COVID 19 Pandemic Brings Sixty Years of History to an End
On June 13, 1966, the Railway Signal and Communications Suppliers Association was incorporated in the State of New York combining two separate predecessor associations for railway signal suppliers and railway communications suppliers. On January 11, 1972, a document was filed and approved changing the name of the association to Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI)
For fifty-nine consecutive years RSSI and its predecessor associations held an annual exhibition where members of the associations could exhibit their products to their rail customers. This fifty-nine-year history came to an end on March 31, 2020 when the RSSI Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2020 60th Annual RSSI C&S Exhibition due to the Coronavirus.
There was never a question in the minds of the board members that this was the right decision. The safety of the exhibitors, customers and other attendees to the exhibition was and always will be the priority.
All booth, registration and hotel room payments were 100% refunded within sixty days of the cancellation.
In 2021 we are preparing to begin a new legacy as we look forward to joining AREMA, REMSA and RSI for Railway Interchange 2021 in Indianapolis, IN September 26-29.
The 2021 event will look different as we are taking all the necessary steps to keep the safety of our attendees first and foremost while ensuring that the experience will still be rewarding and productive for customers, exhibitors and invited guests.