Networking Opportunities

Young Professionals

New This Year! 

Enrich your conference experience with an interactive team event followed by an off-site networking happy hour designed for industry professionals under 40.

Sunday, September 16
4:00 – 5:00 PM Interactive Experience
5:00 – 7:00 PM Off-Site Networking Happy Hour

In order to participate in the Young Professionals Event, registration and attendance is required for both events.

League of Railway Women (LRW)

LRW offers women a broader understanding of the railroad business and access to a network of other women in the rail industry. Stop by the reception and build your professional network by collaborating and engaging with your peers. 

Monday, September 17
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Engage with AREMA

Is it possible that you are not making the most of your AREMA membership by becoming involved and connecting with other members?  Are you on the fence about joining because you are not sure how membership will benefit you? Then join us to hear from several AREMA members who will share personal perspectives of how membership has been an advantage on their career path.

Participant Biographies

Monday, September 17
1:15 – 2:00 PM 

Committee Reception

Join other AREMA Committee Members in a networking celebration.  Come chat with fellow members about opportunities, current initiatives and ways to get more involved.  Enjoy drinks, snacks and find out more about other AREMA Committee members. 

Tuesday, September 18
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Hospitality Suites

Support and expand your customer base by creating a relaxing and social environment in a Hospitality Suite.  Investing in a Hospitality Suites gives you an opportunity to network with current and potential customers where you can also generate leads to a targeted market, build brand awareness and form new partnerships.

Discuss your company's products and services in the comfortable, casual setting of your Hospitality Suite where you can provide refreshments, music and entertainment to enhance the atmosphere.  The Hilton Chicago offers a blend of classic refinement with a modern vibe all while taking in the views that will ensure a fantastic experience for your Hospitality Suite.  Download the Hospitality Suite Form today to reserve your suite or contact Lindsay McNicholas for more details.