Senior officials from U.S. government and Federal Reserve Bank; intermodal industry executives to headline Intermodal EXPO 2015

Senior officials from U.S. government and Federal Reserve Bank; intermodal industry executives to headline Intermodal EXPO 2015

Sep 18, 2015

Event: The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) hosts Intermodal EXPO 2015, bringing together North American intermodal supply chain leaders to discuss industry trends and business opportunities. Representatives from 3PLs, ocean carriers, railroads, ports, drayage companies, shippers, motor carriers, and technology providers are scheduled to speak to one of the largest freight transportation audiences this year. EXPO is also the industry’s venue for 130+ companies showcasing the latest intermodal products and services.
Hashtag - #IntermodalEXPO15

When: Sunday, September 20, 2015 ― Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Where: Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Beach Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL Press Room #318 (available to registered media Monday, Sept. 21 & Tuesday, Sept. 22; open 8 am – 5 pm)

Details: The “EXPOnential” opportunities include 23 educational sessions, among them the following:

  • ​Intermodal Freightcast: Where is Intermodal Headed in 2015 & Beyond?: Moderated by William Strauss, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Speakers include Larry Gross, Senior Consultant, FTR; Hayes Howard, Chief Executive Officer, American Shipper/ Blue Water Reporting and Noël Perry, Managing Director, FTR Ι Monday, September 21
  • Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time – A Dialogue Between the FMC and Industry Stakeholders will feature: Michael A. Khouri, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission; Curtis Whalen, Executive Director, American Trucking Associations Intermodal Carriers Conference and Heather M. Spring, Vice President and U.S. General Counsel, CMA CGM (America) LLC. Jeff Mason, Executive Vice President Communications & Public Affairs, American Trucking Associations & Transport Topics will moderate this session. Ι Tuesday, September 22
  • Intermodal’s Winners — Industry Analysts Make the Case also moderated by William Strauss, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will feature: Thom Albrecht, CFA, Managing Director, BB&T Capital Markets; Anthony Hatch, Analyst and Financial Consultant, ABH Consulting; John G. Larkin, CFA, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Company Ι Tuesday, September 22
  • East Coast, West Coast, Which Coast? – Predicting the Future of North American Freight Flows will feature: Kevin T. Lynskey, Deputy Director, PortMiami; Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles; Dr. Peter Ulrich, Partner & Managing Director, Head of North American Transportation & Logistics, Boston Consulting Group and Michael Wilson, Senior Vice President Business Operations, Hamburg Süd North America, Inc. Joe Bonney, Senior Editor, Journal of Commerce will moderate the discussion Ι Tuesday, September 22

Back by popular demand at Intermodal EXPO are Dialogue Box Roundtables and the Annual EXPO Academic Challenge. This year’s EXPO will also include the presentation of the Silver Kingpin Award. A complete schedule and list of speakers, panelists and moderators is available at EXPO is open to registered media and we are happy to facilitate interview requests.

About IANA

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 membership 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 long the supply chain, resulting in a strong unified voice advocating the needs of intermodal freight transportation. For more information, visit