UK RAIL SUMMIT

24TH MARCH 2020

15 CANADA SQUARE
LONDON E14 5GL

AGENDA

08:45-09:30         Registration


09:30-09:45


Keynote Address

09:45-11:00

Session 1: Priorities for rail across the UK

Chaired by Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus

  • Michèle Dix CBE, Managing Director, Crossrail2
  • Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect
  • Bill Reeve, Rail Director, Transport Scotland
  • David Hughes, Strategy and Programme Director, Transport for the North
  • Speaker TBC

11:00-11:20


REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:20-12:30

Session 2: Decarbonising the Railways – the industry's role in reducing emissions and improving air quality

Chaired by Sarah Owen-Vandersluis, Partner, Head of Public Sector Mobility and Trade Lead Partner, KPMG

  • Anthony Perret, Head of Sustainable Development, RSSB
  • Maggie Simpson, Director, Rail Freight Group

12:30-13:20


LUNCH

13:20-14:30

Session 3: Williams Rail Review: Implementing the Recommendations

Chaired by Ed Thomas, Partner, UK Head of Transport, KPMG

  • Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Network Rail 
  • John Nelson, Author, Losing Track

14:30-14:45


REFRESHMENT BREAK

14:45-16:00

Session 4: New Government: New plan for HS2?

Chaired by: Chris Croft, Director – Strategy Group, KPMG

  • Jim Steer, Director, Greengauge21

16:00-16:30

NETWORKING DRINKS

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SPEAKERS


  • SPEAKERS

  • Chris Croft (Session Chair)

    Director – Strategy Group
    KPMG
  • Michèle Dix CBE

    Managing Director
    Crossrail2
  • Andrew Haines

    Chief Executive
    Network Rail
  • David Hughes

    Strategy and Programme Director
    Transport for the North
  • Maria Machancoses

    Director
    Midlands Connect
  • John Nelson

    Author
    Losing Track
  • Sarah Owen-Vandersluis (Session Chair)

    Partner, Head of Public Sector Mobility and Trade Lead Partner
    KPMG
  • Anthony Perret

    Head of Sustainable Development
    RSSB
  • Bill Reeve

    Rail Director
    Transport Scotland
  • Maggie Simpson

    Director General
    Rail Freight Group
  • Anthony Smith (Session Chair)

    Chief Executive
    Transport Focus
  • Jim Steer

    Director
    Greengauge21
  • Ed Thomas (Session Chair)

    Partner, UK Head of Transport
    KPMG
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