CARS NRD 2019 - Conference & Trade Show

CARS NRD 2019 - Conference & Trade Show

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CARS is pleased to officially announce that we will be hosting our National Railway Day Conference 2019 in Edmonton!

November 7th in Canada will mark the 134th year that the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railways (CPR) at Craigellachie. From that moment Canada has been united and rail has become one of the most important and valuable modes of transportation while delivering people and goods safely and efficiently.

To commemorate this special day in history and to celebrate our industry, CARS will be hosting it’s National Railway Day Conference in Edmonton November 5th, 6th,  & 7th  at the brand new J.W. Marriott ICE District. For the first time in it’s history since this conference began in 2014, NRD will have a tradeshow component where industry will have an opportunity to profile their goods and services.

The theme for this year’s conference will be “Bringing Forth Awareness Diversities – Industry Responsibility & Accountability”. It is our responsibility as an industry to ensure that we continue to take action and educate our employees on the several areas of awareness whether it is culture, gender, safety or even proper employee training. NRD will focus on all of these and more. It will be a great forum to get engaged and hear from industry leaders.


For complete list of Sponsorship Opportunities click here

For full list of Event Exhibitors please click here

For complete list of Guest Speakers please click here



We are handing out 3 awards this year to our members! Please click each award for further details:

If you would like to be nominated for one of our 3 awards for your work on a railway/transit project, please email Vanessa Murrell at with the following 3 pieces of information:

1. For which award would you like to be nominated? 

2. Please list the railway/ transit that you did the project for

3. Please name the project



Tuesday, November 5 Start End
Exhibitor Move In & Conference Registration 10am    2pm
Welcome Reception 5:30pm 7pm
Wednesday, November 6    
Breakfast and Conference Registration 8am 9am
Sessions 9am 12pm
Lunch in Session Room 12pm 1pm
Trade Show 1pm 5pm
Opportunity to book Supplier Suite- Inquire with CARS    
Thursday, November 7    
Breakfast in Session Room 7am 8am
Trade Show 8am 11am
Exhibitor Move Out 11am 12pm
Lunch in Session Room 12pm 1pm
Sessions 1pm 5pm
Closing Gala Dinner 6:30pm 10pm

To download the agenda (pdf) click here

To book your hotel: ·  JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District 

Start date: 11/5/19
End date: 11/7/19
Last day to book: 10/15/19

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate for $209 CAD per night

Book your group rate click here


More details on venue, exhibits and dinner to follow. If you wish to attend  please contact Vanessa Murrell:

Membership Services & Marketing/Events Coordinator



Registration for Conference & Trade Show - Non-member
Registration for one person for the Conference and Trade show only, Closing Gala Dinner not included (Members must login for member pricing)
Closing Gala Dinner
1 seat at the Closing Gala Dinner
Closing Gala Dinner - Table of 10
A limit of 1 table per company and 2 tables per Platinum Sponsors has been set until August 2019. Should there be space remaining after August, CARS will open it up on a first come first serve basis.
Walk The Trade Show
Registration for one company for the Trade Show portion only.
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