Next-Gen Freight Rail, presented by Railway Age

Next-Gen Freight Rail
March 12, 2019 - March 12, 2019 | Union League Club Chicago | Chicago, IL
Where Is the Growth in Freight Rail?

Event Info

Beyond track. Beyond trains. Where is the growth in freight rail?

The U.S. rail supply chain is the safest, most reliable and cost-effective multimodal freight network in the world. The freight rail business offers unlimited opportunities for railroads of all sizes to leverage resources, grow business and expand capacity.

Created for logistics and supply chain professionals across business development, client relations, sales, finance, planning, and infrastructure, Next-Gen Freight Rail will help your company plan for success as an integral part of a vision for the future of the freight rail industry.

DISCUSSIONS INCLUDE
• How digital access is transforming the supply chain
• Class I’s: Investing in industrial development is good for business
• Blockchain & the future of freight rail
• First & last mile: Short lines show the way on freight
• Intermodal & the container port arms race

CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES & SHAREHOLDERS: FINDING A BALANCE

Matthew Rose

Executive Chairman, BNSF
CLOSING REMARKS

JJ Ruest

President & CEO, CN and Railway Age 2019 Railroader of the Year
HOW AUTOMATION AND DATA DRIVE NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Jim Squires

Chairman, President and CEO, Norfolk Southern
THE EVOLVING POWER OF SHORT LINES

Chuck Baker

President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
DISRUPTION AND GROWTH IN THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

John Monarch

President and CEO, Shipchain
EQUIPMENT LEASING & THE KEY TO CLASS I GROWTH

Jeff Lytle

President, Rail, CIT Group Inc.
A NEW STRATEGY FOR FREIGHT RAIL

Lee Clair

Managing Partner, Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC

VENUE & HOTEL BLOCK
Next-Gen Freight Rail takes place at the Union League Club of Chicago. Attendees can book at the ULC for the exclusive rate of $169 a night (plus taxes/fees). To reserve your room, contact [email protected] and mention Railway Age: Next-Gen Freight Rail.

Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3598
P:  312.427.7800

Supporting Organizations

Registration
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Herzog

Customers, Employees & Shareholders: Finding a Balance
Matt Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF
with William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age

Coffee Break Sponsored by Amsted Rail

Ports and Railroads: The New Gateway Partners

The Evolving Power of Short Lines
Moderator: Chuck Baker, President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

Luncheon Sponsored by Plasser American Corporation
Guest Speaker: A New Strategy for Freight Rail
Lee Clair, Managing Partner, Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC

Equipment Leasing and the Key to Class I Growth
Jeff Lytle, President, Rail, CIT Group Inc.

Disruption and Growth in the Digital Supply Chain
John Monarch, President and CEO, Shipchain

Energy Break Sponsored by OmniTRAX

How Automation and Data Drive New Opportunities
Jim Squires, Chairman, President and CEO, Norfolk Southern

Closing Remarks
JJ Ruest, President & Chief Executive Officer, CN and Railway Age 2019 Railroader of the Year

Adjourn

Sponsorships

The U.S. rail supply chain is the safest, most reliable and cost-effective multimodal freight network in the world. The freight rail business offers unlimited opportunities for railroads of all sizes to leverage resources, increase business, and expand capacity.

Created for logistics and supply chain professionals across business development, client relations, sales, finance, planning, and infrastructure, Next-Gen Freight Rail will help your company plan for success as an integral part of a vision for the future of the freight rail industry.