Logistics Summit to feature ‘Global Connections’

[Sept. 15, 2016]

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit will emphasize ‘Global Connections’ at the Indiana Convention Center on Nov. 16-17 during the region’s premier logistics conference, co-hosted by Purdue University, the Ports of Indiana and Conexus Indiana. With presentations on Quebec’s $9 billion maritime strategy, the new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the importance of Cultural Intelligence in international business, and new developments in all transportation modes, the 14th annual Summit will bring together over 300 leaders from logistics, manufacturing, government, economic development and academia for this special event.

Featuring over 20 speakers from around the country, the Summit will include presentations by international, national and regional experts discussing key issues related to moving freight, business opportunities and political changes. Breakout sessions will feature presentations about important logistics innovations, workforce challenges and new policies as well as key topics including the impact of the fossil fuel implosion on railroads, benefits of I-69 and the new Ohio River bridges, a new role for maritime shipping and the future of aviation systems and drones.

“Globalization is no longer just a buzzword in U.S. economic and logistics discussions,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “Companies are coming to full realization that their marketplace and their competitors are not necessarily in the same city, state or country where they once were. The U.S. home field advantage has yielded to a very complex global economy. This year’s Indiana Logistics Summit will provide a worldwide forum for industry professionals to stay abreast of the latest trends, policies and innovations in the fast-changing field of logistics.”

An early-bird registration of $250 per registrant is available until Sept. 30. Registration includes all sessions, kick-off reception, evening international reception, continental breakfast, keynote luncheon and conference materials. Sponsorships and group registration are available by contacting Liz Folkerts at 317-232-9205.

To register online or for more information about the 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit, visit www.indianalogistics.com.

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Media Contact: Rich Allen, 317-232-9204, rallen@portsofindiana.com