3rd Annual (2020)

Securing Investment in the Rail Sector

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Conference Welcome
Martin Fleetwood
Rail Consultant
Addleshaw Goddard
09:35
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Daniel Hanson
Director
NERA Economic Consulting
09:45
Current landscape for rail investment in the UK
Anna Heaton
Partner
Addleshaw Goddard
10:00
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
CEO of European Business
MTR
10:30
Morning refreshments
11:00
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
11:30
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
12:00
Networking lunch
13:00
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
13:30
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
Chair
East West Rail
14:00
Afternoon refreshments
14:30
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
15:00
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
15:45
Chair's closing remarks
15:55
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*

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