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Agenda Day 3

 8:55 AM – 9:05 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
Director General
Rail Deliver Group
 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM
Keynote
Minister of State for Transport
 9:15 AM – 9:40 AM
Author of the Williams Review
Chairman
Royal Mail Plc.
 9:40 AM – 9:50 AM
Beyond COVID: Labour's vision for rail
Shadow Transport Secretary
Labour
 9:50 AM – 10:20 AM
Rebuilding rail for the 2020s and beyond: the key challenges and opportunities ahead

Interview conducted by Nigel Harris, Managing Editor, RAIL magazine

Chairman
Network Rail
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
 10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
Rail reform – a platform for national recovery

The Rail Delivery Group keynote speech delivered by Andy Bagnall, Director General, will reflect on the role of the railway in supporting the country during the pandemic and the resilience of the industry as a whole in this time of crisis. It will consider the industry landscape as we look ahead to recovery and the important role that rail has to play in revitalising the UK economy while supporting the green agenda. Central to this, are our plans for rail reform, as we look to build back better with a new industry model that will have passengers and freight customers at its heart.

Director General
Rail Deliver Group
 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
Panel Discussions
Director General
Rail Deliver Group
COO
Trainline
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
Chairman
Royal Mail Plc.
Shadow Transport Secretary
Labour
 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Networking
 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions
Bringing passengers back: a renewed imperative for ‘putting customers first’

Addressing the challenge of bringing people back to rail and finding a path to transport recovery in a post-pandemic world

Managing Director
LNER
The challenges and opportunities for a thriving freight sector post-COVID
Maggie Simpson OBE
Director General
Rail Freight Group
 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Bringing passengers back: Strategies for revenue recovery in a post-Covid world
Chair
Independent Rail Retailers
Room 2
Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications
DB Cargo
 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
Panel Discussions
Room 1
Managing Director
LNER
Chair
Independent Rail Retailers
Chief Executive
Transport Focus
Room 2
Maggie Simpson OBE
Director General
Rail Freight Group
Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications
DB Cargo
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Networking
 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
Post COVID-19 implications for government rail policy
Chairman
Transport Select Committee
 12:30 PM – 12:40 PM
Attracting and developing diverse talent to boost the UK's economic recovery ​
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Network Rail
 12:40 PM – 12:50 PM
Race matters on our railway
Managing Director, North West and Central region
Network Rail
 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
Pandemic Recovery: What does rail need to do to recover in the ‘new normal’?
Co-Founder and CEO
SilverRail
 12:50 PM – 1:00 PM
Putting the Service-Profit Chain to work
Founder & Director
Intuitive
 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Panel Discussions
Room 1
Chairman
Transport Select Committee
Co-Founder and CEO
SilverRail
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
Room 2
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Network Rail
Founder & Director
Intuitive
Managing Director, North West and Central region
Network Rail
Chief Executive
NSAR
 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Chairs Close and Sir Peter Hendy CBE
Nigel Harris
Managing Editor
RAIL magazine
Chairman
Network Rail