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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

overview

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

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agenda

8:00 am

Registration and welcome coffee

8:50 am

Administration and safety briefing

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the session chair

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

9:10 am

KEYNOTE | Initiatives, priorities and solutions for improving Auckland’s transport

Hon Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland

9:40 am

Value of rail in New Zealand

Chris Money, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, EY

10:10 am

A customer led future

Peter Reidy, CEO, KiwiRail

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

NZTA's vision of the journey ahead

Robert Brodnax, Director, Transport Access Delivery, NZ Transport Agency Board

Jenny Chetwynd, General Manager Strategy, Policy and Planning, NZ Transport Agency

11:40 am

The role in rail in a systems thinking approach to the transport sector

Bryn Gandy, Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy & Investment, Ministry of Transport

12:10 pm

PANEL | Mode neutral freight: Working together to increase freight efficiency and customer satisfaction

John Fullerton, CEO, ARTC

Ken Shirley, Chief Executive, Road Transport Forum

Derek Nind, Chief Executive, CentrePort

Reinhold Goeschl, General Manager Supply Chain, Ports of Auckland

Brendan Miller, General Manager, Supply Chain Development, Fonterra

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

THE GREAT DEBATE | Would passengers get a better deal if train operations were privately funded?

Adjudicator: Chris Meale, Project Director City Rail Link, Auckland Transport

Affirmative team,

Julian Vella, Asia Pacific Head of Infrastructure, KPMG

Michel Ladrak, Managing Director, Transdev Auckland

Andrew Lezala, Managing Director, Metro Trains Australia

Negative team,

Sarah Sinclair, Partner - Construction and Infrastructure, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Natalie McClew, Infrastructure Advisory, EY

Howard Collins OBE, Chief Executive, Sydney Trains

2:45 pm

Finalists

Preventing derailments from landslide
Nicholas Bell, Field Asset Engineer, KiwiRail

Industry inter-organizational graduate exchange
Kevin Zhao, Graduate Solutions Engineer, Siemens Ltd Australia

Laying the tracks between ideas and delivery: An IoT ventures group
Roselle O’Brien, IoT Project Manager, Downer

NZ Rail hackathon: Hacktrain event
Peter Cho, Business Support Analyst, KiwiRail

Dynamic real-time disruption management
Alexander van der Voorn, Planning and Performance Coordinator, Transdev Auckland

3:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:00 pm

Chair remarks

Bill Laidlow, Rail Engineering Consultant

4:05 pm

Enhancing safeworking decision making and business performance: The case for an intuitive locomotive cab || Stream: STREAM 1 | Ballroom B

Phil O’Connell, Programme Delivery Manager, Operations Group, KiwiRail

Jarrod Colville, Locomotive Engineer Team Leader, KiwiRail

Growing the public value of rail through smarter investment || Stream: STREAM 2 | Ballroom A

Simon Wood, Associate Director, AECOM

Marinus La Rooij, Principal Consultant Transport, AECOM

4:30 pm

Value engineering Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Program || Stream: STREAM 1 | Ballroom B

Cherie Lee, Value Engineering Manager, Level Crossing Authority, Victorian Government

City Rail Link wider network improvements at Ōtāhuhu and The Strand || Stream: STREAM 2 | Ballroom A

Ben Ryder, Associate, Aurecon & Bobby Fischer, Principal Project Manager, City Rail Link Project

4:55 pm

Cognitive, behavioural and neuro-ergonomic testing of DAS2 || Stream: STREAM 1 | Ballroom B

Karl Bridges, Managing Director, HFEx Ltd

Soren Low, National Manager, Service Delivery, KiwiRail

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2: An integration success story || Stream: STREAM 2 | Ballroom A

Derek Jackson, Sales and Business Development Manager, Bombardier Transportation

5:20 pm

Closing remarks

6:30 pm

ARA Networking Dinner

8:00 am

Registration and welcome coffee

8:50 am

Administration and safety briefing

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the session chair

Peter Reidy, CEO, KiwiRail

9:10 am

Keynote

Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Transport

9:40 am

Aligning transport priorities: Auckland transport’s priorities

Shane Ellison, CEO, Auckland Transport

10:10 am

CRL Update: Delivering public infrastructure through collaboration

John Williamson, Interim Chief Executive, CRL Ltd

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

On demand transport: How to make our cities smarter

René Lalande, CEO, Transdev Australasia

11:30 am

Mobility as a Service (MaaS): The new revolution

Martin McMullan, Director of Connected Journeys, NZ Transport Agency

12:00 pm

Rail's role in sustainable regional development

James Pinder, CEO, V/Line

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Women in rail: How to attract, retain and sustain their growth and development

Jeanine Benson, South Island Network Services Manager, KiwiRail

2:00 pm

PANEL | Business case and benefits of workforce diversity and inclusion

Anna Squire, Australasia Rail Business Leader, Arup

Kate Bowman, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Pacific National

Ah-leen Rayner, Head of Tourism & Marketing, KiwiRail

Belinda de Zwart, People and Culture Manager,North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery

Evan Jensen, Chairman, Nga Kaitiaki o te Ara Whanake (Downer Maori Leadership Advisory Board)

2:40 pm

Close of conference

pricing

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.

 

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ARA Networking Dinner

Supported by KiwiRail, the ARA’s Industry Dinner will be held at the Pullman Auckland from 18:30 on the evening of the 14 June.

Celebrate the announcement of of the winner of the NZ Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition and TrackSAFE NZ Award for Safety Leadership.

We are also delighted to have Sam Johnson, one of New Zealand’s most inspiring young citizens, sharing his relentless energy about the future of social connection at the dinner. Sam became a household name when he started what has become New Zealand’s largest volunteer movement – the internationally acclaimed Student Volunteer Army – after the devastating Christchurch earthquakes. The movement has 3000 tertiary members and most recently 29,000 primary school members across 976 schools. Sam’s day job is as Head of Community for Mycare – after they acquired his started up social enterprise in late 2017. Mycare, the airbnb of homecare, takes the Student Volunteer Army to the next level by recreating community models of homework care and support.

Photo: Sam Johnson

Enjoy this chance to network and collaborate in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Dinner is separately bookable. See pricing

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

speakers

Hon Phil Twyford

Minister of Transport

Hon Phil Goff

Mayor of Auckland

Danny Broad

Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association

Chris Money

Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, EY

Peter Reidy

CEO, KiwiRail

Robert Brodnax

Director, Transport Access Delivery, NZ Transport Agency Board

Jenny Chetwynd

General Manager Strategy, Policy and Planning, NZ Transport Agency

Bryn Gandy

Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy & Investment, Ministry of Transport

John Fullerton

CEO, ARTC

Ken Shirley

Chief Executive, Road Transport Forum

Derek Nind

Chief Executive, CentrePort

Reinhold Goeschl

General Manager Supply Chain, Ports of Auckland

Brendan Miller

General Manager, Supply Chain Development, Fonterra

Chris Meale

Project Director City Rail Link, Auckland Transport

Julian Vella

Asia Pacific Head of Infrastructure, KPMG

Michel Ladrak

Managing Director, Transdev Auckland

Andrew Lezala

Managing Director, Metro Trains Australia

Sarah Sinclair

Partner - Construction and Infrastructure, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Natalie McClew

Infrastructure Advisory, EY

Howard Collins OBE

Chief Executive, Sydney Trains

Ruth Venter

Inaugural Winner, Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition

Anna Squire

Australasia Rail Business Leader, Arup

Katie McMahon

Group General Manager, Zero Harm, KiwiRail

Alan Beacham

Strategic Advisor, UGL Ltd

Gary Seabury

Executive General Manager, Rail, John Holland

Nicholas Bell

Field Asset Engineer, KiwiRail

Kevin Zhao

Graduate Solutions Engineer, Siemens Ltd Australia

Roselle O’Brien

IoT Project Manager, Downer

Peter Cho

Business Support Analyst, KiwiRail

Alexander van der Voorn

Planning and Performance Coordinator, Transdev Auckland

Bill Laidlow

Rail Engineering Consultant

Phil O’Connell

Programme Delivery Manager, Operations Group, KiwiRail

Jarrod Colville

Locomotive Engineer Team Leader, KiwiRail

Simon Wood

Associate Director, AECOM

Marinus La Rooij

Principal Consultant Transport, AECOM

Cherie Lee

Value Engineering Manager, Level Crossing Authority, Victorian Government

Ben Ryder

Associate, Aurecon & Bobby Fischer, Principal Project Manager, City Rail Link Project

Karl Bridges

Managing Director, HFEx Ltd

Soren Low

National Manager, Service Delivery, KiwiRail

Derek Jackson

Sales and Business Development Manager, Bombardier Transportation

Shane Ellison

Chief Operating Officer NSW & QLD, Deputy Business Development Director, Transdev

John Williamson

Interim Chief Executive, CRL Ltd

René Lalande

CEO, Transdev Australasia

Martin McMullan

Director of Connected Journeys, NZ Transport Agency

James Pinder

CEO, V/Line

Jeanine Benson

South Island Network Services Manager, KiwiRail

Kate Bowman

Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Pacific National

Ah-leen Rayner

Head of Tourism & Marketing, KiwiRail

Belinda de Zwart

People and Culture Manager,North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery

Evan Jensen

Chairman, Nga Kaitiaki o te Ara Whanake (Downer Maori Leadership Advisory Board)

when & where

14 - 15 Jun 2018

Pullman Hotel Auckland
Corner Waterloo Quadrant  & Princes Street
1010  AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Phone: +64 9 353 1000

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