2016-11-17 2016-11-18
November 17-18, 2016
New York City
Presented by
Platinum Sponsor
Presented by
Platinum Sponsor

The Leading Finance Conference
for the Railway Industry


Now in its 12th year, RailTrends takes place November 17-18, 2016, at the W New York Hotel.

November 17-18, 2016

"RailTrends is a top class conference that specializes in the rail industry and give a great opportunity to learn and make great contacts."

Kellie Rees, Office & Marketing Manager, Ettamogah Rail Hub, Australia
Tony Hatch RailTrends 2016
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

Keeps You Connected

Below is a Small Sampling of the High-Caliber Attendees from RailTrends® 2015

President and CEO
Association of American Railroads (AAR)

Sr VP, US Project & Rail Services
BNSF Logistics

EVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Chairman and CEO
CSX Corp.


VP & Executive Director
GATX Corp.

SVP, President and CEO
GE Transportation

Chief Financial Officer
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Director, Investor Relations
Kansas City Southern

President and CEO
Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

VP and GM, Intermodal
Union Pacific Railroad

And Many More!

2016 Agenda
Click here to download agenda as a PDF

More sessions to be added soon

Thursday November 17

Digital Transformation in Surface Transportation

Rodney Case, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Morning Networking Break
G&W Operating Model: Regional Density, Centralized Best Practices and Short Line Entrepreneurship

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

Networking Lunch
Afternoon Networking Break
Cocktail Hour

Friday November 18

2016 Presenters

Chuck Baker

Partner, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell, LLC

President, National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association

John Barrett

General Manager Supply Chain

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Ronald L. Batory

President & Chief Operating Officer


Linda Bauer Darr


The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)

Michael Bourque

President and Chief Executive Officer

Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

Donald Broughton

Managing Director, Senior Transportation Analyst

Avondale Partners, LLC

Rodney Case


Oliver Wyman

Joanne (Joni) Casey

President and CEO

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)

David Ebbrecht

Senior Vice President, Northeast Region Railroads

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Daniel R.Elliott III


Surface Transportation Board

Sarah Feinberg


Federal Railroad Administration

Ed Hamberger

President and CEO

Association of American Railroads (AAR)

Tony Hatch

Senior Transportation Analyst

ABH Consulting

Jim Hertwig


Florida East Coast Rail

Lance Hockridge

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


Richard (Dick) Kloster

Sr. Vice President

AllTranstek / FTR

Michael McClellan

Vice President Industrial Products

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Claude Mongeau

Former President and Chief Executive Officer


Patrick Ottensmeyer

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kansas City Southern

Dean Piacente

Vice President of Intermodal


Tom Simpson


Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

Rick Webb

Chief Executive Officer

Watco Companies

Beth Whited

Vice President and General Manager - Chemicals

Union Pacific Railroad

The Venue

RailTrends® 2016 Will Take Place at the posh W New York Hotel

W New York
541 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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.

We have arranged for a discounted hotel rate at the W New York for RailTrends® attendees. Please use the link below to reserve your hotel room at the discounted $389 rate per night for a Spectacular sized room. Book early as the room block typically sells out.

Deadline for Group Rate is Monday October 10, 2016

Book A Room
Contact Us

Attendee Information

Amy Brown
Director of Education and Conferencing
1-800-727-7995 x458

Gina Rudella
Event Coordinator
1-800-727-7995 x459

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® 2016 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:

2016 Sponsors
Interested in Sponsoring?

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Harsco Rail
Progress Rail
RJ Corman Group

Silver Sponsor

The Greenbrier Companies
Loram Maintenance of Way