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RailTrends lineup features CSX's Ward, other top industry execs


RailTrends® 2015, the premiere conference for rail professionals, is just around the corner, and it's still not too late to register.

The conference will be held Nov. 19-20 at the W New York Hotel, New York City. The two-day event is designed for all rail-industry disciplines and stakeholders, and is attended by financial and capital communities, owners, lenders, operators, marketers and other groups affected by the rail industry.

The speaker lineup includes Michael Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corp. and Progressive Railroading's 2015 Railroad Innovator Award honoree; Jean-Jacques Ruest, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of CN; John Fenton, president and CEO of Patriot Rail Corp.; Rick Webb, CEO of Watco Cos. LLC.; TJ Gallagher, chief financial officer of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.; Kevin Shuba, CEO of OmniTRAX Inc.; John Kaiser, VP and general manager-intermodal at Union Pacific Railroad; Rogelio Velez, director general of Ferromex; James Hertwig, president and CEO of Florida East Coast Railway; and Tony Hatch, senior transportation analyst, ABH Consulting, and a RailTrends program consultant.

Hatch penned a RailTrends conference preview in the October issue of Progressive Railroading.

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