Freight in the Southeast, 2016

 

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.

The meeting will held prior to the Critical Commodities Conference. I hope that you will find both conferences of interest.

Agenda/ Program

Hotel

Registration

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Planning Committee

 

 

Agenda/Program

(Bios are posted here)

Speaker presentations are available as links in the agenda below.

Monday, April 11

      8:00 - 8:15 Welcome: Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

      8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Discussion on Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Freight Provisions

      Caitlin Hughes Rayman, FHWA Freight Management and Operations Office

      10:00-11:00 AM 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 PM 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.)

      Sponsored by the

      5:45-7:00 PM Transportation Research Board Intermodal Freight Transport Committee (AT045) (open to all attendees) Room Rex B For more about the Committee, visit here

          • Stuart Mcavoy, UPS

           

      5:45-7:00 PM Transportation Research Board Committee on Agricultural Transportation (AT030) (open to all attendees) Room Rex A For more about the Committee, visit here

          • Dr. Lynn Kennedy, LSU Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

          "Implications on an Avulsion of the Mississippi River on Agricultural Trade"

      6:30 PM Stakeholder Roundtable Dinner (by invitation only)

      Pascal's Manale Restaurant

       

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.

      • Tom Mcqueen, Georgia Department of Transportation, Moderator
      • Gary Adams, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
      • Ricardo Sanchez, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
      • Adrienne Slack, New Orleans Federal Reserve Bank

       

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.

      • Laura Phillips: Louisiana Department of Transportation, Moderator
      • Karen Parsons, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
      • John Orr, Atlanta Regional Commission
      • Randy Guillot, Triple G Express
      • David Chandler, Center for Neighborhood Technology

       

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

Hotel and Meeting Location

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

701 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70130

Telephone: 504-524-8200

Fax: 504-524-0600

Please use the following link when making your room reservation to receive a nightly rate of $160. (The room rate ends on April 1.)

http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/new-orleans-riverfront/meetings/itts

 

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.

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Sponsors

 

Gold Sponsor

LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL DEEP WATER GULF TRANSFER TERMINAL AUTHORITY

 

Silver Sponsor

Operation lifesaver

 

 


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