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Railroad Superintendents

AARS 123rd Annual Meeting

  • 22 Jul 2019
  • 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 24 Jul 2019
  • 11:00 AM (CDT)
  • Norfolk, VA

Registration

  • Meeting registration for one person which includes entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception, one ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards dinner, 2 continental breakfasts, and entry to the AARS Lantern Awards Luncheon.
  • Meeting registration for one person which includes entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception, one ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards Dinner, 2 continental breakfasts, entry to the AARS Annual Lantern Awards Luncheon.
  • Includes meeting registration for one company representative (entry to all meeting events including the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards Dinner), 10' exhibition space with 8' skirted table, electricity, carpeting, logo and link on AARS website, sponsorship listing in pre- and post- meeting newsletters, eblasts and all on site conference materials. Includes AARS membership for up to 8 company representatives.
  • Special discounted registration to ONE DAY of the AARS 123rd Annual Meeting for Progressive Railroading Rising Stars award recipients. This grants entry only on Tuesday, July 23 to the AARS Annual Meeting sessions and luncheon. It does not grant entry on Wednesday, July 24.
  • Special discounted registration to the AARS 123rd Annual Meeting for Progressive Railroading Rising Stars award recipients

Register

Save the date for the AARS 123rd Annual Meeting, July 22-24, 2019 at the Hilton in Norfolk, VA.

The meeting will open with a reception on Monday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.

AARS will host the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner as part of the AARS Annual Meeting on Monday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Registration to the AARS Annual Meeting includes a ticket to the Rising Stars dinner.  For more information about the Rising Stars dinner, visit http://www.progressiverailroading.com/risingstars/about.asp

The meeting program will continue Tueday, July 23 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on Wednesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. 

Register Now!

Golf Outing:  On Wednesday, July 24, the AARS will hold its annual golf outing to benefit the AARS Scholarship Fund.  

Riverfront Golf Course, Suffolk, VA

https://www.riverfrontgolf.com/

$95 per player

Club rental:  Contact the Riverfront Golf Course to arrange to rent clubs at 757-484-2200.


Hotel Information

The meeting will be held in downtown Norfolk at the Hilton on the Main, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510, USA+1-757-763-6200.

Room Rate:  $179/night   Make your reservation by July 1, 2019 to get this special rate!

Make your reservation here:

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Monday, July 22

Industry Tour of Norfolk Harbor! 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tour Sponsored by:  

5:00 pm Opening Reception and Technical Showcase

6:30 pm Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards and Dinner

Tuesday, July 23

7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase

8:00 am Keynote Speaker

Jim Squires, President, CEO & Executive Chairman, Norfolk Southern

9:00 am Break in Technical Showcase

9:30 am Regional Perspective

David Gooden, Norfolk Southern

10:15 am Rising Stars Panel: Achieving Success in the Rail Industry

Kelley Carr, Sr. Manager – Positive Train Control, Safety, Compliance & Training, Amtrak

Scott Schiemann, Chief Engineer, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

James Schwichtenberg, Vice President, Chief Safety Officer, CSX


11:45 am Break in Technical Showcase 

12:00 Annual Industry Luncheon & Lantern Awards 

Charge to Superintendents

Ed Harris, EVP Operations, CSX

1:15  Onboarding a Shortline

Stefan Loeb, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Watco Companies

Nicole Moore Parchem, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations,Indiana Harbor Belt RR

John Rickoff – President & CEO Lake State Railway

Mark Rosner – President & CEO Carload Express


2:00   Economic Outlook 

2:45 p.m. Break in Technical Showcase 

3:15 pm 

Panel Presentation: Precision Scheduled Railroading

-          Derek Taylor, VP Southern Region, CN (Invited)

-          Dave Ferryman, VP Commercial & Technology, EVRAZ N.A. (confirmed)

-          Mike Farrell, SVP Transportation, Norfolk Southern (Invited)


4:15 p.m. Update on the “Railroad Renaissance” Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting

Wednesday, July 24

7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase in Great Room, 6th floor

 8:00 am   Attracting & Retaining New Employees

Darl Farris, Director Watco Univ.

Representatives from: Genesee & Wyoming, Norfolk Southern

9:00 a.m.  Enhancing Your Safety Culture within Your Railroad – Panel

Darrell Snyder, VP Mechanical, IHBRR

Representatives from:  Florida East Coast Railway

CSX

Norfolk Southern

10:30 am Business Session

11:00 am Adjourn

11:30 pm Bus Loads for Annual Golf Outing, departing at 11:50 a.m.

1:15 p.m. Shotgun Start –

10:30 am Business Session

11:00 am Adjourn

Bus departs  for the AARS Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Frank J. Richter Scholarship



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