Rail Insights 2018, presented by Railway Age

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June 7, 2018 - June 8, 2018 | Union League Club of Chicago | Chicago, IL
EXPLORE THE CHALLENGES, ISSUES, AND TRENDS AFFECTING THE NORTH AMERICAN RAIL MARKET

Event Info

Railway Age’s fourth annual RAIL INSIGHTS takes place June 7 & 8, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Once again, the event will focus on interactive, probing dialogue among top-level industry executives, Railway Age’s experienced, knowledgeable editors, and attendees.

Rail Insights offers a unique opportunity to engage, interact, and collaborate on your ideas and insights with the industry’s leadership on key strategic challenges, issues and trends affecting business growth, capital investment, technology, regulation, service quality and safety in the North American Rail Market.

Jim Squires

CEO, Norfolk Southern

Ronald L. Batory

Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration

Corina Moore

President & COO, Ontario Northland Railway

Barbara Wilson

President, Wells Fargo Rail

Edward R. Hamberger

President & CEO, Association of American Railroads

E. Michael O’Malley

President, Railway Supply Institute

Topics Include

  • Mergers, Line Sales, Traffic Shifts: Is Significant Change Coming?
  • Changing Demographics and the Growing Role of Women Railroaders
  • Infrastructure Investment: Fact vs. Fiction
  • Class II and Class III Perspectives
  • The View from Wall Street
  • Car and Locomotive Building/Financing Environment
  • Post-Mid-Term Election Perspectives

Hotel Block & Venue

RAIL INSIGHTS will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago. Our group rate for standard rooms is $209/night (plus taxes, fees). Reservations are based on availability. To book, contact the ULC at [email protected], 1.800.443.0578, and reference “Railway Age Rail Insights.”

Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

Sponsorships & Exhibits

Sponsorships and exhibits are available for all Railway Age events. Contact Jonathan Chalon (212) 620-7224, [email protected]

Contact Us

Contact us at (212) 620-7205, [email protected]

Supporting Organizations

Registration & Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by RJ Corman | Crystal Room, 5th Floor

Opening Session on the North American Railroad Landscape
Jim Squires, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk Southern
with William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

The Regulatory and Legislative Environment (What Lies beyond the Mid-Terms? Does Anyone Know?)
Ed Hamberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Railroads
with William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

Coffee Break | Sponsored by SIEMENS Industry, Inc.

A New Day at the FRA
Ron Batory, Federal Railroad Administrator
with William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

Once More into the Abyss (Can We Grow This Business?)
Eric Starks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FTR/Transportation Intelligence
Lee Clair, Managing Partner, Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC
with William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

Luncheon | Sponsored by The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. | Presidents Hall, 2nd Floor

Return to Crystal Room, 5th Floor

The Growing Role (It’s about Time!) of Women Railroaders
Corina Moore, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Northland Railway
Barbara Wilson, President, Wells Fargo Rail
Linda Bauer Darr, President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Katherine Kristoferson, P. Eng., R&D Engineering Supervisor, ZTR Control Systems
Cynthia Lewis, Deputy Director, Light Rail Operations, Maryland Transit Administration
Luisa Fernandez-Willey, Senior Economist – Policy & Economics, Association of American Railroads
with Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, Railway Track & Structures / Engineering Editor of Railway Age and William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

Energy Break | Sponsored by Amsted Rail 

Long-Term Growth or Short-Term Gains? The View from Wall Street
Todd Kahn, Vice President Portfolio Management & Marketing, Chicago Freight Car
with Cowen and Company Equity Research Analyst Matt Elkott

Car and Locomotive Finance and Leasing Environment
Barbara Wilson, President, Wells Fargo Rail
Ted Baum, Chief Commercial Officer, FreightCar America
Greg Schmid, Managing Director – Rail Marketing, RESIDCO
with David Nahass, President, Railroad Financial Corporation and Financial Editor of Railway Age

Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by TrinityRail | Wigwam Room, 3rd Floor

Continental Breakfast | Crystal Room, 5th Floor

Trade Tariffs and Other Topics of Interest: Supplier Perspective
Mike O’Malley, President, Railway Supply Institute
with Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age

Short Lines, Regionals—and Why Class I’s Need Them
Linda Bauer Darr, President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Corina Moore, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Northland Railway
John Rickoff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lake State Railway
Eric Jakubowski, Chief Commercial Officer, Anacostia Holdings
Brian Buchanan, Manager Network Strategies — CN Railway
with Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age

Coffee Break

Supplier Roundtable
Nate Bachman, Vice President Marketing & Sales, GREX
Pat Ameen, Vice President Industry Relations, Amsted Rail Company, Inc.
with William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

Closing Session: Untangling America’s Railroad Hub
Norman Carlson, Board Chairman, Metra
Joseph P. Schwieterman, Ph.D., Professor, School of Public Service and Director, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, DePaul University
with William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

Adjourn

Sponsorships

Railway Age’s Fourth Annual Rail Insights Conference is your opportunity to participate in a dialogue with the industry’s leadership on key strategic challenges, issues and trends. We’ll explore what is affecting business growth, capital investment, technology, regulation, service quality and safety in the North American Rail Market, freight and passenger.

Sponsor or exhibit at this event and network face-to-face with industry decision-makers: the executives with purchasing power.

Gold, social function, and custom sponsorships are available. A limited number of exhibit spaces are also available.