New ideas, new perspectives and new directions

The preliminary agenda for Australia’s premier safety conference for the rail industry has been released.

This year, we’re offering a two-day supercharged program featuring international and Australian speakers, technical streams focused on industry’s big issues as well interactive panel discussions, and virtual and in-person attendance options.

This year’s event covers even more topics that are timely and relevant, offers sessions that will provide a completely new perspective on how industry operates, and will deliver networking opportunities with the biggest names in industry.

What Your Conference Pass Buys You

* 50+ international and Australian speakers
* 6 keynote speakers
* 8 streams
* A choice of 3 site tours
* 2 workshops
* Streams on Days 1 & 2 focused on big ticket industry issues: safety innovation, asset management, safety culture, fatigue, track worker safety and safety interoperability
* 3 Panel discussions, including our regular ‘Ask the Regulator’ session and 2 Safety Leaders panel discussions
* Presentations from Fortescue Metals Group, Keolis Downer, Rock Rail (UK), Laing O’Rourke, ARTC, Torrens Connect, CQ University, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Deutsche Bahn, the Association of American Railroads, and more
*An exclusive in-person after-hours networking event at the end of Day 1.

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

Helen Williams, Executive General Manager Speciality Engineering, SYSTRA Scott Lister

Dr Kate Branford, Senior Human Factors Specialist, Vline Corporation

Peter Doggett, Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR

Julie Bullas, Executive Director Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Foster, Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Chadi Chaloub, A/Executive Director, Safety Environment Quality Risk, Sydney Trains

Sandra Wilson-Ryke, HSQE Director, Keolis Downer

Graham Jackson, Director Safety, Safety, Environment & Regulation Division, Transport for NSW

Dr Tim Kuypers, Principal, Walbrook Partners

Andrew Barry, A/Director Safety Delivery Train Crewing, Sydney Trains & RISSB Horizons Graduate

Oliver Lake, ATP Test & Commissioning Engineer Onboard, Network Growth Portfolio, Sydney Trains & RISSB Horizons Graduate

Nathan Hines Human Factors and Fatigue SME, Sydney Trains & RISSB Horizons Graduate

Lam-Thien Vu, Systems Engineer, ARTC & RISSB Horizons Graduate

Catherine Baxter, Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains Melbourne

Stephen Lemon, Program Director Network Futures, Transport for NSW

Brett Bonshore, Safety Advisor, Fortescue Metals Group

Kenelm Wong, Senior Engineer, Fleet Mechanical Systems, Transport for NSW & RISSB Horizons Graduate

Greg Williams, Director Engineering & Asset Management, Keolis Downer Rail

Christopher Cashman, Head of HSQE, Torrens Connect

Graham Hjort, General Manager – Control Systems, 4Tel

Stacey Vorwerk, Chartered Engineer, Department of Transport, Victoria

Tim Procter, Senior Consultant, Indec Consulting

Julia Gibney, Consultant, JVAT

Tony Repaci, Account Director – Rail and Industrial Sectors, GS1 Australia

Klaus Clemens, Consultant, RMAus

If you would like to register to attend this year’s conference and see the agenda go to