RISSB's Rail Safety Conference 2020

Ths year’s jam-packed Rail Safety Conference will be held from 27 – 28 October 2020.

The 2020 event promises greater interactivity, more timely and relevant topics, and sessions that will provide a completely new perspective on how the industry operates. From panel discussions to networking, plenary presentations to technical streams, the new and improved format truly has something for everyone with a new 2-day format, close to 40 presenters and multiple site visits.

NEW IN 2020

  • A two-day supercharged program featuring Australian and international speakers
  • Technical streams focused on major safety issues – track worker safety, data/ information, level crossings, system safety assurance, contractor management, and sharing investigations
  • Safety leaders panel
  • Site visits to established operations hubs as well as brownfield project sites


  •     Allan Spence, Head of Corporate Passenger and Public Safety, Network Rail (UK)
  •    Captain David Evans, Check and Training Captain Airbus A380, Qantas

The two keynote speakers join an already impressive speaker lineup of international and national industry leaders, stakeholders, and researchers.

Speakers include:

  • Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR
  • Catherine Baxter, Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Tilo Franz, General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, CMET
  • Alex McGrath, Group Manager, Signals Track & Power & Group Manager, Innovation Technology, VicTrack
  • Sandra Wilson-Ryke, SQE Director, Keolis Downer
  • Scott Cornish, Executive General Manager, Safety, Risk and Assurance, Queensland Rail
  • John Langron, Rail Safety Manager, Sydney Metro
  • Rachel Wood, Lead Investigator – Rail Safety, Transdev Auckland
  • Simon Vaux, Director, Digital Engineering, Transport for NSW
  • Jamie Dean, Assurance & Improvement Manager Country Regional Network, John Holland
  • Carolyn Walsh, Chair, National Transport Commission

REGISTER TO ATTEND HEREhttps://www.informa.com.au/registration/conference/rissb-rail-safety-conference/

ABOUT THE CONFERENCEhttps://www.informa.com.au/event/conference/rissb-rail-safety-conference/

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Tina Karas at Informa Australia on +61 (2) 9080 4408 or tina.karas@informa.com.au

Event Details

Conference Dates Tuesday, 27 – Wednesday 28 October 2020
Venue:   Aerial UTS Function Centre – Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW, 2007


Promote Your Service or Product

To showcase your services, expertise and product(s) to the rail safety professionals and decision makers to this established industry gathering, contact Sarah Ingram, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager, Sarah.Ingram@informa.com or +61 406 530 043.