Crude By Rail Safety Initiative 2014


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In the context of recent derailments, regulatory scrutiny on crude by rail is now more in the spotlight than ever and the very viability of using rail to transport crude is at stake. New regulatory requirements will impact every stakeholder involved in the crude by rail industry including E&Ps and crude traders, railroad operators, railcar manufacturers, transloaders and refiners.

It is vital that each of these stakeholders understands how new safety requirements will impact the cost of transporting crude by rail and what steps they will need to take to comply with new standards.
As a result of this, attendees of American Business Conferences' sell out Crude By Rail event requested that this one-off 2-day summit be held to focus specifically on how each stakeholder can cost effectively optimize safety in their operations to restore confidence, promote reliability, and maximize profitability.

As the only crude by rail event specifically focused on optimizing safety, the Crude By Rail Safety Initiative 2014 (Houston, June 24 - 25) will bring together speakers from every key stakeholder group, including regulators, shippers, railroad operators, transloaders and refiners to quantify the cost-impacts of improving the safety of crude by rail operations.

Expert speakers will breakdown railroad strategies for improving safety and shipper strategies for crude testing, classification and transloading, provide a cost-analysis of railcar upgrades, clarify how the emerging regulatory landscape will impact each stakeholder and examine best practice emergency response and hazmat training.

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Crude By Rail Safety Initiative 2014

  1. 1. Earl Crochet Director Business Development Kinder Morgan The Only Dedicated Crude By Rail Event Bringing Together The Entire North American Supply Chain To Optimize Safety From Wellhead To Refinery Providing Insights From Regulators, Railroad Operators, Railcar Manufacturers, EPs, Transloaders Refiners On How New Safety Requirements Will Impact The Commercial Viability Of Transporting Crude By Rail And Benchmarking Strategies For Cost-Effectively Optimizing Crude By Rail Safety Key Issues To Be Discussed Include: June 24-25, 2014 | Houston | Texas Expert Insight From 18+ Industry Leaders Including: M Follow us @UnconventOilGas REGISTER BY APRIL 17, 2014 SAVE $400 • REGULATOR STRATEGIES: Hearing from the key regulators and industry bodies across the U.S. and Canada to clarify their visions for improving crude by rail safety and how this will impact crude shippers and railroad operators • CRUDE CLASSIFICATION SAFE LOADING / UNLOADING: Evaluating how EPs, transloaders and refiners are using best practice testing, sampling and classification of crude oil prior to shipment as well as optimizing the safety of loading and unloading procedures at crude by rail terminals to clarify the role of crude shippers in improving crude by rail safety • COST AVAILABILITY OF SAFER RAILCARS: Forecasting whether there will be sufficient supply of new safer railcars to meet regulations, the extent to which they will impact the costs of transporting crude by rail and what options will exist for retrofitting existing fleets • RAIL ROUTES AND SPEEDS: Analyzing the plans of railroad operators for altering rail routes, reducing speeds, improving track inspections and investing in safer railcars when transporting crude and determining the impact on this on the economics of crude by rail transportation • TRAINING, EMERGENCY RESPONSE REMEDIATION: Examining how railroad operators, crude shippers, fire departments and police departments can work together to develop stronger crude specific hazmat training and knowledge to better respond to accidents Michael Bourque President CEO Railway Association Of Canada Beau Maida Director - Rail Operations GT Omniport Organized By: James Rader SVP Compliance Watco Companies Matthew Goitia CEO Peaker Energy Henry Ridders HSE Manager Transportation Specialist Talisman Energy Gary Weimer Quality Assurance Control Irving Oil Jeff Plale Commissioner Railroad Commission Of Wisconsin
  2. 2. SAVE $400 (1) 800 721 3915 Venue Information: The Initiative Will Be Held At: George R Brown Convention Center Rooms 362/372, 3rd Level 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston TX 77010 Tel: 800-427-4697 Web: Dear Colleague, The Crude By Rail Safety Initiative 2014 has been designed to reflect the specific industry concerns for cost-effectively optimizing safety of crude by rail operations from wellhead to refinery. With a number of high profile incidents and derailments over the past year, it is now more crucial than ever for stakeholders to come together to collaborate and share best practices for maximizing safety. Through determination economic of best practices in loading and unloading techniques, railroad operations, shipping, environmental remediation, emergency response, shipper training and more, industry will explain how to optimize operations to maximize efficiencies in a safe and profitable manner. Developments in regulation and public opinion must also be understood to ensure cost-effective compliance in a rapidly changing environment. New tank car standards, further crude sampling requirements, rail speed regulations and more are all potential consequences of future legislation, and a comprehensive understanding of these developments is crucial before any further investment can be undertaken Following on from the enormous success of our industry leading Crude By Rail Series, which in the last year has hosted instalments in Houston, Dallas and Glendale, and following on from the enormous support received for a dedicated safety event, American Business Conferences is excited to bring you this unique forum in Houston on June 24-25. As the only dedicated crude by rail safety event, attendees will gain exclusive insights into how best to economically maximize safety, as well as the comprehensive understanding of the regulatory dynamics and industry standards required to mitigate risk. Day 1 will focus on the potential for multi-stakeholder collaboration to optimize safety, the regulatory outlook for the supply chain, crude quality and testing as well as best practices for transloading and railroad strategies to cost effectively reduce accident likelihood. Day 2 will focus on developments in tank car availability, cost, shop capacity and the economics of retrofit to meet new standards. On top of this, best practices for hazardous materials training and emergency response will be revealed, alongside considerations for environmental remediation and the perspective of local communities impacted by increasing volumes of crude by rail. Please take a look through the enclosed agenda and visit for the latest way to register: We look forward to welcoming you to Houston in June. Kind Regards, The Crude By Rail Team Full Speaker Faculty: üü Jim Rader, SVP Compliance, Watco üü Gary Weimer, Manager Quality Assurance and Control, Irving Oil üü Sherrill Derryberry, AVP Safety Rules, OmniTrax üü Henry Ridders, HSE Management Transportation Specialist, Talisman Energy üü Scott Wilkie, VP Operations, Tundra Oil Gas üü Bob Pickel, SVP, National Steel Car üü Earl Crochet, Director Business Development, Kinder Morgan üü Michael Bourque, President CEO, Railway Association of Canada üü Jeff Plale, Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Wisconsin üü Steve Smith, COO, Torq Transloading üü Matthew Goitia, CEO, Peaker Energy üü Beau Maida, Director of Rail Operations, GT Omniport üü Chuck Brown, VP Leasing – Rail Group, Andersons Inc üü Mark Luitwieler, SVP Operations, Peaker Energy üü Tom Cullen, Administrator, California Office Of Spill Prevention Response üü Richard Arnhart, Regional Director, Texas General Land Office üü Dennis Jenkerson, Chief, St Louis Fire Department SeniorVicePresident–HuntRefining “A rare opportunity to meet and hear from all different fronts involved in this exciting, new developing topic. Producers, traders, midstream, railroads, rail service providers and others gather to share and update information.” CEO–TORQTransloading “ABC did a tremendous job of identifying the current issues and finding the right industry members to address them” REGISTER BY APRIL 17, 2014
  3. 3. DAY 1: EXAMINING HOW RAILROAD OPERATORS, EPs, TRANSLOADERS, MIDSTREAM COMPANIES AND REFINERS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IMPROVING CRUDE BY RAIL SAFETY WHILST MAINTAINING COMMERCIALLY VIABLE ECONOMICS Day 1 Tuesday June 24, 2014 8.30 Chair’s Opening Remarks KEYNOTE: MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PANEL DISCUSSION 8.40 Examining How Railroad Operators, Transloaders, EPs, Midstream Companies And Refiners Can Work Together To Optimize The Safety Of Transporting Crude By Rail Whilst Maintaining Commercially Viable Economics This panel session will take the form of an informal discussion involving stakeholders from every stage of the crude by rail supply chain to determine the roles and responsibilities of each party for optimizing the safety of transporting crude by rail and set the context for the subsequent presentations throughout the conference on how the industry can work together to maximize crude by rail safety whilst maintaining commercially viable economics. Key discussion points will include: • Evaluating the role of the shipper in properly testing and classifying crude prior to shipment to ensure it is allocated a railcar with appropriate tank specifications • Determining the scope of the responsibilities of railroad operators for investing in their track infrastructure and safer railcars to prevent derailments • Exploring how transloaders can play a role in maximizing safety through best practice loading and unloading procedures at crude by rail terminals • Clarifying the role and actions of each party in the crude by rail supply chain in the event of an emergency response to minimize damage. MatthewGoitia,CEO,PeakerEnergy HenryRidders,HSEManagementTransportationSpecialist, TalismanEnergy 9.10 Question Answer Session REGULATOR STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING CRUDE BY RAIL SAFETY Clarifying The Visions Of The Key Regulators For Ensuring Crude By Rail Safety What Will Be Requierd From Each Stakeholder In The Supply Chain ASSOCIATION AND GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVES 9.20 Explaining The Strategies Of Key Federal And Industry Bodies In The U.S. Canada For Ensuring Crude By Rail Safety To Determine The Commercial Impact On EPs, Railroad Operators, Transloaders Refiners • Detailing the role of the regulations in improving general and thermal tank car standards to improve tank car performance in accidents and/or fires • Clarifying the intention and goal of future recommendations to support decisions to invest in the retro-fitting of current railcars or to purchase new railcars • Examining the findings of federal investigations to better understand the cause of existing and future recommendations • Detailing all relevant time frames for phases outs or grandfathering periods applied to regulations to ensure shippers remain fully compliant with railcar standards as the regulations progressively change • Understanding which government bodies have authority and responsibility for what regulations and functions to weigh up the various guidelines in order of priority MichaelBourque,PresidentCEO,RailwayAssociation ofCanada 9.50 Question Answer Session SAFETY STRATEGIES FROM CRUDE SHIPPERS Evaluating How EPs, Transloader Refiners Are Using Best Practice Classification, Loading To Optimize Crude By Rail Safety Prior To Shipment CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING 10.00 Examining How Shippers Can Optimally Test, Sample And Classify Crude Before Loading To Rail To Minimize Non Accidental Releases • Breaking down the crude classification process prior to the crude being railed to illustrate the merits and flaws of the current process as per the regulations • Exploring the limitations of testing crude oil, including the potential benefits of using a pressurized test sample to retain light ends during the testing process • Highlighting best practice frequency and timings for taking crude samples for classification purposes to ensure adequate monitoring of the crude quality profile • Explaining the placarding process as stipulated by the regulations to explore ways to improve crude classification on the railcar. BeauMaida,DirectorRailOperations,GTOmniport 10.30 Question Answer Session 10.40 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area SAFER LOADING AND UNLOADING 11.10 Determining Best Practice For The Safe Loading Unloading Of Crude Oil At Crude By Rail Transloading Facilities • Highlighting the regulatory standards applicable to the safe loading and unloading of crude oil via truck, pipeline and rail to ensure they are being regularly met • Discussing the optimal balance between the number of times crude should realistically be handled and associated risks to minimize unsafe environments on the crude by rail supply chain • Illustrating best practice to ensure a safe transition of crude during transloading operations to increase successful crude shipments to refineries • Contemplating the value of having 2 man crews on each short haul train journey to monitor the trains more closely SteveSmith,CEO,TORQTransloading 11.40 Question Answer Session CRUDE OIL QUALITY 11.50 Examining The Variations In Flash Points And Hydrocarbon Makeup Of Crude Oil In North America Including Bakken Light Oil Canadian Heavy Oil To Optimize Safety And Transloading Operations • Estimating the percentage benzene and zylene content of crude across the various shale plays in the U.S. and Canada to assess how the toxicity of the crude varies by shale play • Exploring economical methods to remove the more volatile compounds such as propane from the crude near the well head to be able to transport a safer and more stable crude compound to refineries • Differences between types of loading facilities and how that relates to the variability for the crude being loaded • Assessing the known hazards of crude at loading facility as it relates to crude quality • Revealing the technologies being employed to monitor crude quality and how they can be used to optimize safety • Attempting to match up railcar thermal and pressure specifications with crude toxicity and volatility for each of the shale plays to create more targeted crude by rail safety measures ScottWilkie,VPOperations,TundraOilGas GaryWeimer,QualityAssuranceControlManager,IrvingOil 12.20 Question Answer Session 12.30 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area REFINER SHIPPER STRATEGIES 1.30 Exploring The Strategies Of Refiners Crude Shippers For Upgrading Their Railcar Fleets To Meet Higher Safety Standards The Potential Impact On The Cost Viability Of Crude By Rail Transportation • Assessing the economic viability of inserting interior coatings on a tank car to continue to profitably rail crude out of different plays • Weighing up the costs and benefits of retro-fitting the old railcars versus purchasing new cars to remain compliant with DoT regulations • Calculating the breaking point at which further capital expenditure on railcar safety upgrades makes crude by rail uneconomical to continue pursuing • Understanding how the economics of railcar upgrades affects EP operators, midstream companies and refiners to identify which shippers are best placed to capitalize on crude by rail going forwards. GaryWeimer,QualityAssuranceControlManager,IrvingOil 2.00 Question Answer Session SAFETY STRATEGIES FROM RAILROAD OPERATORS Analyzing The Plans Of Railroad Operators For Investing In Their Tracks Railcar Fleets Optimizing Rail Routes Speeds To Quantify The Impact On The Economics Of Transporting Crude By Rail RAILROADS: RAILCAR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES 2.10 Explaining The Role Railroad Operators Will Be Taking In Upgrading Railcar Fleets Projecting How This Will Impact The Commercial Viability Of Transporting Crude By Rail • Revealing the key considerations when investing in improving the crash worthiness of railcars • Evaluating options for imposing railcar restrictions or additional charges for older railcars on shippers to achieve heightened safety measures • Highlighting extra or unanticipated costs of new equipment required as a result of the upgrade to safer railcars to take all costs into account when weighing up investment strategies • Outlining technologies available to help identify faults in the equipment and the results of pilot schemes to consider where the technology warrants further investment MichaelBourque,PresidentCEO,RailwayAssociation ofCanada 2.40 Question Answer Session 2.50 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area RAIL SPEED REDUCTION REROUTING 3.20 Examining Options For Railroad Operators To Reduce Rail Speeds And Reroute to Avoid Major Cities When Transporting Crude And How This Would Impact Netbacks And Optimize Safety • Clarifying the speed at which one should theoretically negotiate trains across different territories to significantly reduce the risk of derailments • Quantifying the impact of operating restrictions and additional inspections on the train speed • Discussing the optimal design of traffic speed and train volumes for crude to reach viable markets safely and swiftly • Examining the possibility to utilize alternative crude by rail routes to avoid major cities and avoid residential areas 4.05 Question Answer Session RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT 4.20 Understanding How Investments, Such As Rail Inspections And Maintenance Operations Can Significantly Reduce The Risk Of Crude By Rail Derailments • Confirming the nature and regularity of inspection of the equipment and rail track to ensure rail infrastructure is constantly monitored for faults • Illuminating how exactly the rail tracks function and what is underneath them to illustrate for shippers what it entails to keeps tracks in line • Explaining the frequency and nature of protocols adopted by a leading rail operator for replacing tracks to give shippers greater confidence that the rail route is strong, secure and free of track defects • Clarifying how often tracks and ties are replaced to ensure the maintenance schedule keeps the rail roads in optimal operational condition • Explaining how the tracks deal with extreme temperatures for example using fasteners or expansion joints, to accommodate a shrinking or growing pound per yard of rail track SherrillDerryberry,AVPSafetyRules,Omnitrax 4.50 Question Answer Session 5.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks 5.10 - 6.10 Networking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Showcase Area (1) 800 721 3915
  4. 4. 8.30 Chair’s Opening Remarks COST AVAILABILITY OF SAFER RAILCARS FOR CRUDE TRANSPORTATION DETERMINING WHETHER THERE WILL BE A SUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF SAFER RAILCARS FOR TRANSPORTING CRUDE AT A COST THAT IS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE COST OF SAFER RAILCARS 8.40 Evaluating How New Safer Railcar Designs Will Impact The Economics Of Transporting Crude By Rail • Breaking down the costs of each railcar upgrade (both those proposed by regulation and prudent additions) to help justify the new railcar cost • Calculating the impact of railcar upgrades on car size and crude carrying capacity to ascertain the per car impact on netbacks • Explaining how the new railcar design deals with crudes containing many light ends (including ventilations and valves) to prevent them forming a combustable mixture that could explode • Estimating how new tank cars will impact the overall commercial viability of transporting crude by rail JamesRader,SVPCompliance,WatcoCompanies 9.10 Question Answer Session AVAILABILITY OF SAFER RAILCARS 9.20 Determining The Extent To Which Railcar Manufacturers Leasing Companies Will Be Able To Meet The Demand For Safer Railcars For Transporting Crude By Rail • Explaining the strategies of railcar manufacturers and leasers for ensuring there is sufficient supply of new safer railcars to meet industry demand • Clarifying the speed at which the new safer railcars can be produced to determine whether they will arrive in time to meet new regulatory standards • Forecasting the supply of railcars that meet higher safety specification over the next six months to allow shippers and railroads to make short term plans • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of railcar leasers and manufacturers in ensuring the safety of crude by rail BobPickel,SVPMarketingSales,NationalSteelCar 9.50 Question Answer Session 10.00 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area RAILCAR RETRO-FIT OUTS 10.30 Examining The Feasibility Of Railcar Retro-Fits And How They Will Help Meet The Demand For Safer Railcars To Continue Being Able To Transport Crude By Rail • Comparing the likely conditional probability release of railcars before and after being retro-fitted to calculate how much less likely the new cars are to release crude oil in an accident • Providing a description of each upgrade necessary on the general purpose railcar to ensure it meets safer railcar specification requirements • Estimating the lead time to receive the retro-fitted car to calculate the opportunity cost of the old railcar being out of service • Comparing production schedules of ordering a car versus delivery of retro-fitted one to evaluate the cheaper freight cost in both the long and short term ChuckBrown,VPLeasing,TheAndersonsInc. 11.00 Question Answer Session CAPACITY AND LOCATION 11.10 Clarifying The Location And Capacity Of Current And Future Tank Car Shops To Calculate The Time And Cost Of Retro-Fitting A Tank Car To Meet Higher Safety Standards • Mapping the distance and locations of leading railcar shops across the U.S. and Canada to calculate how many miles one would have to drive the railcar to get it retro-fitted • Confirming the percent capacity of leading railcar repair shops to ascertain their capacity to take on more business without having to upgrade or expand current operations • Detailing production schedules for new cars to clarify the lead times on purchasing new railcars. • Revealing details on future plans to set up tank car shops such as in the Bakken to calculate the net impact on future freight cost BobPickel,SVPMarketingSales,NationalSteelCar 11.40 Question Answer Session EMPLOYEE TRAINING Benchmarking Optimal Training Strategies For Employees Of Rail Operators And Shippers To Reduce The Risk Of Both Accidental And Non Accidental Releases EMPLOYEE TRAINING: RAILROAD OPERATORS 11.50 Delineating Railroad Operator Training Strategies For Ensuring Staff Are Highly Trained And Equipped To Handle Safety Issues Specific To Crude By Rail • Explaining the degree of hazmat training rail operator employees receive to ensure they are annually fully qualified to handle a crude by rail accident • Clarifying that the train preparation and inspections upon railcar departure are carried out by highly qualified individuals to minimize the risk of an undetected non accidental release • Illuminating the relationship the rail operators have with their emergency respondent crews along the right of way to ensure a rapid and appropriate response in the event of an accident • Conducting competent damage assessments on tank cars to make sure they are safe to move MarkLuitwieler,SVPOperations,PeakerEnergy 12.20 Question Answer Session 12.30 Networking Lunch Served In Exhibition Showcase Area EMPLOYEE TRAINING: TRANSLOADERS 1.30 Describing Proactive Measures Pursued By Crude Transloading Companies To Reduce The Number Of Non-Accidental Releases (NAR) Arising On Railcar Shipments • Comparing the number of NAR shipper responsibilities in current and the previous years to identify any lapse in performance • Examining the level of training the shipper invests in its employees to ensure they understand the impact of pressure release devices on an unsecure railcar • Confirming the extent to which loaders receive training, hazmat or other, to ensure all employees involved in the crude by rail supply chain understand the risks involved • Examining the value of shippers conducting pre-trip inspections and post-loading inspections to reduce the risk of non-accidental releases arising • Comparing the extent to which safety employees at the shipper employ the tank manufacturers suggested practices to properly secure the car for its journey. EarlCrochet,DirectorBusinessDevelopmentCrudeByRail Specialist,KinderMorgan 2.00 Question Answer Session EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND REMEDIATION Understanding Best Practice Emergency Response Regimes For Rail Operators And Local Fire And Police Departments For Dealing With Crude By Rail Accidents To Minimize The Adverse Impacts Of An Accident EMERGENCY RESPONSE 2.10 Demonstrating Operator Approaches To Effective Emergency Response To Minimize Damage In A Crude By Rail Accident • Identifying the sensitive points on a rail route and considering the different accidents that could occur to plan efficient and sensitive emergency responses to them accordingly • Considering the merits and content of putting together a derail emergency response unit to minimize the impact of derailments • Applying the specific characteristics of crude oil such as volatility to create specially trained employees to deal with crude by rail accidents specifically EarlCrochet,DirectorBusinessDevelopmentCrudeByRail Specialist,KinderMorgan 2.40 Question Answer Session INITIAL RESPONSE: FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS 2.50 Identifying Optimal Strategies For Communicating With Local Fire And Police Departments For Potential Crude By Rail Accidents Enabling Them To Provide An Effective Initial Emergency Response • Understanding what information fire departments and police departments need to be fully prepared for a derailment of a tank car carrying crude • Assisting the local emergency responders in swiftly identifying who is close to the derailment site such as by using reverse 911 systems to get those people evacuated • Exploring means to make Hazmat training more accessible to local emergency responders to increase their knowledge base in crude by rail safety specific • Understanding the limitations of the fire and police departments in dealing with crude by rail accidents to assist in finding temporary solutions such as sourcing increasing volumes of foam DennisJenkerson,Chief,StLouisFireDepartment 3.20 Question Answer Session 3.30 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area REMEDIATION 4.00 Delineating Best Practice Remediation Strategies For Crude By Rail To Identify Opportunities Where More Can Be Done To Educate The General Public As Well As Optimizing Spill Response • Comparing the remediation risks associated with a crude oil spilled from a pipeline and railcar • Examining the historic impact of crude oil spills on the soil and how the waste material is being removed to extract key learning pints from past experiences • Exploring the pros and cons of bio remediation to conclude on the long term impact on the soil’s ecosystem • Analyzing how biodegradable crude oil is to consider leaving the material there as a viable remedial option TomCullen,Administrator,CaliforniaOfficeOfSpill PreventionResponse RichardArnhart,RegionalDirector,TexasGeneral LandOffice 4.30pm Question Answer Session STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES Examining What The Industry Can Do To Communicate With Local Stakeholders To Allay Concerns Surrounding The Safety Of Transporting Crude By Rail COMMUNICATING WITH CITIES LOCAL COMMUNITIES 4.40 Clarifying The Concerns Of Cities Communities Who Could Be Affected By Crude By Rail Derailments To Determine What The Industry Can Do To Mitigate Them A) PERSPECTIVE FROM CITIES • Hearing from key cities in the U.S. and Canada on their levels of support for crude by rail going through their jurisdictions and what remaining concerns they have • Explaining what measures they are considering to protect themselves from potential crude by rail derailments and whether it could include banning trains carrying crude from entering their jurisdictions B) PERSPECTIVE FROM INDUSTRY • Quantifying the risk of transporting crude by rail relative to pipeline or truck to demonstrate the superior safety of rail transportation relative to other modalities • Providing a historical overview of the transportation of crude by rail to demonstrate the overall scarcity of derailments • Brainstorming strategies for communicating this message to the stakeholders in a way that will mitigate their concerns JeffPlale,Commissioner,RailroadCommissionOf Wisconsin 5.10 Question Answer Session 5.20 Chair’s Closing Remarks End Of Day 2 Day 2 Wednesday June 25, 2014 (1) 800 721 3915 DAY 2: FORECASTING THE COST AVAILAILITY OF NEW SAFER RAILCARS FOR TRANSPORTING CRUDE BY RAIL EXAMINING BEST PRACTICE EMPLOYEE SAFETY TRAINING EMERGENCY RESPONSE
  5. 5. (1) 800 721 3915 Sponsorship Opportunities Andy Barrett + (1) 800 721 3915 To secure your booth or discuss tailor-made sponsorship packages, contact: The Crude By Rail Safety Initiative offers a unique platform for highly relevant suppliers to the crude by rail supply chain to outline their technology advances and unveil the best techniques in optimizing safety whilst maximizing profitability in this exciting and rapidly developing sector. DEMONSTRATE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP Safety is the biggest issue facing the crude by rail supply chain, and taking steps to ensure safe and reliable delivery of crude from wellhead to refinery is the number one priority for value chain stakeholders. You may be pioneering these advances, but do your customers know what differentiates you from your competitors? Use targeted, editorially reviewed keynote presentations and case studies to demonstrate thought leadership to your target audience. RAISE BRAND AWARENESS AND INCREASE YOUR PROFILE Any solutions selected industry leaders when optimizing safety in their operations must be subjected to careful comparative cost-benefit analysis. Of course Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers take into account profile, credibility and market leadership when selecting suppliers to support their investment plans. Your organisation must be at the forefront when these decisions are made. Cement your leadership position with targeted branding and profiling campaigns directed at the major leaders of the crude by rail network. MEET AND NETWORK WITH DECISION MAKERS Thought leadership, branding and profiling are converted into contracts through extensive face-to-face relationship building. As a dedicated event to graphene commercialisation, this intimate forum enables you to meet specific job titles in one place at one time, giving you the best possible chance of influencing key decision makers. Industry Supply Chain Leaders With Job Titles Such As: • CEO/COO/CSO/CFOs • SVPs, EVPs, VPs, Directors, Team Leads, Chiefs and Managers of • Safety • Compliance • Operations • Hazardous Materials • Hazardous Materials Handling • Quality Assurance Control • Rules Regulations • Emergency Response • Emergency Management • Training • Remediation • Business Development • Environment • Environmental Management • Department Head • Administrator • Commissioner From Crude By Rail Stakeholders Such As: • Railroads • EPs • Shippers • Traders • Refiners • Rail Car Suppliers • Transloaders • Terminal Operators • Environmental Management • Emergency Response • Regulators • Associations • Equipment Suppliers • Consultancies • Emergency Services Achieving Your Business And Marketing Objectives At The Initiative Who Will You Meet: Engage In Open DiscussionsExtended Networking Opportunities
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