Following the success of the inaugural Rail Decarbonisation Conference, the 2023 event will continue to provide exposure to new trends and thinking from a variety of perspectives as part of the ongoing conversation around how to decarbonise Australia’s rail industry.
Operators, manufacturers, leading technology and innovation experts, energy industry innovators and investors will gather to discuss the operational and technical aspects of decarbonisation, share case studies and explore practical applications and learnings on the journey to net zero.
The rail industry is at an exciting point as it pursues several key initiatives to decarbonise its operations, assets, and supply chains. The decarbonisation of rail services will deliver a variety of benefits to economies, the environment, and to passengers.
The 2nd Annual Rail Decarbonisation Conference will be co-located with Connect Rail. An exciting new industry platform for addressing rail’s future. Showcasing the latest innovations and business opportunities, it connects technology, knowledge and people all under the one roof for an interactive exchange of ideas and solutions.
Director Sustainability, Amtrak
Managing Director & CEO, Aurizon
Hon Catherine King MP
Minister for infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Saskia van den Muijsenberg
Director - Mining and Energy Economist, Commonwealth Bank Australia
Group Senior Manager Environment and Sustainability, Queensland Rail
Director, Emissions Avoidance Methods and Methods Reform, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Director of Advanced Energy, Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company
Director Environment & Sustainability Sydney, Transport for NSW
Group Executive Corporate, Aurizon
Prof Ravi Ravitharan
Director, Monash Institute of Railway Technology
Dr Cong Qiu
Deputy Team Leader - Railway Materials, Monash Institute of Railway Technology
Regional Vice President, Global Services – Asia Pacific, Wabtec
Executive Director, Development, Department of Transport and Planning
Director, Industry & Local Content, Department of Transport and Planning
Dr Mahdi Mason
Sustainability Manager, Queensland Rail
Head of Asset Management & Strategy, Aurizon
Principal, Rail & Mass Transit, Aurecon
ESG Principal, Pacific National
Rail Team Lead, Victoria, Arup
Director Sustainability and Climate Change, Aurecon
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility Australia and New Zealand
Jorge Martin Gistau
Sustainable Transport Advocate, Ricardo
Prof. Colin Cole
Director - Centre for Railway Engineering, CQ University
Executive Director, Engineering and Program Services, Major Road Projects Victoria
Dr James Grenfell
Principal Professional, Sustainability and Materials Performance, Portfolio Leader - Sustainable Infrastructure Materials, NTRO | ARRB
Dr. Javad Yaghoubi
Senior Technology Leader, Sustainability and Materials Performance, NTRO | ARRB
Senior Decarbonisation Strategy Engineer, Pacific National
Dr Clarissa Han
Chief Technology Leader / National Leader, Sustainability and Materials Performance, NTRO | ARRB
Manager, Integrated Sustainability, Aurecon
Project Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member, NAWIC & Former Train Driver
Procurement Manager – Rollingstock, Pacific National
Aunty Di Kerr OAM
Respected Elder of the Wurundjeri Tribe
Next Generation Scholarships
NEXT GENERATION CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Congratulations to the winners of the Next Generation Conference Scholarship for the Rail Decarbonisation Conference 2023.
We’re delighted to be supporting the winners’ professional development and sharing their innovative ideas on how to disrupt or bring greater awareness around reducing the rail industry’s CO2 emissions to zero.
Winners will receive complimentary attendance to the Rail Decarbonisation Conference and will be presented with a certificate of acknowledgement at the conference.
Hear what our 2022 attendees had to say:
“A great way to get into the mix of decarbonisation within the industry which allows recipients to understand the latest and greatest insights and what implications may arise.”
“The conference brought together a good mix of industry representatives who were willing to openly share their perspectives, experiences, knowledge and learnings to guide the ongoing conversation of how to decarbonise a critical part of Australia’s mobility and deliver sustainable transportation.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed it. It provided significant learnings to continue to push for improvements in everything we do, and to look from alternative perspectives, to provide more sustainable outcomes.”
“As a young rail engineer attending a conference like this was very inspiring and insightful to see where the future of rail is heading. It was very informative to see the new innovations that are being researched to decarbonise the rail industry.”
“It was a great event to connect with sustainability, environment and technical rail professionals that are focused on the challenges of decarbonisation.”
ConnectMe + Streamly
ConnectMe • Networking enhanced
All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.
Streamly • On-Demand video vault
Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related transport events*. Login information will be sent post event.
* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.
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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