Registration, Hotel Blocks Open for LRIW Annual Conference at RSI/CMA 2014

LRIW_logo-475x147June 9, 2014.  Conference registration and hotel reservations have begun for the League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) Annual Conference to be held in conjunction with RSI/CMA 2014 + Canadian Rail Summit on September 21 – 23. The LRIW Annual Conference will be a part of the Coordinated Mechanical Association’s conference sessions and the Railway Association of Canada’s (RAC) Canadian Rail Summit. The events take place this year in Montréal, Canada.

rsi-cma-2014-logo-final-draft-ver1-250x146The first-ever Canadian exhibition will combine the exhibits of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)I and the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) with more than 50 Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA) technical and educational sessions.

The LRIW conference sessions will include topics such as tank car regulations in the U.S. and Canada, a panel discussion on women in the rail industry, and facility tours in Montréal. In addition, LRIW will give out its 2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award at the Plenary/Opening Session on the morning of September 22.

“We are excited to be hosting our annual event in Canada and meeting new women in the rail industry. With the additional conference sessions by the Railway Association of Canada and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations and the packed exhibit hall, this will surely be a must see event,” said Susan Robertson, LRIW President.

The cost for a full conference pass which includes the LRIW Annual Conference attendees is $300 USD. Please select LRIW as your group affiliation. 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.

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“Excitement is building for this first joint event with RSI, CMA, CARS and RAC in Canada, which offers attendees a unique opportunity to network with North American railway supply industry representatives,” said RSI President Tom Simpson.

“With our US and Canadian associations working together, I am confident that this show will be a true success,” said Sylvie Newell, Executive Director of CARS. “The railways will have the opportunity to network with over 140 exhibiting suppliers from North America and many more attendees.  I’m extremely pleased to have CN’s support on this event and CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau as our keynote speaker at the opening plenary session.”

“The Canadian Rail Summit will give railways, suppliers and other stakeholders an excellent chance to exchange ideas about the important areas that are impacting the industry,” said Michael Bourque, RAC President and CEO. “We’re very much looking forward to holding this year’s event with our partners, old and new.”

If you have any questions or would like to discuss LRIW at RSI/CMA 2014 please contact Susan Robertson, President ( or Kaleigh Reyes, First Vice President (