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 - Arup: Passenger Experience and Passenger Centric Design

Leaders debate - ARUP

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

  • Jane Fisher, Transition and Projects Director, West Midlands Trains - Confirmed
  • John Fagan, Director, Arup - 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 Dominic Booth, Managing Director, Abellio - Invited

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 - Georgina Burton, Managing Director, 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

The Rail Sector Deal was launched in December 2018 and delivery activity is now underway. Within one of seven workstreams defined by the sector deal, Rail Forum Midlands will be leading the work on two ‘Midlands based pilots’.

The first of these initiatives is aimed at making apprenticeships more accessible to SMEs together with developing a more coordinated approach to school engagement across the region. The second pilot will link up SMEs to work collaboratively on specific issues and opportunities identified by key clients.

The session will provide an update on the work to date and explain how SMEs can keep in touch with developments and/or get involved.

16:15 David Ollerhead, Open for Business Programme Director, Network Rail - 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 
  • Mark Thurston, Chief Executive, 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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20:00 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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