A ticket to the conference gives you direct access to the leaders of the rail industry delivering £billions of investment, the latest insight on Northern Powerhouse Rail, TransPennine Route upgrade, HS2, Electrification and more...

Meet with procurement decision-makers and gain clear understanding on the huge volume of opportunities available for the supply chain.

TCR North Conference Agenda

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Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking/ Exhibition
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Eoin O'Neill Capital Delivery Director North West and Central, Network Rail
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Simon Elliott, Head of Rail Programme, Transport for Greater Manchester

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Leaders Debate - Delivering CP7 – collaboration, efficiency and making the case for Rail
With the industry’s focus shifting to CP7, how do we ensure that our voice is heard when making the case for funding, and delivering best value for money? Topics for discussion include social value and Rail as an enabler for economic growth, as well as approaches to project delivery such as SPEED, PACE and MVP.

Speakers Include:

  • Eoin O'Neill Capital Delivery Director North West and Central, Network Rail
  • Conor Linnell, Rail Leader, North West & Central Region, AECOM
  • Georgia Ehrmann, Head of Network Development & Planning, Avanti West Coast

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Strategic Partner - Andre Dobraszczyk, Business Development Manager, Thorlux Lighting


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Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition
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Ruth Todd, Chief Commercial Officer, HS2
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Leaders Debate - Harnessing the power of investment in rail infrastructure to create a sustainable legacy for communities

For this conversation we gather leaders of industry to discuss what is it we need to do to ensure that investment in rail infrastructure delivers environmental, social and economic value for local communities during and after construction has taken place? 

  • Lara Young, Group Climate Change Director, Costain
  • Tom Hall, Social Sustainability Principal, RSSB 
  • Councillor Richard Watson Wearmouth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services, Northumberland County Council


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Panel discussion - The next generation of rail

Meet some of the inspirational apprentices present at today's event as they discuss their careers so far and visions for the future of rail in the North

  • Charlotte Davenport, Project Management Degree Apprentice, Mott MacDonald
  • Charlie Hudson, Associate Project Manager Apprentice, Amey
  • Daniel Basher Digital Transit
  • Molly Hatton, Apprentice QS, Bam Nuttall
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Tom Merton, Technical Manager, Armacell
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Lunch / Networking / Exhibition
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Leaders Debate - TransPennine Route Upgrade
  • Sara Kettlewell, Head of Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) at Northern
  • Hannah Lomas, Principal Programme Sponsor CHPP, Transpennine Route Upgrade, Network Rail
  • Fiona Cane, Head of Delivery Partnership, Transpennine Express
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Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive, Transport for the North
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Refreshments / Networking / Exhibition
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Leaders Debate - Supply Chain – Building future capacity, developing capability and creating opportunities
As the UK continues to deliver world leading rail infrastructure projects whilst maintaining and upgrading the existing railway, it’s imperative that the client, major contractors and SME's collaborate to drive the innovation needed to deliver a first class programme of infrastructure investment. Join our panellists for an engaging discussion highlighting how this collaboration creates opportunities for the supply chain.

  • Ruth Todd, Chief Commercial Officer, HS2
  • Andrew Wilson , Regional Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability School
  • Ciara Pryce, Chief Operating Officer, VGC Group
  • Andrew Spencer, Head of Procurement & Supply Chain HS2, Skanska


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Martyn Cusack, Supply Chain Manager, HS2 Ltd

TCR North Dinner Agenda

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Networking drinks reception
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Dave Penney, Passenger Director, NW&C Region, Network Rail
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Inspirational Speaker | Toby Keeley, Former Red Arrow Synchro Leader

  

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Dinner & Networking
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Carriages

These times and invited speakers are subject to change without notice