11th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 11:00am
United States

Freight Planning in an Uncertain World

This year's symposium will address the impacts of rapid change on freight movements in the Midwest. Representatives from the business community, academia, and the public sector will participate in panels discussing current freight challenges and public policy alternatives in response to rapid change. Topics will include ethanol transportation requirements, the shift from imports to exports, competition for containers, truck-weight impacts on roads, intermodal needs, the special needs of medium-sized manufacturers, and emerging industries. Richard Stewart, director of the Transportation and Logistics Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Superior, will make the keynote presentation, focusing on the rapid economic change across the Midwest.


Proceedings


Program

Welcome

  • Robert Johns, Director, Center for Transportation Studies
 
  • Rebecca Jasper, President, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
 
  • Ron Have, Chairman, Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee
 

Keynote Presentation: "The Only Constant is Change"

  • Richard Stewart, Professor and Director, Transportation and Logistics Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Panel: Current Directions in Industry

  • Moderator: Richard Murphy, Jr., President, Murphy Warehouse Company

Panelists:

  • David Christianson, Associate, SRF Consulting Group
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  • Catherine Petersen, Principal, CJ Petersen & Assoc.
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  • Jerry Fruin, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
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  • Leslie Blakey, Executive Director, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors
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Panel: Public Policy Alternatives

  • Moderator: Bill Gardner, Director, Freight Planning and Development Unit, Mn/DOT

 

Panelists:

  • Leslie Blakey, Executive Director, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors
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  • Mike Wagner, County Engineer, Nicollet County Minnesota
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  • Adolph Ojard, Director, Duluth Port Authority
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Wrap-up and Adjourn

  • Robert Johns, Director, Center for Transportation Studies
 

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by CTS, in cooperation with the

It is facilitated by Continuing Professional Education, University of Minnesota.