I am pleased to invite you to attend the AREMA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo! This extraordinary and pioneering technological event will provide an excellent opportunity for colleagues in the railway industry to expand their railroad knowledge and technical expertise, and to exchange ideas with both presenters and conference participants in a virtual interactive environment.  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 opening session will feature Keynote Speaker Kevin Brown, with his Hero Effect®: Being Your Best When It Matters The Most. Tony Hatch will provide his industry outlook, research analysis, and insight into the current economic climate. AREMA’s Expo will include exhibits from various contractors, suppliers and consulting firms and will provide the chance to see exciting products and services in a fully interactive, convenient and accessible format. 

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

About Conference

This year’s event will be virtual and 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 2020 Virtual 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.

New Vendors and Suppliers: Discover the innovative products and services to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world in the Virtual Expo.  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. 

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 Virtual Conference & Expo.
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This event is comprised of recommended practices and relevant accumulated knowledge from subject matter experts in the railroad industry.   It is not intended as a regulatory qualification.