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.
Suggested topics to be addressed include:
- The National Rail Safety Regulator’s view of new innovations, technology and automation
- Rail’s place in the global supply chain
- Market outlook for Australia
- Extending special trackwork through automated laser additive repairs
- CASE STUDY | Increasing axle load on existing infrastructure
- Heavy haul operations across Australia
- PANEL DISCUSSION| Intermodal transport
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Empowering innovation in the North American railway industry
- Safety and sustainability
- PANEL DISCUSSION | Accelerating the growth, uptake and commercialization of heavy haul innovation
- Hydrogen in heavy haul rail– Why it is right for rail
- Emissions reduction in heavy haul rail
- Statistical study of railway resilience in the face of climate change using graph theory
- Turnouts for the highest axle loads on earth State of the art designs / new research insights
- WORKFORCE PANEL| Future workforce for heavy haul rail
- New innovations, technology and automation
BACK IN 2022!
NEXT GENERATION CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
50% DISCOUNT FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
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.
President and CEO, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
Manager, Emissions Avoidance Methods, Clean Energy
Phillip Campbell OAM
General Manager Technical Standards, ARTC & 2021 Railway Professional of the Year, RTSA
Vice President, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, Wabtec Corporation
Dr Paul Nicholson
Principal Engineer – AutoHaul® & Rail Productivity, Rio Tinto Iron Ore – Rail Operations, Rio Tinto
Managing Director, Holland Rail Services Australia
Senior Engineer - Advanced Technologies, Wabtec Corporation
Technical Director – Rail, Aurecon
Chair, Freight and Logistics Council, WA, & Leadership Coach, Pleiades Consulting, & Non-Executive Director, Pacific Energy Limited
Graduate Rail Engineer, WSP
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
Alongside Heavy Haul Rail comes the return of the popular specialist Rail Turnouts Workshop in 2022. To be held on the 5th April 2022 as an intensive one-day focused introduction to the fundamental technical knowledge, the workshop will exchange and transfer knowledge from a range of experts working across rail turnouts.
Visit the website for more details
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.
All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.
For information on what to expect at the Ritz-Carlton, please visit: https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/perrz
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