Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill to Keynote Railway Interchange 2015

Highly-Decorated Combat Veteran Will Share Insights with Attendees

Robert O'Neill will be keynote speaker at Railway Interchange 2015Minneapolis, Minn. – March 12, 2015. Motivational speaker and retired US Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions in four different theaters of war, will keynote Railway Interchange 2015, taking place October 4-7, the host organizations announced today.

Registration is open for the USA-based combined exhibition and conference, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center and at BNSF Railway’s nearby Northtown rail yard.

The Railway Interchange 2015 exhibition showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI).

Railway Interchange 2015 also features technical presentations and discussions by members of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations(CMA). Conference and exhibition sponsorships are still available.

O’Neill has trained more than 800 special operations and tactical operators, and will share his unique expertise with Railway Interchange 2015 attendees. He translates his elite SEAL team training into high-impact, actionable insights on leadership, decision-making, operating in uncertain environments, and how to become the ‘best of the best.’ He will speak on the topic of his mantra, “never quit,” which he views as the single most important factor in determining success.

AREMA Interim Executive Director and CEO Larry L. Etherton, PE, said “We are thrilled and honored to have Rob O’Neill for our keynote speaker at the Railway Interchange 2015 opening general session. I know that our more than 8,500 expected attendees will be inspired by his experience and will benefit from his advice on how to thrive in today’s competitive business climate.”

The opening general session begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, October 5 in the Ballroom at the Minneapolis Convention Center. All registered attendees are invited to attend free of charge.

About Railway Interchange 2015

Railway Interchange 2015, October 4 through 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, is a leading international railway industry event that combines the technical conferences of AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) and CMA (Coordinated Mechanical Associations) and the exhibits of RSI (Railway Supply Institute), REMSA (Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association) and RSSI (Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc.)   Learn more at