Wednesday, May 26, 2010

RSSI cites C&S Exhibition success by the numbers

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The Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. C&S Exhibition, held May 17-19 in Omaha, Neb., drew 1,712 attendees, “not including spouses,” RSSI said in a statement Wednesday.

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Of those attendees, 989 were supplier representatives, while the remainder 723, represented railroad, transit, or government organizations.

The annual event also sported 334 booth spaces, staffed by 164 exhibitors.

RSSI also said its Innovation Theatre had 12 member companies participating “with varying results.” The theatre drew more than 100 participants. “We have had several requests to continue this service,” RSSI said.

RSSI said 32 companies exhibited at the annual event for the first time.

In 2011, RSSI will be joining forces with RSI (Railway Supply Institute), REMSA (Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association) and AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association) for the first-ever Railway Interchange 2011 in Minneapolis, Minn,. Sept. 18 - 21. The event will feature hundreds of exhibits, both indoor and outdoor, and technical sessions with AREMA and CMA (Coordinated Mechanical Associations). For more information, visit www.railwayinterchange.org.