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New Zealand Rail

Rail: Driving sustainable and inclusive growth

14-15 June 2018 | Pullman Hotel Auckland

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ARA member & Young Rail Professionals rates available // See pricing below


The ARA’s New Zealand Rail 2018 will take place at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on the 14 and 15 June 2018.

The economic value of rail to New Zealand was recently calculated to be approximately $1.47b to $1.54b per annum. With New Zealand’s transport sector preparing for a period of rapid technological change, it is very important to understand the drivers of sustainable and inclusive growth and rail’s role in a connected transport future. This year’s ARA New Zealand Rail conference will bring together key industry and government stakeholders, customers, researchers and suppliers to discuss the economic, social and environmental benefits and future opportunities of rail in connecting transport, people, goods and services.

Featuring keynotes, case studies from Australia and New Zealand, interactive panel sessions and the Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition, topics to be addressed include:

  • New Zealand’s economic, environmental and social sustainability
  • Transport and rail policy, planning and investment updates
  • Mode neutral integrated transport solutions
  • Regional growth and development
  • Urban development and transport solutions for liveable communities
  • Metro rail
  • Passenger rail
  • Skills for the future
  • Women and diversity in rail
  • Role of new and emerging technologies
  • Customer priorities and perspectives
  • Tourism rail




Packages Price
Two day conference - Standard rateNZD $1995Early Bird
Two day conference - ARA member rateNZD $1596Early Bird
Two day conference - ARA Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 30)*NZD $795Early Bird
Two day conference - Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 30)*NZD $995Early Bird
DinnerNZD $120Early Bird
Dinner - Table of 10NZD $1080Early Bird
Dinner ARA Member RateNZD $100Early Bird
Dinner Table of 10 ARA Member RateNZD $900Early Bird
Extras Price
Dinner NZD $120
Dinner - Table of 10 NZD $1080
Dinner ARA Member Rate NZD $100
Dinner Table of 10 ARA Member Rate NZD $900


Young Professionals rate (Under 30)*
ARA Members & Non-Members

The ARA is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals, aged 30 years old and under on June 14 2018, to attend this year’s ARA NZ Rail conference.

*To receive the Young Professionals discounted rate, you must be aged 30 years or younger.

Note: You will be required to provide ID on the day of the event.


Is your organisation is an ARA Member? Check here

Special conference group booking discounts:
Book 3 delegates and 4th comes free – All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify – Please contact Customer Service on + 61 2 9080 4307 or to take up this offer.

Pitching Competition

Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition

Do you have an idea that could dramatically enhance rail in New Zealand? Are you a young professional 30 years or under?

Submit your concept for an opportunity to be flown to Auckland to pitch your idea to today’s rail leaders. Young railway professionals of all disciplines are invited to submit a 400-600word abstract detailing your idea.

Read more about the pitching competition here


Hon Phil Twyford

Minister of Transport

Danny Broad

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

Peter Reidy

CEO, KiwiRail

Shane Ellison

CEO, Auckland Transport

when & where

14 - 15 Jun 2018

Pullman Hotel Auckland
Corner Waterloo Quadrant  & Princes Street
Phone: +64 9 353 1000

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


Still have a question?

Tina Karas
General Manager
+61 2 9080 4408

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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