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PLANNING FOR AusRAIL 2020 is full steam ahead!

26 Mar 2020, by Deborah Bocock

The AusRAIL team acknowledges that the Australian rail industry and community at large, is currently operating under challenging conditions with the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. From our passengers to supply chains across a global network of customers, these times of disruption have highlighted the even greater need to collaborate, offer support and use innovation as part of resilience and recovery.


In these emergency times, the rail industry is continuing to play its vital part in moving people and goods around Australia. 


Now even more so AusRAIL 2020 will be the place to be! We are certain by December the rail sector will be ‘chomping at the bit’ to take advantage of the new information, technology and messaging that will be shared during this time of change.


AusRAIL 2020 will provide a platform for people to meet, collaborate and trade. It is bringing together those who design, build, maintain and support the rail industry – key industry and government stakeholders, customers, researchers, suppliers and our young rail professionals to showcase the industry’s achievements, capabilities, resilience and opportunities.


This year’s theme, 20/20 Vision for Rail, looks to build a clear vision for the future, examining opportunities for advancement and the expectations for the rail sector over the coming years. It will display the exciting new technological developments that are driving new future possibilities and provide updates on the ever evolving pipeline of opportunities, especially with so much stimulus starting to be channelled through rail in the region as a way to kickstart the economy.


In New Zealand, the government is investing a record $54 billion (AUD$53.5) in land transport over the next decade as part of New Zealand’s economic recovery. In Australia, industry is campaigning for similar stimulus packages to fast track infrastructure projects in a bid to ease the impacts of the crisis and already it is being broadcast that rail stimulus will be a “major component in $50bn Qld infrastructure spend”.


So, until we see you all in December, stay healthy and take care of yourselves and your families.


Key Dates and Upcoming Announcements


The AusRAIL 2020 Technical Papers Committee would like to thank all those who have submitted an abstract of a proposed paper for consideration. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 4 May 2020.


We are delighted to announce the launch dates for the 2020 Young Railway Professionals Innovation Pitching Competition (11 May 2020) and Next Generation Conference Scholarships (20 July 2020). Keep an eye out for details.


Over the coming weeks, we are also looking forward to announcing some new features and initiatives to enhance your experience of AusRail 2020.


Now more than ever, we need to celebrate and support this contribution and the achievements of the rail industry across key fields such as engineering, sustainability, safety, innovation and much more.


For information on how to position your company as part of the future vision for rail, please contact Deborah Bocock, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager via or + 61 (2) 9080 4348


Here’s what our exhibitors had to say about their AusRAIL experience


AusRAIL is known in the industry as the premier event for rail. There are hundreds of people attending the event, therefore = potentially hundreds of opportunities generated.


AusRAIL give us a platform to meet with potential supplier and introduce our brand to potential clients.


We had the right people coming to our stand with lots of good meetings with customers.


AusRAIL lets us obtain good leads and new opportunities for our business with a large turnout of key decision makers.


AusRAIL is essential to our business development and company market profile. We find that AusRAIL helps us to develop our rail systems much better than most other promotion types.


We generated many leads exhibiting at AusRAIL. It is also a great opportunity to catch up with existing customers and suppliers.


Get involved in AusRAIL 2020!

  • Book your place at the conference and gala dinner here
  • Click here for more sponsorship/exhibition information
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