Rail Equipment Content Channel 2017

Rail Equipment Content Channel

Rail Equipment Content Channel

This content channel zeroes in on the key factors and industries impacting rail equipment. Learn how shifting technological and political environments are driving freight decisions, and how these dynamics impact rail car demand. Industry thought leaders explore short-term risks and opportunities, as well as more fundamental changes which are reshaping the equipment industry. This channel provides deep insight into forecasting and current conditions, along with the hard-hitting analysis attendees need to support their own internal forecasting and planning for rail equipment. This will be the most comprehensive outlook on rail car equipment in 2017.

Ideal For: Rail Car OEMs, Suppliers, Lessors, Railroads, Shippers, Financial Institutions

2017 Rail Equipment Agenda

All 2017 conference sessions will be recorded. Conference attendees can pre-pay for access to these sessions by selecting “Conference Replay” when registering for the conference.


Conference attendees will be able to set their personalized agenda via the FTR Conference App. The app will be available for download in August 2017.

To download the current agenda, click here.

Panel - Infrastructure Spending: The Shipper and Carrier Perspective
September 13, 2017
10:30 AM

Rail Equipment Industry Challenges and Opportunities: Laying the Groundwork
September 13, 2017
11:30 AM

Keynote: Executive "Fireside" Chat
September 14, 2017
8:00 AM

Rail Equipment "One-on-One": Executive Chat
September 14, 2017
9:00 AM

Rail Equipment Outlook: The FTR Perspective
September 14, 2017
9:45 AM
Eric Starks, CEO and Chairman, FTR
Panel - Fleet Balancing: Adapting to Changes in Government Infrastructure Investment
September 14, 2017
11:00 AM

Panel - Outlook for Food and Agricultural Railcars: Adapting to Market Conditions
September 14, 2017
11:30 AM

Panel - Implications of U.S. Trade Policy on Rail Equipment Markets
September 14, 2017
1:00 PM


Panel - Changing Energy Markets: Searching for Opportunities
September 14, 2017
1:30 PM

Panel - Outlook for Petrochemical Railcars: Will It Live Up to Expectations?
September 14, 2017
2:00 PM