Informa Transport, Passenger Rail

Light rail summit heads to Gold Coast in 2017

Tram stopped at Southport South on the Gold Coast Light Rail. Photo: Creative Commons / David Ansen

Presentations from GoldLinQ, Keolis Downer, Transport for NSW, Auckland Transport, the ARA and RISSB, as well as a sight tour and an International Keynote from MTR’s Terry Wong, will highlight an expert-packed agenda at Light Rail 2017, in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

After a successful Light Rail 2016 event in Melbourne, the Australasian Railway Association and Rail Express publisher Informa Australia will present the fourth annual Light Rail Conference and Exhibition, at the Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, on February 21 and 22, 2017.

Australia’s youngest operating light rail network, the G:Link, will provide a backdrop for what will no doubt be an invaluable networking and knowledge-sharing event. Speeches, panel sessions and seminars will provide delegates with updates, inside info and the potential for new business opportunities.

The full agenda (subject to change) is available on the event website:

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate will officially open the conference and welcome delegates.

Presentations will come from (subject to change):

  • Terry Wong, GM-Infrastructure Maintenance, MTR Corporation Limited (International Keynote)
  • Phil Mumford, CEO, GoldLinQ
  • Peter Papantoniou, Project Director – Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2, Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Ken Deutscher, Program Manager Light Rail Project and Corridor Development, City of Gold Coast
  • Loretta Lynch, Managing Director – Gold Coast, Keolis Downer
  • Tim Poole, Program Director Parramatta Light Rail, Transport for NSW
  • Doug Carter, Programme Manager Light Rail, Auckland Transport
  • Claire Stewart, Chief Investment Officer, Auckland Transport
  • Treasure Jennings, Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria
  • Danny Broad, CEO, Australasian Railway Association
  • Glenn Bentley, CEO, ALTRAC
  • Marg Prendergast, CBD Coordinator General, Transport for NSW
  • Paul Daly, CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

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