Agenda at a Glance

We are currently working in inviting speakers and preparing the detailed agenda. Please come back later for more detailed aganeda. Please note that timings and topics might change, once we confirm all the site visits, speakers and sessions.

The main conference day and awards dinner will take place on the 29th of November 2018 at the Hoghart House. On the 27th and 28th we will arrange site visits to main London airports. Site visits will include a journey on an airport express rail service, walkthrough the airport and presentations from the hosting parnters. 

Agenda at a Glance

DAY1 - 27 November   - Site visits and workshops



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Marketing and Insight


Paul McLaughlin, Business Development Director , RSSB
Welcome and introduction


Speaker tbc, North Star Consultancy
Global air-rail market share report reflects today’s challenges


David Walsh, Acount Director, Brightblue Consulting
Crunching the numbers: using data to maximise air rail patronage


Janet Cooke, Chief Executive, London TravelWatch
Making it easier to travel to London’s airports by public transport


Johnny Shute, Chief Operating Officer, RSSB
Market Research and Insight Workshop Host



Site visit


Stansted Airport

    GARA members workshop

DAY2 - 28 November - Site visits, workshops and welcoming reception


All day


Site Visits


Gatwick and Heathrow Airports


DAY3 - 29 November - Conference Sessions and Awards Dinner


All day


Session 1


Passenger Experience

        Chris Perry, UK Lead, MaaS Global
What is the role of airports in the Mobility as a Service offering

Jamie Burles, Managing Director, Greater Anglia
Growth and transformation at Stansted Express



Session 2




James Bentley, Design and Development Engineering Apprentice, Transport for London
Applying Virtual Reality to station modelling and training



Session 3


International AirRail Projects


Mike Brown, Director Business and Economic Intelligence, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Toronto Pearson Regional Transit Centre


William Dachs, Chief Operating Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
Planning the Gautrain extension



Session 4


Market Led Rail Proposals

        The UK Department for Transport invited private companies to submit financially credible ideas and proposals to enhance the railway without government support. Companies had between 31 May 2018 and 31 July 2018 to submit the proposals. We have invited companies that submitted their ideas to improve rail access to UK airports to share their proposals at this session.
        Julianna Moats, Principal Engineer, WSP
London Borough of Hounslow design for Southern Rail Access to Heathrow
        Graham Cross, Chief Executive, Heathrow Southern Railway Ltd
Heathrow Southern Railway Proposal



Global AirRail Awards Dinner and Ceremony