From November 21 to 23 the largest rail event in Australasia will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre with exhibits from the likes of Alstom and Bombardier
AusRAIL is the largest rail event in Australasia and is supported by the leading industry associations, including the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE), Railway Technical Society Australasia (RTSA) and the Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA).
Held annually, AusRAIL features a larger biennial ‘AusRAIL PLUS’ event. The ‘PLUS’ year features a larger exhibition, bigger conference and more social functions. The larger event attracts around 7000 attendees, including 450 exhibiting companies.
This year’s event will kick off with a welcome reception the evening before the exhibition opens.
Sir Terry Morgan CBE, chairman of Crossrail UK will be giving the keynote speech on the role of Crossrail in London’s economy, liveability and connectivity. The morning’s talks will focus on technology and digital solutions for advancing the supply chain, followed by an afternoon of five different technical streams running simultaneously and each chaired by a leading mind in their respective field.
The second days kicks off with a talk on rail’s role in the transport system by Neil Scales OBE, followed by John Fullerton, CEO of Australian Rail Track Corporation, talking about Inland Rail’s role in the supply chain.
The afternoon has four streams discussing driverless vehicles and virtual reality amongst dozens of other topics.
The final day closes out the show with a panel on the Internet of Things and then ends with the annual AusRAIL Gala Dinner – one of the highlights of the rail industry calendar and the perfect ending to three full days of networking, deal making and strategic planning.
Held in Brisbane City Hall’s unique circular room with its ornate sculptured sky dome and 120 year old father Henry Willis organ, the 2017 Gala Dinner will again be the occasion to celebrate the winner and finalists of the ‘Young Rail Professionals Innovation Pitching Competition’.
HSR Asia 2017
From September 12 to 13 Strategic Communication’s two day intensive international summit on high speed rail will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
The event will look at the current challenges that face countries pushing ahead with their high-speed rail development plans. Some of the issues impacting continued high-speed rail development include funding options, network expansion, capacity increment, communications and signalling, safety and the lack of accurate data on the cost versus benefits ramifications.
HSR Asia 2017 is the definitive high-speed rail event for the industry’s leading players who are currently tackling the strategic, technical and operational challenges of designing and implementing high speed rail networks.
Issues addressed at HSR Asia 2017 will include:
- financing options for high-speed rail development
- future of technologies for high-speed rail for communications and signalling
- impact that high speed-rail has on domestic aviation
- strategies to use to maximise revenue both from ticket sales and non-ticket options
- interoperability – what integration solutions are available to ensure that technologies from various suppliers work efficiently together?
- key station design, track-rail interface and rolling stock innovations
- economies of scale that can be achieved from developing dedicated high-speed rail corridors – both for passenger and freight rail
- communications technology offering uninterrupted wireless internet access and mobility on high-speed trains
- HSR and cross border transportation.
Bhupinder Bedi from the Asian Development Bank, Dato’ Mohd Nur Ismal bin Mohamed Kamal,
CEO of MyHSR Corporation, Dr. Andrea Giuricin CEO of TRA consulting and Kelvin Ko Hing Ka
vice president, Major Project Delivery at AECOM Asia feature amongst a packed lineup of speakers.