ARA Rail Freight Conference

Wednesday 19 - Friday 21 October 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.

Nominate to speak

Invitations are now open to speak at the Rail Freight Conference to showcase your expertise to the industry.

Submit your nomination for your chance to speak at the conference by Tuesday 31 May.

Become a partner or exhibitor

Partnership and exhibition opportunities are now available and expected to sell fast, so view our prospectus and book early to confirm your place.

Sign up to become an exhibitor to showcase your brand, products, services, expertise and knowledge to rail freight sector leaders and decision makers. With only limited places available in our exhibition, thee places will book out quickly.

Limited partnership opportunities are also available to show your support for the rail freight sector. Book early to secure the partnership package that best meets your needs.

View the partnership prospectus here

Register to attend

Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 October, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Delegate: ARA Members $1100| Non-members $1650

Welcome Reception only: $110 | Dinner only: $240 | All prices include GST

This is a unique opportunity to hear from the leaders in rail freight whilst networking with those facing similar challenges across the rail industry.


Program overview

Wednesday 19 October

  • Exhibition bump-in
  • Site tour (afternoon)
  • Welcome Reception in the exhibition area

Thursday 20 October

  • Conference sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Conference dinner

Friday 21 October

  • Conference sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Exhibition bump-out

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


Key contacts

Director Corporate Services and Corporate Affairs