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RailTrends 2017 unveils conference agenda

RailTrends® 2017 has unveiled the agenda for its two-day conference, which will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Presented by Progressive Railroading, the conference presenters will include John "Jack" Hellmann, president and chief executive officer of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Hellmann will receive the 2017 Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading and RailTrends.

The only event of its kind in North America, the conference brings together high-ranking freight-rail professionals to discuss and debate trending topics in the industry.

In addition to Hellmann, this year's presenters will include Alfredo Casar, president and CEO of Ferromex; James Hertwig, president and CEO, Florida East Coast Railway; Charles Moorman, president and co-CEO, Amtrak; Jean-Jacques Ruest, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, CN; Jeffrey Songer, executive VP and chief operating officer, Kansas City Southern; Rick Webb, CEO, Watco Cos. LLC; and Beth Whited, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Union Pacific Railroad.

Presenters representing rail industry associations will be Chuck Baker, president of the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association; Linda Bauer Darr, president, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association; Michael Bourque, president and CEO, Railway Association of Canada; Ed Hamberger, president and CEO, Association of American Railroads; and Tom Simpson, president, Railway Supply Institute.

Also scheduled as presenters are Donald Broughton, principal and managing partner of Broughton Capital; Rodney Case, partner, Oliver Wyman; Tony Hatch, senior transportation analyst, ABH Consulting; and Richard Kloster, senior vice president, AllTranstek/FTR.

Registration and more information is available on the RailTrends website.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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