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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

$550 per person

Hyatt Regency - Houston Galleria
Houston, TX

Venture into the hectic holiday shipping season with an advantage over your competition by joining us for the 2023 FTR Shippers Symposium.

These new small-group sessions from FTR provide the perfect blend of quantitative data analysis and forecasts and intimate networking with the industry's elite decision-makers.

Taking place at the brand new Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria with upscale amenities and a relaxed atmosphere, this one-day session is the perfect opportunity to step away from the office and grow your transportation network and knowledge base.

Here's a look at the agenda:

7:30 AM - Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM - Welcome & Introductions
8:45 AM - The U.S. Economy: Is This Normal Now?

The economy has seen a series of shocks and whipsaws in the past three-and-a-half years, and even as indicators suggest a broad settling, we continue to see echoes and consequences of the pandemic disruption. Will 2024 finally bring an economy we can anticipate? Or is the new normal just waiting for the next unseen shoe to drop?

Presenter - Eric Starks

9:30 AM - Truck Outlook


Presenter - Avery Vise

10:30 AM - Networking Break
10:45 AM - Rail Outlook


Presenter - Todd Tranausky

11:45 AM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Keynote Session

A leading chemical and petroleum shipper speaks about the threats and opportunities they see for the market moving forward. This conversation will allow attendees to ask questions and hear answers about what they are watching to determine business outcomes in the year ahead.

Presenter - Emily Myers-Sanchez, Association of American Railroads

2:00 PM - Electrified Freight Transportation: Charging ahead or running off the grid?

Regulations at the federal and state levels and corporate drives for sustainability are pushing toward electric propulsion for commercial vehicles faster than we might have envisioned a decade ago. This session will address the technology paths, timelines and current and expected challenges to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and whether diesel has a role in freight transportation of the future.

Presenter - Mike Roeth, NACFE

3:00 PM - Networking Break
3:15 PM - Charting a Course for Compliance: Navigating Regulatory Concerns for Leading Shippers

In today's ever-evolving global marketplace, leading shippers face an array of complex and constantly changing regulatory challenges. To maintain a competitive edge while ensuring adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards, shippers must chart a course for compliance.
This session is designed to provide shippers with invaluable insights into the regulatory landscape and equip them with practical strategies to navigate the intricate web of compliance concerns.

Presenter - Avery Vise & Todd Tranausky
Moderator - Jonathan Starks

Share your expertise, exchange ideas, and collaborate with fellow professionals at this crucial event designed to equip you with the latest insights and strategies for the upcoming holiday shipping season. Please fill out the form to reserve your spot for the 2023 FTR Shippers Symposium on November 14th in Houston, Texas!

Once the registration form is submitted, we will send an invoice and hotel room block information.  

Please click here to view the FTR Symposium Series Terms & Conditions

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