North American Rail Shippers (NARS) Announces 2016 Annual Meeting
Meeting to Feature New Golf Outing to Benefit NARS Scholarship Fund
The 2016 meeting of the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) on May 24-26, 2016 in Arlington, VA is themed "Focus on the Future" and features a new scholarship benefit golf outing. In keeping with its theme of looking toward the future, the conference will kick off with a new golf outing to benefit the Ivan A. Olsen Scholarship Fund on January 24.
Also new to the NARS conference, NARS will also host an educational seminar on January 24 for rail shipping executives regarding supply chain strategy.
Among the key conference presenters are: Michael Ward, Chairman of the Association of American Railroads and CSX Chairman and CEO; Lance Fritz, Chairman, President and CEO of Union Pacific Railroad; and Ward Nye, Chairman, President and CEO of Martin Marietta.
Attendees will learn about the growth of chemical in the Gulf Coast in a presentation by Joel Lindahl, Head of Chemical Research, Woods McKenzie and about agriculture and ethanol from Todd Becker, CEO of Green Plains. Analysts Tony Hatch of ABH Consulting, Jason Seidl of Cowen & Co. and Larry Gross of FTR will share insights on the rail industry, while Karyn Booth, Partner, Thompson Hine and Roger Nober, EVP Law and Corporate Affairs, BNSF provide the legislative outlook. In addition, BMW and Norfolk Southern will share the keys to intermodal success.
Registration and meeting details are available at: http://railshippers.com/upcoming_meetings.asp
About North American Rail Shippers: The North American Rail Shippers Association, www.railshippers.com, is the umbrella organization that links five regional associations of rail owners, vendors and users in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Regional association membership is comprised of individuals whose companies own and use rail service. Matters affecting reliable rail service are of vital interest and members find it beneficial to attend meetings featuring speakers on regional and national rail issues in a relaxed collaborative manner. Regional meetings are generally held twice a year. The North American Rail Shippers Association holds an Annual Meeting each spring on topical rail issues. This meeting moves around North America from year to year attracting legislative members, railroad presidents, and top management from throughout the industry and generates extensive media coverage.