TransCityRail Midlands - Agenda

Conference Agenda

08:30 Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibition

09:30 Malcolm Holmes, Executive Director, West Midlands Rail Executive Director of Rail, Transport for West Midlands - Confirmed

09:45 Toufic Machnouk, LNE & EM Route Programme Director, Network Rail - Confirmed

10:00 Leaders Debate - ARUP

Leaders debate - ARUP

10:30 Strategic Partner - Xrail

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10:45 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition

11:30 Susan Cooklin, Route Services Director, Network Rail - Invited

11:45 Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority - Invited

12:00 Leaders Debate

12:30 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition

13:45 Jane Fisher, Transition and Projects Director, West Midlands Trains - Confirmed 

14:00 Lorna Pimlott, Director of Sponsorship & Policy, Phase 2, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd - Confirmed

14:15 Alejandro Moreno, Director, Midland Metro Alliance - Confirmed 

14:30 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition

15:15 Strategic Partner - PTS Training Academy

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15:30 Leaders Debate - Rail Sector Deal

The Rail Supply Group has worked in partnership with government and the entire sector to develop an industry leading and transformative Rail Sector Deal. This deal enables the supply chain to work in collaboration with operators and infrastructure owners on each pillar of the Rail Sector deal such as Digital Railway, Mobility and Data, Sustainability, Export and Inward Investment, Productivity, Skills and SME Growth. Join our panellists to see how the Rail Sector Deal can benefit your business.

  • Anna Delvecchio, Commercial Account Director Amey Plc/Co - Lead and Productivity Champion for the Rail Supply Group Rail Sector Deal - Confirmed
  • Rob Morris, Managing Director, Siemens Rail Automation/Digital Railway Industry Champion for the Rail Supply Group Rail Sector Deal - Confirmed
  • James Bain, Global Business Division Director for Transport, Worldline/ Mobility/Data Industry Champion for the Rail Supply Group Rail Sector Deal - Confirmed

16:00 Elaine Clark, Chief Executive, Rail Forum Midlands - Confirmed

Another outcome of the Rail Sector Deal is a scheme to help SMEs in the rail sector grow their business through collaboration. Rail Forum Midlands is the organisation delivering this scheme in partnership with the Dft, BEIS, Network Rail and the Rail Supply Group.

16:15 Speaker 9

16:30 Closing Remarks

Networking Dinner Agenda

18:00 Networking drinks reception

19:20 Keynote Speech, Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect - Confirmed

19:30 Q&A panel discussion

  • Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect - Confirmed 
  • Mark Thurston, Chief Executive, HS2 - Confirmed
  • Malcolm Holmes, Executive Director, West Midlands Rail Executive Director of Rail, Transport for West Midlands - Confirmed
  • Mark Ferrer, Head of Digital Rail, Siemens - Confirmed

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20:00 1st Course

20:40 Q&A panel discussion

21:10 Main course, dessert and networking

02:00 Carriages

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice.

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