2018 Executive Forum

Building on Our Foundation

The 2018 ARDA Executive Forum will kick off our theme of "Building on Our Foundation," meant to highlight the historic importance of both our 2018 event sites (Savannah and New York City) to the national rail network and our intention to build our 2018 program around growth opportunities in the rail industry that build on our current strengths.


The 2018 ARDA Executive Forum will take place on February 8-9, 2018 at the Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah, Georgia. On Thursday (February 8) the Forum will begin with lunch and registration at Noon and feature our education program through the afternoon. In the late afternoon we will have the opportunity to tour the Port of Savannah, and learn more about it's operations and growth opportunities. After the tour, we will return to Downtown Savannah for a networking reception. Friday (February 9) will feature further presentations and panels in the morning, with the Executive Forum adjourning at Noon.


Registration for the 2018 Executive Forum is now open via this link! The table below shows registration rates for the Forum. Please note that due to limited space at the Port of Savannah, a maximum of 125 of attendees may register for the Forum. If you have questions regarding registration please contact Fred Oelsner at staff@amraildev.com or (202) 715-1259.

Registration Type Price
Member (Active or Honorary) $250
Non-Member $300

Hotel Block

ARDA has secured a room block for the night of February 8, 2017 at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront. To reserve a room within the block please call (912) 355-0025 and mention our group name (2018 ARDA Executive Forum) when making your reservation.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront

Address: 611 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Reservations Line (912) 355-0025 (call to receive ARDA room block rate)
Distance to Forum: 4 minute walk (Google Map)
Price: $149 (ARDA Room Block Rate)

Travel Options

By Rail

  • Amtrak serves Savannah Station, an approximately 15 min drive from the Charles H. Morris Center, on a daily basis.
  • Savannah is connected directly to many East Coast cities (New York to Miami/Tampa) by Amtrak's Palmetto, Silver Meteor, and Silver Star services.

By Air

  • The closest airport is Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
  • SAV is served domestically by Allegiant, American, Delta, jetBlue, Sun Country, and United.
  • SAV is a 20-30 minute drive from the Charles H. Morris Center depending on traffic.


The 2018 ARDA Executive Forum will be held at the Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah, GA from February 8-9, 2018.

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