As one of the biggest events in the industry, it is no surprise that PLANTWORX and RAILWORX attract some the biggest names in plant, construction and rail.
We’re keeping exactly who is due to speak under our hats for the moment, but you can keep up-to-date via our social media channels.
Having started her career at the age of 16 on an apprenticeship programme, Anna Delvecchio has quickly risen through the ranks, holding several senior commercial and supply chain roles in her 20-year career, including negotiating major contracts for industry.
In 2013, Anna joined Amey where she is a Commercial Account Director. Over the last two years, Anna has worked on behalf of the Rail Supply Group co-leading the rail industry’s co-ordinated response to the government’s Industrial Strategy in the form of an ambitious proposal for a rail sector deal which was secured in December 2018.
With a passion for diversity and inclusion, Anna is committed to supporting and mentoring colleagues across the sector. She is an active participant of the Women at Amey Group and the Industry Lead for the Women in Rail South Group.
Anna is on the Women in Transport Board, one of Everywoman’s Ambassadors and is a strong advocate for apprenticeships including championing the Amey Apprenticeship programme.
Anna is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS) and was named the Everywoman Transport and Logistics Woman of the Year 2018.
Clair was appointed as Chief Executive, National College for High Speed Rail, in September 2016. Her involvement with the National College started in 2014 when she joined HS2 Ltd to lead on its development.
Since then she has been instrumental in taking the project from concept through to its current stage of development working across stakeholders to achieve buy-in and support for the project.
Clair’s career has been varied working in both the public and private sector. Her roles have included being a Management Consultant at PwC, Project Director at Tribal Education and running her own business. The common thread throughout has been working with organisations dedicated to supporting people through skills development. Her wide experience is an excellent platform for successfully implementing the National College, given its clear mandate to closely link skills development with the economy.
Clair is passionate about promoting the opportunities that the high speed rail sector affords to a wide range of learners through an innovative teaching model.
Plantworx will be digging up the past and paying tribute to classic plant and machinery in a dedicated arena at the show.
Innovation is built on experience - so in addition to showcasing the most ground-breaking industry innovations, Plantworx 2019 will also be celebrating the heritage and legacy of the machines that have laid the foundation for today’s vibrant industry.
At the heart of the show, in the outdoor event arena, visitors can take a step back in time, revisiting the kit that inspired modern day machines with the event’s very first ‘working’ Classic Plant display.
Visitors can get up close and personal and get a feel of what it was like back in those pioneering days long before the invention of modern hydraulics!
H.E Services is bringing a version of the ‘Diggerland’ construction equipment theme park to Plantworx where visitors both young and old can try out ‘diggers’ first-hand in a safe environment. This is a first for Plantworx and a very welcome addition to the Student Day!
New for 2019, the Get SET Zone is designed to help visitors and exhibitors explore job openings, training courses, apprenticeships, and get support and advice about skills education, employment and training (SET) opportunities across the rail and construction sectors.
Held on June 12, the zone will have space for exhibitors and visitors to have an informal chat about skills, education, employment and training. It will also link in with the Simulation Zone, showing the breadth and depth of jobs across both industries.
RailwayPeople.com will be offering free job listings to rail exhibitors and any plant/construction exhibitors who want to work within rail. They will also be inviting a number of company directors along each day to speak about the rail industry and the opportunities ahead.
Julie Wilkinson CVs will provide a writing service while Mind will offer free advice to visitors about mental health support. There will also be a mindfulness coach to support people looking for new jobs, changes in their career, and support through issues and changes at work.
Other companies that have so far confirmed they are exhibiting in this specialist area include
Look out for the Get SET Skills Conference.
Joe has spent his career in the automotive, financial services, oil & gas, retail, services and infrastructure sectors; most recently at Network Rail Ltd. Joe’s quickly saw the importance of designing and applying people solutions rooted in the principles of social science and analytics.
Joe created and leads an integrated approach to talent management combining and leading the set of practices that work congruently to plan, attract, develop, assess, deploy and retain the 41,000 people Network Rail needs to deliver services for our customers.
Joe brings eighteen years of business partnering and specialist experience specialising in talent management, organisational development, resourcing, leadership and competence.
Plantforce Rentals is bringing advanced simulation technology to Plantworx 2019. The new state-of-the-art zone, located in the indoor arena, will be the UK’s first fully interactive construction Simulation Zone of its size, which will promote virtual interactive training.
The new Zone is the brainchild of Plantforce Rental’s Dale Hawkins who is leading the way in simulation training and has introduced this technology to tier one contractors on major infrastructure and rail projects such as HS2 and, nuclear project, Hinkley Point C.
Dale reported, “Using state of the art simulation we have teamed up with a number of industry key players such as Trimble, GKD Technologies, Prolec, Leica -Geosystems, Tenstar Simulation, and SiteZone – to bring what will be a ‘world first’ to Plantworx. Visitors to the Zone will be able to experience each of the technologies and work together in construction site challenges.”
The Simulation Zone comprises six state-of the-art simulators and a fully immersive ‘Mission Room 360°’ both replicate ‘real working construction sites’ - but in a virtual world.
Spectators will be offered oculus rift headsets to join the virtual world as bystanders and offer encouragement and support to the participants!
All Plantworx visitors are invited to participate. Immersive training experts are on hand to guide each participant through the virtual world of simulation technology. Companies and contractors who would like to investigate this type of training are also invited to experience what the zone has to offer. No previous experience is necessary – head over to the indoor arena and test your skills!
Mohanad Ismail currently works as a Senior Systems Consultant at WSP.
Mohanad has been involved with the YRP for 4 years now, holding multiple positions from committee member to West Midland External Relations Manager to West Midland Chair and currently to National Vice Chairman. During his time as WM Chair he has created a new relationship between the YRP and NCHSR and also delivered the first Welcome to Rail Event at NCHSR.
Being in a volunteer only organisation he is often asked why he does what he does, and his response is that the YRP gives himself and all those who are keen to develop and grow the opportunity to do so, the only limitation is your imagination and your drive, YRP does the rest.
Pupils, students and graduates are invited to attend Plantworx on the last day of the event (Thursday 13 June). Parents, grandparents and guardians are also welcome to bring their children along to experience a working construction show first-hand. There is no minimum age limit on the Student Day.
Young people visiting the show will get a better understanding of the UK construction and rail industries, plant equipment, and all that they can offer. The children will also learn how the equipment on display helps to build railways and infrastructure around the country.
School parties and other attending youngsters will be invited to follow the Plantworx Student Trail, where they will be encouraged to visit participating exhibitor stands, answer questions and take part in challenges!
The Student Trail aims to address the skills shortage and encourage more youngsters into the construction equipment industry. Plantworx exhibitor Nylacast is the headline sponsor of the Student Trail and will provide all young visitors with a High Visibility waistcoat.