FREIGHT IN THE SOUTHEAST 2016

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April 11-12, 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana

The Freight in the Southeast Meeting will be held on April 11-12, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. This annual meeting focuses on how changing freight operations are shaping the region's transportation system. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in regional freight corridors, multimodal freight development, and transportation-related economic development. This includes transportation companies, consultants, academia, logistics personnel, economic development organizations, government officials (federal, state, local, and elected), and metropolitan/regional planning organizations.

The event is cohosted by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development logo

This meeting will be held prior to the Critical Commodities Conference.

Agenda:

Bios and Speaker Information

Monday, April 11

8:00-8:15

Welcome

Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

8:15-9:30

Discussion on Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Freight Provisions

Caitlin Hughes Rayman, FHWA Freight Management and Operations Office

10:00-11:00

Freight performance measures for the public sector

  • Jessie Jones, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, moderator

  • Karen S. Miller, Missouri Department of Transportation

  • Lauren LeJeune, Florida Department of Transportation

  • Cheryl Ball, Missouri Department of Transportation

11:00-11:45

Lighting Round - Quick presentations on performance measures (open to all attendees)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Working Lunch: National Freight Data Programs at the US Department of Transportation

Michael Sprung, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Ronald Duych, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

1:45 PM - 5:30

From Ship to Cup - A Tour of the Coffee Shipments and Value Added Activities

(Due to space limitations, this is event is closed. You can be put on a waiting list.)

5:45-7:00

Transportation Research Board Intermodal Freight Transport Committee (AT045)

(open to all attendees)

Room Rex B 

For more about the Committee, visit here.

5:45-7:00

Transportation Research Board Committee on Agricultural Transportation (AT030)

(open to all attendees)

Room Rex A

For more about the Committee, visit here.

6:30 PM

Stakeholder Roundtable Dinner 

(by invitation only) 

Pascal's Manale Restaurant

Stuart McAvoy, UPS, "Implications on an Avulsion of the Mississippi River on Agricultural Trade"

Dr. Lynn Kennedy, LSU Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

 

Tuesday, April 12

8:00 - 8:10

Welcome: Bruce Lambert

8:10 AM -9:35 AM

Changing World Markets: Logistics and changing supply patterns, market changes (Cuba, Panama Canal, etc.), impact of megaships on infrastructure and supply chain.

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Changing Domestic Delivery: Changes in manufacturing (3D printing) and delivery (drones, autonomous delivery, etc.), and supply chain management (routes, operations, etc.).

12:00 PM- 1:15 PM

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eric Kalivoda, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

1:30 PM -3:00PM

Site Development: Freight plans and infrastructure (especially in urban environments), value added economic development, governmental assistance to private freight and freight-generating firms.

 

3:30 PM -5:00 PM

Planning for Urban Freight Mobility: Connecting the system intelligently (intermodal connectors, projects, operations), freight generator access to ports and terminals, implementation success stories.

 

Wednesday, April 13

The FHWA-AASHTO SHRP2 meeting on Wednesday April 13 has been cancelled.

 

 

Hotel and Meeting Location

We arranged a block of rooms at the Omni Riverfront Hotel.

701 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70130

Telephone: 504-524-8200

Fax: 504-524-0600

 

Registration

Online Registration is now closed. You can register at the Conference.

The Conference fee is $100, which includes meetings on Monday and Tuesday. There is no single day registration fee for non-speakers.

The Coffee Tour is full.

Here is the registration form to pay by check, credit card, or cash. If you are paying by credit card, the charge on your card will show up as MENTIS.

Sponsors

Conference sponsor logos. Gold sponsors are Cambridge Systematics, the Louisiana International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority, and the Merritt C. Becker Jr. Uno Transportation Institute. Silver sponsors are Operation Lifesaver, J.W. Allen & Co Inc., and the New Orleans Board of Trade Limited.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor $1,200

  • Three (3) complimentary Conference registrations

  • Two (2) 6', 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

  • 6', 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

  • 3', 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

 

Please contact Bruce Lambert at Bruce@ittsresearch.org or via phone at 540-455-9882/ 985-302-6900 for sponsorship information.

 

Local Planning Committee

As always, my undying thanks to the local planning committee:

  • Billy App, J.W. Allen & Co., Inc.

  • Randy Guillot, Triple G Express

  • John Hyatt, Irwin Brown Company

  • Matt Johns, Louisiana Planning Council

  • Jessie Jones, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

  • Bobby Landry, Port of New Orleans

  • Tom McQueen, Georgia Department of Transportation

  • James Murphy, Maritime Administration

  • Karen Parsons, Regional Planning Commission

  • Sheba Person-Whitley, Louisiana Economic Development

  • Laura Phillips, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

  • Bethany Stitch, University of New Orleans