Everyone attending the conference must register in advance. Register by the Early Bird Deadline of August 14 for best value. Name tags are required to gain admittance to conference sessions.
Early Bird Rate: $250 (expires on August 14)
Standard Rate: $300 (August 15 to September 4)
September 14-16; Cincinnati, Ohio
Conference registration includes admittance to all 5 keynote sessions, choice of 15 breakout sessions, and:
- Two breakfasts, two lunches, two catered networking receptions (Monday and Tuesday nights), and refreshment breaks
- Access to exhibitor booths/networking area
- Handouts and participant list
- Opportunity to tour the DHL Americas Air Cargo Facility (space is limited, first-come-first-served) on Tuesday night
- Opportunity to attend Inland Waterways Development Workshop at no additional charge on Wednesday afternoon
Click on the Agenda Tab to see latest updates about speakers, tours, and topics.
Options that incur additional cost:
Pre-Conference Tour on the Ohio River: $35
Arrive by Monday at noon to take this waterside tour of the greater Cincinnati area that will call attention to barge terminals and other freight related interests. See complete description on Agenda tab. The tour fee covers river transport, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available. Non-conference guests may also register for this tour by contacting Jodi Cole, 419.241.9155, email@example.com.
Cincinnati Craft Brewery Tour: $40
Relax with colleagues on a craft brewery tour. Cincinnati was one of America’s top beer producers from the mid-1800s through prohibition. Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine Brewery District boasts the largest collection of pre-Prohibition breweries in the country. The $40 tour fee covers transportation to/from the hotel, and beer sampling visits to two local breweries: Taft Ale House and Rhinegeist. Ages 21 and up only.
Inland Waterways Development Workshop: $50
Don’t have time to attend the entire conference? Consider attending the Wednesday Keynote Luncheon at noon and the Inland Waterways Workshop that immediately follows it from 2-4 p.m. This intensive workshop explores potential business opportunities along the Ohio River Corridor. Infrastructure facilities, investment sites, and other amenities will be reviewed along with a discussion of policies and enhancements in support of marine freight.