Wednesday, October 17, 2012

For Railway Interchange 2013, exhibition sponsorships offered

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Exhibition sponsorship opportunities will be available for the first time at Railway Interchange 2013, the combined exhibition and technical conference, according to event organizers. Railway Interchange 2013 will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2013, in Indianapolis. 

A sponsorship website, www.railwayinterchangesponsorships.org, has details on exhibition sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

The exhibition will showcase the latest technology and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange 2013 also features technical presentations and discussions by members of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA).

Exhibition booth sales for Railway Interchange 2013 are now open, and a prospectus is available at www.railwayinterchange.org. Further details are on RSI’s website, www.rsiweb.org, REMAS’s website, www.remsa.org, and RSSI’s website, www.rssi.org.

“The first Railway Interchange exhibition and conference in 2011 was the largest event of this type held in North America, with approximately 9,000 attendees and 600 exhibiting companies,” said RSSI Executive Director and Secretary/Treasurer Michael A. Drudy. “In 2013 we are reducing booth costs and including two free registrations for our exhibitors with each 10’ x 10’ booth, while increasing the amount of food and refreshments for exhibition attendees. Offering sponsorships helps us defray the cost of the exhibition while giving companies greater visibility at this high-profile industry event.”

REMSA Executive Director David Soule said, “We are encouraging our member companies to make sponsorship a part of their marketing plan for this world-class event. Sponsorship opportunities include events, banners and signage and are available in a range of price points to fit a company’s budget.”

“Sponsorships offer companies the opportunity to stand out with the thousands of rail industry executives who are expected to attend Railway Interchange 2013,” added RSI President Tom Simpson.

AREMA Executive Director/CEO Dr. Charles Emely said, “The tremendous response to the first combined conference and exhibition exceeded the expectations of the organizers, and we expect 2013 to be even bigger and better.”

Conference registration will begin in January, 2013 and hotel reservations will be available starting Jan. 1. Preliminary agenda information and registration details will be released in the coming months.