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2017 TDANA Annual Conference

The 25th Silver Anniversary of the Annual TDANA Transloading Conference will be May 2 – 4 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Marriott Country Club Plaza will host the TDANA Conference. Rooms are available at a rate of $179 per night.  Rooms reserved before 4/5/17 are guaranteed.  After 4/5/17 rooms are reserved on a “as available” basis only and the TDANA room rate may not apply.  Reserve your room HERE.


The 2017 Conference theme“Gearing Up Your Transloading Business” will focus on three main themes. International Markets and Mexico Opportunities; Logistics Role & Impacts on Transloading; and Transloading Growth thru Mergers, Acquisitions and Facility Expansion. Go online at and Register NOW

2017 TDANA Conference Agenda


Tuesday, May 2, 2017


7:30 am – 8:00 am Strategic Planning Committee Session (Invitation Only) – Dan Price, Chairman
8:00 am – 11:30 am Board of Directors Meeting (All Board Members) – Bill Elmore, President, TDANA
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm Golf Outing  Shoal Creek Golf Club Sponsored by: Savage Services Corp
Golf Awards Sponsored by: Savage Services Corp
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Board of Directors Dinner  Intercontinental Hotel Boardroom

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast Buffet Sponsored by: Transload Logistics Corp
8:00 am – 8:15 am Opening Remarks  Bill Elmore, President, TDANA
8:15 am – 8:30 am Kansas City Review – Kansas City Convention & Visitors Bureau
8:30 am – 9:15 am Transload Business Development in Mexico  Patrick Ottensmeyer, President/CEO, Kansas City Southern  Railroad
9:15 am – 9:45 am Transload Services for the Automotive Industry in Mexico – C.P. Xavier Zermeño UrquizaSuministros Industriales Potosinos, S.A. de C.V.

Terminal Interior de Carga

9:45 am – 10:15 am Logistical Services in Mexico – Paul Sarrapy, CEO of GP Logistics, Porteo Group LLC, eSipo Technologies and Pilot Plus Inc
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break Sponsored by: Canadian Pacific Railroad
10:30 am – 11:15 am Canadian Inland Ports and Export Opportunities – Paul Tonsager, Director Supply Chain Development and Optimization, Canadian National
11:15 am – 12:00 pm “Hall of Fame” Inductee Ceremony – Bill Elmore, President TDANA
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Sponsored by: BNSF Railway
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Merging Logistical Services and Transloading – Gregg Ritter, CCO, XPO Logistics
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Concerns and Politics of the Ground Transportation Industry –Robert A. Voltmann, President / CEO, Transportation Intermediaries Association
2:15 pm- 2:45 pm The Future of Logistics – Robert Sutton, Sr Vice President, US Projects & Rail Service, BNSF Logistics
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break (Vendor Room) Sponsored by: J H Rose Logistics
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Transload Marketing Solutions – Adam Daniells, Digital Specialist
Tracmobile – Judith Sebastian, Marketing Manager
Presto GeoSystems – Ted Johnson, Consultant
Advanced Technology Innovations – Frank Marafino, Owner
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm TDANA Membership Meeting – Bill Elmore, President, TDANA
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Reception/Evening Dinner Event Hosted by: Kansas City Southern Railroad at KCS Museum

Thursday, May 4, 2017


7:00 am Breakfast Buffet Sponsored by: Norfolk Southern Railroad
8:15 am – 8:30 am Opening Remarks – Bill Elmore, President, TDANA
8:30 am – 9:15 am Transload Mergers and Expansion – Rick Webb, President Watco Companies
9:15 am – 9:45 am Financial Considerations for a Merger, Acquisition or Expansion – Rick Moyer, President / CEO, RJM Associates
9:45 am – 10:15 am Savage Services Expansion and Growth – Phillip Hoskins, Group Leader, Savage Services
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break (Vendor Room) Sponsored by: TRANSFLO
10:30 am – 12:00 am Transloader Owners – Succession Plan, Estate Planning and Buy/Sell Considerations – Lee Resnick, President, Resnick & Associates
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Railroad & Logistics Breakout and Networking Session
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Conference Attendees Q & A’s – Closing Remarks – Bill Elmore, President, TDANA
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Sponsored by: Union Pacific Distribution Services UPDS
Option 1 Tour

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

BNSF Logistics Park KC Intermodal Facility w/ State of Art “Pic & Pak” Warehouse Tour Sponsored by: BNSF Railway
Option 2 Tour

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Shuttlewagon Manufacturing Facility Sponsored by: Shuttle Wagon
Option 3

12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Kansas City Royals (vs) Chicago White Sox Baseball Game Sponsored by: Watco Companies (Limit 25)




The TDANA is offering a substantially reduced membership rates for both Transload and Associate Memberships in the TDANA for 2017. The total cost for either membership $200. In addition the TDANA is offering new members a discounted fee of $350 per attendee for the TDANA 2017 Annual Conference in Kansas City Missouri. This offer is valid for all non-members of the TDANA and for any firm who was a member organization prior to 2014, but has not been a member since. Come join the nations best Transloading Association, and learn what we know.
Offer Good Thru April 1st, 2017