It’s time to make plans to attend the premier rail industry event of 2023.
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Join us in Boca Raton to connect with key decision-makers in the transit, commuter, and freight rail industries.

The NRC is on track to set an attendance record at its 2024 annual conference coming up January 3 through 6 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona.

We expect more than 1,300-plus rail industry leaders to join us in Scottsdale. That’s great news for all of our conference attendees who want to get more out of their registration.

How To Get the Most From

the NRC Conference

  • Expect Even Better Networking - The NRC Conference has a well-deserved reputation as the best networking event in the rail industry. With more leaders attending, you’ll have a greater number of opportunities to learn and network from the rail industry’s most influential professionals representing railroads and transit lines, government, and the contractor and supplier community. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards.

    Review the Registration List to Make a Gameplan - There is no doubt you will make a lot of valuable connections at the conference, but a little planning will help ensure you meet with the right people to advance your business. You can review the conference registration list right now to identify key contacts and schedule times to connect. The NRC continually updates the list with each new registration.

    • SCAM ALERT – Watch out for solicitations via email that offer hotel deals or registration lists on behalf of the NRC. These groups are not affiliated with the NRC. Check the NRC website or contact the NRC directly for the most up-to-date conference information.

  • Download the App to Have Everything at Your Fingertips - The NRC is continuing efforts to go green and will not have printed programs at the conference. Be sure to download the app so you don’t miss important notifications and can easily reference the full schedule and exhibit map. The NRC will email attendees a link to download the app in the coming week.

  • Target other Conference Sessions – This year’s conference is jam-packed with valuable sessions to learn and connect. Check out the Conference Schedule, which includes sessions on capital plans and engineering updates from railroad and transit leaders, safety updates, panel discussions on industrial development, sustainability, S&C and legislative affairs, and a range of breakout sessions.

  • Don’t Forget About the Exhibition – With more than 130 exhibitors, you’ll have the chance to network while learning about the latest innovations from rail industry suppliers.

  • New this Year - Get a Free Professional Headshot – Thanks to our sponsor Edna Rice Executive Recruiters, the NRC is offering free headshots for attendees. Take advantage of this opportunity to have a professional photographer take a quality headshot for your LinkedIn profile. Headshots will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis during exhibit hours.

  • Register Now - Don’t miss out on making valuable connections that are essential to achieving your 2024 goals. If you overlooked registering or want to bring others on your team, there’s still time to register for the 2024 Conference.

  • Thank Our Sponsors – We’re grateful for the general conference and golf sponsors for stepping up to help us put together a valuable conference that will be fun too. Please show your appreciation by thanking them.

We wish you safe and happy holidays and look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale.

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The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association – the “NRC” – is a U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply railroads and rail-transit lines.

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