Virtual Rail Trade Mission to Australia

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Meet virtually with key players within the Australian rail sector

UK railway suppliers are invited to join the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) virtual trade mission to Australia from 22 March – 1 April 2021.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet virtually with key players within the Australian rail sector.

The primary focus of this mission will be on suburban rail systems (metro and commuter) in the eastern seaboard growth states of New South Wales (Sydney), Queensland (Brisbane), and Victoria (Melbourne).

DIT research of planned and announced projects estimates total CAPEX in the range of £100 billion. Underpinning these projects are opportunities stemming from a strong demand for innovation in:

  • rail systems
  • signalling
  • power and control
  • track
  • rolling stock
  • OEM
  • design and integration
  • testing and commissioning

Confirmed Australian stakeholders for this trade mission include:

  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • Melbourne Metro
  • Sydney Trains
  • Sydney Metro
  • Queensland Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Rail
  • Austrade

Trade Mission format

Week 1 – Briefing-sessions on projects, opportunities and market entry advice. Presentations from key Australian stakeholders highlighting their specific capability demands and what they are looking for in new suppliers.

Week 2 – Virtual meetings between mission delegates and Australian stakeholders about future collaboration. Subject to acceptance of meeting requests.

  • Dates: 22 March – 01 April 2021
  • Cost: There will be a cost of £250 plus VAT per company for a DIT OMIS charge & RIA Management Fee.

The mission is open to UK companies, including those with local offices in the region.

Companies must already be supplying into the rail sector.

Registration required, open until 4 March 2021 or until the mission is full (cap - 50 companies).

Register for the Virtual Rail Trade Mission to Australia.