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Almost 600 industry and government leaders from across Australia and the globe will gather at the Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre over the next two days for the Australasian Railway Associations (ARA) national industry event, AusRAIL.
Chief Executive Officer of the ARA, Bryan Nye OAM, said he was delighted to see the conference return to Perth after four years and that it was an ideal place to be addressing the theme for this year; Making Innovation Work.
Western Australia is a central hub of bustling mining and agricultural industries and has long been a hotbed for innovation within rail, boasting some of the longest and heaviest driverless, automated trains in the world, Mr Nye said.
The commercial realities that drive the mining industry have led to some impressive advances in rail operations. Rail as an industry needs to learn and adapt these innovations to other areas that would benefit greatly from increased capacity without vast capital expenditure.
AusRAIL will provide an exceptional platform for this sharing of knowledge and networking with industry leaders, rail constructors, manufacturers and operators from across the Australasian region and beyond, he said.
Key speakers across the two days include:
Bringing the curtain down at the end of the two days will be the ARA Gala Dinner, one of the highlights of the rail industry calendar and a perfect ending to what is set to be another enormous AusRAIL.
AusRAIL will take place from the 11 12 November 2014. To view the AusRAIL agenda click here or visit www.ausrail.com. Media passes are available, please contact Alicia Hewitt on 0431 631 047.
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