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.

Michael W. Kearney
2017 Diolkos Recipient
The Kearney Companies


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.
View Presentation

Peter Gilbertson
President & CEO
Anacostia & Pacific Company
Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc.
View Presentation

Brandy Christian
President & CEO
Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA)

View Presentation

Dr. Robert E. Martinez
Vice President
Business Development and Real Estate
Norfolk Southern Corporation
View Presentation

General Maynard J. “Sandy” Sanders
Executive Director
Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District
View Presentation

John H. Miller
Group Vice President – Agricultural Products
BNSF Railway
View Presentation

M. John Vickerman
President & CEO
Vickerman & Associates LLC
View Presentation


ADM Fletcher & Sippel, LLC NWIF
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



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