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June 18-20, 2012
Westin Crown Center

Kansas City, MO

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Come to Kansas City and join hundreds of railroad, supplier and shipping industry professionals for an in-depth look at strategies and tools to ensure safe and damage-free delivery of freight via the North American rail network. The conference theme is "Back to Basics" and will cover topics of rail environment; load securement by package type; carrier dunnage requirements; new technologies; success stories and focused workshops on automotive; intermodal; open top; and paper loading areas. The program will also include a keynote address by David Ebbrecht, Executive VPO, KCS, and a special presentation on the "Voice of the Customer". The conference will include exhibits displaying the latest products and services to increase damage prevention and safety along with presentation of the annual automotive excellence awards.

You can register online and make room reservations at (Information for companies interested in sponsoring and exhibiting is also posted on this site.)

A special room rate of $149 per night is being offered by the Westin Crown Center and you can make your reservations through the above conference website or by calling 888-627-8538 and reference the AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference room block. Hotel space is limited, so reserve your room soon.

Conference attendance is open to all railroads, shippers, suppliers and companies involved in freight damage prevention and claims.

Save $75 by registering before May 25, 2012. Also, Large Group Discounts before May 25 - register more than five from your company and receive a $100 discount for each registrant above five!

A consolidated conference registration packet in PDF format can be downloaded at