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Top rail executives to headline MARS winter meeting

By Trains Staff | December 5, 2023

Jan. 9-11 event to mark 100th anniversary of Midwest Association of Rail Shippers

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Mars logoLOMBARD, Ill. — CEOs from CPKC, CSX, and Norfolk Southern, as well as Union Pacific’s president, are among the scheduled speakers as the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers holds its winter meeting on Jan. 9-11, 2024, marking the 100th anniversary of MARS.

Registration is now open for the meeting at the Westin Lombard. It begins with a 5 p.m. welcome reception on Tuesday, Jan. 9, followed by a day and half of presentations and networking opportunities Jan. 10-11.

Along with CEOs Keith Creel of CPKC, Joe Hinrichs of CSX, Alan Shaw of NS, and Union Pacific President Beth Whited, scheduled speakers include:

— Elego Harris, senior manager, government affiars, Bunge;

— Anthony B. Hatch, president, ABH consulting;

— Ian Jefferies, CEO, Association of American Railroads;

— Eric Marchetto, executive vice president and CFO, Trinity Rail;

— Eric Monger, vice president, KBX Rail;

— Paul Titterton, executive vice president and president, GATX.

Registration fee is $325 until Dec. 20 and $375 thereafter. A block of hotel rooms is available at the Westin through Dec. 18. Registration and more information about the MARS winter meeting is available at the MARS website.

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