3rd Annual (2020)

Securing Investment in the Rail Sector

Tuesday 28 January 2020


Registration and refreshments
Conference Welcome
Martin Fleetwood
Consultant, Infrastructure Projects & Energy
Addleshaw Goddard
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Daniel Hanson
NERA Economic Consulting
Current landscape for rail investment in the UK
Anna Heaton
Addleshaw Goddard
Learning from international models
  • Methods and approaches to successfully delivering large investment infrastructure projects
  • What is the investment model?
  • What can the UK learn from these approaches?
Jeremy Long
Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Progress and future prospects for third party investment
  • Project updates, pipelines and timelines
  • Successfully delivering major investment and high capacity projects
  • Collaborating with third parties – the successes and lessons learned
  • What are the opportunities available and the future plans going forward with Open for Business?
David Abbott
Deputy Director
Network Rail
Morning refreshments
Lessons from innovative investment schemes: Transport Scotland’s rail enhancement model
  • The new pipeline strategy and how it will benefit new projects
  • Selecting new rail schemes and the process – the methods for optimising the latest opportunities
  • Could this be a transferable UK wide approach?
  • What is the funding landscape for Transport Scotland and how does this impact new project plans?
Lawrence Shackman
Head of Rail Projects and Technical Services
Transport Scotland
Sub-national transport bodies and the approaches to attracting private investment
  • What are the methods?
  • Successes and lessons learned
  • Making the best case for regional investment
  • How to best align needs and priorities with local authorities and developers
  • Pipeline of projects and opportunity for investment
Stephen Pauling
Interim Head of Rail and HS2
Midlands Connect
Networking lunch
Investor insight: How to make rail infrastructure attractive to private investors
  • The current and future priority areas for investment
  • What are the main risks being faced by investors and how can these be changed?
  • How to address development capital 
  • Lessons learnt from the rolling stock sector 
  • How to approach private finance models in the context of various political and investment uncertainty?
Darryl Murphy
Head of Infrastructure Debt
Aviva Investors
The role of rail projects in creating further investment opportunities and development
  • Central section plans and timelines
  • What has the approach been to investment?
  • What model is being used for East West Rail?
  • Further economic opportunities created in housing and employment
Rob Brighouse
East West Rail
Afternoon refreshments
Learning from other sectors: Successfully delivering large scale investment infrastructure projects
  • Delivering projects to specification and on budget – what are the techniques and approaches?
  • What methods and models are used?
Andy Alder
Programme Director
Tideway London
Panel discussion: Third party funding opportunities now and going forward in the rail sector
Nina Gaubert
Client Side Network Rail Telecom, Rail Digital Services
Department for Transport
Tolu Osekita
Lead, Third Party Funding
Network Rail Infrastructure
Graham Cross
Managing Director
SLC Investments
Chair's closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*

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