The ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2021 will take place at the Hilton Auckland on the 2 and 3 September 2021.
The economic value of rail to New Zealand was recently calculated to be approximately $1.47b to $1.54b per annum. Building on the Government’s commitment to rail, the ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2021 will drive growth by focusing on the ‘how to’ by bringing together key industry and government stakeholders, customers, researchers and suppliers to network and exchange best practice on the innovation, collaboration, technical expertise and investment needed to advance these planning priorities and future opportunities for rail in New Zealand.
New Zealand Rail 2021 builds on the great energy and enthusiasm of the record attendance of recent conferences which provided updates, outcomes and ambitious plans for the future of rail in New Zealand.
A new policy framework and record investment is building a solid future for rail in New Zealand to be more reliable, resilient and sustainable than ever. The New Zealand government will invest NZ$54 billion in land transport in the next decade.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Rail’s role in an integrated transport system
- Delivering sustainable infrastructure: Social, environmental and financial sustainability
- Decarbonisation and reduced transport emissions
- Funding rail infrastructure and public transport
- Meeting passenger and freight customer demands
- Supporting regional connectivity
- Urban economic development
- Digitisation and new technology
- Workforce diversity, engagement and wellness
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN
Submit your application to present at the NZ Rail Conference
Apply now to share your practical insights and expertise, provide industry updates and showcase research, technology and collaboration to advance rail in New Zealand.
Applications close on Friday 21 May so submit your application today to ensure you do not miss out!
If you would like to recommend a speaker or topic please email Kate.Twentyman@informa.com.au
Hon Michael Wood
Minister of Transport, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety and MP for Mt Roskill
Chief Executive, Waka Kotahi NZTA
Dr Sean Sweeney
Chief Executive Officer, City Rail Link Limited
Board Chair, Auckland Light Rail
Deputy Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport
Dr Deborah Hume
Establishment Manager Multimodal & Innovation, Waka Kotahi NZTA
Director of Land Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
GM Customer Experience, Transdev Auckland
Chief Officer, Transdev
Principal, Larswood Consulting
Graduate Rail Engineer, Arup
Engineering Design Manager, KiwiRail
Senior Design Manager, Jacobs
Rail and Transit Engineering Services, Lead, WSP
General Manager Assurance and Integration, City Rail Link Ltd
General Manager Services, 4Tel Pty Ltd
Project Manager – Operations Services, ARTC
General Manager, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board
Project Manager, McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd
Digital Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Projects, Downer NZ Ltd
Managing Director, Transdev
Technical Director, Transport, Aurecon, Auckland
Technical Director, Aurecon, Brisbane
Associate Principal, Arup
Climate Change Risk and Resilience – Capability Lead ANZ, Aurecon
Creative Director, Teague
Next Generation Conference Scholarships
We are delighted to be supporting the winners’ professional development and sharing their innovative ideas on how to market and promote the rail industry in a positive and impactful way, as well as educating the broader community’s perception of the benefits of rail.
Winners will receive:
- Complimentary attendance to the New Zealand Rail conference and dinner, including an exclusive pre-event networking breakfast and extended access to the event online networking platform.
- The opportunity to display ‘winning ideas’ as posters in the exhibition
- Certificates of acknowledgement at the conference dinner
Eligibility: Recent graduates and young railway professionals
Open to all recent graduates and young railway professionals who are 30 years or under (as at 8 June 2021)
Entries open: 18 May 2021
Competition deadline: 9 July 2021
Winners announced: 14 July 2021
Networking breakfast for winners: 2 September 2021
Certificates presented at the Conference Dinner: 2 September 2021
when & where
02 - 03 Sep 2021
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured the ARA NZ Rail Conference accommodation rate from NZD $240* per room per night, room only, for conference attendees at the Hilton Auckland for the nights of the 1-2 September 2021 inclusive.
To book this rate, click here.
* Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until Friday 30th August 2021, unless sold out prior.
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 978 2000