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Light Rail 2018

Light Rail: Transforming Our Cities

1-2 March 2018 | Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney

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overview

Informa Australia and the ARA are pleased to announce Light Rail 2018. On the back of the highly successful Light Rail 2017, which saw over 200 attendees in a record-breaking testament to the Australian light rail renaissance, Light Rail 2018 is set to be the standout industry event of the coming year. Located in the heart of Sydney at the Sofitel Wentworth on 1 and 2 March, 2018, next year’s conference will focus on light rail as a driver of change, urban renewal and development under the theme: Light Rail: Transforming Our Cities.

Join us in Sydney this coming March for a comprehensive 2-day programme appropriate for stakeholders of every level across the light rail sector. The conference will feature case studies and updates from projects both active and proposed across Australia – alongside detailed technical discussions, project financing analysis, international insights and expert commentary from government, operators and industry bodies.

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exhibitors

agenda

8:00 am

Registration and Welcome Tea and Coffee

8:50 am

Administration and Safety Briefing

8:55 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Loulou Hammad, Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier

9:00 am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Federal Government

The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation (invited)

9:30 am

ARA Address

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

10:00 am

Greater Sydney and the Future of Light Rail

Marg Prendergast, Coordinator General, Transport Coordination, Transport for NSW

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

ACTIVE LIGHT RAIL PROJECT UPDATES

10:50 am

Sydney Light Rail

Glenn Bentley, CEO, ALTRAC

11:20 am

Parramatta Light Rail – More than tracks and trams

Tim Poole, Program Director Parramatta Light Rail, Transport for NSW

11:50 am

Newcastle Light Rail

Josh Hartcher, Project Manager, Newcastle Light Rail, Transport for New South Wales

12:20 pm

Light Rail in our Nation’s Capital

Duncan Edghill, Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Yarra Trams: The Next Seven Years

Nicolas Gindt, Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer Victoria

2:00 pm

Gold Coast Light Rail – Update and Stage 3

Phil Mumford, CEO, GoldlinQ

2:30 pm

Securing and Protecting Light Rail

Senior Representative, Thales,

3:00 pm

Parts Identification

Bonnie Ryan, Senior Manager - Trade, Transport & Heavy Industry, GS1 Australia

3:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

3:50 pm

Light Rail – A Catalyst for Urban Transformation

Robert Angus, Technical Director, Infrastructure, Aurecon

4:10 pm

Light Rail in Congested Urban Streetscapes Requires Innovative End of Line Treatments

Andrew Matthews, Principal Engineer – Rail, GHD

4:30 pm

The Future of Light Rail will be Substation-Free

Alain Croset, Principal Consultant, Vehicle Engineering, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin

4:50 pm

Working Platforms in Light Rail Construction – A revised approach to stabilisation design

Rajesh Bhavsar, Team Leader - Business Development Infrastructure, Geofabrics Australasia Pty

5:10 pm

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Loulou Hammad, Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier

5:35 pm

CLOSING | Networking Drinks and End of Conference Day One

8:30 am

Registration and Welcome Tea and Coffee

8:50 am

Administration and Safety Briefing

8:55 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | NSW Government

Hon Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure (Invited)

9:30 am

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dao Dam Hieu, Chief Commercial Officer, Keolis

10:00 am

Sunshine Coast Light Rail Proposal

Cr Rick Baberowski, Councillor, Transport Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:50 am

AdeLINK - Delivering a Network

George Giannakodakis, Project Manager, AdeLINK, Managing Director, Infraplan

11:20 am

Future Cities and Transport

Heather Moody, Business Development | Engineer – Focus on Cities, Digitalisation & Resilience, Siemens

12:20 pm

Bombardier

Senior Representative, Bombardier,

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

2:30 pm

Light Rail Safety Panel

Paul Daly, CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

3:00 pm

3:10 pm

CLOSING | Afternoon Tea and End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2095+GSTEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1676+GSTEarly Bird
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CBD AND SOUTH EAST LIGHT RAIL SITE TOUR, Friday 2nd March, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

The site tour will visit two of the most significant infrastructure sites of the CBD and South East Light Rail Project, including Moore Park, and the Randwick Stabling Yard.

At Moore Park you will have the opportunity to view the location of the new light rail tunnel, and the construction of the tunnel portal and a light rail stop outside the Moore Park stadiums. We will then visit the new Randwick Stabling Yard which, on completion, will house 60 Citadis X05 light rail vehicles in 30 coupled sets. Also located in the Yard are the new Operations Control Centre, vehicle wash and sanding sheds, and one of the 10 substations that will power the light rail. You will also have an opportunity to see our first light rail vehicles.

All attendees are required to bring their own PPE. Mandatory items are:
– Steel capped boots
– High Visibility Orange Vest
– Helmet
– Safety Glasses

Spaces are strictly limited, register now to secure your place.

speakers

Danny Broad

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

Dao Dam Hieu

Chief Commercial Officer, Keolis

Feliciano Sciardiglia

LRT and Tramway Product Line Manager, Thales Italy

Duncan Edghill

Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra

Marg Prendergast

Coordinator General, Transport Coordination, Transport for NSW

Glenn Bentley

CEO, ALTRAC

Nicolas Gindt

Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer Victoria

Phil Mumford

CEO, GoldlinQ

Cr Rick Baberowski

Councillor, Transport Portfolio, Sunshine Coast Council

George Giannakodakis

Project Manager, AdeLINK, Managing Director, Infraplan

Tim Poole

Program Director Parramatta Light Rail, Transport for NSW

Josh Hartcher

Project Manager, Newcastle Light Rail, Transport for New South Wales

Bonnie Ryan

Senior Manager - Trade, Transport & Heavy Industry, GS1 Australia

Heather Moody

Business Development | Engineer – Focus on Cities, Digitalisation & Resilience, Siemens

Paul Daly

CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

Loulou Hammad

Head of Communications, Australia, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier

Senior Representative, Bombardier

Robert Angus

Technical Director, Infrastructure, Aurecon

Andrew Matthews

Principal Engineer – Rail, GHD

Alain Croset

Principal Consultant, Vehicle Engineering, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin

Rajesh Bhavsar

Team Leader - Business Development Infrastructure, Geofabrics Australasia Pty

when & where

01 - 02 Mar 2018

Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9228 9188
www.sofitel.com

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.

contact

Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4477
Nicholas.Mayfield@informa.com

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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