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2018 Annual Meeting

May 16, 2018 - May 18, 2018


 Agenda Meeting Registrants as of  May 14, 2018Meeting & Golf Registration NARS W-9

Registration Open!

Attention:  Golf registration is now closed due to a full course.

Meeting registration is still open!  It’s not too late to register.

Don’t miss out on this exciting program which tackles today’s important issues including Infrastructure, NAFTA, Adapting and Adopting Technology, Shipper Success, Economic Outlook and much more. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view our speakers or click above to view agenda.

The meeting will be held May 16-18, 2018 at the Hyatt McCormick Place in conjunction with Traffic Club of Chicago events.  Enjoy two exciting events in one location!

Cancellation/Refund Policies:

Conference Registration. Conference registrants canceling registration on or before April 25, 2018 will receive a full refund of the conference registration fee. No refunds will be issued after April 25, 2018.

Golf Registration.  Golf registrants canceling registration on or before April 25, 2018 will receive a full refund of the golf outing registration fee. No refunds will be issued after April 25, 2018.

Golf Outing

This year’s outing will be held at Cog Hill in Lemont, IL in partnership with the Traffic Club of Chicago (TCC).  NARS will have Course #1 at Cog Hill.  Those golfing through the Traffic Club will golf on Course #s 2, 3 and 4.   This is a great chance to connect with your NARS peers during golf and network with a broader group at the Networking BBQ.  To  register for the NARS Golf Outing, click on the link above.  To register for golf on the TCC courses, visit the Traffic Club site at http://www.traffic-club.org/events.

Cog Hill, 12294 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Shotgun start @ 9:00AM — all golfers must check in by 8:15AM

Registration Includes
Green fees, Golf carts, Course contests.

Networking BBQ from 1:30PM – 5:30PM w/ open bar via separate ticket purchase.

Club Rentals
If you will be renting golf clubs for the Annual Dinner Golf Outing, we recommend reserving a set before-hand by calling the Cog Hill Pro Shop at (630) 257-5872 ext. 318.

Rain Policy
The NARS Golf Outing will take place rain or shine. If the course becomes unplayable due to severe weather, rain checks will be issued upon request.

Hotel Information

The Hyatt McCormick Place Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Chicago. Click on the link below to make your hotel reservations. Book your group rate for North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS).

Our group rate is $259.00 per night. This rate is available until all rooms have been reserved or until April 27, 2018. (All reservation requests and/or changes received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.)

Reserve Your Room

Alternatively, you can contact Hyatt Reservations Desk directly at (888) 421-1442 and ask for the “North American Rail Shippers Association” for our group rate.
Transportation: Visit this link to learn more about transportation to the Hyatt and parking.

Group Rate Cut-Off Date is April 27, 2018

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Event Speakers

More biographies to come soon.

Carl Ice

AAR Chairman, President & CEO, BNSF

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George P. Bush

Commissioner TX General Land

George Prescott Bush is a native Texan, born in Houston on April 24, 1976. He was first elected Texas Land Commissioner on Nov. 4, 2014 and was overwhelmingly re-elected on November 6, 2018. He received the second highest vote total...

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Ian Jeffries

President, AAR

As the Association of American Railroads (AAR’s) president and CEO, Jefferies advocates for and works with member railroads to ensure the continued viability of America’s railroad industry. Prior to assuming the role on January 1, 2019, Jefferies was the senior...

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May 16, 2018
May 18, 2018


hyatt regency McCormick
Chicago, IL United States


Carrie Foor
NARS Rail Shippers

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