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.

OPENING SESSION ON THE NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD LANDSCAPE

Patrick Ottensmeyer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kansas City Southern
CAPITOL HILL: NEW CONGRESS, NEW FACES, NEW CHALLENGES

Ian Jefferies

President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
TECHNOLOGY IS EXPANDING, BUT WHERE ARE THE TECHNOLOGISTS?

Ron Lindsey

Principal, Strategic Railroading LLC and Railway Age Contributing Editor
RAILWAY R&D, THE LEADING EDGE

Dr. Gary Fry

Assistant Vice President Research and Development, TTCI
ALIGNING INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND COMMUNITY FOR RAILROAD GROWTH

Andrew Fox

Overland Limited Associates, Inc.
RAIL IMPLICATIONS OF AN EMERGING DRONES POLICY

Lisa Ellman

Partner and Chair, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice, Hogan Lovells
WHAT ARE WE DOING (OR NOT) TO GROW RAIL FREIGHT MARKET SHARE?

Rod Case

Partner, Oliver Wyman
CLOSING SESSION: 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

 

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 6 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]

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
Guest Speaker: Hon. Martin J. Oberman, Member, U.S. Surface Transportation Board (invited)

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

Energy Break

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

 

Supplier Roundtable
Panelists to be announced

Reception

Day One Ends

What Are We Doing (or Not) to Grow Rail Freight Market Share?
Rod Case, Partner, Oliver Wyman
with William C. Vantuono

Equipment Supply: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World
David Nahass, Financial Editor, Railway Age
Panel members to be announced

Coffee Break

Rail Implications Of An Emerging Drones Policy
Lisa Ellman, Partner and Chair, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice, Hogan Lovells

Closing Session: Class II and III Railroads in a Class I PSR World
Peter Gilbertson, President and CEO, Anacostia Rail Holdings Co.
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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