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New speakers on tap for next month's RailTrends conference


Progressive Railroading is pleased to announce the latest additions to the diverse speaker lineup for the upcoming RailTrends® conference, which will be held Dec. 10-11 at the W New York Hotel in Manhattan.

The list of presenters now includes Union Pacific Railroad Vice President of Engineering Joe Santamaria, and Association of American Railroads President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Hamberger. Other speakers include CN Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest; CSX Transportation VP of Intermodal Bill Clement; Kansas City Southern EVP of Sales and Marketing Patrick Ottensmeyer; Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boardman; OmniTRAX Inc. President and CEO Gary Long; Alaska Railroad Corp. President and CEO Christopher Aadnesen; Railway Association of Canada President and CEO Michael Bourque; National Industrial Transportation League President and CEO Bruce Carlton; and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Richard Timmons.

Also during the conference, Progressive Railroading and RailTrends will acknowledge Union Pacific Corp. Chairman Jim Young, who is the 2012 recipient of their "Railroad Innovator Award" that recognizes an individual's outstanding achievement in the rail industry.

Titled "2012 Freight Game Changers: Coal, Commodities, Politics and Passenger Rail," this year's RailTrends conference includes comprehensive content that was created in response to the internal realities of the rail industry, top-of-mind topics and button-pushing subjects, such as the future of Amtrak, energy markets, information technology, intermodal and rail safety.

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