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CSX Short Line Conference Focuses on Partnership, Growth Opportunities

September 22, 2023 - The 32nd annual CSX Short Line Conference was held Sept. 6-8 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., attracting a record turnout of 350 participants. The conference hosted by CSX served as a platform for the company and its 240 short line and regional railroad partners to discuss collaborative operations and explore avenues for growth.

The event featured executive speakers, including CSX President and CEO Joe Hinrichs, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Kevin Boone, and Senior Vice President of Network Operations and Service Design Casey Albright. Bascome Majors from Susquehanna International Group also shared his industry expertise as a guest speaker.

Participants had the opportunity to attend market breakout sessions led by six CSX business units, interact with 20 different CSX departments at a trade show, and engage in speed networking sessions with CSX and short line representatives.

The conference was hailed as productive and informative, with Tom Tisa, CSX head of Business Development, emphasizing the importance of the event in nurturing relationships that facilitate business growth.

“CSX serves thousands of production and distribution facilities through track connections to our short line partners," Tisa said. "This conference is essential to maintaining those strong relationships which is the key to opening doors for creating meaningful future growth opportunities."

With its focus on networking, insightful discussions with industry leaders, and a wealth of knowledge shared, the success of this year's CSX Short Line Conference sets a high standard for future events, solidifying its position as a must-attend annual session.

View the video below for highlights of the 2023 CSX Short Line Conference.