CALVERTON, MD, June 16, 2016 — Matthew K. Rose, executive chairman of BNSF Railway, will deliver a keynote address on Sept. 20 at this year’s Intermodal EXPO 2016. His remarks will bridge two full days of educational programming.
“We continue to raise the bar in our educational programming for the industry,” said Joni Casey, president and CEO of IANA. “And this year’s EXPO which coincides with IANA’s 25th Anniversary, affords us the opportunity for some unique activities.”
The speakers for all sixteen educational sessions are now posted at the EXPO website: www.intermodalEXPO.com. The General Sessions held at the beginning of each day will feature top industry executives and analysts.
INTERMODAL FREIGHTCAST — Supply, Demand and Future Prospects
The annual FREIGHTCAST on Monday will review intermodal’s recent performance, prospects and trends. Specific issues that will be covered include energy prices, rail service gains, liner challenges and truckload competition. Moderator Mark Szakonyi, executive editor at JOC.com will be joined by:
Merger Mania — Can 3PLs Survive?
Tuesday’s General Session will look at the state of 3PL industry consolidation and the impact on IMCs, brokers and 3PLs as well as other intermodal stakeholders. Thom Albrecht, CFA, managing director, senior equity research analyst, BB&T Capital Markets, will moderate the session, and speakers include:
Additional educational programming will cover three intermodal tracks: economics and the environment, operations, and sales and service.
Networking, dialogue and education make EXPO the essential event for the intermodal supply chain. It is also the industry’s venue for 130+ companies showcasing the latest intermodal products and services.
Intermodal EXPO 2016 will be held September 18 - 20 in Houston, Texas. Visit www.intermodalEXPO.com for the latest information including full program details and a list of speakers.
IANA is North America's only industry trade association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. The association's mission is to promote the growth of efficient intermodal freight transportation through innovation, education and dialogue. The association offers valuable information and services specific to the intermodal industry encompassing consensus business solutions that facilitate: operations, regulatory compliance, and policy issue management. IANA's roster of over 1,000 members represents the diverse companies critical to moving freight efficiently and safely. IANA provides a discussion forum for the many types of stakeholders along the supply chain, resulting in a strong unified voice advocating the needs of intermodal freight transportation. For more information, visit www.intermodal.org.