The Rail Summit 2017
Making Money with Rails


THE 2017 RAIL SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT


MAKING MONEY WITH INTERMODAL!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Union League Club, Chicago

Thank You to Our Sponsors, Speakers, Presenters, and Participants for Making Our 
7th Annual Summit a Stellar Success!

Another successful, sold-out Summit! On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Illinois International Port District, Port of Chicago hosted a private tour of the port for our top sponsors and speakers. The private tour was followed by our VIP reception and gourmet dinner with three privileged news presentations, three spotlights on developing news, and an award of sponsorship acknowledgement for Rex Richards, President and CEO of the Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation. The program on June 14th included seven Keynote Speakers, two Spotlights, the Diolkos presentation, and four Breakout Sessions along with Breakfast, Lunch, and a Closing Reception. To review the presentations of the Keynote Speakers, click on the link beneath their photo.

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 Keynote Presentations 


We would like to thank our Keynote Speakers for their excellent presentations and delivery.
Listed below are their addresses which you can review by clicking on "View Presentation".

  • Mike Toohey
    President & CEO
    Waterways Council, Inc.
    waterwayscouncil  View Presentation
  • Peter Gilbertson
    President & CEO
    Anacostia & Pacific Company
    Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc.
    Anacostia Pacific Company  View Presentation
  • Brandy Christian
    President & CEO
    Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA)
    Port of New Orleans  View Presentation
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  • Dr. Robert E. Martinez
    Vice President
    Business Development and Real Estate
    Norfolk Southern Corporation
    Norfolk Southern  View Presentation
  • General Maynard J. "Sandy" Sanders
    Executive Director
    Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District
    Plaquemines Port  View Presentation
  • John H. Miller
    Group Vice President - Agricultural Products
    BNSF Railway
    BNSF Railway  View Presentation
  • M. John Vickerman
    President & CEO
    Vickerman & Associates LLC
    Vickerman & Associates LLC  View Presentation
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 Participating Companies


ADM

Fletcher & Sippel, LLC

NWIF

AECOM 

FM Sand  

NWI Times

Alliant Energy

Curtis Real Estate, LLC

Nugent Fourth Seacoast Publishing Co.

Alter Logistics

Full Circle Group, Inc.

Patrick Engineering

American Commercial Barge Lines 

General Electric  

OmniSource LLC

American Drainage Systems

GWI Railroad

Osborn Barr

American Shipper 

Great Lakes Basin Transportation

Ozinga

American Port Holdings 

GTS

Padnos

Anacostia

Hanson Professional Services

Patriot Rail

ARTCO

Harbor Services

PCEA

Ashley Capital LLC

Harris Builders

Phalen Steel

Harbour Construction

Harris Enterprises  

PML, Inc.

ASLRRA

Hasse Construction

Porter Cty Munc. Airport Authy.

The Belt Railway Co. of Chicago

Hebron Economic Development

Port of Milwaukee

Berkshire Hathaway

HNTB

Port of New Orleans

Bluff City Materials

Holladay Properties

Portage Econ. Devpmt. Corp

BluJay Solutions 

IDOT

Porter County Regional Airport

BNSF HDR Inc.

IEDC

Pullman Sugar

Bowman Barrett & Associates 

Illinois Cement

Redwood Logistics

BP Amoco

Illinois Corn Growers Association

Reliable Asphalt

Browning Investment

Illinois International Port District

Right Place

Bulkmatic

Illinois & Michigan Oil, LLC

Rio Grande Pacific Company

Bunge

INDOT

River Marine

Capital Rngl Airport Auth.

Images Inc. 

Salem Land

Cargill

James Harde Building Products  

Savage Services

Cass County Econ. Devmnt Found.

Kansas City Southern Railway Co.

Scoular Company

Cawley Chicago Real Estate

KBX Logistics

Scudder, Inc

Commercial Property

The Kearney Companies

Seaboard Marine, Ltd.

CBRE

La Porte Cnty Econ. Devlp. Corp.

Seaways, Inc.

CenterPoint Properties

LaSalle Business Association

Starke County Econ. Devmt.

Liberty Energy Trust, LLC

Liberty Energy Trust, LLC

St. Joseph County

CGB 

Lochner

St. Lawrence Seaway Auth.

Charles Ortiwig

Louisville and Indiana RR

Structure Point

Chicago SouthShore Freight RR

Loyola Univ. Supply Chain Center  

Sunrise Foods International

Christopher B. Burke Engr. LTD

MARAD,  DOT

Supply Chain Solutions

Chrome LLC

MDOT

Tata International

CHS.  Inc.   

Mediterranean Shipping Co.

T&C Rail Holdings

City of Valparaiso, IN

Merchant Data

TCWR

CMA, CGM

MetoKote Corporation

The Strick Group

CN

Michigan City Econ. Devmt Corp.

Tobin Development Corp.

Commercial Advantage

MidRail LLC

Town of Lowell

Commercial In-Sites

MITRE

Transpoint

Consumers Energy

MMAC World Trade Assoc.

Tri-County Econ. Develpmt

Cook Cty Administration

Morse Marketing Connectns, LLC

Trident

CRMS Rail Marketing Services

Morton Salt

Tri-State Industries

Darwin Realty

MULTATECH

Unimin Corp

David Anderson

Muskegon County

Union Tank Car

Del Monte

Neill Cartage

U.S. Rail Partners Ltd.

Detroit/Wayne Co. Port Auth.

Nippon Steel

US Silica

DJ Stickley Construction

NIPSCO

VEDC

Ducere, LLC

NIRPC

Verplank Dock Co.

Duluth Port Seaway Authority

NOPB

Vickerman & Associates

Duneland Econ. Dev. Corpor.

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Wall Street Journal

Eco Ships

North American Stevedoring

Waterways Council, Inc.

Edna A. Rice Exec. Recruiters

Northern Illinois & Wisconsin RR

Wells Fargo Rail

Fairmont Minerals

Nrthwstrn Univ. Transprtatn Center

Willis



A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED SPONSORS
WHOSE SUPPORT IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED
2017 Sponsors
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