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Australian Rail Track Corporation to meet suppliers at the 5th International Railway Summit

Press Release   •   Aug 18, 2017 06:00 BST

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), one of Australia’s largest rail infrastructure owners and managers, will participate at the 5th International Railway Summit on 15-17 November 2017, taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tony Frazer, General Manager Operations, will represent ARTC at the summit, taking place for the first time on the Asian continent.

The ARTC is a vital link in Australia’s transport supply chain. The organisation operates, manages and maintains over 8,500km of rail track, the majority of the country’s interstate rail network. The ARTC enables customers to move a range of commodities by freight, as well as to access interstate and inter-city passenger services.

A statutory corporation owned by the Government of Australia, the ARTC was established in 1998 as part of an economic reform programme which aimed to improve the competitiveness and long-term viability of the Australian rail freight industry. In recent years the corporation has invested billions of dollars in upgrading and extending the network, providing a cost efficient, reliable, and safe mode of transport, and championing the benefits of transporting freight by rail.

Tony Frazer, General Manager Operations of ARTC’s Interstate Division, will represent ARTC at the 5th International Railway Summit and take part in pre-arranged one-to-one consultation meetings with solution providers from across the globe.

As General Manager Operations, Mr Frazer is responsible for the management and operation control of the standard gauge network stretching across Australia. He has nearly 40 years’ worth of experience in the rail industry, and has held arange of maintenance, project management, engineering, operational and senior management positions across the Australian railway networks.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts, based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events. The 5th International Railway Summit will take place on 15-17 November 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the first time the event will be hosted in Asia. The 6th International Railway Summit on 21-23 February 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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