2021

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May 20-21, 2021
Virtual Conference
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The Program

The program will be held virtually over two days. The schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, and virtual tours.

Conference Host

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is a voluntary association of Central Ohio governments and regional organizations which envisions and embraces innovative directions in transportation, energy, housing, land use, the environment and economic prosperity. Our makeup is representative of the rural, urban and suburban communities that comprise our burgeoning region. Our transformative programming and innovative public policy are evident throughout the 15 counties we serve.

MORPC serves the fastest-growing region in Ohio and reaches across the boundaries of cities, villages, townships, and counties to improve the quality of life for all Central Ohio residents. MORPC is committed to collaboration and developing bold new strategies that continue to make the region stand out both nationally and globally.

MORPC provides a unified voice with the strength to make Central Ohio competitive in the global marketplace. MORPC is dedicated to attracting the best and the brightest, transforming existing communities, and promoting sustainability.

ABOUT THE OHIO CONFERENCE ON FREIGHT

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), The Ohio Association of Regional Council (OARC), and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are pleased to announce the Ohio Conference on Freight in Columbus. The Ohio Conference on Freight attracts over 300 professionals from the private and public sectors and from numerous states and the provinces in the U.S. and Canada who are deeply involved in freight and the economy.

The conference removes barriers between each mode of goods and between the public and private sectors. It is a vital forum to support economic growth in Ohio and the surrounding Great Lakes region through and integrated, multimodal industry.

 


 PANEL SPEAKERS

Ferzan Ahmed, PE

Executive Director, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Committee

Mark Locker, AICP

Program Manager, Ohio Department of Transportation – Maritime, Freight and Logistics

Megan McClory

Secretary/Treasurer, Ohio Rail Development

Howard Wood

Executive Director, DriveOhio

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

The Ohio Conference on Freight will be held virtually over two days. The program will include dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, and virtual tours.  

THURSDAY, MAY 20

9:00

Opening Session with Keynote -Freight on the Frontline Transportation Leaders Panel

10:15

Breakout Sessions

9:00

Breakout Sessions

10:00

Amazon FC Live Virtual Tour

11:30

Break

11:00

Break

11:45

Breakout Sessions

11:15

Closing Session - Adjournment

FRIDAY, MAY 21

PRESENTING SPONSORS

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PROGRAM SPONSORS

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We are looking for conference sponsors – agencies, organizations, foundations and companies! Conference opportunities offer many ways to interact with participants and underscore your commitment to the important issues to be addressed through this event.

For more details, please contact Amanda McEldowney at amceldowney@morpc.org

 
Freight on the Frontline
May 20-21, 2021
Virtual Conference