ARA Rail & Sustainability Conference P11 M38 Li


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The Australasian Railway Association announces “Rail and the Sustainability Challenge 2011”. The two day event will examine the challenges and opportunities that sustainability goals and climate change will bear for the rail industry. The conference will take a closer look at the policy framework necessary to introduce an economically sound pathway into a more productive and sustainable future.

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ARA Rail & Sustainability Conference P11 M38 Li

  1. 1. PresentsRail and the Sustainability Challenge 2011 26th & 27th October 2011 | Hotel Realm, Canberra Examining sustainability and climate change – What are the challenges and opportunities for rail?Endorsed by: Key Media Partner: Contributions from: Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia Alex Veitch, Head of Unit - Sustainable Development, International Union of Railways (UIC) Dale Coleman, Board Member, Australian Railway Industry Corporation & Managing Director, TTG Technology Rob Mason, CEO, RailCorp David Warburton, Chief Executive, Auckland Regional Transport Authority Prof Barbara Norman, PhD, Foundation Chair and Head of Discipline Urban and Regional Planning - Faculty of Business and Government, University of Canberra Chris Collier, General Manager Environment, RailCorp Bryan Nye, CEO, Australasian Railway Association John Devereaux, CEO, Energy Networks Association Ben Peacock, Creative Director/Partner, Republic of Everyone SECU RE O RD E R Researched and developed by: REGISTER NOW
  2. 2. Rail and the SustaiDAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, 26TH OCTOBER 2011 1.45 The social elements of sustainability s The impact of congestion on our society8.30 Registration and welcome coffee s The importance of delivering enhanced mobility to our future population9.00 Speed networking s Creating more liveable communities through infrastructure delivery Get to know your peers right from the start in this relaxed and Bill Grace, Principal Consultant - Sustainable Communities, GHD informal speed networking session. Bring your business cards! 2.20 CASE STUDY: Implementing sustainability into a corporate plan9.20 Opening remarks from the Chair s The challenges of integrating a sustainable ethos into a rail operation Gail Broadbent, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Chris Collier, General Manager Environment, RailCorp Australian Conservation Foundation 2.55 Afternoon tea and networkingDELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 3.15 Communicating the sustainability message9.30 Integrating rail into the wider solution for climate action s The importance of effectively communicating your organisations s Examining the realities of climate change how it sustainability message affects sustainability s Strategies to successfully drive sustainability into your business s How can the rail industry address these realities? ethos s Creating a framework for your business projects and operations s The benefits of a well delivered, well directed sustainability campaign that acknowledges climate change s Lessons learned from unsuccessful campaigns Prof Barbara Norman, PhD, Foundation Chair and Head of Ben Peacock, Creative Director/Partner, Republic of Everyone Discipline, Urban and Regional Planning - Faculty of Business and Government, University of Canberra SUSTAINABILITY AND THE RAIL INDUSTRY10.05 INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Addressing the need for a strong 3.50 The relationship between sustainability and transport commitment of railways towards a sustainable leadership in s How is transport impacted by the issue of sustainability? the transport sector s What can transport do itself to influence a sustainable future? s The UIC Declaration on sustainable mobility and transport s How can rail enhance its role in a sustainable future? s Why do we need a long term environment and sustainability strategy? Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia s Starting the innovation process today Alex Veitch, Head of Unit - Sustainable Development, 4.25 PANEL DISCUSSION: Integrating sustainability into rail International Union of Railways (UIC) industry projects10.40 Morning refreshments and networking s The importance of long-term, life-cycle thinking in project planning s What elements must be considered when planning long term?11.00 How will climate change impact transport and sustainability? s Improving transport infrastructure resilience s The changing nature of nature Alex Veitch, Head of Unit - Sustainable Development, s What impact will this have on the future for transport? International Union of Railways (UIC) s How can we act now to create a sustainable transport future? Geoff Hudson, Environment & Sustainability Manager, Novo Rail s Can we effectively climate proof our rail infrastructure? Andy Harland, Project Manager National Rail Operations, Bryan Nye, CEO, Australasian Railway Association Leighton Contractors For updates on the agenda, please visit our website DOES IT MEAN TO BE SUSTAINABLE?11.35 Understanding sustainability and how it impacts your 5.10 Closing remarks from the Chair business 5.15 Close of day one s What does sustainability mean? s Defining the economic and environmental aspects of sustainability DAY TWO: THURSDAY, 27TH OCTOBER 2011 s Determining which will impact your business and how s Understanding the social impact of the actions of your 8.40 Networking and welcome coffee organisation 9.10 Opening remarks from the Chair Brendan Bateman, Partner Environment & Planning, Clayton Utz Will Steffen, Commissioner, Climate Commission & Executive12.10 Lunch and networking break Director, ANU Climate Change Institute1.10 CASE STUDY: Assessing the sustainability of mobility in DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS Australia s Developing and investing in an energy source that will be 9.20 Creating a nationally consistent approach to project available to 2030 and beyond sustainability across the asset lifecycle s Ensuring that capital investment is based on long term s The importance and benefits of a nationally consistent approach decision making to incorporating sustainability outcomes s Accommodating growth in both our population in urbanised s Introducing the AGIC sustainability assessment tool areas and projected freight movement and benchmarks Matt Rait, Market Analyst - Picture the Future, Siemens Rick Walters, Technical Manager, Australian Green Infrastructure Council
  3. 3. inability Challenge 9.55 Arguing the business case for greater energy efficiency 3.15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Alternate fuels and renewable s Can the rail industry be more energy efficient without being energy driven by policy? s Examining the latest initiatives on research and development Dale Coleman, Board Member, Australian Railway into alternate fuels Industry Corporation & Managing Director, TTG Technology s Understanding the realistic timescales for improving their utilisation 10.30 Morning refreshments and networking s Creating a safer energy future The Hon. Peter Rae AO, Chairman, 10.50 Examining the relationship between sustainable transport and International Renewable Energy Alliance * land use planning *subject to final confirmation s Thinking of sustainable transport planning as being inclusive of social and economic concerns that are linked to environmental aspects CLIMATE CHANGE s Moving away from “silver bullet” solutions in transport planning 3.50 DEBATE: The impact of climate change on the sustainability Brian Smith, Sustainable Transport Leader, Aurecon challenge s How are the realities of climate change impacting our industries? 11.25 CASE STUDY: The role of sustainability advisers in the s What actions need to be taken to address the evolving climate delivery of urban rail infrastructure projects challenge in Australia? s Identifying opportunities associated with the delivery method s Future constraints that may be imposed on the industry as a and contract type direct result of wider climate change initiatives s Determining the scale of influence the proponent has control s Is the introduction of a carbon price a step in the right direction? over and working within those boundaries Dr. Philip Laird, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong s Providing tangible evidence of the financial and other benefits Sophie Sturup, GAMUT Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning, of adopting certain sustainability practices The University of Melbourne s Embedding sustainability objectives and targets into all relevant This debate will allow participants to make a brief introduction to systems, plans and procedures their perspectives on the issues. The panellists will then be able to s The presentation will feature examples from: question the views of each other for 20 minutes, before the panel is s Gold Coast Rapid Transit, Sydney Metro (project deferred), opened to the floor for the remaining time. The Chairman will then Olympic Delivery Authority’s transport division (U.K), ask for closing statements from the panellists and summarise the Crossrail (U.K) key outcomes from the session. Jane Scanlon, Senior Consultant – Sustainability and Climate For updates on the agenda, please visit our website Change, Manidis Roberts 12.00 Lunch 4.25 CEO FORUM: Preparing the rail industry for future climate impacts INTEGRATED TRANSPORT AND SUSTAINABILITY s Creating transport infrastructure that is resilient against future challenges 1.00 CASE STUDY: A sustainable transport plan for Auckland s Keeping essential services moving during extreme weather s Understanding and influencing individual transport choices events s Working with people and their communities to improve travel s What are companies doing now to address the sustainability opportunities challenge? s Quantifying the long term impact of sustainable planning Rob Mason, CEO, RailCorp David Warburton, Chief Executive, Dale Coleman, Board Member, Australian Railway Industry Auckland Regional Transport Authority Corporation & Managing Director, TTG Technology David Warburton, Chief Executive, 1.35 PANEL DISCUSSION: Promoting active transport initiatives Auckland Regional Transport Authority s Examining the social, economic and environmental benefits of active transport 5.25 Closing remarks from the Chair s Developing the key elements – what will drive the uptake of active transport? 5.30 Close of conference Bryan Nye, CEO, Australasian Railway Association Stephen Hodge, Government Relations Manager, Cycling Promotion Fund (10 minutes) SPONSORSHIP AND ExHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES Greg Mews, Active Living Coordinator, Conference sponsorship offers an unrivalled opportunity to meet and do National Heart Foundation Australia (10 minutes) business with your target market. The panel will then take questions from the floor (30 minutes) To discuss the promotional opportunities available through event sponsorship or the boutique tradeshow contact Sarah Cullen on +61 (3) 8842 2430 or email: THE ROLE OF ENERGY IN SUSTAINABILITY 2.20 The role of energy networks in delivering a secure energy future s What does energy security mean? s How will energy networks help to deliver it? John Devereaux, CEO, Energy Networks Association 2.55 Networking and afternoon tea Please visit the website for regular updates and changes to the program. Be kept in the loop with this event via LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube and our Blog. Full details at
  4. 4. Rail and the Sustainability Challenge 26th & 27th October 2011 | Hotel Realm, Canberra3 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER STAY CONNECTED WEb LinkedIn Group Telephone (+61 2) 9080 4307 – Please quote the event Twitter (#railsustainability11) code P11M38 and your unique VIP code with your booking. blog Email – Please quote the event code P11M38 and your unique VIP code with your booking. YouTube Network with leading professionals and learn from key case studies by registering yourself or your team today. Early BirD ratE StaNDarD ratEREGISTER EARLY & SAVE UP TO $200 Book & pay by 19/08/11 Book & pay from 20/08/11 PRICE GST TOTAL SAVE PRICE GST TOTALTwo day conference $1,795.00 $179.50 $1,974.50 $200 $1,995.00 $199.50 $2,194.50 “ We would like to move away from Conference Venue the notion that sustainability is some Hotel Realm, Canberra sort of non-core business issue that Use your QR Reader App on your smartphone and scan manner that will enable entities to thrive long into the future. “ is grounded in altruism. Sustainability is about conducting business in a 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 Phone: (02) 6163 1888 Accommodation & Travel this code to take you directly Ash Salardini, Economist, Australasian For your convenience, please access this event via our website and to the website Railway Association click on the ‘Venue, Accommodation and Travel’ tab or call the Lido Group on 1800 817 339. Travel and accommodation fees are Registration Fees Include not included in the conference fees. We do not refund airfares or hotel Entrance to the relevant conference package purchased plus refreshments, expenses if the event is cancelled. lunch and online access to available presentations (five working days Privacy Policy & Updating Your Details post event). Please note: travel and accommodation is not included. Please visit us online for our full privacy policy at Dress Code Database amendments can be sent to Smart casual wear is suggested along with a sweater or jacket in case or by calling (+61 2) 9080 4307 asking for the conference room is cool. the database department. Cancellation Policy & Substitutions Payment Terms Cancellations must be advised in writing at least 10 working days Payment must be made prior to the event or admittance will not be prior to the event. An administration fee of $550 (inc 10% GST) will be permitted. A tax invoice and confirmation letter will be emailed to the incurred for cancellations. A refund will not be given if a delegate fails to attendee upon completion of a valid registration. Payment may be made attend or cancels within 10 working days prior to the event. by EFT, cheque or credit card. Credit card payments will not be accepted Fully paid delegates unable to attend will be provided with on line by email or fax and must be made via our secure credit card gateway. access to speaker presentations post event. Substitutions can be made Please reference the VIP Code and the Event Code below when at any time before the event without penalty. Informa reserves the right making your booking. to cancel, alter the content and/or speakers on any program. Paid registration fees will be fully refunded for cancelled events. A.B.N. 66 086 268 313 REGISTER ONLINE via our secure server SE CUR E O R DE R REGISTER NOW VIP CODE P11M38LI EVENT CODE To see the most updated agenda, visit the website where you can also register online via our secure server at: P11M38