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Heavy Haul Rail

Driving efficiency, sustainability and intelligent solutions for the future

6 – 7 April 2022 | The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

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Early Bird rate expires 28 January 2021 // See Pricing Below


We pleased to be hosting our 11th Heavy Haul Rail Conference in Australia’s heavy haul capital of Perth. The conference will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Perth on the 6th and 7th April 2022.

The Australian heavy haul rail industry, boasting some the heaviest and longest trains, continues to lead the world in operations and innovation. As confident commodity markets drive our COVID recovery, becoming an even more efficient supply chain for the export of coal and iron ore is fundamental to Australia’s productivity.

The agenda will showcase the best in local and international project expertise and will give attendees an understanding of the strategic directions of the major industry players together with an update on developments in equipment, technology and maintenance to ensure efficient, safe and reliable operations.

Topics will include:

  • Industry successes and new developments
  • Market outlook for Australia
  • Heavy haul operations across Australia
  • Safety and sustainability
  • New innovations, technology and automation
  • Infrastructure and investment
  • Communication systems, cybersecurity and data capture and analysis
  • Role of ports and port automation in successful heavy haul supply chains
  • Workforce development and diversity
  • Maintenance practices and reliability improvements
  • Rail/wheel interaction and related topics
  • Software solutions for improved efficiency and optimisation of assets

Share your learnings, case studies and practical solutions with colleagues and customers across the industry.

Forward your submission for the 2022 Heavy Haul Rail conference & the Rail Turnouts Workshop to the conference producer Kate Twentyman.

Submissions should be 200-400 words and contain your full contact details along with a presentation title, theme and main findings.

Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Director
Deadline: Friday 29 October 2021

BACK IN 2022!

To encourage the transfer of specialist knowledge and foster mentoring and networking opportunities, Informa is delighted to continue it’s support of our emerging leaders with these popular programs.

Stay tuned: Details for the Next Generation Conference Scholarship will be released in the coming weeks.


Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2195$1995+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Dinner - Single Ticket $220+GST
Dinner Table of 10 $2200+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1095$995+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Dinner - Single Ticket $220+GST
Dinner Table of 10 $2200+GST

Early Bird rate expires 28 January 2021

The dinner has reached capacity. Please email to join the waitlist.

Young Professionals rate (Under 35)*

Informa is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals, aged 35 years old and under on 14 April 2021, to attend this year’s ARA Heavy Haul Rail conference.

*To receive the Young Professionals discounted rate, you must be aged 35 years or younger.

Note: You will be required to provide ID on the day of the event.

Past Speakers

Next Generation Conference Scholarships

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Do you have an idea that could disrupt or bring greater awareness of heavy haul rail in Australia and New Zealand?

We invite rail sector personnel aged 25yrs and under to submit their innovative ideas on how to market and promote the heavy haul rail in a positive and impactful way, as well as educating the broader community’s perception of the benefits of rail in general.

In 200-300 words describe your idea or concept that could be applied to the Heavy Haul Rail industry. From human resources and training opportunities to rollingstock maintenance, engineering innovation or industry-wide marketing campaigns, this is your opportunity to win one of 10 scholarships to attend the Heavy Haul Rail conference and dinner in Perth on 6-7 April 2022.

Entries open: 21 October 2021
Competition deadline: 21 January 2022
Winners announced: 10 February 2022
Certificates presented at the Conference Dinner: 6 April 2022



Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

Next Generation Conference Scholarship Sponsor

The Heavy Haul Rail 2022 conference offers unique networking and business development opportunities with key decisions makers from the rail and resources industries.

Please email Sarah Ingram for a copy of the sponsorship prospectus including delegate profile information, or call to discuss the branding, thought leadership and exhibition opportunities available.

Get in touch today:
Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship & Exhibitions Manager
P: 0406 530 043

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our speakers, attendees and guests is our top priority.

Informa Australia’s events will be organised in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standards. As the world’s leading events’ organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest level of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

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when & where

06 - 07 Apr 2022

The Ritz-Carlton Perth
1 Barrack St
Perth WA 6000
+61 8 6559 6888

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Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Director

Sarah Ingram
Sponsorship Manager
+61 406 530 043

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