Already one of the greenest forms of transport, the rail industry is at an exciting point as it pursues several key initiatives to decarbonise its operations, assets, and supply chains.
With the removal of diesel trains, the advancement of electrification projects, and the efforts to encourage more people out of their cars and on to rail, the sector is working hard to progress and achieve net zero goals. The decarbonisation of rail services will deliver a variety of benefits to economies, the environment, and to passengers.
The inaugural Rail Decarbonisation conference will bring together operators and manufacturers, leading technology and innovation experts, energy industry innovators and investors to discuss and explore the latest opportunities, challenges, initiatives, technologies, and developments for reducing the industry’s CO2 emissions to zero.
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:
Ian Jefferies, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
Prof Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport UK
Ilse de Vos van Eekeren, Manager Circular Business, Dutch Railways (NS)
Nicola Small, Very Light Rail Programme Manager, Transport & Infrastructure, Coventry City Council, UK
Andrew Kluth, Adviser to the rail freight industry on decarbonization, UK
Laura McNichol, SVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, Watco, USA
Topics to be discussed include:
- Coordinating an industry level approach to decarbonization
- Australia’s carbon market and the impact on investment opportunities and company profits
- The role of hydrogen in decarbonising economies
- How do we consider the broader supply chain aspects of decarbonisation across the lifecycle of rail infrastructure and rollingstock?
- Carbon credit opportunities and the rail sector
- Advancing a circular economy
- Designing against climate risk-How does rail consider climate risks as it moves to a lower carbon economy?
- Design sizing and optimising zero carbon energy storage options for freight trains
- Coventry Very Light Rail: Creating the UK’s first Urban VLR demonstration line
- 99% circular train modernisation, and on track for 100% circular trains in Europe
- Focusing on small victories in short line railroad decarbonization
- Decarbonising Inland Rail
- Pacific National: Our decarbonisation pathway
- Our green future: Moving towards hydrogen in rail
- Sydney Trains net zero emissions initiative
- Putting Aurizon’s climate strategy into action
- Getting Australasia ready for hydrogen in rail
- Decarbonising rail traction: ‘NET- Decarb’ decision framework for non-electrified routes
- Rail decarbonisation technologies, strategies and solutions – Deutsche Bahn working locally and sharing globally
- Balancing safety hazards in the race to rail decarbonisation
Professor Sarah Sharples
Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport UK
Very Light Rail Programme Manager, Transport & Infrastructure, Coventry City Council, UK
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
SVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, Watco, USA
Ilse de Vos van Eekeren
Manager Circular Business, Dutch Railways (NS)
Adviser to the rail freight industry on decarbonisation, UK
Sustainability Advisor, Inland Rail, Australian Rail Track Corporation
Prof. Colin Cole
Director, Centre for Railway Engineering, CQ University
Rail Team Lead, Victoria, Arup
Design Authority-PMS Engineering, Rail and Transit Systems, Downer
Lana van Wyk
Head of ESG, Pacific National
Dr Fiona Simon
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council
Senior Method Development Officer, Emissions Avoidance Methods, Clean Energy Regulator
Director Environment & Sustainability (Sydney Assets & Operations) , Transport for NSW
Alan de Reuck
Director Strategic Projects, Alstom
Senior Project Engineer – Rail Traction and Zero Emissions Technologies, Deutsche Bahn - Engineering and Consulting
Director Systems Engineering & Safety Assurance, ARCH Artifex
General Manager (Passenger Rollingstock and Signalling Branch), Translink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads
Associate Director, 2XM Consult
Director - Mining and Energy Economist, Commonwealth Bank Australia
Regional Vice President Services – Asia Pacific, Wabtec
Head of Safety, Health and Environment, Aurizon
Manager Environment, Aurizon
Principal & Qld Infrastructure Advisory Lead, Aurecon
Principal Engineer Fleet Decarbonisation, Aurizon
Sustainability and Climate Change Manager, Rail Projects Victoria
Director - Delivery & Growth Markets ANZ, Systra
Sustainability Manager, Inland Rail, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
Group Executive Safety, Risk and Assurance, Queensland Rail
CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council
Chief Delivery Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council
Next Generation Scholarships
NEXT GENERATION CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Do you have an idea that could disrupt or bring greater awareness around reducing the rail industry’s CO2 emissions to zero?
We invite all rail sector personnel aged 25yrs and under to submit their innovative ideas for the opportunity to win one of 10 scholarships to attend the Rail Decarbonisation Conference.
Your idea may take inspiration from or could be applied to assist the rail industry as it works towards decarbonising its operations, assets, and supply chains– in 200-300 words describe your idea or concept and how it could enhance or promote rail’s journey to decarbonisation.
WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
- Complimentary attendance to Rail Decarbonisation Conference
- Opportunity to network with industry representatives
- Certificates of acknowledgement
Competition deadline: 22 July 2022
Winners announced: 1 August 2022
Certificates presented at the Conference
Eligibility: Recent graduates and young railway professionals
Open to all recent graduates and young railway professionals who are 25yrs or under (as at 5th September 2022) A maximum of 3 winners will be selected from the same organisation.
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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when & where
05 - 06 Sep 2022
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
150 Day St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9261 1188
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