TransCityRail Midlands - Agenda

Conference & Exhibition 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

Come and join Malcolm whilst he discusses rail growth in the West Midlands and West Midlands Rail Executive’s plans for:

• Rail Franchising
• West Midlands Stations Alliance
• WMRE's Single Network Vision and the West Midland Grand Rail Collaboration
• The West Midlands Rail Programme
• The West Midlands Rail Investment Strategy

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

10:00 Leaders Debate - Putting Passengers First: Passenger Experience and Passenger Centric Design

Leaders debate - ARUP

This session will explore, discuss and debate our future passenger’s needs.

  • John Fagan, Director, Arup - Confirmed
  • Jane Fisher, Transition and Projects Director, West Midlands Trains - Confirmed
  • Susan Claris, Associate DirectorTransport Consulting GroupArup - Confirmed
  • David Edge, Associate Director, Virtual & Visualisation Leader Arup - Confirmed

10:30 Strategic Partner - Xrail

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10:45 Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition

11:30 Julia Territt, Regional Delivery Director for Route Services Supply Chain Operations at Network Rail- Confirmed 

11:45 Martin Owen Commercial Finance Director, National College for High Speed Rail - Confirmed

12:00 Leaders Debate - Faithful+ Gould - Delivery of the next generation of complex infrastructure

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  • Michael Odling, Regional Director, Faithful+Gould - Confirmed
  • Adeel Azam, Regional Director, Faithful+Gould- Confirmed
  • Roger Hall, Project Director, Atkins - Confirmed

12:30 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition

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

Join Jane Fisher as she discusses the WMT investment programme, the challenges it faces and the benefits to passengers and the wider economy and communities.

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 

  • Georgina Burton, Managing Director, PTS Training Academy 
  • Jonathan Ord, Justice Services Commercial and Training ManagerPTS Training Academy 

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15:30 Elaine Clarke, Chief Executive, Rail Forum Midlands – Confirmed

15:45 David Ollerhead, Open for Business Programme Director, Network Rail - Confirmed

16:00 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 Groups Rail Sector Deal - Confirmed
  • Rob Morris, Managing Director, Siemens Rail Automation/Digital Railway Industry Champion for the Rail Supply Groups Rail Sector Deal – Confirmed
  • Elaine Clarke, Chief Executive, Rail Forum Midlands – Confirmed

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 
  • Chris Rayner, Director or Infrastructure, HS2 - Confirmed
  • Malcolm Holmes, Executive Director, West Midlands Rail Executive Director of Rail, Transport for West Midlands - Confirmed
  • Mark Ferrer, Operations director - Digital Railway, Siemens - Confirmed
  • Tim Shoveller, Managing Director, North West & Central Region, Network Rail- Confirmed

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20:15 Dinner and networking

02:00 Carriages

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

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