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10 - 12 March 2015

| Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, FL

The Positive Train Control World Congress and Rail Capacity Summit.

“INCREASING SAFETY AND CAPACITY FOR NORTH AMERICAN RAILROADS”

Railroad, transit & government officials attend for FREE. Click here for your pass.

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About the PTC World Congress

“I learn more in a networking coffee break at PTC World Congress than I do at any other industry event”
- Steve Hooper, Director of Operations, Panama Canal Railway

Now in its 5th year, the PTC World Congress is the definitive and only dedicated event for all professionals involved in meeting the mandate for PTC and safe and reliable rail operation. Attended by 300 rail safety and operation experts annually, the congress aims to help railroads and commuters not only install PTC, but do so cost effectively to improve services long term.

Topics set to be covered include:

  • Operational Impact of PTC
  • PTC in 2015: the deadline year – what happens next?
  • Deployment Methodology
  • Testing and certification
  • The impact of PTC on capacity and efficiency
  • Ensuring long term interoperability
  • Enhancing capacity without impacting safety
  • Workforce training and technology upgrades
  • and much more…

About the Rail Capacity Summit

“I’ve learnt a lot just listening to the other case studies, they were very useful. Invaluable.”
- Rick Stones, AVP, Advanced Systems Planning, Kansas City Southern

With the need for rail to meet and capitalise on growing demand, 2015 also sees the introduction of the Rail Capacity Summit which will address the impact of this new technology on capacity, the business case for capacity expansion, meeting demand and developing sustainable, interoperable rail networks.

The Summit will focus on:

  • The Congestion Challenge on the US network
  • Ensuring safety and increasing capacity across the US rail network
  • Fleet management and maintenance
  • Transporting crude, and other challenging cargoes
  • Ensuring effective telecoms systems on an increasingly complex network.
  • Building a business case, then building capacity.
  • Training yards and stopping points best practice
  • and much more…

Latest News:

  • NEW! Confirmed: Robert Gutman, ‎Director Process Improvement, CSX Transportation
  • NEW! Oliver Wyman confirmed as giving exclusive Market Forecast and research insight.
  • NEW! Confirmed: Jim Hertwig, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida East Coast Railway
  • NEW! Confirmed: Vince Verna, Director Regulatory Affairs, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
  • Fantastic attendee experience guaranteed with booking of Rosen Shingle Creek (includes stunning golf course)
  • “PTC World Congress is a great opportunity. This event is really important to the industry.”
    - Jon Adams, VP, Strategic Development, Lilee Systems

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Key reasons to attend in 2015:

  • Learn from fellow railroad experiences, with over 50 case studies from innovating suppliers and likes of CSX, Amtrak, Sound Transit, Alaska Railroad and many more. Download the 2014 brochure for previous event information.
  • Benchmark against your railroad peers, with 300 senior representatives from Class 1, shortline and commuter railroads.

View the Agenda

Live Interviews

Videos from previous events include Ricky Durrant from Union Pacific Rail shareing his views and displaying an onsite demo at the event. See more video footage from the event here on SmartRail TV!

Testimonials

“I’ve learnt a lot just listening to the other case studies, they were very useful. Invaluable.”
- Rick Stones, AVP, Advanced Systems Planning, Kansas City Southern

“Global Transport Forum’s PTC World Congress is the only event concentrated on the FRA initiative. The focus of the event, and the quality of the attendees, makes it the industry’s only must attend PTC event”
- Alan Tilles, Narrowbanding Task Force Chair, Joint Council on Transit Communications

“Thank you for accommodating FRA folks into the agenda. I enjoyed it very much and feel that each time we meet it leads us further in depth into the industry process of implementing PTC.”
- Olga Cataldi, Senior Electronics Engineer, FRA

“I learn more in a networking coffee break at PTC World Congress than I do at any other industry event”
- Steve Hooper, Director of Operations, Panama Canal Railway

“PTC World Congress provides an excellent networking opportunity to learn how others meet their PTC challenges.”
- Sid Bakker, President, TPSC

“The centerpiece of discussions on Positive Train Control in the US”
- Steve Zwart, Customer Director, Alstom

“PTC World Congress is a great opportunity. This event is really important to the industry.”
- Jon Adams, VP, Strategic Development, Lilee Systems

“A great partnership of users and implementers of PTC technology.”
- Barry Einsig, Senior Business Development Manager, Cisco Systems

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