RSI/CMA + CRS 2014 Exhibits Sold Out; Registration Fees Rise August 15

 
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Steckbeck, 919 303-5140
 

RSI/CMA + CRS 2014 Exhibits Sold Out; Registration Fees Rise August 15
 
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2014 – The exhibition show floor has sold out for RSI/CMA 2014, the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) annual trade show and conference, held in conjunction with the Railway Association of Canada’s (RAC) Canadian Rail Summit, event organizers announced today. Event sponsorships are still available; registration fees for the events, which take place this year in Montréal, Canada, increase after August 15.

RSI/CMA 2014 will be held September 21-23 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center). The first-ever Canadian exhibition combines the exhibits of the RSI and the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) with more than 50 Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA) technical and educational sessions. Keynote speaker Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer, will emphasize the crucial role of rail safety and discuss other industry issues.

Registration fees for the full conference pass will increase from $300 to $350 USD after August 15; fees for the exhibition-only pass will increase from $250 to $300 USD. Full conference registration includes access to the Canadian Rail Summit and all of the Coordinated Mechanical Associations technical and educational sessions.  Fees also cover entrance into the exhibit hall during show hours, the opening plenary session, and all meals and receptions on the exhibit hall floor.

Links to online registration information and hotel room block details for RSI/CMA 2014 may be found at http://rsiweb.org/trade_shows/rsicma2014/. Expected attendance for the combined events is 1,500.

The exhibit hall will feature 127 exhibits and 30,000 square feet of space; meals and receptions will be held on the exhibit hall floor. 

Fifteen sponsors have signed on to date, including A&B Rail Services, American Railcar Industries, Amsted Rail, CAD Railway Industries, CN, GATX, Graham-White, Greenbrier Companies, L&S Electric, Loram Maintenance of Way, New York Air Brake, North American Rail Products, NRE, NS Thoroughbred Mechanical Services, and Williams-Hayward Protective Coatings, Inc.

The Coordinated Mechanical Associations include Air Brake Association, Inc. (ABA), International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO), League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA), and Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS).

For more information about sponsorship at RSI/CMA 2014 or to be added to RSI’s trade show email list, please contact Amanda Patrick, RSI at patrick@rsiweb.org or 202-347-4664.

About The Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the international trade association for the rail supply industry, representing the nation’s leading companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. America’s railway suppliers represent a $23 billion/year industry supporting 90,000 American workers. For more information visit RSI’s website, www.rsiweb.org, or call 202-347-4664.
 
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