Emerging Opportunities for
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THE 2019 RAIL SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Union League Club, Chicago

Our 9th Annual Summit Was Another Sold-Out Success
Thanks To Our
Valued Sponsors, Speakers, and Participants!

The 9th Annual Summit began with a VIP Tour of the Port of Burns Harbor (Ports of Indiana) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Port Director Ian Hirt showcased five, new, fully funded projects that will considerably increase efficiency and productivity. Following the tour, we hosted a VIP Reception and Gourmet Dinner with five presentations of privileged information, three news announcements, and a spotlight on breaking news.
The program on May 9th included 10 Keynote Speakers, the Diolkos Award, and two Breakout Sessions. The Diolkos Award was presented to Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railroad, for his outstanding commitment to supporting Free Trade and the Ratification of USMCA and his life-long personal and financial contributions to charities that improve the health and well-being of others.

Dinner Program
Pat-Ottensmeyer

2019 Diolkos Recipient
Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
President & CEO
Kansas City Southern Railroad

Program Book

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

To View Presentations, click on the speaker’s photo.

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Brandy Christian
Pres. & CEO, Port NOLA
CEO, NOPB

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Patrick F. Dixon
Customer Experience Manager
Branded Feed Products
Cargill, Inc.

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Clayton K. Harris, III
Executive Director
IIPD
Port Chicago

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R. Christian Johnsen
Partner
Jones Walker LLP`

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John H. Miller
Group V.P. – Industrial Products
BNSF Railway

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Eugene Seroka
Executive Director
Port Los Angeles

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Richard Teubner
V.P. SEACOR AMH
SEACOR Inland River Services

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Mike Toohey
President & CEO
Waterways Council, Inc.

John Vickerman

John Vickerman
President & CEO
Vickerman & Associates

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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Jennifer C. Schopfer
V.P. & Gen. Mgr.
Transport Logistics
GE Transportation
A Wabtec Company

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Phil Thornton
Value Added Director
Illinois Corn Growers Association

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Travis Deepe
Nutrient Loss Reduction Manager

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 VALUED SPONSORS
WHOSE SUPPORT HELPED DELIVER A MOST SUCCESSFUL SUMMIT!

Click Here for a List of 2019 Participating Companies

SAVE THE DATES
10th Annual Summit, June 10, 2020
11thAnnual Summit, May 5, 2021

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