ARA Rail Freight Conference (Australia)

17th Aug 2017 - 18th Aug 2017 Sydney

Australia’s rail infrastructure and operations, which boasts the heaviest and longest trains in the world, continues to underpin the success and efficiency of our resources sector.

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa Australia are excited to host the inaugural Freight Rail Conference and Exhibition in Sydney this August.

The forum looks to combine the latest advancements in intermodal freight transport with the very best engineering know-how in the heavy haul industry, covering critical operational issues affecting freight and the impact of these developments in Australia’s economic position.

The conference will be an excellent networking opportunity to discuss freight rail in Australia and will showcase the best in local and international project expertise. The agenda will be designed to give attendees an understanding of the strategic directions of the major industry players and an update on developments in equipment, technology and maintenance.

Topics to be covered include:

Rail’s role in a multimodal solution to freight demands
Realising the benefits of investment in people, products and productivity
Development of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy
Driving efficiencies in heavy haul and key freight supply chains
Progress on major freight rail projects, including urban short haul and inland rail
Long-term planning to future proof freight transport networks
Delivery of better integration with transport modes
Harnessing new technologies to improve safety, and asset management and maintenance
Innovative approaches to planning and funding supporting infrastructure
Design developments in rail manufacturing and software

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