Registration is live for the 2018 FTR Transportation Conference.
Now in its 14th year, FTR says this annual conference brings together all the different aspects of the freight transportation world into one place. This year’s conference will be held Sept. 11-13, 2018, at the historic Union Station in downtown Indianapolis. With more than 80 of the industry’s leading speakers and panelists, and 450 attendees, FTR says the event will be the premier transportation forecasting event of the year.
This year FTR is excited to announce several changes to the conference:
- The conference is expanding the number of content channels from four to five.
- The conference is introducing a new educational track for attendees called Transportation 101.
- The conference is offering a new networking opportunity: Women in Transportation luncheon.
FTR describes the content channels as events that can help attendees focus on the content that is most important for their businesses. They are:
- Freightology: Sessions exploring transformative ideas in transportation
- State of Freight: Sessions exploring the relationship between the economy and freight, giving attendees a clearer view of the entire industry.
- Shippers, Brokers, & Carriers: Sessions exploring the relationship between shippers, brokers, and carriers, as well as forecasting demand and capacity.
- Truck & Trailer Equipment: Sessions exploring forecasting for new and used equipment, giving attendees a complete picture about future demand for commercial vehicles.
- Rail Equipment: Sessions exploring forecasting and current conditions, providing the most comprehensive outlook on rail car equipment in 2018.
Regarding the new event educational track, Transportation 101, FTR says, “Whether you are on track to become tomorrow’s leader, or are already an experienced industry professional, these sessions will broaden your understanding of the transportation marketplace. We encourage trucking executives to utilize this opportunity to better understand rail and intermodal, and vice-versa.”
Topics to be addressed during those sessions include:
- The economic and regulatory factors behind the industry’s evolution
- The varied equipment types and commodities moved by each mode
- Present trends in freight transportation and a brief look at what to expect going forward
Finally, regarding the Women in Transportation luncheon, FTR says its Vice President of Customer Relations Helen Lile will host an informal lunch on Thursday, Sept. 13 for women in rail, equipment, shipping, and trucking. This opportunity will allow attendees the chance to connect and engage with other female leaders in the transportation industry, FTR says. Lunch is included with the registration fee.
To learn more about the 2018 FTR Transportation conference, and to sign up, please CLICK HERE.