We applaud the stellar leadership of our sponsors, speakers, and participants who are delivering freight reliably and safely while protecting their employees.

We extend our hope and concern for your well-being during this crisis.

Hats off to all!

Here are some examples of stellar leadership:

Rick Webb

Executive Chairman, The Watco Companies

"We communicate daily with our Team Members using all forms of media. We constantly remind them that their efforts to move freight are helping to supply more sanitizers, surgical masks, and food to those in need.
It has been amazing to watch the Watco Team rise to the occasion during these challenging times. They show up to work every day in the field to ensure our customers’ railcars, trucks, and barges are handled efficiently and safely. Watco is no different than many other transportation and logistics companies that are doing everything possible to keep the Supply Chains moving so we can beat this deadly virus."

Brian Hancock

Executive V.P., Kansas City Southern​

"With freight exempted from restrictions, our primary objectives are to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our employees and to maintain the continuity of our business operations with excellent service and operational continuity.
We work daily with CBP and SAT to maintain very fluid border operations. Our emergency response team leads a daily call with all functions of the organization.
While most office employees are working from home, a few critical roles still come in to our National Operating Center. We are operating two dispatch locations in both the US and Mexico to prevent mass exposure in our critical operating roles.”

Doug Waggoner

Chairman & CEO, Echo Global Logistics

2017-2019 - the #1 3PL Provider

"Millennials form the majority of Echo’s workforce. They thrive on teamwork, communication, and community volunteerism. While the volunteerism efforts have been temporarily postponed, our business continues to increase. Most employees are working from home moving a lot of freight without missing a beat.
In the office, we use Workplace (by Facebook) extensively as a tool for internal communications and sharing. We have various groups and channels for topic-specific communications. This allows us to host live video town hall meetings. Using Workplace from home continues to be invaluable during this crisis. Morale is good. Times like these create a certain esprit de corps."

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Union League Club, Chicago

Stellar Program, Excellent Networking
Plated Breakfast, Lunch, Closing Reception

Announcing Some 2020 Summit Keynotes:

Debra A. Calhoun, Waterways Council Inc.
Brandy Christian, Port NOLA, NOPB
Brian Hancock, Kansas City Southern RR
Clayton K. Harris III, IIPD
Eric Jakubowski, Anacostia Rail Holdings
R. Christian Johnsen, Jones Walker
Merritt Lane, Canal Barge
Stefan Loeb, WATCO Companies
Griff Lynch, GA Ports Authority, Savannah
Dr. Robert E. Martinez, Norfolk Southern
John Vickerman, Vickerman & Associates
Doug Waggoner, Echo Global Logistics

More to be announced!

Dr. Robert E. Martinez

Will Receive the Prestigious Diolkos Award

Honoring a lifetime of professional and personal integrity, leadership, and service.

David W. Kearney
Will Receive The
2020 Rising Star Award

For His Outstanding
Commitment and Dedication

Key Information on Emerging Freight
Opportunities and Trends
With 9 Annual, Sold-out Summits
Register Today!

All Registrations Are Final

Early Bird Is Now Standard Pricing:
Only $399

Although the Registration Fee is final, you are able to replace one name with another. Please notify us of the name change and dietary restrictions at:


We are closing following heath guidelines. If we need to postpone the Summit until September, we will advise you in the coming weeks.

Increased your benefits, become a Sponsor

Sponsorships include a tour of the Belt Railway of Chicago, a VIP Reception, and a Gourmet Dinner, plus much more! For Sponsorship information, contact:

or call 312-440-1038

Conference Information

Registration is in front of the Ballroom on the 6th Floor. It opens at
7:15 AM. As each participant is assigned a table, everyone is asked to stop at the Registration Desk for their table number. Breakfast and the Program start promptly at 7:40 AM. The Closing Reception is on the 5th Floor from 5-6 PM.

ULC Room Block
To reserve a room, call 312-427-7800, ask for the hotel desk, mention the Summit, and give them a credit card. Room block closes May 1, 2020.

Self-Parking Rates

Weekdays, All Day
Evenings, 4 PM – 2 AM

$ 33 Non-Member $41
$ 14 Non-Member $30

Valet Parking Rates

0-4 Hrs.
4-8 Hrs.
8-24 Hrs.

$ 40 Non-Member $42
$ 42 Non-Member $45
$ 53 Non-Member $58

Register now!
Only $399
All Registrations Are Final.

Although the Registration Fee is final, you are able to replace one name with another. Please notify us of the name change and dietary restrictions at:


Great Value, Excellent Networking

The 2020 Rail Supply Chain Summit
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Union League Club, Chicago



205 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 810
Chicago, IL 60601-0001

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Mary Elisabeth Pitz & Associates