FTR Announces Agenda for 15th Annual Transportation Conference

Attendees will receive in-depth information from industry leaders on all the surface freight transport modes.

The agenda has been set and early-bird registration is currently open for the FTR Transportation Conference scheduled for September 10-12 at the Historic Union Station in Indianapolis. FTR’s annual conference is recognized for delivering the most complete and comprehensive outlook on freight transportation in North America. Attendees receive in-depth information from industry leaders on all the surface freight transport modes. Presentations and panel discussions will cover the economy, freight demand, competition between modes, carrier & shipper behavior, and demand for new transport equipment. 

This comprehensive conference offers content channels to help guide attendees towards the sessions most appropriate to their business needs. The conference will kick-off with Transportation 101 sessions, designed to provide attendees with a high-level profile and exploration of the freight transportation markets, with breakout sessions for Rail and Intermodal or Trucking. The five content channels for the rest of the conference are Freightology, State of Freight, Shippers, Brokers, & Carriers, Rail Equipment, and Truck & Trailer Equipment. Top industry thought leaders will present on current topics within each of these tracks.

FTR’s Chief Intelligence Officer, Jonathan Starks, comments, “FTR continues to create a unique space for all industry participants to increase their knowledge and insights. The addition of our Freightology sessions really brings to bear how the market is changing and reacting to a surge in technological development. The consumer is leading the way, but business is rapidly following. And companies involved in getting those consumers all of their needed items quickly and efficiently need to be on the cutting edge of these rapid changes. More importantly, FTR attendees are active participants in our discussions and panels. Nothing increases industry knowledge more than direct input from industry leaders. Join us later this year to hear insights on such diverse topics as the impact of used truck pricing, next generation power-gen, and tech-enabled freight matching, plus much more”

The FTR conference is the premier forecasting event of the industry offering insights, knowledge, and strategic networking opportunities. 

2018 Satisfaction

Following the 2018 conference, of the 160 attendees who responded to the FTR conference survey, 156 (98%) said that the conference met their informational objectives. The responses also showed that 158 (99%) would also recommend the conference to a colleague. With the 2018 conference being the highest attended yet, FTR is anticipating higher attendance for this year’s conference. 

Details and Downloads

2019 Agenda PDF 

Online Agenda, by topic  


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