Per Emergency Executive Order 225 of the Mayor of New York City, proof of vaccination is required of workers and customers for indoor dining, gyms, performances and conferences. To participate in RailTrends you will need to provide the hotel both your state ID and proof of a COVID-19 vaccine when you arrive onsite.
Progressive Railroading and RailTrends® have named CN President and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest the 2021 recipient of the Railroad Innovator Award, which recognizes an individual's outstanding achievement in the rail industry.
Ruest, who joined CN at the time the railroad was privatized in 1996, was appointed president and CEO in July 2018 after having served in both posts in an interim capacity since March 2018.
As CN's leader, Ruest has helped face — and face down — trade wars and unstable border alliances, blockades, strikes, polar weather extremes and volume opportunities out of places such as Prince Rupert.
He served CN as executive vice president and chief marketing officer from 2010 through March 2018, with responsibility for providing the strategic direction and leadership for CN's sales, marketing and supply chain solutions groups. Prior to joining CN, Ruest worked for 16 years at a major international chemical company.
The only event in a class of its own—RailTrends returns for its 17th year and continues to uphold its reputation as the "must attend" event of the year for railroad professionals.
Our agenda is carefully crafted and composed of some of the most renowned executives in the industry who are eager to share their thoughts and insights. You'll hear the perspectives of Class Is, Regionals and Short Lines.
Our mission is to provide you with the pulse of the rail industry. This two-day event is a unique opportunity to hear first hand the latest news on today's economics, technologies, operations and directions in rail.
Our networking opportunities are unmatched, giving you the opportunity to position yourself among the industry elite. Expand your professional network and participate in powerful discussions and dive into all that RailTrends has to offer.
Through two days of thought provoking sessions, discussions and debates, you'll walk away with newfound clarity on where the industry is at and where it's going.
Brought to you by Progressive Railroading and Tony Hatch, Senior Transportation Analyst, ABH Consulting, this conference was designed for rail people by rail people.
New York, NY 10036
The New York Marriott Marquis is in the heart of New York. Located on West 46th Street and Broadway, you'll be near some of NYC's most illustrious attractions including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Theater District. The New York Marriott Marquis offers guests large rooms, a state of the art fitness center, a grand atrium, and a revolving rooftop restaurant with stellar views of the city. The entire RailTrends program will be at the Marriott Marquis property.Reserve Your Room