FREIGHT IN THE SOUTHEAST 2017

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February 15-17, 2017 - Savannah, Georgia

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. 

Sponsors:

ITTS wishes to thank the following sponsors:

Conference sponsor logos. Gold sponsors are Cambridge Systematics. Silver sponsors are HNTB and HDR.

Venue:

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

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.

 

If you are paying by credit card, the charge on your card will show up as MENTIS. 

 

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

Agenda:

View Conference Booklet here.

Wednesday, February 15

By invitation only

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

Thursday, February 16

Open to All

 

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 

Sandra D. Eksioglu, Clemson University - related studies

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)

Friday, February 17

By Invitation Only

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 need

 

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