Location
Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff
Date & Time
8am, April 20th, 2023
Speakers
5+ Professionals
Delegates
400 Seats

About Rail Cymru Conference 2023

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Six 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 2023 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 Conference 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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Our Speakers

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Gemma Southgate

Gemma Southgate

Women in Rail Wales Chair Customer First Manager, Transport for Wales
Sophie Camburn

Sophie Camburn

Director - Arup
David Beer BA (Hons) DipM MCIM CMILT

David Beer BA (Hons) DipM MCIM CMILT

Senior Manager (Wales) - Transport Focus
Jonathan Foster-Clark

Jonathan Foster-Clark

Director - Atkins
Nathan Sealy

Nathan Sealy

Systems Integration Director, Transport for Wales
Neil Workman

Neil Workman

Programme Manager – Network Rail
Barry Lloyd

Barry Lloyd

Head of Customer Experience and Innovation, Transport for Wales
Hayley Warrens

Hayley Warrens

Climate Change Manager - Transport for Wales
Natalie Rees

Natalie Rees

Sustainable Development Manager - Transport for Wales
Esyllt Jones

Esyllt Jones

Project Engineer, Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility Limited
Geoff Ogden

Geoff Ogden

Chief Transport Planning and Development Officer - Transport for Wales
Mark Barry

Mark Barry

Professor of Practice in Connectivity (Cardiff University)
Emma Osborn

Emma Osborn

Passenger Strategy Director, Wales - Network Rail
Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Chief Executive - Global Centre of Rail Excellence
James Jackson

James Jackson

Industry Programme Director - Network Rail
Rich Middleton

Rich Middleton

Wales Growth Manager - GWR

Event Schedule

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08.00 – 09.00 – Registration, drinks & networking


09.00 – 09.15 – Chair welcome – Brian Meechan
09.15 – 09.30 – James Jackson – Industry Programme Director - Network Rail
09.30 – 09.45 – Esyllt Jones – Project Engineer – Siemens Mobility
09.45 – 10.20 - Panel discussion – future opportunities in Wales, forthcoming projects
  1. David McCallum – Strategic Development Programme Manager – Transport for Wales
  2. Emma Osborn – Passenger Strategy Director - Network Rail
  3. Simon Jones – Chief Executive Officer – GCRE

10.30 – 10.45 Jonathan Foster-Clark – Director - Atkins
10.45 – 11.30 – Refreshments and Networking
11.30 – 12.00 – Panel Discussion – The challenges to achieving our net zero targets
  1. Hayley Warrens – Climate Change Manager – Transport for Wales
  2. Jonathan Foster-Clark – Director - Atkins
  3. Professor Mark Barry – Cardiff University

12.00 – 12.15 – Lee Waters MS – Deputy Minister for Climate Change
12.15 – 12.55 - Panel discussion – in association with Arup
  1. Cllr Jane Mudd – Leader of Newport City Council
  2. Sophie Camburn - Arup Cities Planning and Design Lead
  3. Geoff Ogden - Chief Transport Planning and Development Officer – Transport for Wales
  4. Rich Middleton – GWR

12.55 – 13.10 - Gemma Southgate - Women in Rail Wales Chair
13.10 – 14.20 – lunch and networking
Afternoon session – necessity of core values in the supply chain
14.25 – 14.40 – Natalie Rees – Head of Sustainable Development – Transport for Wales
14.40 - 15.20 – Overcoming project delivery – the challenges to the industry and how innovation has overcome these challenges
  1. Nathan Sealy – Regional Engineering Director – Amey
  2. Rob Thomas – Head of Sales for Rail Infrastructure – Siemens Mobility
  3. Neil Workman – Programme Manager – Network Rail

15.20 – 16.00 – Panel Discussion – Delivering for the Customer
  1. Barry Lloyd – Head of Customer Experience - Transport for Wales
  2. David Beer – Senior Stakeholder Manager - Transport Focus

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