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Agenda

 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Registration
 9:30 AM – 9:35 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
 9:35 AM – 9:45 AM
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Steven Norris
Ex Transport Minister
 9:45 AM – 10:05 AM
Keynote Address
Rail Minister
 10:05 AM – 10:25 AM
Strategic Priorities for Rail
Andrew Haines
Chief Executive
Network Rail
 10:25 AM – 10:40 AM
What’s next for the Rail Industry?
Chief Executive
Rail Delivery Group (RDG)
 10:35 AM – 11:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Steven Norris
Ex Transport Minister
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
Chief Executive
Rail Delivery Group (RDG)
Andrew Haines
Chief Executive
Network Rail
 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Networking, Exhibition and Refreshments
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Seminar Sessions
Developing Rail's Infrastructure:
  • The future for Network Rail maintenance and enhancement planning

  • Holding Network Rail to account in CP6
     
  • DEBATE
Sir Peter Hendy
Chairman
Network Rail
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
In pursuit of the Happy Customer:
  • How can rail better meet the needs of its customers
     
  • DEBATE
Chief Executive
Transport Focus
Darren Shirley
CEO
Campaign for Better Transport
David Statham
Managing Director
Southeastern Railway
Decarbonising the Railway:
  • Creating a vision for a low-carbon rail future
     
  • DEBATE

Andrew Kluth, Lead Carbon Specialist, RSSB

Chair
Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce
 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch, Networking and Exhibition
 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Seminar Sessions
Developing Rail's Infrastructure:
  • HS2: Progress, plans and opportunity
     
  • Crossrail 2: Stating the case for investment
     
  • Q&A

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Mark Thurston
Chief Executive Officer
HS2 Ltd
Michèle Dix
Managing Director
Crossrail 2
Andrew McNaughton
Chief Operating Officer
SYSTRA Group
In pursuit of the Happy Customer:
  • Overcoming challenges to deliver for the customer
     
  • Achieving satisfaction for the freight customer
     
  • Q&A
Maggie Simpson
Director General
Rail Freight Group
Decarbonising the Railway:

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 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
Networking, Exhibition and Refreshments
Smart Growth and the Role for Rail
 2:50 PM – 3:05 PM
The Government view of links between smart cities, planning new developments and rail
 3:05 PM – 3:20 PM
Linking Rail to Wider Economic Development
 3:20 PM – 3:35 PM
Linking Rail to Wider Economic Development

James Price, Chief Executive Officer, Transport for Wales

 3:35 PM – 3:50 PM
Linking Rail to Wider Economic Development
Gareth Powell
Managing Director
Surface
 3:50 PM – 4:05 PM
The view from outside the city
Martin Tugwell
Programme Director
England’s Economic Heartland
 4:05 PM – 4:20 PM
Linking Rail to Wider Economic Development
Managing Director
Scotland Rail
 4:20 PM – 4:35 PM
Panel discussion and Q&A

Stephen Joseph, Transport Policy Consultant

 4:35 PM – 4:45 PM
Chairman's Closing Remarks
Steven Norris
Ex Transport Minister