Matters of Freight

How can we leverage our defining strengths as a state to ensure we can meet tomorrow’s freight and logistics challenges?  Hear about this and be a part of the conversation by attending the 18th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium, on Friday, December 4th.  This breakfast meeting that will include a variety of presentations and panels from 8 a.m. to noon.  Decision makers from any business involved in logistics and transportation should consider attending.

At this year’s symposium, Adie Tomer, a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and a member of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, will give the keynote presentation on economic competitiveness and freight’s metropolitan future. Tomer will use economic trends across the local and global scale to raise important questions that statewide and metropolitan leaders should be thinking about as they map their freight-related future.

Following Tomer’s presentation, a panel discussion with representatives from the business community and the public sector will offer local perspective on major global economic changes. The second portion of the symposium will feature a presentation and a panel discussion about the implementation of the new statewide freight plan and action agenda. The freight action agenda comprises a range of strategies for MnDOT and other Minnesota freight stakeholders, including near-term physical, operational, and policy actions. The session panelists serve on the Minnesota Statewide Freight System Plan Advisory Committee and in the Minnesota Legislature.

This Symposium is sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Twin Cities Roundtable, Metropolitan Council, and the Transportation Club of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Click here to register!

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