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The 2016 Ohio Conference on Freight: Conference Co-hosts

You have until August 10 to register for the 2016 Ohio Conference on Freight to be held August 22-24 in Cleveland. The robust program looks at all modes of freight movement and the logistics industry that pulls all the modes into an efficient system. See all the conference details and hotel information at www.ohiofreight.org.

Many companies and organizations are providing generous partner support, including conference co-host partners the Ohio Association of Regional Councils and World Shipping, Inc.

The Ohio Association of Regional Councils, (OARC) comprises 24 agencies serving more than 1,500 municipalities, villages, townships, and counties and representing over 10 million residents of those communities around the state. Regional councils coordinate and work to streamline statewide services at the regional level, leverage federal resources and serve as stewards of the Ohio's limited resources. Ohio's regional councils serve as a conveners, consensus builders, facilitators and leaders in order to target limited regional resources to deliver the best return on investment for the region. Most of Ohio’s regional councils are federally mandated Metropolitan Planning Organizations that bring local officials together to determine transportation priorities and how to allocate federal transportation dollars. All the councils have long histories of coordinating local transportation, environmental and land-use planning projects within the framework of state policy. Its members founded the Ohio Conference on Freight and have helped it grow over the past 10 years. See regionalcouncils.org to find out more.

World Shipping, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, joins Ohio Association of Regional Councils as a conference co-host for the 2016 Ohio Freight Conference. Several executives are serving as panelists on breakout sessions throughout the conference. For over 55 years, The World Group has provided innovative cargo transportation and freight services while delivering the highest level of customer service available in the industry. Services include vessel agency operations, freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, ocean/air/rail freight, breakbulk, project cargo, cross-dock operations, transloading, container trucking, warehousing and distribution, and bulk liquid logistics. The World Group provides seamless end-to-end solutions with maximum control of the supply chain. Learn more at worldshipping.com.

Learn about all the other conference partners here.

Key organizational support is provided by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG), the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and JobsOhio, along with the input from several industry experts.

For more information contact Conference Director Christine Connell
419.241.9155 ext. 119.

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