Railway Interchange 2019 Recap

Organizers for Railway Interchange, North America’s largest railway exhibition and technical conference held here September 22-25, today announced that total registered attendance for the event reached 8,450, up 3.4 percent from 2017, and that 746 exhibitors were featured in the indoor and outdoor exhibits, up from 738 in 2017 and setting a new record.
The Railway Interchange 2019 indoor and outdoor exhibits showcased 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 included the 2019 Annual Conference of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the RSI Education & Technical Training Conference.

REMSA Executive Director David Tennent noted, “Demand for exhibit space has grown with each Railway Interchange, solidifying the event's reputation as the largest railway industry exhibition and technical conference in North America. This year's themed Oktoberfest reception in the exhibit hall was well-attended, too.”
Railway Interchange 2019 Fast Facts:
Total number of exhibits: 746
Total registered attendees: 8,450
International attendees: 1,023
International exhibits: 71
Countries represented: 47
News media registered: 26

This year marked the fifth time that Railway Interchange has been held; the biennial event started in Minneapolis in 2011. The previous Railway Interchange, held in 2017 in Indianapolis, drew 8,150 attendees and featured 738 indoor exhibitors, with participants from 46 countries, organizers said. Previously, Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis drew more than 9,000 attendees and featured 687 indoor and outdoor exhibitors, with participants from 42 countries around the world.