Railinc employees will rack up a ton of frequent flyer miles again in 2015, attending more than a dozen rail industry and technology conferences and meetings across the U.S. We'll be sharing industry insights, providing training opportunities, connecting with and learning from customers, and talking about Railinc and our products and services.
One place where we're a regular is the annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference, which each year attracts attendees including railcar leasing companies, financial institutions, and railcar and locomotive manufacturers. Railinc employees have presented there for the last 15 years, and we provide the event's opening presentation, which reports on demographics and trends related to the North American railcar and locomotive fleets. You can download the 2015 North American Railcar Review, the 2015 North American Locomotive Review and past years' reports here.
We also attend meetings of industry groups like the Association of Car Accounting and Car Services Officers. At these meetings, we often lead training sessions on car hire and cover a range of topics including including reporting and settlement of car hire, the reclaims process and interchange reporting.
"These events give us a chance to enhance our relationships with our customers and really get a deeper understanding of their opportunities and challenges," said Chuck Hieronymi, director of business solutions. "They help us connect with the industry and gain insights into how we can help solve our customers' most impactful business needs."
Railinc is currently scheduled to attend the events listed below in 2015.
| Date || Conference || Location |
| March 1-4 || Rail Equipment Finance Conference || La Quinta, Calif. |
| March 4-5 || Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers || Portland, Ore. |
| March 24-26 || Southeast Assocation of Rail Shippers || Savannah, Ga. |
| April 15-18 || TIA Annual Convention || Orlando, Fla. |
| April 22-24 || Northeast Assocation of Rail Shippers || Newport, R.I. |
| May 4-7 || North American Rail Mechanical Operations Seminar || Indianapolis, Ind. |
| May 5-7 || SAP Sapphire || Orlando, Fla. |
| May 12-15 || Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference || Phoenix, Ariz. |
| May 13-15 || Association of Car Accounting and Car Service Officers || Springdale, Ark. |
| May 26-28 || NARS Annual Meeting || Chicago, Ill. |
| Aug. 9-12 || OTM Users Group || Philadelphia, Pa. |
| Sept. 27-30 || CSCMP Annual Conference || San Diego, Calif. |
| Oct. 4-7 || Railway Interchange 2015 || Minneapolis, Minn. |
| Oct. 7-8 || Southwest Association of Rail Shippers || Dallas, Texas |
| Nov. 2-6 || Business Building Capability || Las Vegas, Nev. |
| Nov. 11-13 || Association of Car Accounting and Car Service Officers || Albuquerque, N.M. |
—Railinc Corporate Communications