Welcome

I am pleased to invite you to attend the AREMA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. This year’s program will again provide an excellent opportunity for colleagues in the railway industry to expand their railroad knowledge and technical expertise, and to network and exchange ideas with conference participants.  The Program Committee has assembled an impressive slate of nearly 80 technical presentations that I’m sure you will find informative and valuable in your professional endeavors. Our Monday General Session will feature Keynote Speaker Kevin Brown, with his Hero Effect®: Being Your Best When It Matters The Most. AREMA’s Expo will include more than 200 exhibits from various contractors, suppliers and consulting firms and will provide the chance to see exciting products and services. 


Victor R. Babin
Chief Engineering Officer
NICTD South Shore Line
AREMA Senior Vice President 
& Program Committee Chair

About Conference

In 2020, AREMA will be at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX, September 13-16 to hold its Annual Conference & Expo.  The Annual Conference will offer an array of important topics and discussions affecting our industry and the Expo will offer attendees the opportunity to network with various companies.

Why Attend

As a railway engineering professional, you will find the resources to increase your knowledge about the industry through the latest innovations and technologies when you attend the AREMA Annual Conference & Expo.  To remain relevant in the industry, you must continuously keep your education up-to-date by refining your skills and uncovering new ways to grow your career and business.
  
Educational Opportunities: No matter your experience level, everyone can learn from our industry expert presenters.  Expose yourself to a variety of viewpoints while staying on top of new ideas and trends that can impact the future. Your attendance may also earn you Professional Development Hours (subject to your state’s approval) to maintain your valuable certification.

Networking: This event brings together people from different backgrounds including students and young professionals who share a common discipline.  Build your professional network by collaborating and engaging with your industry peers to conquer hurdles.  Never underestimate the value of face-to-face connections.

New Vendors and Suppliers: Discover the innovative products and services to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world in the Expo Halls.  These exhibitors understand what is happening in the industry and have the answers and solutions to your questions.

Enjoy:  The rail industry is rewarding and fun!  This event packs a lot into a short amount of time while adding enjoyment to your career by mixing a social scene into your learning. An exciting spouse/guest program is available to all registered spouse/guest attendees.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in the Railroad Industry, including segments such as Communications & Signals, Engineering Services, Maintenance-of-Way, Passenger & Transit, Structures and Track should attend the AREMA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo.
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