Location
Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff
Date & Time
8am, April 17th, 2024
Speakers
5+ Professionals
Delegates
400 Seats

About Rail Cymru Conference 2024

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The rail industry is quickly evolving, and Wales has the potential to lead the way in driving forward innovative and sustainable transport solutions.
Rail Cymru Conference 2024 will bring together over 300 leading experts, decision-makers, and stakeholders from across the rail industry to share their insights and expertise.

It follows on from a successful 2023 event, which narrowed-down focus on the railway, with speeches from Lee Waters MS – Deputy Minister for Climate Change, James Jackson – Industry Programme Director from Network Rail, Natalie Rees – Head of Sustainable Development and Climate Change at Transport for Wales, and David Beer from Transport Focus.

The key plans and priorities raised included achieving our net zero targets, promoting diversification, boosting collaboration, enabling more investment, and encouraging innovation.

As we continue into CP7, it is vital that the industry offers value for money for the taxpayer, through innovative project delivery and new ways of thinking.

The well-established Rail Cymru Conference is your opportunity to network directly with influential decision-makers, understand the key plans and priorities for Wales and explore how you can bid for, and win business, along with supporting the principal contractors.

Join us to explore how we can work together to create a brighter future for rail. Register your interest in the form here, email enquiry@peloton-events.co.uk, or phone 0161 519 8950 to find out more.

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Our Speakers

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Helen Davis

Helen Davis

Director of Strategy & Business Development, Rail Infrastructure, Siemens Mobility
Matt Kent

Matt Kent

Director of Operations - Siemens Mobility Limited
Ruth Bagley

Ruth Bagley

Consultant
Andre Dobraszczyk

Andre Dobraszczyk

Business Development Manager (Rail and Transportation) - Thorlux Lighting
Marie Daly

Marie Daly

Chief Operating Officer (Transport for Wales)
Alex Fortune

Alex Fortune

Senior Project Manager - Transport for Wales
Dan Tipper

Dan Tipper

Chief Infrastructure Officer - TfW
Taryn Hide

Taryn Hide

Market Director - Advisory & Analytics, Amey
Nick Millington

Nick Millington

Route Director, Wales & Borders Route - Network Rail
David McCallum

David McCallum

Strategic Development Programme Manager & Rail Lead, Transport for Wales
Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Head of Portfolio Management – Wales and Western
Theo Panayi

Theo Panayi

Fleet Decarbonisation / Aviation Director - Arcadis
Eleanor Bamber

Eleanor Bamber

Senior Associate, Employment And HR Services Team, Hugh James

Event Schedule

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08.00 – 09.00 – Registration and refreshments


09.00 – 09.15 – Brian Meechan welcome
09.15 – 09.30 – Kevin Collins - Head of Portfolio Management - Network Rail
09.30 – 09.45 – Helen Davis – Director of Strategy and Business Development – Siemens Mobility
09.45 – 10.00 – Steve McWhan – Regional Director, England & Wales - SPL Powerlines
10.00 – 10.30 – Panel Discussion – How can we efficiently deliver a more reliable railway in Wales?
  1. Mike Lewis – Operations Director for Control Systems – Siemens Mobility
  2. Toby Harnett - Technical Director – Arcadis
  3. Dan Tipper – Chief Infrastructure Officer – Transport for Wales

10.30 – 10.45 - Dave McCallum – Strategic Development Programme Manager – TfW
10.45 – 11.00 - Eleanor Bamber, Senior Associate - Hugh James
11.00 – 11.40 – Refreshments and Networking
11.40 – 11.55 – Alex Fortune – Senior Project Manager – Transport for Wales
11.55 – 12.10 – Nick Millington - Route Director Wales & Western - Network Rail
12.10 – 12.45 – Arcadis – Alternative fuels for the rail sector
  1. Paul Aspinall – Chartered Engineer - Arcadis

12.45 – 13.45 – Lunch and networking
13.45 – 14.10 – Matthias Denk - Geobrugg
14.10 – 14.25 – Andre Dobraszczyk, Thorlux Lighting Business Development Manager for Rail and Transportation
14.25 – 14.55 – Panel Discussion – what next for Wales?
  1. Marie Daly – Chief Operating Officer – Transport for Wales
  2. Simon Jones – CEO – GCRE
  3. Taryn Hide – Market Director – Amey Consulting

14.55 – 15.30 – Refreshments and Networking
15.30 – 15.45 – Matthew Gibson - Systems Engineering Technical Director – Amey Consulting
15.45 – 16.00 – Ruth Bagley – Ardynt Consulting
16.00 – 16.45 – Chair closing remarks

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