FREE TO ATTEND SEMINAR DAY 2

 

The exhibition has on floor technical seminars and attracts visitors looking to source the latest technologies helping to change the face of rail. 

We will analyse the latest projects, tenders, and discover challenges and opportunities that your business can get involved with. If you provide solutions to the rail sector then this represents fantastic opportunity to move your business forward in 2017.

 

10:00 REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION OPENS

 

Shamit Gaiger, Director of Strategy, National Skills Academy for Rail

 

 

10:30

Opening introduction to promoting diversity in the rail industry 

 

Shamit Gaiger , Director of Strategy,  National Skills Academy for Rail 

Simon Rennie , General Manager, National Training Academy for Rail

 

11:00

Panel: Promoting diversity in the rail industry

  • What are the key challenges that make rail one of the least diverse industries in the UK?
  • How can companies work together to attract more women, BAME and other minorities into the industry?
  • The role of training in making sure that senior management teams become more diverse in the next 5 years

Moderated by‚Äč: Nic Kinglesy , Managing Editor, Railway Gazette

Panellists: 
Shamit Gaiger , Director of  Strategy,  National Skills Acadamy for Rail 
Simon Rennie , General Manager, National Skills Academy for Rail
Claudia Hurst , Entry Level Talent Manager, Siemens
Holly Price , Training & Development Director, Keltbray
Chino Mazzuri  from the Central Japan Railway Company
Ann Venning , HR Bid Analyst,  The Go-Ahead Group
Sari Kaipainen, RDG

 

 

Julianna Moats, Chair, London & Southeast Region, Young Rail Professionals  

12:00

Re-framing and Unlocking Diversity

  • Changes you can make tomorrow, for little or no cost, to increase the diversity of your recruitment pipeline.
  • Ways you can increase the diversity of your business in the long term, at all levels

Julianna Moats , Chair, London & Southeast Region, Young Rail Professionals

Temi Afolabi, Programme and Project Management - Executive MBA, Cranfield School of Management  

12:30

Attracting Talents and Developing the Next Generation of Professionals

  • The role of industry leaders including life giving leadership 
  • Maximising potential and raising leaders
  • Creating, employing, and sustaining competitive advantage 
  • Understanding young professionals and strategic development planning
  • Building trust and creating an atmosphere for open honest conversations 

Temi Afolabi , Programme and Project Management - Executive MBA, Cranfield School of Management

 

George Chilcott, Rail Systems Engineer, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff  

13:00

How the Young Rail Professionals provide the industry with a complete platform for employee professional development

  • Exposure to companies, disciplines and partners;
  • Opportunities to present to peers and senior stakeholders, lead programmes and projects and develop soft skills; and
  • Support and encouragement to volunteer in educational institutions, charitable causes and to build the rail community.

George Chilcott , Rail Systems Engineer, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

 

Liam Henderson, Founder, Transporting Cities & Rail Innovation Group  

13:30

Is Rail Ready for Future Innovators?

  • Ensuring rail leads the development of future tech by attracting innovators to work inside the industry
  • Adapting rail's work environment to allow for creative development
  • Getting rail ready for the MaaS bots

Liam Henderson , Founder,  Transporting Cities & Rail Innovation Group

 

Barbara Dischinger, Membership Manager, WISE  

14:00

How WISE is helping to achieve gender balance in STEM

  • About WISE: what are our goals and how are we campaigning for this
  • Understand our campaign and what you can do

Barbara Dischinger , Membership Manager, WISE

 

14:30 END OF ON-FLOOR SEMINARS