Freight in the Southeast, 2017

 

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The Freight in the Southeast Conference was held on February 15-17, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.  The Georgia Department of Transportation served as the co-host for the Conference. 

      1. Venue
      2. Registration
      3. Tentative Agenda
      4. Sponsorship Opportunities

       

ITTS wishes to thank the following sponsors

Gold

 

HDR

 

Silver

 

Cambridge Systematics

 

HNTB

 

Venue

Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront
611 East River Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Book your Hotel here

 

Registration

  • The Conference fee is $150 for the general sessions on Thursday.
  • The fee for attending the conference and either/or Wednesday and Friday is $300, which includes the Thursday meeting. These sessions are limited to ITTS State DOTs and their designated parties and our Federal Partners.

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*We are not giving refunds at this time for non-show as we have already ordered food, etc.

 The agenda:

(You can download the conference booklet, which contains bios, here.)

February 15 (By invitation only)

Wednesday

8:00-12:00 Training (SHIFT Model/Tableau view)
12:00-1:00 lunch on your own

1:00-4:00

FEAT Training

4:00-5:00

ITTS Midyear working Meeting

7:00-9:00

ITTS Peer Exchange

   

February 16 (Open to All)

Thursday

8:00-8:30

Welcome Remarks

Bruce Lambert, ITTS

Tom McQueen, Georgia Department of Transportation

8:30-9:30

Where is the Southeast Going in 20 years?

Chris Oakley, Federal Reserve Bank

Tom McQueen (moderator)

10:00-12:00

Connecting Hinterlands through Rail Investment

Charles H.W. Edwards, N.C. Department of Transportation

Mike Peters, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc

Rob Girardot, CSX

Robert "Ed" Lee, Florida DOT (moderator)

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:00

Biomass in the Southeast

Bill Jakubsen, Georgia Port Authority

video on the port

presentation

Sandra D. Eksioglu, Clemson University

presentation

Related studies (in a zip file)

Virginia Porta, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (moderator)

2:30-3:30

Modal Shifts and Supply Chains

Brad Pickel, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association 

Libby Ogard, Prime Focus LLC

Laura Phillips, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (moderator)

4:00-5:30

Future of Southeastern Exports

Rhett Willis, DJ Powers

Mary Waters, Georgia Department of Economic Development

John Young, American Association of Port Authorities

Erik Johnson, Virginia Department of Transportation (moderator)

   

February 17 (By Invitation Only) 

Friday

8:00-10:00

Vince Mantero, Update on State Freight Plan FAST Act Approval process

Katelyn Dwyer, AASHTO update

10:00-12:00

States discuss freight planning efforts

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-3:00

Informal working meeting on future of trade, planning needs

 

Sponsorship Information:

Platinum Sponsor $1,200
• Three (3) complimentary Conference registrations
• Tabletop exhibit spaces
• Full-page ad in the on-site brochure
• Priority, reserved seating at the Conference Luncheon
• Sponsorship listing in Conference material provided to attendees
• Company logo on on-site Conference signage
• Clickable, full-color logo on the Conference website
• Electronic copy of conference attendee list
• Sponsorship designation ribbons for each of your company representative attendees

Gold Sponsor $800
• Two (2) complimentary Conference registrations
• Tabletop exhibit space
• Half-page ad in the on-site brochure
• Priority, reserved seating at the Conference Luncheon
• Sponsorship listing in Conference material provided to attendees
• Company logo on on-site Conference signage
• Clickable, full-color logo on the Conference website
• Electronic copy of conference attendee list
• Sponsorship designation ribbons for each of your company representative attendees

Silver Sponsor $400
• One (1) complimentary Conference registration
• Tabletop exhibit space
• Quarter-page ad in the on-site brochure
• Sponsorship listing in Conference material provided to attendees
• Company logo on on-site Conference signage
• Clickable, full-color logo on the Conference website
• Electronic copy of conference attendee list
• Sponsorship designation ribbons for each of your company representative attendees