The Platform at Infrarail 2016

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The Platform sessions at Infrarail 2016 once again plaedy a key role in bringing industry leaders together for a series of lively and engaging discussions and debate with those visiting the UK’s most important rail infrastructure event.

Across the 3 days of Infrarail, the industry converged to discuss Skills and Training, Supplier Engagement and Infrastructure Planning.

Skills & Training

Tuesday 12th April at 12:50

  • Making the levy work for industry employers
  • What support does the supply chain want from industry and government on this issue?
  • How do we raise the pro¬file and prestige of apprenticeships among young people?

Speakers in this session included:

Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, NSAR
Adeline Ginn, General Counsel, Angel Trains Limited and Founder of Women in Rail
Simon Rennie, General Manager, NTAR
Guy Wilmshurst-Smith, Head of Professional Development and Training, Network Rail

Supply Chain Engagement

Wednesday 13th April at 14:00

  • How suppliers are delivering innovation in the rail industry
  • How can suppliers drive real competitive value?
  • How to attract funding for R&D

Speakers in this session included:

Nick Elliott, Managing Director, National Supply Chain, Network Rail
Martin Buck, Transition and Strategy Director, Crossrail
Iain Roche, Head of Innovation, HS2
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community (BITC)
Roy Freeland, Rail Supply Group Council Member (SME Lead)

Infrastructure Planning

Thursday 14th April at 13:25

  • Expectations of the Infrastructure Commission
  • What do we need to do more of?
  • How can we be more effective?

Speakers in this session included:

Jo Kaye, Director, Network Strategy and Capacity Planning, Network Rail.
Phil Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission
David Hoggarth, Director, Rail North
Michèle Dix CBE, Managing Director, Crossrail 2

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