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45th Annual Business Meeting and Conference

From September 09, 2019 12:13 pm until September 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Posted by Melinda Canter
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Click HERE to Register for the NCTA 45th Annual Business Meeting & Conference

The NCTA continues to offer “Conferences with Character” as it stages its 45th Annual Business Meeting and General Conference, September 9-11, 2019 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, Baltimore, Maryland.  The geographic location of the NCTA 45th Annual Business Meeting and Conference will allow attendees to seize the opportunity of close proximity to Washington, DC and coal terminals for their educational experience.  We look forward to welcoming you to Baltimore! 

Registration Fee for the Fall Conference:
Member Rate $600.00 and Non-Member Rate:  $800.00


Monday, September 9


All Day

Packets at Hotel Check-In

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NCTA Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception



Tuesday, September 10


8:00 am – 11:30 am

General Session

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch by Individual Arrangement

1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

General Session

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

NCTA Annual Business Meeting for Members

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm




Wednesday, September 11


8:00 am – 11:30 am

General Session

12-15 pm - 3:00 pm

CSX Curtis Bay Export Terminal Tour

Click HERE to view Attendee Directory

NCTA is honored to welcome Alan H. Shaw, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation, as our Keynote Speaker, who will provide an update on recent initiatives at the Class I freight railroad. Our Special Guest Speaker, U.S. Rep. David Bennett McKinley (R-WV-01), will offer his views as to what to expect from the remainder of the 116th Congress. Former Ohio Coal Association President Christian Palich will share his perspective from his new post as Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement. Kelvin Dowd, Partner at Slover & Loftus LLP, will give an update on Surface Transportation Board activities.

This ​year, ​we ​will ​be exploring ​an ​exciting ​new ​venue- ​the ​Royal ​Sonesta ​Harbor ​Court. ​Located ​on ​the ​picturesque ​waterfront, ​the ​hotel ​brings ​refinement, ​charm ​and ​a ​laid-back ​style ​that ​stands-out ​among ​Baltimore ​hotels. ​The ​Sonesta ​was ​the ​winner ​of ​both ​the ​AAA ​Four ​Diamond ​Award ​and ​TripAdvisor’s ​2017 ​Certificate ​of ​Excellence. ​ ​The ​hotel ​features ​203 ​tastefully ​appointed ​guest ​rooms ​stocked ​with ​world-class ​amenities ​and ​thoughtful ​touches ​with ​your ​comfort ​in ​mind. ​ ​Grab ​a ​relaxed ​bite ​at ​Explorers–a ​must-try ​restaurant ​among ​Baltimore ​hotels, ​located ​conveniently ​onsite. ​Or ​venture ​outside ​for ​shopping, ​dining​, and ​local ​attractions ​just ​steps ​away. ​ ​NCTA's ​negotiate ​conference ​room ​rate ​is ​$175.00++ ​a ​night. ​ ​ This rate will be honored from September 4-15, 2019 based on guestroom availability.  Complimentary wi-fi access will be provided both in your guest room and the conference room.  NCTA negotiated a reduced parking rate of $22.00 per night for self-parking.

NOTE:  Please contact Melinda 720-227-1049 should you still require a room for the event.