The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI) have reported signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Railway Interchange to continue in 2025. The MOU, they said, “is intended to facilitate collaboration between the three railway supplier associations and allow them to continue the tradition of hosting the largest railway industry exhibition and conference in North America.”
The event is scheduled for May 20-22, 2025, in Indianapolis, Ind.
According to REMSA, RSI and RSSI, Railway Interchange has historically attracted nearly 9,000 attendees from more than 40 countries as well as 700-plus exhibitors, all converging on one city for a week of networking, meetings and educational sessions to exchange ideas, showcase products and services, and discuss emerging trends and technologies. Railroad, supplier, manufacturer and service provider representatives are in attendance.
2025 marks the seventh Railway Interchange. The biennial event was first held in Minneapolis, Minn., in 2011. The next Railway Interchange, which also includes the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), will be held Oct. 1-4, 2023, in Indianapolis, Ind. In 2024, REMSA and RSSI will host an exhibition in Louisville, Ky., on July 9-10; RSI will hold the 2024 RSI Expo and Technical Conference in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 9-11.
“We are excited that this partnership will keep Railway Interchange going and build on the momentum we’ve established,” REMSA President Urszula Soucie said.
“This event is critical to the industry and allows for our member companies to showcase their new products and technologies to the railroads so that they can operate more safely, efficiently and effectively” RSSI Executive Director Mike Drudy added.
“Having one consolidated flagship event for the rail industry continues to make sense both for the railroads and for the supplier community” RSI President Patty Long concluded.