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New Zealand Rail

Building a resilient and reliable rail system

16-17 October 2024 | Aotea Centre, Auckland

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Early bird expires 23 August 2024


We are thrilled to share that the New Zealand Rail Conference 2024 will be held on the 16-17 October at an exciting new venue The Aotea Centre, Auckland.

The New Zealand Rail Conference continues to build in significance and is the key meeting place for the growing New Zealand rail industry.

The 2024 event will provide leading edge content, project and policy updates from key industry speakers, showcase the latest technology and innovation for the industry at the exhibition and facilitate quality networking opportunities to meet with established & new industry contacts.

Mark your calendars to join us in October!

Stay tuned for the release of the Sponsorship Prospectus and Call for Papers.

Welcoming 2024 Speakers

Hon Simeon Brown

MP for Pakuranga, Minister of Transport, Minister of Local Government, Minister for Energy and Minister for Auckland

Nicole Rosie

Chief Executive Officer, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Peter Reidy

Chief Executive Officer, KiwiRail

Gini Welch

National Manager Rail Safety Regulator, Te Rōpū Waeture, Waka Kotahi

Dr Sean Sweeney

CEO, City Rail Link Ltd

Gwyneth MacLeod

Head of Network Strategy and Investment, KiwiRail

Chris Joblin

CEO, Tainui Group Holdings

Dave Christie

Supply Chain Strategy Director, Tainui Group Holdings

Megan Drayton

Foundation Manager, TrackSAFE Foundation NZ

Sacha Montgomery

Executive General Manager Zero Harm Delivery, KiwiRail

Neysa Arland

Rail Operations Specialist – CRL, Auckland One Rail

Stacey van der Putten

Director Public Transport & Active Modes, Auckland Transport


Packages Price
Package(Two Days)NZD $2595NZD $2195+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass - NZ basedNZD $1595NZD $1195+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass (International)NZD $1595NZD $1195 Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Dinner NZD $250+GST
Dinner - Table of 10 NZD $2500+GST
Streamly Access Pass NZD $295+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)NZD $1295NZD $1095+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass - NZ basedNZD $795NZD $595+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass (International)NZD $795NZD $595 Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Dinner NZD $250+GST
Dinner - Table of 10 NZD $2500+GST
Streamly Access Pass NZD $295+GST

Early bird expires 23 August 2024

Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*
*Eligibility for young rail professionals rate: Aged 35 years old and under on 16 October 2024. Note: You will be required to provide ID on the day of the event.

Next Generation Conference Scholarships

Congratulations to the winners of the Next Generation Conference Scholarship for New Zealand Rail 2023.

Proudly sponsored by

Florika Patel, Civil Engineer, Aurecon
Luke McAnulty, Civil Engineer, Aurecon
Gabriella D’Agata, Graduate Engineer, Systra ANZ
Brandan Misa, Graduate Engineer, KiwiRail
Benjamin Love, Junior Planner, Railize Ltd
Effie Hong, Graduate Engineer, Systra ANZ
Jamie Ravela, Graduate Engineer, KiwiRail
Will Penrose, Technical Sales Engineer, Vossloh Cogifer Australia
Ryan Anderson, Civil Engineer, Beca

We’re delighted to be supporting the winners’ professional development and sharing their innovative ideas on how to disrupt or bring greater awareness of the benefits of rail.


  • Complimentary attendance to the Welcome Reception
  • Complimentary attendance to the Two-Day NZ Rail Conference
  • Certificates of acknowledgement – to be presented at the Conference Dinner

NZ Young Rail Professionals Forum

Diverse careers in rail

Do you want to create a diverse, rewarding and long-term career in rail?

Informa and the RTSA are hosting a NZ Young Rail Professionals Forum to find out how today’s industry leaders have achieved success as they share their tips on how to be a driving force in shaping the future of rail.

The forum is open and free for all young rail professionals aged 35 years and under. Attendees are required to register in advance.

Hear from:

Jaco Vorster, Technical Principal – Track Lead, WSP
Amy Baars, Group Manager Talent & Capability, KiwiRail
Ben Ryder, Rail & Mass Transit Practice Leader, Aurecon
Cara Berghan, Systems Engineer, WSP
Matt McKenzie, Talent Acquisition Lead, Mott MacDonald
Brad Jones, Auckland Business Leader, Vitruvius


Held alongside the 2023 NZ Rail Conference, the forum will take place during the NZ Rail Exhibition Networking Drinks at the Hilton Auckland on the evening of 29 November 2023. Following the industry panel discussion focusing on diversity and pathways to rail careers, attendees will have the opportunity to join the Exhibition Networking Drinks function and exchange learnings and experiences with a diverse mix of industry representatives from across the Tasman.

With New Zealand’s rail industry embarking on an exciting period of growth, there has never been a better time to build a career in rail. The forum will discuss the role young professionals will play in shaping this transformative period to build a long-term future for the industry and the people that work within it.

Where: Hilton Auckland, 147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, NZ
When: Registration from 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start

Event Images

Below is a slide show of images from the 2023 New Zealand Rail conference.

To view all images across the two day event, view our Flickr album.



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.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

16 - 17 Oct 2024

Aotea Centre, Auckland
50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD,
Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 2 9080 4307

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Sarah Ingram
+61 406 530 043


Speaking Enquiries
Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Director


Marketing & Media Enquiries
Paul O’Connor
+61 2 9080 4336

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