rail Australian Rail Track Corporation
Principal & Qld Infrastructure Advisory Lead, Aurecon
Head of Security, Keolis Downer, Proud Operator of Yarra Trams
Dr Tim Kuypers
Principal, Walbrook Partners
General Manager, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, RISSB, New South Wales Office
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Head of Safety, Health and Environment, Aurizon
General Manager Rail Iron Ore, BHP
Sustainability Manager, Inland Rail, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
Environment and sustainability Advisor for Rail, Downer
Engineering Assurance Manager, Ricardo Rail
Senior Manager Assurance and Investigations and Robbie Filliponi, Manager Rail Accreditation, Queensland Rail
3 May 2022
In keeping with the Safety Climate and Climate Safety conference theme, we’re holding our first conference dinner in two years “under the sea.” We’re thrilled to announce that our conference dinner venue is SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium where guests will be able to get up close to an enchanting underwater world full of stingrays, sharks and thousands of multi-coloured fish.
Starting with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm, the conference dinner provides you with the perfect opportunity to continue networking and connecting with peers in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
Exclusive to conference speakers, attendees and sponsors, the dinner is always a highlight of Rail Safety.
Dinner is now at capacity
Metro Tunnel HQ
Delegates to the RISSB Rail Safety Conference will have the opportunity to walk through the award-winning and interactive information centre to find out about some of Victoria’s biggest ever public transport projects.
The visit starts at 4pm and finish at 4.45pm. Metro Tunnel HQ is located at 125-133 Swanston Street, across the road from the Melbourne Town Hall.
As numbers are limited, please make sure you register your interest when booking for the conference by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
The 2022 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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Our Commitment to Sustainability
In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.
We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.
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