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Rail Outward Mission to New Zealand and Australia

Rail Outward Mission to New Zealand and Australia
Rail Outward Mission to New Zealand and Australia
04 - 08 March 2019

UK railway suppliers are invited to join a Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Railway Delivery Group trade mission to New Zealand and Australia.  Supported by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), participants will meet key players and find out more about opportunities in these booming railway markets.

Dates & Where:
4-5 March, Auckland, New Zealand
6 March, Melbourne, Australia
7-8 March, Sydney, Australia

Cost :
There will be a cost of £995 plus VAT per company for a DIT OMIS charge & RIA Management Fee
Limit 2 delegates per company,
Delegates will be responsible for their own flight bookings and related costs plus hotel costs;
A detailed programme and schedule will be provided along with a mission brochure, that will feature your company entry.
This event is open to UK companies who sign up, including those with local officers in the region: advance booking required, registration open until 4 February 2019 or until the mission is full. A minimum of ten companies are required.

Outline programme (draft):

Auckland, New Zealand
Monday 4 March 2019
Briefing by Director, UK Department for International Trade
Roundtable New Zealand Transport Agency/Auckland Transport/Auckland Council on light rail
Working lunch
Roundtable KiwiRail/Transdev on existing Auckland/Wellington passenger commuter rail and heavy rail
Evening Networking Reception hosted by the Director Trade and Investment and British Consul-General at the         Consulate Auckland, New Zealand

Tuesday 5 March 2019
Site visit and roundtable to City Rail Link
Meetings between Mission delegates and key local companies about future collaboration
Wrap up over working lunch
15.25 Air NZ flight to Melbourne, Australia arr 17.30

Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Site visit and roundtable – Bombardier manufacturing facility (Dandenong) - understanding the supply chain
Group roundtable meeting with key stakeholders: Public Transport Victoria, Metro Trains, VLine, Office of Coordinator General
Meetings between Mission delegates and local companies about future collaboration
Evening flight to Sydney

Sydney, Australia
Thursday 7 March 2019
Austrade delegation briefing
Group roundtable with key stakeholders: Transport for New South Wales, Sydney Trains
Meetings between Mission delegates and local companies about future collaboration
Evening Networking Reception hosted by the British Consul-General at the Consulate

Sydney, Australia
Friday 8 March 2019
Site visit – Central Station/Sydney Metro
Group roundtable and lunch with key contractors
Wrap up by 14.30

Further Information

A recommended hotel with rates will be notified to those who sign up for the mission.

British passport holders can enter New Zealand as a visitor for up to 6 months on arrival without a visa, provided you can satisfy an Immigration Officer that you meet the requirements of the immigration rules.

You need a visa to travel to Australia. British passport holders can get the following types of electronic visitor visa:
eVisitor visa direct from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. there is no visa application         charge or service fee for this;
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) via your travel agent or airline. There is no visa application charge,         but a service fee of A$20 applies

With any overseas travel including any visa requirements, RIA recommends that those travelling always check the latest travel advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before committing to travelling and again before they actually travel. Further Information can be found on


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04/03/2019 08:00 - 08/03/2019 15:00
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