Freight in the Southeast, 2015

 

Mississippi Department of Transportation has been agreed to be this year's host, and welcomes everyone to Biloxi, March 16-19, 2015. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in regional/ multimodal freight, such as transportation companies, consultants, academia, logistics personnel, economic development organizations, government officials (federal, state, local, and elected), and metropolitan/regional planning organizations.  A number of tour of the Ingalls Shipyard is also provided (on a first come\first served basis) to allow participants to gain additional insights into the transportation system. 

 

Information

Agenda/ Program

Venue

Hotel

Sponsorship Opportunities

Partnering Organizations

 

Registration

The Conference fee is as follows:

Single day fee - $175

Full conference fee - $300

Click here to register. You will be taken to a secure site to complete the registration process.

 

Program

You can also download a pdf of the program here.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

All Events on Monday will be held at the Sheraton Four Points

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm The economics of multimodal freight corridors
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Corps of Engineers approach to navigation planning
  • 7:00 pm Welcome Reception sponsored by the Mississippi World Trade Center and Waggoner Engineering with a beer tasting from Crooked Letter Brewery


TUESDAY, MARCH 17

 

  • 7:00am Assemble for Tour of Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula (Sheraton)

All other events are at the Biloxi Visitors Center

  • 11:30am Mississippi Freight Advisory Council meeting/ luncheon
  • 1:00pm Opening Remarks
  • 1:30pm Economic Development and Transportation
  • 3:30pm Inland Waterways and Container on Barge operations


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

8:00 am - 9:30 am Where is the Economy Heading?

10:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1- The Automotive Industry and Advanced Manufacturing
Track 2- Performance Measures for Transportation Agencies

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1- The Future of Trucking
Track 2- Prioritizing Freight Investment

3:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1- The Future of the Federal Aid Program
Track 2- Trends in International Business and Trade


THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 (Biloxi Visitors Center)

8:00 am - 9:30 am Discussion on Freight Data for local and state analysis

10:00 am - 12:00 am Using Freight Data to communicate to stakeholders
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Venue

All the events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be held at the Biloxi Visitors Center
Its a nice building overlooking the Gulf and is a casual stroll from the hotel.

Location: 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Mississippi. At U.S. 90 and Porter Avenue
Telephone: (228) 374-3105 or 1-800-BILOXI-3 FREE

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Hotel

We have arranged for rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton Biloxi Beach Boulevard
940 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530

Phone: 228-546-3100

YOU HAVE TO CALL THE HOTEL TO GET THE CONFERENCE RATE.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Platinum Sponsor $5,000
• Three (3) complimentary Full 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 $2,500
• Two (2) complimentary Full 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 $1,000
• One (1) complimentary Full Conference registration
• 6', tabletop exhibit space
• Quarter-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

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PLANNING COMMITTEE

ITTS would like to thank the following for their assistance:

  • Gulf Regional Planning Commission
  • MS Engineering and Development, LLC
  • Mississippi World Trade Center
  • Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi

 

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