In light of continued uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on large scale events, the Railway Supply Institute Board of Directors has decided to postpone the RSI exhibit booth sales for Railway Interchange until December 8, 2020. This decision is intended to allow additional time to develop plans for multiple scenarios that could impact exhibits, such as the possibility of mandatory social distancing practices.
RSI’s first round of priority exhibit space placement will be from December 8, 2020 – January 31, 2021. First round placement will only be open to 2020 RSI member companies in good standing. By moving the timeframe, RSI members will have more time to make a decision and can choose to make a 25% deposit in 2020 or 2021 depending on their budgets. Some exhibitors have money left in their 2020 budgets due to canceled events and would prefer to pay this calendar year. Exhibitors turning in applications during the first round will be placed first based on the priority points system. We’d like to have the floor plan live on or before April 1.
“The RSI Board of Directors felt it was important to give the public health situation time to solidify before we developed the floor plan and assigned exhibit space,” said Amanda Patrick, RSI VP of Trade Shows and Board Relations. “The health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees must always come first and appreciate the understanding and patience of our exhibitors as circumstances unfold.”
An exhibitor prospectus with pricing information is available to assist exhibitors in planning and budgeting for the show in advance of exhibit sales opening. You can find a copy of the Railway Interchange 2021 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus here.
If you’d like to be notified by RSI when space is available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a list.
About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 160 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. RSI connects members to their customers and partners, supports the improvement of the industry, assists members in the global marketplace, and represents the industry during the regulatory and legislative process. For more information visit www.rsiweb.org, follow RSI on Twitter and join the RSI LinkedIn group.