The MARS 2019 Winter Meeting will be from January 16 - 17, 2019 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois.
⨳ A New Age of Rail Operations ⨳
The 252nd annual Midwest Association of Rail Shippers meeting is hosting a very full agenda filled with many topic experts.
❂ A full day of a Supply Side Exposition on January 16
❂ A full schedule with six hours of informative presentations & five hours of dedicated networking time
❂ Several recognized subject matter experts:
- Shipper speakers
- Speakers on use of current technology
- Equipment updates
- Blockchain presentations
❂ Six breakout sessions suitable for transportation executives as well as people new to the industry:
- Railroading 101
- Railroading 201
- Intermodal 101
- Railcar Fleet Management,
- Leased Asset Accounting Changes
- Help with Rail Service Issues
❂ Popular drawings for cash at the end of the meeting with the phone app
There is no charge for these seminars & it is not necessary to attend the conference to attend a seminar, so please invite anyone you feel may benefit from the subject matter.
Keynoter speakers include:
✲ Matthew K. Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF with Anthony Hatch, President, ABH Consulting
✲ William Strauss, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve of Chicago
✲ Tommy Spaulding, President, Founder, Spaulding Companies
✲ John C. Hellmann, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Genesee & Wyoming
✲ Shankar Sengupta, VP Engineering, GE Transportation
✲ Mark K. Wallace, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, CSX
✲ Chuck Baker, Partner, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell
✲ Jeff Lytle, President, CIT Rail
See the AGENDA here:
MARS PHONE APP:
⋇ Apple / iTunes: Midwest Assoc. Rail Shippers
⋇ Android / Google Play: Midwest Assoc. Rail Shippers
NOTE: The conference will start with registration & a Get Acquainted reception at 5:00 PM on January 15.
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers is headquartered in the Chicago area. Its objective is to provide an open forum for resolving transportation and car supply problems, coupled with programs designed to educate and inform the membership in areas of railroad operating practices, new innovations in transportation and legislative matters. Meetings are held twice a year, in January & July.