In September, 2011 RSSI celebrated its 51st Annual C&S Exhibition in conjuction with Railway Interchange 2011.
The North American Rail and Transit engineering community came together September 2011 in Minneapolis in numbers that exceeded all expectations. The event which was hosted by AREMA, REMSA, RSI and RSSI began on Friday September 16th with the AREMA Educational Foundation Golf Tournament and ended on Wednesday September 21st when the Exhibitions closed at noon.
The over two years of planning by the four associations paid dividends as the six day event included close to 9000 participants, the AREMA technical seminars and papers and over 500 exhibits was carried out with minimal issues.
In addition to the technical presentations and exhibits there were also a large number of social gatherings and business meetings which took place over the course of the six days.
Number of Exhibitors: 157
Total Attendance: 1447 (not including 42 spouses)
Railroad/Transit/Government Attendees: 401
The supplier to customer ratio of 2.33 to 1, although not a record for RSSI, is by far the best in the industry.
On behalf of RSSI and its members we extend our thanks to all of the Class 1 railroads for their support!