Agenda June 20:

We are currently working on the programme for the National Rail Convention which has been rebranded from our popular annual National Rail Conference to reflect its extension to two days and that it will be held at Rail Live. You can also view the Agenda for June 21 here

10:30
The UK’s Industrial and Transport strategy curated by Nigel Harris, Managing Editor & Events Director, RAIL and Rail Review

This session will give you the opportunity to hear Government communicate its Industrial and transport strategy to the rail industry and supply chain and understand the opportunities this provides to rail businesses explained.

10:40
Secretary of State for Transport – Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport
10:50
UK Industrial Strategy and the importance of rail –speaker tbc
11:05
UK Transport Strategy and the opportunities for rail – Philip Hoare, Chief Executive, Atkins & Industry Lead for the Rail Sector Deal
11:20
UK Export Strategy and the opportunities for rail – Speaker from Department for International Trade
11:35
Opportunities for the rail supply chain – Paul Plummer, Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group
11:50
Q&A
12:05
Close
12:30
The power of good leadership Curated by Women in Rail

The session will focus on the experiences of inspirational and successful leaders in the rail industry, giving their views and advice on what makes a good leader. How do they motivate and inspire their teams? How do they ensure they employ the best people and take positive steps towards a diverse workforce? What advice do they wish someone had given them before they started managing people?

 

Welcome and introduction to the session, Adeline Ginn, Women in Rail

 

12:40
Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive Officer, HS1 Ltd
12:50
Speaker to be confirmed
13:00
Jane Simpson
13:10
Shamit Gaiger, Programme Director, RSSB
13:20
Q&A
13:35
Close
14:00
Tomorrow’s Railway People curated by Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, NSAR

As an industry, the importance of our people is often overlooked. Currently the skills gap is largely seen as a problem for the rail sector rather than an opportunity. This session will highlight that the skills gap represents an opportunity for business to develop competitive advantages by recognising and acting on the importance of its people.

14:10
Attracting the best people – Is diversity the key to unlocking potential? - Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (invited)
14:20
HS2: Building for the future, Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer, HS2

HS2 presents a unique opportunity to produce a legacy of highly skilled, highly experienced people who can help UK industry flourish in the future at home and abroad. Setting out new analysis of the forecasts of labour and skills required for the HS2 projects, Mark will outline a new strategy designed to create a sustainable pipeline of jobs and skills through our supply chain to help make Britain a worldwide leader in innovation and technology.

14:30
Safety and culture - How can safety support a more innovative culture in rail? – Mark Carne, Chief Executive, Network Rail
14:45
Apprenticeships – Creating relevant capabilities for tomorrow’s railway - Mike Brown, Commissioner, Transport for London
14:45
Productivity – How the right people policies drive productivity improvements - Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer, HS2 (invited)
15:00
Q&A
15:20
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