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Railway Age Rail Insights 2017 - Agenda

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Rail Insights 2016
 
June 7 & 8, 2017  |  Union League Club Chicago  |  Chicago, IL
 
Conference Agenda
 

Platinum Sponsor:  MPL Innovations
 
Wednesday, June 7
8:00 Registration | Continental Breakfast - Sponsorship Available
   
9:00 Opening Session: The Class I Landscape, Now and in the Future
Keith Creel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Pacific
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
10:00 Morning Coffee Break - Sponsorship Available
   
10:15 The Regulatory and Legislative Environment—Railroad Perspective
Ed Hamberger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads 
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
11:15 The Regulatory Environment—Railway Supplier Perspective
Tom Simpson, President, Railway Supply Institute 
Hosted by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age
   
12:00 Luncheon | Sponsored by R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC
   
1:30 Leveraging Big Data for Maintenance-of-Way and Safety
Dr. Alan Zarembski, Research Professor & Director—Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware
Dr. Christopher Barkan, Director—Railroad Engineering Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (invited)
Hosted by Railway Track & Structures Editor/Railway Age Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman
   
2:00 Pivoting toward Growth: How Can Railroads Expand the Top Line?
Rod Case, Partner, Oliver Wyman
Richard Flynn, Principal, NorthEast Logistics Systems
Ron Sucik, Principal, RSE Consulting
Steve Ditmeyer, Principal, Transportation Technology and Economics
Jim Blaze, Consultant, “Railway Go-to-Expert”
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
3:15

Energy Break - Sponsorship Available

   
3:30 Investor Perspective
Paul C. Hilal, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mantle Ridge LP (invited)
Hosted by Jason Seidl, Managing Director, Cowen and Co. and Wall Street Contributing Editor, Railway Age
   
4:00 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Environment
Hosted by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation and Financial Editor, Railway Age
   
5:00 Cocktail Reception - Sponsorship Available
   
   
Thursday, June 8
8:00 Continental Breakfast - Sponsorship Available
   
9:00 Supplier Challenges and Opportunities
Ted Baun, Chief Commercial Officer, FreightCar America
Mike Foxx, President & Chief Executive Officer, Strato, Inc.
John Brohm, Executive Vice President, PNR Railworks (invited)
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
10:00

Regional and Short Line Issues
Brian Miller, President, R. J. Corman Railroad Company
Peter A. Gilbertson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Anacostia Rail Holdings Co.
Pete Claussen, Founder & Chairman, Gulf & Ohio Railways / Knoxville Locomotive Works
Hosted by Roy Blanchard, Contributing Editor, Railway Age

   
11:00 Morning Coffee Break - Sponsorship Available
   
11:15 Amtrak: What's Next?
Joe McHugh, Vice President, State Supported Services Business Development, Amtrak
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
12:00 Closing Session
Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation (invited)
William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, and Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age
   
1:00 Adjourn
   
  Agenda subject to change.

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