Gain Exclusive Insights From And Network With Industry Leaders Such As...

  • SVPs, EVPs, VPs,
  • Director, Team Lead, Manager
  • Chief
  • Commissioner
  • Administrator
  • Specialist


  • Safety
  • Compliance
  • Operations
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Materials Handling
  • HSSE
  • Quality Assurance & Control
  • Safety & Rules
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Emergency Response
  • Emergency Management
  • Training
  • Remediation
  • Business Development
  • Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Rail Operations
  • Sales & Marketing

From Stakeholder Organizations Across The Entire Supply Chain Including...

  • Railroads
  • E&Ps
  • Shippers
  • Traders
  • Refiners
  • Rail Car Suppliers
  • Transloaders
  • Terminal Operators
  • Environmental Management
  • Emergency Response
  • Regulators
  • Associations
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Emergency Services
  • Consultancies

Venue Information

The Crude By Rail Safety Initiative 2014 will be held in Houston, Texas, at the following venue: :

George R Brown Convention Center

Rooms 362/372, 3rd Level

1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Tel: 800-427-4697; 713-853-8000
Web: www.houstonconventionctr.com



Link to registration page



American Business Conferences have secured a preferential rate for congress attendees at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott - Houston Downtown:

Courtyard by Marriott - Houston Downtown
916 Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77020

Tel: (832) 366 1600
Web: Please click here

To make a reservation at the $199 nightly rate (plus tax), request the group rate for Crude By Rail Safety 2014 and use one of the following methods:

1.    Email: Daffney Thomas Raven at Daffney.thomas@whitelodging.com.
2.    Phone: at (713)-576-2270.

It is advisable to book accommodations as early as possible as availability of rooms at the preferential rate is limited and due to expire on June 18, 2014.



Conference will be held in Rooms 362 and 372, 3rd Level.  If you are entering the building from street level, enter through the Hall E doors.


Parking Information:

Click here for a parking map.

Daily parking rates near the George R. Brown Convention Center are as follows:

Convention District Parking Garage:  $12.  Underground parking across from Convention Center, enter from Avenida de las Americas.

Hilton Americas/GRB/Toyota Center Parking Garage:  $20.  Connected by Skybridge to the Convention Center & Hilton Americas.

Surface Lots:  $10.  Various lots are located in the several block surrounding the Convention Center.



Floor Plan

Floor Plan


6 Reasons To Attend This Unique And Timely Forum...

  • DEDICATED SAFETY FORUM: The ONLY crude by rail initiative dedicated entirely towards optimizing safety, bringing together industry leaders to share key insights for optimum strategies across the network. 
  • ENTIRE CRUDE BY RAIL SUPPLY CHAIN : The ONLY forum bringing together supply chain stakeholders from across the entire crude by rail network, including railroads, transloaders, E&Ps, refiners, rail car suppliers, shippers, regulators, local emergency services and more.
  • COST FOCUS: Detailed examination of the cost implications for new investments required to optimize safety as well as comply with existing and future regulation
  • OPERATIONAL BEST PRACTICES: Gain exclusive insights into best practices for loading and unloading techniques, rail operations, hazardous materials training, environmental remediation and emergency response to maximize operational safety from wellhead to refinery.
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND IMPLICATIONS: Understand the implications of existing and future regulation on the economics for crude by rail to ensure compliance as well as profitability for different steps in the supply chain
  • RAIL CAR DEVELOPMENTS: Hear from key industry players on the cost and availability of new rail car models, retrofitting economics, capacity and location of tank car shops and the commercial implications of changing standards


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