Location
Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff
Date & Time
8am, April 7th, 2022
Speakers
5+ Professionals
Delegates
400 Seats

About Rail Cymru 2022

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Five years ago, we established what was then called the Welsh Transport Conference: a one-day event designed to bring together the stakeholders responsible for delivering transport services in the country to discuss future plans and coalesce around the same vision.

Fast-forward to 2022 and, due to popular demand, the event has been adapted to focus exclusively on the railway. Now in its fifth year and now rebranded as Rail Cymru, it has solidified its position as a must-attend staple in the agendas of hundreds of rail industry professionals across Wales and beyond, all of whom have a vested interest in improving the passenger and freight network in the country.

This year’s narrowed-down focus on railway comes at a particularly important time, with Transport for Wales recently taking over parts of Network Rail’s asset portfolio in Wales after KeolisAmey embarked on its new franchise back in 2018.

Rail Cymru is your chance to engage directly with more than 400 influential decision-makers under the same roof. Join us to find out what makes the event a top priority for so many in the country and beyond.

To find out more, register your interest on our website, email enquiry@peloton-events.co.uk, or phone 0161 519 8950.

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    Speaker Presentations

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    Rob Morris
    Speaker Presentation
    Rachel Evans & Matt Smith
    Speaker Presentation
    Kevin Collins
    Speaker Presentation
    James Jackson
    Speaker Presentation
    Simon Jones
    Speaker Presentation
    Maria Cliff
    Speaker Presentation
    Natalie Rees
    Speaker Presentation
    James Alton
    Speaker Presentation
    Philip Rawlings
    Speaker Presentation
    Fi Westcough
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    Our Speakers

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    Philip Rawlings

    Philip Rawlings

    Head of Rail Asset Management - Transport for Wales
    Matt Smith

    Matt Smith

    Transport Strategy and User Behaviour Specialist – Atkins
    Marie Daly

    Marie Daly

    Chief Operating Officer (Transport for Wales)
    Maria Cliff

    Maria Cliff

    Head of Operations and Business Development - MTR UK
    Gemma Southgate

    Gemma Southgate

    Chair of Women in Rail Wales
    Andy Slater

    Andy Slater

    RS and Depots Strategic Advisor - TfW
    Alasdair MacDonald

    Alasdair MacDonald

    Programme Director, Balfour Beatty
    Lisa McAteer

    Lisa McAteer

    Legacy and Engagement Manager, Balfour Beatty
    Fi Westcough

    Fi Westcough

    Chair, Young Rail Professionals
    Rob Morris

    Rob Morris

    Managing Director, Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility
    Bill Kelly

    Bill Kelly

    Managing Director (Wales and Borders Route) Network Rail
    Paul Chesman

    Paul Chesman

    Project Director Wales & Western, Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility
    Kevin Collins

    Kevin Collins

    Route Delivery Director (Network Rail)
    Laura Elton

    Laura Elton

    Project Manager Wales & Western, Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility
    Simon Jones

    Simon Jones

    Chief Executive - Global Centre of Rail Excellence
    Natalie Rees

    Natalie Rees

    Sustainable Development Manager - Transport for Wales
    James Jackson

    James Jackson

    Industry Programme Director - Network Rail
    Rachel Evans

    Rachel Evans

    Sustainable Transport Integration Lead - Atkins

    Event Schedule

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    Session 1 – Delivering a railway enhancement scheme


    09.15 – 09.30 – Marie Daly – Chief Operating Officer, Transport for Wales
    09.30 – 09.45 – Rob Morris – Managing Director, Rail Infrastructure Siemens
    09.45 – 10.20 – Panel Discussion – Ensuring the rail network thrives in a changing landscape
    1. Bill Kelly - Route Director -Wales and Borders Network Rail
    2. Marie Daly – Chief Operating Officer, Transport for Wales
    3. Paul Chesman, Project Director, Siemens
    4. Alasdair MacDonald, Programme Director, Balfour Beatty

    10.20 – 11.00 – Refreshments and Networking
    Session 2 – Building a net zero railway
    11.00 – 11.15 – Rachel Evans, Sustainable Transport Integration Lead – Atkins and Matt Smith Transport Strategy and User Behaviour Specialist – Atkins
    11.15 – 11.30 – Kevin Collins – How CP7 will be shaped in Wales
    11.30 – 11.45 – James Jackson, Industry Programme Director, Network Rail
    11.45 – 12.00 - Simon Jones, Chief Executive – GCRE
    12.00 -12.15 – Maria Cliff – Head of Operations, MTR
    12.15 – 12.30 – Natalie Rees, Sustainable Development Manager, Transport for Wales
    12.30 – 13.00 – Breakout sessions
    13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch and Networking
    Session 3 – Hydrogen – Alternative fuel sources
    14.00 – 14.15 – Robin Beckmann – Welsh Government
    14.15 – 14.50 – panel discussion to discuss the hydrogen projects, including Huxtec’s HyRHEIL
    1. Andrew Slater
    2. Robin Beckmann – Welsh Government

    14.50 – 15.05 – Phil Rawlings – Head of Asset Management, TfW
    15.05 – 15.35 – Refreshments and Networking
    Session 4 – Making the railway more diverse
    15.40 – 15.55 – Fi Westcough, YRP Chair
    15.55 – 16.05 – Shane Andrews, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Network Rail
    16.05 – 16.40 – Panel discussion - The value of diversity
    1. Shane Andrews, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Network Rail
    2. Fi Westcough, YRP Chair
    3. Gemma Southgate, Chair of Women in Rail Wales
    4. Lisa McAteer, Engagement Manager, Balfour Beatty
    5. Laura Elton, Project Manager, Siemens

    16.40 – 16.45 – Closing Statement
    16.45 – 17.30 – Post Event drinks reception

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