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The Future Focus Conference

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The Future Focus Conference will be organised by the Railway Industry Association (RIA). Utilising their wealth of experience in producing industry leading events, this Conference will cover key challenges and opportunities the UK rail will face in the coming years. RIA is preparing a sought-after programme that will include a number of senior players across UK rail and will bring together supply chain, clients, decision makers, influencers and policy makers for a day of informative discussions.

The Future Focus Conference is open to all visitors and is free to attend.

 

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

10:10 am

Opening Speech

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, RIA

10:15 am

Keynote Address and Q&A

Andrew Jones MP, Rail Minister

10:45 am

Introduction to the HS2 Block Presentations

David Tonkin, Chairman, RIA

10:50 am

Keynote Address and Q&A

Simon Adams, Head of Commercial and Controls, Crossrail 2

11:20 am

Panel Discussion - Championing UK High Speed Rail Internationally

Chair: John Downer, Director, HSRIL & Director for Rail Solutions, Jacobs
Andrew Went, Director of High Speed Rail, Arup
Peter Woodward, Chair in High Speed Rail Engineering, University of Leeds
Jo Hensher, HS2 Rolling Stock Bid Director, Siemens

13:00 pm

Introduction to the Digital Rail Block Presentations

David Tonkin, Chairman, RIA

13:05 pm

Keynote Address and Q&A

Michael Flynn, Programme Director, Digital Railway

13:35 pm

Panel Discussion - Digital Railway

Speakers TBC

14:25 pm

Introduction to the Decarbonisation Block Presentations

David Tonkin, Chairman, RIA

14:30 pm

Panel Discussion - Decarbonisation in the Rail Industry

Chair - David Clarke, Technical Director, RIA
Mark Gaynor, Head of Railway Planning, Rail Delivery Group

15:20 pm

Keynote Address and Q&A

Speaker TBC

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