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2020 Winter Meeting

January 14 - January 16

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2020 Winter Biography-2020-02-19 RR CUSTOMERS ATTENDING JANUARY 2020 MEETING RAILROADS ATTENDING JANUARY 2020 SUPPLIERS ATTENDING JANUARY 2020 VENDOR PARTICIPANTS WINTER 2020

Meeting Agenda Meeting Presentations Final Registrations by Attendee Final Registrations by Company

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The 254th meeting of the MARS was held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL

Our conference started with a get acquainted reception at 5:00PM on January 14th. We hosted a full agenda with many keynoters and topic experts. Some of the highlight speakers were (in order of appearance):

  • Lance Fritz, Chairman, President and CEO, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Lorie Tekorius, President and Chief Operating Officer, Greenbrier
  • Eric Starks, Chairman, CEO, FTR
  • Mark Yeager, Chief Executive Officer, Redwood Logistics
  • Adam Nordstrom, Principal, Viking Navigation
  • Patrick Ottensmeyer, Chairman, President & CEO, Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Kate Kaufman, Director Account Operations, Uber Freight
  • Darrell Wallace, Executive Director, North American Freight Car Association
  • Jean-Jacques Ruest, President and Chief Executive Officer, CN
  • Anthony Hatch, President, ABH Consulting

In addition to all those headliners, there was recognized subject matter experts presenting on various topical subjects A full schedule with eleven hours of informative presentations and eight hours of organized networking time plus free time. We also hosted a full day of the popular supply side exposition from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday.

This January we hosted six breakout sessions suitable for transportation executives as well as people new to the industry:
Railroading 101, Railroading 201 (Commercial Side), Intermodal 101, Railcar Fleet Management, Transloading 101 and Regional State Rail Assistance

Details

Start:
January 14
End:
January 16

Venue

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148 United States
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Phone:
(630) 719-8000

Organizer

Bill Schauer
Phone:
630-513-6700
Email:
mars@mwrailshippers.com
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