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THE RACE FOR GROWTH

TUESDAY APRIL 23, 2024

16:15 – Dinner Train Bus Picks Up from Saratoga Hilton


16:45 – Dinner Train – NEARS and the Saratoga, Corinth & Hudson Railroad!

Board At Main Gate – 9 Railroad Place, Corinth NY


17:00 – Dinner Train Departs


20:00 – Dinner Train Returns to 9 Railroad Place in Corinth


20:45 – Dinner Train Bus Returns and Drops Off at Saratoga Hilton


21:30 – NEARS Speakeasy Hospitality Suite – Rooms 359-360


WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2024


07:30 – Golf – Saratoga Spa Golf Course, 58 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs NY


08:00 – Golf Shotgun Start


15:00 – Conference Registration Opens


17:00 – The Joseph & Eileen Gearin Networking Reception

Sponsored By American Truck and Rail Audits, Inc


18:30 – Dinner On Your Own in Fabulous Saratoga Springs!


21:30 – NEARS Speakeasy Hospitality Suite – Rooms 359-360


THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2024

07:00 – Breakfast Starts (Available until 08:15)


07:30 – Conference Registration Re-Opens


08:00 – Welcome to NEARS, Safety Briefing and Housekeeping

Mark Ritchey, 1st Vice President, NEARS


08:15 – Northeast
Shortlne and System Growth – The Race is on!
Michael Miller, CEO, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad

Moderator:  Jason
Seidl, Managing Director, TD Cowen

09:15 – Class 1 Railroads – Finding the North American Growth Potential

Rahul
Jalali, CIO, Union Pacific Railroad
Moderator:  Dennis Wilmot, President, Iron Horse Logistics Group


10:00  – Networking Break


10:30  – Promoting Safety in a Growth Market – GX and Trespass Outreach

Michail Grizkewitsch, Railroad Trespassing Program Specialist, FRA
Norma Jean Griffiths, Inspector, FRA

Moderator:  Dennis Wilmot, President, Iron Horse Logistics Group

11:00  – Keeping Imports Running Smoothly In The New Year
Chris Peckham VP Operations/ Imports OOFOS

Moderator:  Don Cameron, VP Enterprise Sales, STG Logistics


NOON – NEARS Networking Lunch and Vendor Fair


13:30 – Keep on Track!  How To Grow A Great Rail Operation in 2024

Mike Cory, EVP - Chief Operating Officer, CSX

Moderator:  Jason
Seidl, Managing Director, TD Cowen

14:30 – What Can We Expect from Intermodal This Year and Beyond?

Mark Yeager, CEO, Redwood Logistics

Paul
Svindland, CEO, STG Logistics
Moderator:  Don Cameron, VP Enterprise Sales, STG Logistics


15:30 – Networking Break


15:45 – The Highly Acclaimed, Always Informative, and Greatly Entertaining Tony & Jason Show

Tony Hatch, Principal, ABH Consulting

Jason
Seidl, Managing Director, TD Cowen

17:00 – The Joseph & Eileen Gearin Networking Reception

Sponsored By American Truck and Rail Audits, Inc


18:30 – Dinner On Your Own In Fabulous Saratoga Springs!


21:30 – NEARS Speakeasy Hospitality Suite – Rooms 359-360


FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2024

07:30 – Special Networking Breakfast Starts (Available Until 08:15)


08:00 – Opening/Announcements

Mark Ritchey, 1st Vice President, NEARS


08:15 – Rail Asset Manufacturing Panel

Jay Medlin, Vice President, Sales, Freight Car America

Charley Moore, Chief Commercial Officer,
TrinityRail
Paddy O’Neill, Consultant/Contractor, The Greenbrier Companies

Moderator, Dennis Wilmot, President, Iron Horse Logistics Group


09:15 – Meeting Supply Chain Needs In What We Hope To Be A Growth Market

Weston
Labar, Cargomatic
Moderator:  Jason
Seidl, Managing Director, TD Cowen

10:15 – Shippers and Short Lines Growing Together

Chuck Baker, ASLRRA

Moderator:  Dennis Wilmot, President, Iron Horse Logistics Group


11:00 – Closing Remarks and William J. Donovan Memorial Drawing