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  • Mon, 15 Jun 2015, All Day
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  • The Institution of Civil Engineers, Smeaton Room, One Great George Street, Westminster, SW1P 3AA, London

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Event Details

REF Technical Seminar
Followed by a Parliamentary Reception

Registration 8.30am, Seminar Opens 9.30am
and Closing Speech 5.15pm

Outline Agenda:
1. Rail Freight from a Strategic Viewpoint: What the Nation needs from Engineers & Operators – Maggie Simpson, CEO, Rail Freight Group
2. Panel Discussion: themes / topics from a customer’s perspective. Speakers include Chris Swan, Senior Manager Rail & Shipping, Lafarge Tarmac
3. Rail Freight – The Way Forward – Alain Thauvette, CEO of DB Schenker Rail UK & member of the Rail Delivery Group
4. Panel Discussion: key technology & infrastructure delivery developments / likely innovations in the next 5 to 10 years – Martin Brennan, Head of European Research, Rail Safety and Standards Board and Professor Simon Iwnicki, Director of the Institute of Railway Research, Huddersfield University
5. Panel Discussion: case studies – how the rail freight industry has responded to the needs of Britain’s logistics revolution: operational & technology harnessed towards improved performance. Speakers include The European Transport Commissioner plus Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager, Campaign for Better Transport and Tim Shakerley, Engineering Director, Freightliner Group Limited
6. What the Members of REF can do to Deliver Against this Agenda – Chris Kinchin-Smith, Chairman of the Railway Division, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
7. Panel Discussion: future training & industry leadership – how can the rail freight industry continue to respond to the needs of Britain’s logistics revolution? – Chris Fenton, Chief Executive, Rail Safety and Standards Board
8. Closing remarks by Lawrie Quinn, Chairman, REF and Lord Berkeley
9. Parliamentary Reception on the House of Lords Terrace

How to Book:

Visit: www.theref.org.uk – Email: ref@springboard-marketing.co.uk – Tel: 01732 363399

When booking, please indicate Seminar only or Seminar and Parliamentary Reception. Please book your Reception place by Monday 18 May (or Seminar only place by Monday 8 June). Early bird Corporate delegate discount of 20% if booked before 30 April.

Corporate: £300 per person
REF Member: £150 per person
Student/Graduate: £75 per person
Attendance at the seminar will qualify as
CPD training certified by RCEA

CPD Topics Covered:

Added on the website on June 15, 2015