Railway Evolution

Railway Evolution

June 4, 2024 from 9:00am to 2:00pm EDT

Join us for our upcoming event on June 4th, 2024, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites. This event will feature insightful sessions and networking opportunities for professionals in the railway industry. Here's what you can expect:

Session 1: ContractEdge
🕒 Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
📝 Description: ContractEdge is a dynamic 1-hour session designed to enhance your project leadership capabilities in the railway industry. Led by industry experts from Colliers Project Leaders, this session delves into the nuances of procurement, contract management, risk management, and effective decision-making. Through interactive discussions, you'll gain valuable insights and practical strategies to navigate the complexities of railway project delivery, ensuring success from start to finish. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, an owner or supplier, ContractEdge equips you with the knowledge to excel in contract management and project leadership.

Session 2: NEMA and the Rail Electrification Coalition
🕒 Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
📝 Description: Ever wonder, is there a feasible pathway (or multiple alternative pathways) to railroad electrification in North America? What role if any does government have? What factors must be considered? How can industries as critical as electric power and railroads communicate and plan throughout this transitional period? What do planners, manufacturers, technologists, investors, and policy makers need to know? The Rail Electrification Coalition (REC) promotes the adoption of electricity as the principal motive power of domestic railroad (freight and/or passengers) transportation and as an enabler of electric grid integration and innovation. The REC has recently concluded its second workshop on railroad motive power and electric transmission, development, and siting. It centred around diverse case studies, new innovations, business practices, entrepreneurship, and new technologies that can point the way to railroad electrification. One key technology that has implications as the broader mobility sector electrifies is Traction Motors. Traction Motors comprise all alternating-current and direct-current motors and associated control technologies specifically designed or utilized for the propulsion of electric vehicles. The medium/heavy duty market for traction motors includes heavy-duty construction vehicles.
Steve Griffith is an Executive Director of regulatory & Industry Affairs for NEMA’s Mobility Sector. His presentation will touch on the REC and its recent workshop, NEMA’s activities in Traction Motors, and a broader perspective of transportation electrification in North America.


🕒 Time: 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting

🕒 Time: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Cost: $75 per person
Open to: Anyone working in the rail industry.

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