New Zealand Rail 2017 will take place at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on the 27th and 28th June 2017.
With the central theme of Rail: Enabling New Zealand’s Growth and Resilience, the conference will bring together top executives from across New Zealand and Australia to explore key challenges and opportunities facing the rail industry in New Zealand.
PLUS – Keynote presentation from:
Frances Valintine, Founder, Tech Futures Lab
An educator for over 20 years, Frances founded The Mind Lab by Unitec, developed to empower students, teachers and principals with skills for today’s world. In 2016 Frances launched Tech Futures Lab to navigate the new world of technology enabled businesses. Frances was named one of the top 3 NZ Innovators of the Year at the 2017 NZ of the Year awards and last year, was named one of the top 50 EdTech Educators in the World by EdTech International, UK and was also awarded a Sir Peter Blake Leader Award. In 2015 Frances was awarded the Westpac New Zealand Woman of Influence (Innovation) and the Next New Zealand Woman of the Year (Education).
Frances will provide some guidance on harnessing the opportunity of technology and futureproofing the rail industry.
As the New Zealand industry focuses their attention on building an integrated transport network, we were delighted to offer a forum to knowledge share and discuss how this can be made a reality.
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You can view and download the presentation here
SITE TOUR (28th JUNE 2017) TO WIRI MAINTENANCE AND STABLING DEPOT:
(approximately 3 hours including travel time)
CAF has a long-term maintenance contract for the 57 EMUs delivered to Auckland Transport. The maintenance operations are performed in the Wiri Depot, built for that purpose and inaugurated in 2013. The tour will include a visit of the depot and a description of day to day and heavy maintenance activities performed on the trains.
14:50 | Conference completion
15:00 | Board bus to Wiri
15:50 | Arrive at Wiri and start tour
16:55 | Board CAF bus to Manukau station
17:05 | Catch Auckland Transports EMU back to Britomart
17:55 | Arrive at Britomart train station
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.
Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition – Finalists Announced
We are delighted to announce the finalists for the New Zealand Rail Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition. After a rife amount of submissions, the judging panel are pleased to announce the following as finalists:
- Revolutionising Electrical Isolation – The Remote Isolation System – James Donovan, Metro Trains Melbourne
- Triple Track and Express Metro Services – Chee Hoe Chan, Siemens
- Human Factors and Streamlining Safe Working Practices on the Controlled Network – Andrew James, Transdev Auckland
- Implementing a Risk-based HSE Reporting Framework – Ruth Venter, KiwiRail
- Strategic Rail Inspections and Asset Condition Monitoring Using Drones – Adrian Pacheco, Metro Trains Melbourne
Networking Dinner – Tuesday 27th June
We are delighted to be hosting the ARA’s Industry Dinner at the Pullman Hotel Auckland from 18:30 on the evening of 27 June. Celebrate the announcement of the winner of the inaugural NZ Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition and enjoy this chance to network, collaborate with clients and hold discussions in the relaxed and convivial atmosphere. We are excited to also announce our after-dinner speaker, Dr David Warburton.
Dinner is separately bookable. Single seats or tables of ten can be booked through the registration page on the conference website.
Bob Herbert AM
Chair, Australasian Railway Association
Managing Director, Metro Trains Australia
Project Director City Rail Link, Auckland Transport
General Manager Global Supply Chain Development, Fonterra
General Manager Supply Chain, Ports of Auckland
Group General Manager: Sales & Commercial, KiwiRail
Group General Manager Network Services, KiwiRail
Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Railway Association
Foundation Manager, TrackSAFE NZ
Howard Collins OBE
CEO, Sydney Trains
Chief Executive, Auckland Transport
Principal | Australasia Rail Business Leader, Arup
Technical Director, Arup
Project Manager, KiwiRail
South Island Network Services Manager, KiwiRail
O&M Project Director, Keolis Downer
Customer Experience Manager, KiwiRail
ANZ Rail Digital Commercial Leader, GE Transportation
Digital Sales Account Manager, GE Transportation
Associate Principal | Light Rail Specialist & Systems Engineering, Arup
CEO, Port of Tauranga
Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board
Chief Executive Officer, Transdev Australasia
General Manager PMO (Project Management Office), Infrastructure & Assets, KiwiRail
Senior Rail Engineer, Aurecon NZ Limited
General Manager, ConSlab
Asset Integration Manager, City Rail Link, Auckland Transport
Project Engineer Level Crossings, KiwiRail
Principal Advisor Rail Safety, NZ Transport Agency
Manager Operations Development, KiwiRail
Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore
Founder, Tech Futures Lab
Managing Director, Transdev Australasia
Senior Representative, Keolis Downer