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

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Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Transport Strategy and User Behaviour Specialist – Atkins
Andy Slater

Andy Slater

RS and Depots Strategic Advisor - TfW
Natalie Rees

Natalie Rees

Sustainable Development Manager - Transport for Wales
Bill Kelly

Bill Kelly

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

Paul Chesman

Project Director Wales & Western, Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility
Fi Westcough

Fi Westcough

Chair, Young Rail Professionals
Philip Rawlings

Philip Rawlings

Head of Rail Asset Management - Transport for Wales
Gemma Southgate

Gemma Southgate

Chair of Women in Rail Wales
Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans

Sustainable Transport Integration Lead - Atkins
James Jackson

James Jackson

Industry Programme Director - Network Rail
Rob Morris

Rob Morris

Managing Director, Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility
Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Regional Head of Project and Construction Management – Wales and Western (Network Rail)
Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Chief Executive - Global Centre of Rail Excellence
Laura Elton

Laura Elton

Project Manager Wales & Western, Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility
Lisa McAteer

Lisa McAteer

Legacy and Engagement Manager, Balfour Beatty
Maria Cliff

Maria Cliff

Head of Operations and Business Development - MTR UK
Marie Daly

Marie Daly

Chief Operating Officer (Transport for Wales)
Alasdair MacDonald

Alasdair MacDonald

Programme Director, Balfour Beatty

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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