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Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2017
New York City
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The Leading Conference
for the Railway Industry

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Now in its 13th year, RailTrends takes place November 30 - December 1, 2017, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

"The best networking and content for all things rail in one room."

"A fast-paced deluge of railroad information."

"The best high-level railroad conference of the year."

"Worth attending again and again."

Tony Hatch RailTrends 2017
About RailTrends

RailTrends® is a two-day conference for ALL of the freight rail industry disciplines and stakeholders, including the financial and capital communities, owners, lenders, operators, marketers and every other group directly or indirectly affected by the rail business. RailTrends is brought to you by Tony Hatch, President, ABH Consulting, and Progressive Railroading magazine.

As an attendee you are part of the conference's many important discussions and debates on the successes and challenges of today's rail market.

Other organizations offer single-topic conferences, but only RailTrends addresses all aspects of the industry, giving you a complete picture of what is going on.

What's In It for You?

Expand your network to include some of the most influential leaders and innovative firms from the rail industry

Witness firsthand candid analyses of market conditions and opportunities from industry thought-leaders

Hear new perspectives and new voices from all areas of the rail profession

Connect with the Best!

5 scheduled networking opportunities allow you to connect with high-caliber attendees at RailTrends® 2016 including:

President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City Southern

Vice President of Intermodal
CSX

President & Chief Operating Officer
Conrail

Vice President and General Manager - Chemicals
Union Pacific Railroad

Vice President Industrial Products
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
CN

President
Florida East Coast Rail

Chief Executive Officer
Watco

Chief Financial Officer
The Alaska Railroad Corporation

Director Corporate Development
Canadian National Railway

Director Franchise Development
BNSF Railway

Director of Rail Policy
Transport Canada

Chairman
Surface Transportation Board

Administrator
Federal Railroad Administration

And Many More!

2016 Agenda
Click here to download agenda as a PDF

2017 agenda to be announced in summer

Thursday November 17

8:00AM
9:15AM
Digital Transformation in Surface Transportation

Rodney Case, Partner, Oliver Wyman

9:45AM
10:15AM
Morning Networking Break
10:45AM
11:15AM
G&W Operating Model: Regional Density, Centralized Best Practices and Short Line Entrepreneurship

David Ebbrecht, Senior Vice President, Northeast Region Railroads, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

11:45AM
Networking Lunch
1:00PM
1:30PM
2:00PM
2:45PM
3:15PM
Afternoon Networking Break
3:45PM
4:15PM
4:45PM
5:30PM
Cocktail Hour

Friday November 18

The Venue

RailTrends® 2017 Will Take Place at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel

1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Enjoy a front row seat to the energy, activity, attractions, culture and everything New York City has to offer. Whether you're checking out Madison Square Garden or the theaters of Broadway, the W New York is in the center of it all.

Hotel information coming soon.

Contact Us

Attendee Information

Amy Brown
Director of Education and Conferencing
1-800-727-7995 x458
amy.brown@tradepress.com

Gina Rudella
Event Coordinator
1-800-727-7995 x459
gina.rudella@tradepress.com

Sponsorship Information

Join us for this incredible opportunity to brand your company at one of the most high-level rail conferences in the industry. By becoming a RailTrends® 2017 sponsor, your company will get tremendous exposure to a variety of industry leaders including railroaders, analysts, equipment lessors, financial institutions, shippers, suppliers, and others with an interest and stake in the growth of the railway industry.

For sponsorship information, please contact:


Kirk Bastyr
Progressive Railroading
Publisher
1-502-500-3524
kirk.bastyr@tradepress.com

2017 Sponsors
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