ARA Rail Freight Conference

Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 May 2022

The ARA Rail Freight Conference is the only national conference for the rail freight sector. Bringing together senior executives from the rail freight and intermodal sectors, the conference will be an important opportunity to hear the latest on major issues impacting the industry.

As well as the rail freight sector, this event is for any community or council representatives with an interest in the opportunities that rail freight can deliver in your region.

Program overview

Tuesday 24 May

  • Site tour
  • Inland Rail workshop
  • Welcome drinks in the exhibition area

Wednesday 25 May

  • Conference sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Conference dinner

Thursday 26 May

  • Conference sessions
  • Exhibition

Program content

The program will cover issues including:

  • Sustainability
  • Technology and innovation
  • Inland Rail
  • Intermodal and ports
  • Supply chain
  • Operations
  • Safety
  • Skills
  • Community engagement and opportunities for growth

Call for speaker nominations

The ARA is now calling for speaker nominations for this conference. A link to the speaker nomination portal can be found here. Speaker nominations close Friday 10 December.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

The ARA will release the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus in December. If you would like to receive a copy of this when it becomes available, please register your interest by emailing