"Solving the National Transportation Crisis"

2014 Indiana Logistics Summit
October 7-8, Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis
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Innovators Stephen Goldsmith and Dr. Lawrence Burns will headline a top-notch group of speakers at Indiana's premier logistics conference this October in Indianapolis. The 2014 event is titled "Solving the National Transportation Crisis" and will feature a wide range of speakers from across the country who will be discussing the nation's crumbling transportation infrastructure, public and private funding challenges, daunting future freight projects and what businesses and government should be doing about it all. Top national experts in transportation, distribution and logistics will descend upon the Indiana Convention Center on Oct. 7-8 for the 2014 Indiana Logistics Summit, featuring presentations by industry experts, extensive networking opportunities and booth displays. Co-hosted by Purdue University, Conexus Indiana and Ports of Indiana, the Summit brings together representatives from all modes of transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, business services, government, economic development and academia to discuss issues affecting the industry and how to grow business through logistics.


Known as the "Crossroads of America", Indiana ranks among the top 10 states in more than 50 logistics categories, including No. 1 in pass-through interstates. The state's central location, business-friendly environment and extensive transportation infrastructure have made this state a leader in the world of logistics. As a result, more than a billion tons of freight travel through the state each year and Indiana has become one of the best places to grow businesses that rely on the movement of goods.


Attendees come from a wide range of businesses such as logistics, manufacturing, real estate, waterborne transportation, consulting services, utilities, distribution, engineering, law firms, media, rail, air, life sciences, marketing, trucking, construction, technology and many executives involved in supply chain decisions.


Hundreds of top industry leaders from around the country have participated in this event, including two governors, three university presidents and numerous CEOs of top corporations. Through the years, the Indiana Logistics Summit has provided a platform for important discussions between leaders of an extremely diverse industry, including presentations by corporate giants such as Honda, ArcelorMittal, Eli Lilly, FedEx, UPS, Norfolk Southern, CSX, CN Railway and many others. Attendees at the Indiana Logistics Summit will hear industry experts talk about major logistics issues and opportunities for future growth. Other topics will include industry updates from road, rail, water and air experts; status reports for major transportation projects around Indiana; best practice examples from industry leaders; current event issues from around the U.S.; and Indiana's latest rankings in key logistics areas.


Registration is now open for the Indiana Logistics Summit and includes admission to all presentations, the continental breakfast, keynote luncheon, networking receptions, exhibit hall and the Oct. 7 evening reception (Space is limited for the private reception - advance registration and additional RSVP required). Registration is $250 per person. Register online.

Various levels of sponsorships are available and can include group registrations as well as exhibit space in the conference networking area. Sponsorship Contact: Gloria Novotney - (317) 840-7847; gnovotney@portsofindiana.com.

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