RSI/CMA 2014 & CRS Exhibits Expected to Sell Out

MONTRÉAL, Canada – July 16, 2014 – Exhibit space is 85 percent sold for RSI/CMA 2014 and the Canadian Rail Summit (CRS), the upcoming trade show and conference highlighting the U.S. and Canadian railway and railway supply industries’ newest research, products and services.

This year, the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) annual trade show and conference will include exhibits from the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS); in addition, the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA) technical and educational sessions are being held in conjunction with the Railway Association of Canada’s (RAC) Canadian Rail Summit. This first-ever combined event will be held September 21-23, 2014 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center), and is expected to draw close to 1,500 attendees.

“With more than 120 exhibitors displaying the latest railway technology, RSI/CMA 2014 really is a one-stop shop for the most innovative products and services that our industry has to offer,” said RSI President Tom Simpson.

Sylvie Newell, executive director of CARS, added, “We’re pleased to see that demand for exhibit space is strong, and we look forward to co-hosting this event in Canada for the first time.”

The Canadian Rail Summit and CMA sessions will include prominent speakers on key issues such as supply chain competitiveness, safety management systems, tank car safety and emerging rail technologies. CN President and CEO, Claude Mongeau, will give the keynote address at the opening plenary session. Details on the CMA and CRS events can be found here.

Registration options for attendees include a full conference pass for $300 USD or an exhibition-only pass for $250 USD. Full conference registration includes access to the CRS and all of the CMA 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.

Attendees will also have access to a mobile app, ChirpE, which will include session and speaker information, exhibitor lists, exhibition maps, location features and an itinerary planner. Attendees will also be able follow the conference proceedings on social media using the hashtag #rsicma2014.

The floor plan and exhibitor list can be found here.

Online registration information and hotel room block details for RSI/CMA 2014 may be found here.

For more information about exhibiting or 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.

For more information about the Canadian Rail Summit, please contact Janet Greene, RAC at janetg@railcan.ca or (613) 564-8109.

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About The Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

The Railway Supply Institute 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.

About the Coordinated Mechanical Organizations (CMA)

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).

About the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS)

The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers is a member driven association of companies that supply products and services to railways and transits locally and globally. The association helps members maximize their business opportunities by opening doors in the industry and at the government level both foreign and domestic. We serve as a conduit to ensure that up-to-date information on timely news items, events, contracts and procurements are available that would be of benefit to members and the industry as a whole.

About the Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

The Railway Association of Canada represents more than 50 freight and passenger railway companies that move 75 million people and $250 billion worth of goods in Canada each year. As the voice of Canada’s railway industry, RAC advocates on behalf of its members and associate members to ensure that the railway sector remains globally competitive, sustainable, and most importantly, safe.