MARS Summer Meeting Set for July 10–11 in Lake Geneva

Attendees to explore ‘Delivering Supply Chain Success with Rail Innovation and Sustainability’

CHICAGO—May 17, 2023 (James Street Media Services)—The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) Summer Meeting will be held July 10–11, 2023, at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The theme for the meeting is “Delivering Supply Chain Success with Rail Innovation and Sustainability.”

This year’s meeting will feature the annual Scholarship Golf Outing, plus a reception and networking dinner on the first day, July 10. The business meeting is scheduled for a full day on July 11.  
“North American railroads are focusing on their customers’ experience, and our Summer Meeting attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest developments,” says Kathy Bathurst, MARS President, and Senior Sales Manager, CSX Transportation. “Additionally, the summer meeting is always a great place to network with a diverse variety of industry leaders. We’re looking forward to a great event.” 
The agenda is still being finalized for the two-day event, and will include high-level executives from railroads, major shippers, and industry experts. 
MARS 2023 Summer Meeting 
Monday and Tuesday, July 10–11, 2023
Grand Geneva Resort
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Hotel accommodations
Grand Geneva Resort
Timber Ridge Lodge 
Meeting Cost 
$350 registration fee before June 15, 2023.  On June 16, registration increases to $425.
Online conference information and registration
• Email:
• Phone: (872) 212-4134 
About The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers 
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) is one of five regional North American associations under the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) national organization. Headquartered in the Chicago area, MARS provides an open forum for discussion and resolution of rail transportation issues by bringing railroads, shippers, receivers, and rail supply companies together twice annually for formal meetings in the Chicago area. To review the most recent meeting presentations, and to inquire about MARS membership, please visit the MARS website at

Bill Fahrenwald
James Street Associates