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2022 CONFERENCE AGENDA




Tuesday,
May 3


8:00am – 3:00pm Jim Ormsby Golf Tournament Lakewood Golf Club



12:00pm – 3:30pm Registration



5:30pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception
• RICA Kickoff Introduction
• Safety Brief
• Dinner/Drinks Served - Attire is Golf/Pool Casual

• Location - Marriott Pool Deck



Wednesday,
May 4



9:00am – 12:00pm Port Tour New Orleans Public Belt and Port of New Orleans
• Transportation provided
• Presentation & Fire Boat Tour of Port



8:00am – 3:30pm Booth Set-Up



8:00am – 7:00pm Registration



4:30pm-5:30pm 1st and 2nd Timer Event - Sponsored by Norfolk Southern

• Introduction of RICA Events

• RICA Committee Introductions

• Networking with 1st & 2nd Timers

• Door Prizes

• Refreshments Served

• Dress - Business Casual

• Location - 2nd Floor private area near Preservation Hall



5:30pm – 7:30pm CSX Transportation Tradeshow Kickoff Event
Tradeshow Booth Reception (Registration Desk Open)

• RICA Kickoff
• CSXT Title Sponsor Introduction

• Location - 2nd Floor Preservation Hall

• Dinner/Drinks Served

• Dress - Business Casual

• Second Line



Thursday,
May 5



7:00am – 5:00pm Registration



7:30am – 8:45am Trade Show Event
• Breakfast Buffet - Sponsored by Colossal Transport Solutions

• Dress - Business Casual



9:00am 9:30am Opening Ceremonies

• Call to Order

• Color Guard - Naval Air Station New Orleans

• Pledge of Allegiance

• Safety Brief

• Welcome - Dan Labyak, President, RICA




Utility Power and Economic Sector



9:30am – 10:00am Keynote Speaker
Entergy Services, Marlon Merritt, Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

10:05am – 10:25am Grid Assurance Update
Jim E Zumstein - American Electric Power



10:25am – 10:40am Break - Sponsored by TTX



10:45am - 11:30am Power Industry Market Outlook

Britt Burt - Vice President Research - Power Industry, Industrial Information Resource



11:35am – 12:50pm Trade Show Event

• Lunch Buffet

• Scholarship Silent Auction



Generation and Distribution Power Sector



1:00pm 1:45pm Renewable Energy

• Jim Orr - President of TP&L

• Chuck Klein - General Electric

• Don Strong - Vestas

• Greg McComas - BNSF

• Aaron Barr, WOODMAC



1:50pm – 2:30pm Overcoming Dimensional Cargo Challenges

• Mark Davenport, Siemens Energy

• Wes Knapp, Edwards Moving & Rigging

• Greg McComas, BNSF Railway


2:30pm – 2:45pm Safety Presentation Joe Sindelar, RICA Safety Chairman



2:45pm – 3:00pm Break - Sponsored by Ness Campbell



3:05pm – 3:40pm How to Move a High Wide Through New Orleans – Rail Transportation Leaders

• CSX

• NS

• NOPB

• UP



3:45pm – 4:30pm Transformers

Hyundai Power Market Presentation – Sasha Lee, Hyundai Power Valerio Colonna, Bay Crane



5:30pm – 8:30pm Kasgro / TTX Dinner – 41st Floor

• Dinner with Limited Bar Service

• All Registered Conference Guest and Special Event Guests Welcome

• Dress - Business Casual



Friday,
May 6






7:00am – 12:00pm Registration



7:30am – 8:45am Trade Show Event

• Breakfast Buffet - Sponsored by Port of Longview
• Dress - Business Casual



9:00am – 9:30am Call to Order

Board / Committee Elections




Transportation and Clearance Sector



9:35am – 10:15am Project Presentation – Song Project (Emmert International)

Transportation of a 1,470,000 lbs. Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel Cask (RPV) from San Onofre, California to North Las Vegas, Nevada utilizing a 36-Axle Schnabel Railcar



10:20am – 10:45am Barge Panel

• Steve Cheredaryk - McDonough Marine

• Steve Frank - Ceres Barge

• Mike Little - Float Freight, LLC

• Capt. Peter Roney - Foss Maritime Company



10:45am – 10:55am Break - Sponsored by Edwards Moving and Rigging



11:00am – 11:30am Howard St. Tunnel Expansion Project Presentation

Brandon Knapp, P.E. - CSX Director Construction Engineering



11:30am – 11:50am Emerging Clearance Technologies

Ryan Leonard - Leica Geosystems - a part of Hexagon



12:00pm – 1:00pm Clearance Panel with Working Lunch Served - Sponsored by Kasgro

• BNSF - Greg McComas

• Union Pacific - Dan Doner

• CSX - Mike Hamilton

• Amtrak - Laura Council



1:00pm - 1:30pm Conference Wrap-Up