Ohio Conference on Freight
The 2016 Ohio Conference on Freight is moving to Cleveland this year for the tenth annual conference, August 22-24. The conference, which is created and presented by TMACOG with the support of many partners, came out of a regional drive to solidify the freight transportation and logistics industry as a fundamental piece of the economy. It is now a well-respected, well-attended event that brings top national and international speakers to address attendees from more than a dozen states and Canada.
Registration is now open. Register early for best conference rates and for discounted hotel accommodations. The 2016 conference is at the brand new Hilton Cleveland Downtown.
In 2016, keynote presentations will include leaders of business and industry, top government officials, and economic development. Already confirmed are Rick Blasgen, president and chief executive officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; and Betty Sutton, administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
Topics for breakout sessions will include:
• Shorter Chains: Production and Consumption Together Again
• Multi-channel and the Last Mile
• Smart, Flexible Chains: Decision-making under Changing Global Circumstances
• The Consequences of Cheap Fuel
• Transport Market Outlook and the Prognosis for U.S. Freight Infrastructure
• Addressing the Driver Shortage: Keeping the Nation’s Freight Moving
• Navigating Regulations on the Way to International Success
• Supply Chain Rx: Just What the Doctor Ordered
• Visible Chains: Track and Trace, Autonomous Fleets and Smart Infrastructure
• Overcoming Financial Bottlenecks
• Marine Transport Roundtable: Turning Barriers into Opportunities
• Economic Impacts of Supply Chain Efficiency
Ohio has global access by water, air, road, rail, and pipeline. A vibrant import-export industry relies on a well-connected freight transportation system and a world-class logistics environment. Ohio is within a day’s drive of more than 60% of the North American population and manufacturing centers. #whyohio.
The conference program also includes a reception and waterside tour of Cleveland Harbor’s Port and River system. See all the details at www.ohiofreight.org. For partnership options or more information, contact Conference Director Christine Connell at 419.241.9155 ext. 119.