2017 RA National Roads Summit (Sydney)
31/05/2017 08:30 to 01/06/2017 15:00
Venue: ICC (International Convention Centre) Sydney
The RA National Roads Summit is the one national event where the industry as a whole comes together to focus on the issues and challenges that affect how we deliver the best value-for-money transport infrastructure outcomes.
Unlike commercial conferences, the RA Summit is run by industry for industry and is the only transport conference that brings all the major roads and transport agencies together in the one place, at the one time.
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Construction Outlook - Adrian Hart, BIS Oxford Economics
Preparing for the driverless revolution - David Stuart-Watt, President, Roads Australia
Digital public transport in an era of sharing and collaborative mobility - Professor David Hensher, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS)
Technology may be the answer, but what is the question? - James A Moore, Jacobs
Making your offal afternoon better - Scott Charlton, Transurban
Road Asset Management - Richard Yeo, Austroads
Life is precious, skills are scarce – using technology to do the dumb and dangerous stuff - Richard Butterfield, Ferrovial Services, Amey Australia, Centre of Excellence for Asset Management
Asset Management - Matt Sweeting, DownerMouchel
Opening remarks - Road Safety Session - Lauchlan McIntosh, Australian College of Road Safety
Austroads Safety Program Direction - David Bobbermen, Austroads
Connected and autonomous vehicles: in or out of control? - Zoltan Maklary, Advisian
NSW Roads Customers: What they value, what drives their values, Tony Braxton-Smith, Transport for NSW
Congestion and Reliability Review - Craig Moran, RMS
What matters to motorists? - Carlita Warren, The NRMA
Changed conditions ahead - Michele Huey, Transurban
Cost of Tendering 2017 RA Survey Results - Dan Reeve, SMEC
Transport reform: the national opportunity in front of us - Philip Davies, Infrastructure Australia
In 2017, our theme is Divided road ahead: making sense of the coming transport revolution.
No one doubts that the autonomous vehicle is a game-changer for land transport. But what exactly will the game look like in 20 years?
- Will our cities still be going up or out?
- Will we need more road space or less?
- Who will own and manage the networks - let alone the vehicles?
- What will user-charging look like?
- What's the future for public transport?
Our 2017 Summit Program also includes sessions on the issues of critical importance to the roads industry here and now, including procurement, asset management, road pricing and funding, safety and network reliability.
We'll also have our popular road agency leaders session, honing in on current agency priorities and strategies across Australia and providing an opportunity for industry to raise practical issues.
JOHN SHAW AWARD DINNER
The social highlight of our conference, as always, was the John Shaw Award Dinner at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday May 31 - our once-a-year red carpet event to celebrate our industry champions.
Sponsored by Arup, this sell-out dinner attracted over 500 of the industry's movers and shakers.