About Railway Interchange
With the primary goal of bringing rail industry professionals together in a way that informs, inspires, and promotes the global rail marketplace — Railway Interchange is the largest railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Attended by nearly 9,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this massive event is held every two years in major U.S. cities and includes an impressive outdoor rail-yard exhibits on alternating years.
The Railway Interchange exhibition showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical and educational sessions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Annual Conference and the RSI Education & Technical Training Conference.
Who exhibits at Railway Interchange?
Railway Interchange exhibitors include a vast array of companies and organizations, small and large, and from all key segments of the rail industry. Over 700 exhibitors will be on hand in Indianapolis for Railway Interchange 2021, including companies from these categories:
- Locomotive, Freight Car and Tank Car Manufacturers
- Mechanical Systems and Component Suppliers
- Railway Measurement & Maintenance Systems
- Rolling Stock Leasing Services
- Railroad Shippers
- Track Safety & Inspection
- Track & Rail Maintenance
- Track Machinery & Tools
- Track Structure Components & Supplies
- Non-Track Bound Products & Services
- Communication Systems
- Signal Systems
- Information Technology
- Crossing Components & Systems
- Wayside Information Systems
- Power Switches
- and more.
Who attends Railway Interchange?
As a point of reference, Railway Interchange 2015 (held in Minneapolis, MN and which included our popular outdoor exhibits) attracted 9, 571 registered attendees from 42 nations. And Railway Interchange 2017 (held in Indianapolis, IN with indoor exhibits only) attracted 8,150 registered attendees from 46 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa. Among those in attendance at every Railway Inerchange event are representatives from North American and international Class 1 Railroads, Short Line Railroads, and mining concerns – approximately 40% of which held the title of CEO, Executive, VP, or Manager. Purchasing professionals, specifying engineers, railroad employees, and other railroad influencers (e.g. other railroad staff, government regulators, representatives from municipalities, members of the trade press, university students) comprise the other portion of attendees, making Railway Interchange a focused, vibrant, engaged, and information-driven audience.