Rail Insights 2019, presented by Railway Age

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June 5, 2019 - June 6, 2019 | Union League Club of Chicago | Chicago, IL
EXPLORE THE CHALLENGES, ISSUES, AND TRENDS AFFECTING THE NORTH AMERICAN RAIL MARKET

Event Info

Railway Age’s fifth annual RAIL INSIGHTS takes place June 5 & 6, 2019 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.

LUNCHEON ADDRESS

Martin J. Oberman

Member, U.S. Surface Transportation Board
OPENING SESSION ON THE NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD LANDSCAPE

Patrick Ottensmeyer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kansas City Southern
CLASS II AND III RAILROADS IN A I PSR WORLD

Peter Gilbertson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Anacostia & Pacific Company
PASSENGER RAIL POSSIBILITIES

Bruno Maestri

Vice President Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, Amtrak
CAPITOL HILL: NEW CONGRESS, NEW FACES, NEW CHALLENGES

Ian Jefferies

President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
ALIGNING INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND COMMUNITY FOR RAILROAD GROWTH

Karen Darch

President, Barrington Village
RAILWAY R&D, THE LEADING EDGE

Dr. Gary Fry

Assistant Vice President Research and Development, TTCI
PANEL: ALIGNING INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY FOR GROWTH

Michael Sussman

President, Strategic Rail Finance
PANEL: ALIGNING INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND COMMUNITY FOR GROWTH

Andrew Fox

Overland Limited Associates, Inc.
SUPPLIER PANEL PARTICIPANT

Russ Gehl

Vice President Class 1 & International Sales, Holland LP
SUPPLIER PANEL PARTICIPANT

Thomas P. Jackson

Vice President of Marketing, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.
TECHNOLOGY IS EXPANDING, BUT WHERE ARE THE TECHNOLOGISTS?

Ron Lindsey

Principal, Strategic Railroading LLC and Railway Age Contributing Editor
CLOSING SESSION: WHAT ARE WE DOING (OR NOT) TO GROW RAIL FREIGHT MARKET SHARE?

Jason Kuehn

Vice President, Oliver Wyman

 

Hotel Block & Venue

RAIL INSIGHTS will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago. Our group rate for standard rooms is $219/night (plus taxes, fees) and is also valid two days pre- and post-event. Reservations are based on availability.

To book, contact the ULC at [email protected], 1.800.443.0578, by May 8 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]

Registration | Breakfast in the Crystal Room
Sponsored by Holland

Opening Session on the North American Railroad Landscape
Patrick Ottensmeyer, President and CEO, Kansas City Southern
with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono

Capitol Hill: New Congress, New Faces, New Challenges
Ian Jefferies, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads
with William C. Vantuono

Coffee Break

Passenger Rail Possibilities
Bruno Maestri, Vice President Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, Amtrak
Ray Chambers, Executive Director, Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators
with William C. Vantuono

Technology Is Expanding, but Where Are the Technologists?
Ron Lindsey, Principal, Strategic Railroading LLC and Railway Age Contributing Editor
with William C. Vantuono

Luncheon | Sponsored by GREX
Guest Speaker: Hon. Martin J. Oberman, Member, U.S. Surface Transportation Board

Railway R&D, the Leading Edge
Dr. Gary Fry, Assistant Vice President Research and Development, TTCI
with William C. Vantuono

Energy Break | Sponsored by Siemens

Aligning Industry, Government, and Community for Railroad Growth
Moderator:  Michael Sussman, President, Strategic Rail Finance
Andrew Fox, Principal, Overland Limited Associates
Tim Hoeffner, Director, Office of Rail, Michigan Department of Transportation
Karen Darch, President, Barrington Village

 

Supplier Roundtable
Russ Gehl, Vice President Class 1 and International Sales, Holland LP
Thomas P. Jackson, Vice President of Marketing, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.
John Paljug, CEO, Siemens Mobility Management
Merritt Canfield, Executive Recruiter, Edna A. Rice, Executive Recruiters, Inc.

Cocktail Reception

Day One Ends

Breakfast in the Crystal Room
Sponsored by Edna A. Rice, Executive Recruiters, Inc.

Class II and III Railroads in a Class I PSR World
Peter Gilbertson, President and CEO, Anacostia Rail Holdings Co.
with William C. Vantuono

Equipment Supply: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World
David Nahass, Financial Editor, Railway Age
Greg Schmid, Managing Director Rail Marketing, RESIDCO
Patrick Mazzanti, President, Railroad Appraisal Associates
Todd J. Kahn, Railcar Leasing Specialist

Coffee Break

Closing Session: What Are We Doing (or Not) to Grow Rail Freight Market Share?
Jason Kuehn, Vice President, Oliver Wyman
with William C. Vantuono

Adjourn

Sponsorships

Railway Age’s Fifth 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.

Rail Insights is a two-day conference for the entire rail industry. The audience includes:

  • Railway Operators (Class I, II and III Freight Railroads)
  • Railway Suppliers and Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Shippers (Railroad Customers)
  • Equipment (Car and Locomotive) Owners and Lessors
  • Financial Analysts

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