From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The ARA Rail Suppliers Forum is the only event of its kind in Australia which has been specifically researched and developed for the benefit of the rail supply and rail contracting sector.
The Australian railway manufacturing industry annually generates $4.2 billion in revenue and is comparatively small in the global heavy engineering manufacturing industry. The local industry command a high level of technical expertise, however our niche manufacturers struggle to compete in the global market due to a strong Australian dollar.
At the same time, the Australian rail contracting sector is facing unique challenges and changes. While there is a huge gap between the demand for new infrastructure and the number of projects being funded, Infrastructure Australia has predicted that the investment for 2012 –2014 will be less than in 2011 -2012. The industry is further adjusting to a range of delivery models selected to meet the needs of specific projects and the trend towards price competition in the selection processes and higher tender process costs for owners and proponents.
Building on the success of previous years, the ARA Rail Suppliers Forum will now be held as a two day event with an equally strong focus on both railway manufacturing and rail contracting. Attendees will receive a comprehensive update on major industry developments and upcoming opportunities in Australia and abroad.
Price: Speaker Presentation Downloads: $764.50 AUD, Two day conference: $1534.50 AUD, One day conference only: $874.50 AUD
Artists / Speakers: Leader Sustainable Manufacturing, Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia (ISCA) Sarah King, ARISEG David Singleton, Alstom Australia Steve Boshier, Ansaldo STS Australia Bernard Joyce, Australasian Railway Association Lyle Jackson, Bryan Nye, CSIRO, Managing Director, CEO, Chairman.