ISCA to speak at the 2019 Light Rail Conference
The ARA will host the Light Rail 2019 Conference on 4-5 March 2019 at the Crown Melbourne.
Across Australasia, light rail is reshaping the transport landscape and transforming the way we travel by offering smart solutions and completing multimodal connections. Light rail provides sustainable, smart and safe solutions to the congestion and capacity challenges currently faced by our cities and regions. Infrastructure Australia’s recent ‘Future Cities’ Report projected that by 2046 Australia’s population will increase by 11.8 million people. About 75% of this increase will be in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. With this are recommendations to increase investment in public transport infrastructure. With investment in light rail at record levels, now it is the time to build a long-term, strategic future that benefits all.
Light Rail 2019, which includes a new networking dinner for this year, will bring together operators, manufacturers, contractors and industry and government stakeholders of every level across the light rail sector to hear cutting-edge case studies, project updates, and learn from successful projects in Australasia and the world.
ISCA's Victorian Case Manager, Sandra Valeri, joins the Industry Forum on day 2 entitled 'Successfully engaging with stakeholders, government and customers'. “ISCA has certified over 70 IS ratings for various projects and asset types across Australia and New Zealand. That provides a rich resource of stakeholder engagement practices, learnings, and case studies to share within the industry”, says Sandra. This session endeavours to explore a number of key themes: Communication and engagement throughout the project lifecycle to build trust and create a social licence; Exploring best practice examples on how to integrate traditional communication tools and new and emerging technology to get the best cut-through customers; real-life examples on the best ways to keep your communities and stakeholders informed and engaged.
To read more about the conference, or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.