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“This was the most informative conference on transportation logistics I have been to in a long time. It brought together industry logistic managers, state officials, and trucking companies to collaborate toward a better understanding of the transportation industry and its unique challenges.”
- Rick McLaughlin, Alliance Shippers, Inc., Cleveland, OH

“… Congrats for aiming high and providing us all with a wonderful forum on new ideas and innovations. I got a lot out of it.”
- Libby Ogard, Prime Focus, LLC, DePere, WI

“I was undecided on what branch of operation management I wanted to pursue. After all the knowledge acquired I’m looking forward to specializing in logistics."
- Raquel Keller, student, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

2015 Conference on Freight
September 14-16, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, Ohi


For the first time ever, three great conferences are joining together. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend the Ohio Conference on Freight, the Mid-America Freight Conference, and the Kentucky Freight Conference in one great event. In 2015 the Ohio Conference on Freight and the Mid-America Freight Coalition join forces with the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and the Indiana Department of Transportation along with the Federal Highway Administration to offer a comprehensive forum addressing the freight and logistics industry in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and the 10-state mid-America freight region.

Key organizational support is provided by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, and JobsOhio.

Sessions on freight policy and planning, economic development, industry integration, energy, and sustainability will be offered and all freight modes will be addressed. The conference theme recognizes the need for cooperation between people who move goods and those responsible for the condition of freight infrastructure. Increasingly, international, national, regional, and even local freight movements rely upon breaking down boundaries. Better coordination among producers and carriers, among modes, and among the public and private sectors is needed to support competitiveness and prosperity. Attend this conference to create relationships that enable us to build a future together!

Freight forecasters are predicting dramatic growth in freight volumes. Yet our current freight network struggles to meet today’s demand, and at severe bottlenecks it fails. This conference addresses the reality that economic growth will increasingly depend upon or be at the mercy of our freight infrastructure.

  • Build professional capacity in all aspects of freight transport by disseminating best practices in supply chain and logistics.
  • Strengthen the ability of the public and private sectors to effectively plan, build, and maintain an efficient transportation network.
  • Examine and inform state and federal policies that support freight related economic development.

Earn Professional Development Credits

Professional engineers: earn professional development hours (PDH).
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is expected to recognize this event as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).
Continuing Education Credits
The American Planning Association is expected to approve this event. AICP members can earn up to 10 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits during the conference. 

Christine Connell
Conference Director
419-241-9155 ext. 119


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