Indiana Logistics Summit to feature expert speakers, engineering credits

The Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis where the Indiana Logistics Summit will take place in November.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Quebec’s $9 billion maritime strategy, and other transportation topics will be on tap at the 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit, which will take place Nov. 16-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The Ports of Indiana, Conexus Indiana and Purdue University are hosting the three-day event, which will feature more than 20 speakers.

“Globalization is no longer just a buzzword in U.S. economic and logistics discussions,” Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper said. “Companies are coming to full realization that their marketplace and their competitors are not necessarily in the same city, state or country where they once were. The U.S. home field advantage has yielded to a very complex global economy.”

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Breakout sessions will cover topics like the Interstate 69 extension, maritime shipping, and the future of drones. Engineers and supply chain professionals can earn certification credits to maintain certifications and licenses.

Registration is $300 and includes breakfast and lunch. To register or for more information, visit www.indianalogistics.com.


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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.