Sydney, Australia – More than 350 delegates are set to arrive in Parkes NSW over the next 24 hours to take part in the Inland Rail Conference 2018, being jointly presented by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) on 18 & 19 July 2018.
Inland Rail is a nationally significant transport initiative that will transform Australia’s freight networks, enhancing supply chain efficiency and safety, boosting the nation’s export competitiveness and unlocking regional development and employment opportunities for local communities.
Supported by Gold Sponsor, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) as well as the Parkes Shire Council, this two day event features keynote presentations from leading political figures, as well as panel sessions featuring representatives of some of Australia’s leading companies that will explore all aspects of the historic Inland Rail project.
Delegates will hear keynote addresses from leading political figures and project executives, including:
- The Hon. Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minster for Infrastructure and Transport
- The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
- The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
- John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Australian Rail Track Corporation
- Richard Wankmuller, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Rail Project, Australian Rail Track Corporation
The conference will also involve discussions that address particular elements of the Inland Rail project, featuring high-profile panellists drawn from some of Australia’s leading corporate, government, research and industry organisations.
“With major construction about to begin, ARTC is getting on with the job of delivering Inland Rail in partnership with the private sector, hand-in-hand with the community and with the support of Government. This multibillion dollar investment will benefit all Australians and transform the movement of freight across the nation,” noted John Fullerton, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Rail Track Corporation.