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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
 

Gold Sponsor:  MPL Innovations
 
Wednesday, June 7
8:00 Registration | Continental Breakfast - Sponsorship Available | Expo Open
   
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
   
10:30 Morning Coffee Break - Sponsorship Available >| Expo Open
   
10:45 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
   
12:00

Luncheon | Sponsored by R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC
Tom Kotarac, Deputy Executive Director, Policy and Programming, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

   
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
C. Tyler Dick, P.E., Senior Railway Research Engineer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hosted by Railway Track & Structures Editor/Railway Age Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman
   
2:15 Pivoting toward Growth: How Can Railroads Expand the Top Line?
Jason Kuehn, Vice President, Oliver Wyman
Ron Sucik, Principal, RSE Consulting
Steve Ditmeyer, Principal, Transportation Technology and Economics
Jim Blaze, Consultant, “Railway Go-to-Expert”
Hosted by Roy Blanchard, Contributing Editor, Railway Age & William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
3:15 Energy Break - Sponsored by RailWorks | Expo Open
   
3:30 Amtrak: What's Next?
Joe McHugh, Vice President, State Supported Services Business Development, Amtrak
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
4:00 Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Environment
Chris Schmalbruch, President, VTG Rail, Inc.
Todd Kahn, Vice President Portfolio Management & Marketing, Chicago Freight Car
Tom Simpson, President, Railway Supply Institute
Hosted by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation and Financial Editor, Railway Age
   
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception - Sponsorship Available | Expo Open
   
   
Thursday, June 8
8:00 Continental Breakfast - Sponsorship Available | Expo Open
   
9:00 The Regulatory Environment—Railway Supplier Perspective
Tom Simpson, President, Railway Supply Institute
James Rader, Vice President Regulatory Services, The Greenbrier Companies
Hosted by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age
   
9:30

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

   
10:45 Morning Coffee Break - Sponsorship Available | Expo Open
   
11:00 Supplier Challenges and Opportunities
Ted Baun, Chief Commercial Officer, FreightCar America
John Brohm, Executive Vice President, PNR Railworks
Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maha Metro
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
12:00 Closing Session
Donald A. Orseno, Executive Director and CEO, and Norman Carlson, Board Chairman, Metra
Hosted by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
   
12:45 Adjourn
   
  Agenda subject to change.

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