Minneapolis (Oct. 2, 2015) --- On Oct. 4-7, the Minneapolis Convention Center will welcome the largest combined railway exhibition and conference in North America, the Railway Interchange 2015. The event will bring an expected 7,500 attendees from across the country, and their visits will have an estimated $14 million economic impact to the area.
Railway Interchange 2015 (www.railwayinterchange.org), is a major event combining the technical conferences of AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) and CMA (Coordinated Mechanical Associations) and the exhibits of RSI (Railway Supply Institute), REMSA (Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association) and RSSI (Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc.).
At the event, 680 companies and organizations will showcase the latest in rail industry products and services at the Minneapolis Convention Center and at the BNSF Northtown Yard. Technical sessions will explore the latest research in railroad engineering, signals, operations and technology. Twenty-six Minnesota companies (including 19 from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area) are among the exhibitors.
“We’re excited to welcome the Railway Interchange back to Minneapolis,” said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. “The event was a huge win for Minneapolis 2011 when we were the inaugural site for this collaboration of four railway industry associations. We are honored to be the destination partner once again. Minneapolis is a great city for anyone interested in railways, and a lot has changed since the group was last here in 2011. In addition to new hotel options, our new METRO Green Line is enormously successful, and it’s a perfect way to experience both Minneapolis and Saint Paul.”
Tom Simpson, president of the Railway Supply Institute, stated, “With more indoor and outdoor exhibitors, sold-out hotel blocks, and registration continuing to build, we are gearing up for the biggest Railway Interchange ever here in Minneapolis.”
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