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
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
09:40
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?
10:05
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?
10:30
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
11:00
Morning refreshments
11:45
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
12:10
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
12:35
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
13:00
Networking lunch
14:00
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
14:45
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
15:10
Afternoon refreshments
15:40
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
16:05
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
16:50
Chair's closing remarks
17:00
Close of conference and networking drinks

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