3rd Annual (2020)

Securing Investment in the Rail Sector

Tuesday 28 January 2020


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Progress and future prospects for third party funding and financing
  • Project updates, pipelines and timelines 
  • Successfully delivering major investment and high capacity projects - Meridian Water station
  • Collaborating with third parties – the successes and lessons learned
  • What are the opportunities available and the future plans going forward with Open for Business?
Williams Review and potential implications on third party investment
  • How will Williams’ findings lead to an increase in private investment in the industry
  • What actions are going to be taken from the review?
  • How will the findings encourage industry wide integration?
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
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
Transport for Wales and the investment into the Cardiff Valley Lines
  • Investment plans for major rail station improvements and new fleet
  • Plans for the Valley Lines transformation
  • What does the public-private partnership look like for TFW and what is the future?
  • Lessons learned on the vertical integration approach to planning and investment
  • Opportunities for investment
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
Networking lunch
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
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
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
Chair's closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

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