2018-11-29 2018-11-30
Nov. 29 - 30, 2018
New York City
Presented by
Platinum Sponsor
Presented by
Platinum Sponsor

Thank you for another successful RailTrends!

NYC hosted RailTrends 2017, November 30th–December 1st. The event boasted record-breaking attendance, focusing on the future of rail with technology at its helm. Presenters included 6 Class I railroads, Amtrak and three shortlines, amongst other industry thought leaders.

About RailTrends

At RailTrends®, freight rail professionals come together to debate and discuss significant issues and trending topics in the industry. This is the only event of its kind — attracting high level, noteworthy professionals prepared to discuss the successes and challenges of today's rail market.

In two days, RailTrends® facilitates unprecedented networking opportunities and delivers powerful content. The event gives attendees a chance to participate in important conversations and leaves them with a complete picture of the current state of the industry. RailTrends® began in 2004. Today, it is recognized as the leading conference for the rail industry.

RailTrends® is co-founded by Tony Hatch, President, ABH Consulting, and Progressive Railroading magazine.

What's In It for You?

Partake in exclusive networking opportunities

Learn from industry thought-leaders

Participate in important discussions and debates

Gain new perspectives and insights

Integrate yourself into an all-encompassing industry event

Experience the leading conference for the rail industry

Download the Event Guide
Connect with the Best!

5 scheduled networking opportunities allow you to connect with high-caliber attendees at RailTrends® 2017 including:

President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City Southern

Vice President of Intermodal

President & Chief Operating Officer

Vice President and General Manager - Chemicals
Union Pacific Railroad

Senior Vice President Law and Corporate Relations
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Former President and Chief Executive Officer

Florida East Coast Rail

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer
The Alaska Railroad Corporation

Director Corporate Development
Canadian National Railway

Director Franchise Development
BNSF Railway

Director of Rail Policy
Transport Canada

Surface Transportation Board

Federal Railroad Administration

And Many More!

2017 Agenda


2017 Presenters


Chuck Baker

Partner, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell, LLC

President, National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association

Linda Bauer Darr


The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)

Michael Bourque

President and Chief Executive Officer

Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

John Brooks

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer


Donald Broughton

Principal & Managing Partner

Broughton Capital

Rodney Case


Oliver Wyman

Ed Hamberger

President and CEO

Association of American Railroads (AAR)

Tony Hatch

Senior Transportation Analyst

ABH Consulting

John C. Hellmann

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

James Hertwig

President and Chief Executive Officer

Florida East Coast Railway

Richard (Dick) Kloster

Sr. Vice President

AllTranstek / FTR

Charles Moorman



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Jean-Jacques Ruest

Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer


Michael Rutherford

Vice President-Industrial Products


John Scheib

Senior Vice President Law and Corporate Relations

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Tom Simpson


Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

Jeffrey Songer

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Kansas City Southern

Peter Thomas

Chief Commercial Officer, Digital Solutions

GE Transportation

Rick Webb

Chief Executive Officer

Watco Companies

Beth Whited

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Union Pacific Railroad

The Venue

RailTrends® will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel

1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(212) 398-1900

The New York Marriott Marquis — located on Broadway and lending itself to convenient access to all NYC has to offer — houses RailTrends 2017. Experience theaters, dining, shopping and popular landmarks — all just minutes away from the premier hotel. The New York Marriott Marquis offers guests large rooms, a state of the art fitness center, a grand atrium, and a revolving rooftop restaurant with stellar views of the city.

Book A Room

NOTE: RailTrends has negotiated a group rate for conference participants of $399/night. The deadline for the group rate is Wednesday, November 8.

Contact Us

Attendee Information

Amy Brown
Director of Education and Conferencing
1-800-727-7995 x458

Gina Rudella
Program Manager, Education & Conferencing
1-800-727-7995 x459

Sponsorship Information

Join us for this incredible opportunity to brand your company at one of the most high-level rail conferences in the industry. By becoming a RailTrends® 2017 sponsor, your company will get tremendous exposure to a variety of industry leaders including railroaders, analysts, equipment lessors, financial institutions, shippers, suppliers, and others with an interest and stake in the growth of the railway industry.

For sponsorship information, please contact:

Kirk Bastyr
Progressive Railroading

2017 Sponsors
Interested in Sponsoring?

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Progress Rail
PS Technology
Revenue Analytics
SpillX | MPL Innovations, Inc

Cocktail Sponsor

Revenue Analytics

Silver Sponsor

RJ Corman