What is FreightWeekSTL?

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FreightWeekSTL

FreightWeekSTL is a confluence of industry leaders and influencers coming together to share ideas and promote the forward movement of America’s freight industry.

St. Louis Regional Freightway, Inland Marine Expo (IMX), and the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) have partnered to develop an array of technical sessions concentrating on all facets of the freight industry.

All freight industry leaders are invited to join us May 21-24, 2018 at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

Schedule

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Large Exhibitor Move-In (by approval)
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Registration
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Exhibitor Move-In

Education Session

Room 143/144

Presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Washington
State University.

The objective of this workshop is to engage transportation stakeholders in the region and present the findings from recent research efforts aimed at modeling and measuring transportation infrastructure improvements that support specific export supply-chains. This research is sponsored by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) and focuses primarily on U.S. soybean exports. This approach could be utilized to prioritize national, regional and local transportation infrastructure investments (separate registration required).

Moderator:
Eric L. Jessup
Associate Professor, Washington State University School of Economic Sciences

Speakers:
Austin Miller
PhD Student, Washington State University School of Economic Sciences

Suzette Galinato
Research Associate, Washington State University School of Economic Sciences

For more information, please contact Morgan Conklin, morgan.conklin@wsu.edu

Education Session

Room 142

The inland barge industry has endured a period of low freight rates in the midst of a large fleet. Several carriers have merged or been acquired, changing the landscape across the system. This panel will discuss the fleet dynamics, including retirements and newbuilds (including Informa Economics view on the barge fleets from Barge Fleet Profile report) for barges and towboats, and freight rates. The panel will include great interaction with senior leadership from the inland barge operators.

Speakers:
Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics IEG
J. Alan Barrett, Senior Transportation Analyst, Informa Economics IEG
Chaz Jones, Transportation Analyst, Informa Economics IEG

Education Session

While the inland barge fleet has been plagued by an abundant fleet, there remains steady demand for service across many sectors. This panel will bring forth a view of what is moving, what is not (including Informa Economics view on commodity movements from the Barge Commodity Profile report), and what the system means to shipper who will be on the panel.

Speakers:
Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics IEG
J. Alan Barrett, Senior Transportation Analyst, Informa Economics IEG
Chaz Jones, Transportation Analyst, Informa Economics IEG

Welcome Reception located on the Exhibit Floor.

6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Registration

Education Session

Available to the first 80 registrants.  Update: This session is full.

Room 140/141

 

The Federal Highway Administration will provide a working breakfast to discuss various provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The focus will be on state freight plans, working with freight advisory councils and performance measures.

Moderator:     

Brad J. McMahon, Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Missouri Division

Speakers:   

Trung Trinh, Freight Coordinator and Transportation Planner, Missouri Department of Transportation
Virginia Porta, P.E., Senior Transportation Planning Engineering, Multimodal and Project Planning Section,
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
Holly Cohen, Freight and Rail Planning Administrator, Freight and Multimodal Operations Office, Florida Department of Transportation
Cheryl Ball, JD, Waterways and Freight Administrator, Missouri Department of Transportation
Jeffrey Purdy, FHWA

Education Session

Room 143/144

Historically, cybersecurity was of little concern to the maritime industry, and even less concerning to the inland sector. Recent events, however, are changing perspectives on the true risks to vessel operators associated with a cyberattack. Recent incidents with companies like Maersk, vulnerability discoveries in VSAT and cellular communications, and the advent of NVIC 05-17, “Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities” issued by the United States Coast Guard, are all clear indicators as to the increasing severity of the threat.

In May 2015, Rear Admiral Thomas (District 8 Commander at the time) confronted the issue by saying, “The Coast Guard has been encouraging industry to start tackling this issue because . . . if you wait until we have a real cyber incident, it’s going to be fast, painful and expensive.” Many operators have taken a wait-and-see attitude on the subject, but with critical machinery becoming increasingly more automated and on-vessel systems integrated to the cloud, the time to start addressing the issue is now. To further compound the problem, traditional marine insurance policies (hull and machinery, protection and indemnity, marine commercial general liability explicitly exclude cyber related issues, specifically the Institute Cyber Attack Exclusion Clause [CL380]). The bottom line is, if a cyber-attack disables your propulsion, or ransomware commandeers your navigation system resulting in an incident, you are likely not covered.

The IMX Cybersecurity Panel for the 2018 show will consist of industry experts from a variety of fields and contain valuable information you can use to start your cyber planning. Panelists will include representatives from Microsoft, TPO/class, maritime insurance providers, maritime legal firms, and maritime technology firms. They will discuss a range of topics, including insurance policy tweaking, integrating cyber drills into your TSMS/SMS, the legal implications of not preparing and crew training, along with practical ways of planning and preventing an incident.

Moderator: 

Dean C. Shoultz, Chief Technology Officer, Marine CFO

Speakers: 

Matt Hahne, Vice President, Marsh USA
Bob Evans, Vice President of Information Technology, Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
Todd Epperson, USCG / Sector Upper Mississippi River, Senior Maritime Security Specialist/Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource Risk Analyst
Michael Fitzgerald, Office of Safety, Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Krystal Scott, Jones Walker
Matthew Partyka, Lloyds Register

Education Session

Room 142

How do supply chains react when broken? What can public and private entities do to keep things on schedule to keep the economy moving.  Supply chains are often interrupted by natural and man-made disasters or breakdown in the transportation infrastructure. This panel will look at anticipated interruptions and impacts to the economy, safety and society of the United States citizens. Then, this panel will look at regional and national perspectives on how to incorporate resiliency into the supply chain and infrastructure to minimize those resulting impacts.

Moderator: 

Tom McQueen, AICP, Assistant Planning Administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation

Speakers: 

Debra A. Calhoun, Secretary, National Waterways Foundation
Craig Philip, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Drew Ratcliff, Regional Disaster Recovery Manager, Capital Region Planning Commission
Bruce Lambert, Executive Director, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hours

Test your skills in line throwing, with accuracy as well as distance with RiverWorks Discovery’s 2nd Annual Line Throwing Competition at IMX 2018, with participation from special guests Maritime Throwdown! See how accurate your line throwing skills are at 10, 15, and 20 feet, and more! Practice on your own or anytime during tradeshow hours or with the pros on Tuesday, May 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place. All winners will be offered comp registration for IMX 2019. Final competition will start Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Education Session

Vessel Focus – Tradeshow Floor

Subchapter M presents a number of challenges to operators of inland towing vessels greater than 26 feet in length.  While the industry is well prepared as a whole there are a number of options for compliance and many unclear rules to navigate.  The flexibility is both a challenge and an opportunity.  But time has nearly run out.  Most requirements in Parts 140-144 take effect July 20, 2018.  This panel will allow the inland towing vessel operator an opportunity to identify a path towards compliance that meets its individual needs, make improvements to a current plan or get clarity and updates on specific parts of Subchapter M.  This session will be moderated by Inland Marine Service.  Part 1 will be a case study involving Inland Marine Service on their path towards compliance, followed by detailed presentations by TVIB, ABS and the U.S. Coast Guard.  Part 2 will be a continuation of the earlier discussion followed by a Q & A.

Moderator: David Hammond, President, Inland Marine Service

Speakers:   Jason Adams, Chief Operations Officer, Inland Marine Service
Steven Douglass, Customer Service, U.S. Coast Guard
Paul Hite, Operations Coordinator, ABS
Chris Parsonage, President, Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau

Education Session

Through strategic partnerships and its members, Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals is proud to bring education, certification and training programs to our industry. We will discuss the inland port manager/inland port executive class, rail training, river school training and supply chain management opportunities. All are designed to enhance understanding, preparedness and safety in our industry.

Education Session

Room 142

Shortline rail and terminal rail locations are critical components of freight supply chains. They provide cargo movement between ports, industrial properties and Class 1 railroads. These providers face unique infrastructure and safety challenges that must be addressed. This session will provide an opportunity to learn about the benefits provided by these freight connectors and how public and private entities can partner with them to enhance supply chain delivery for your region.

Moderator: 

Holly Cohen, Freight and Rail Planning Administrator, Freight and Multimodal Operations Office, Florida Department of Transportation

Speakers: 

Mike McCarthy, President, Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Dave Geraci, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Educational Session

Room 143/144

Presentation Objectives

  1. Educate attendees on the basics of LNG;
  2. Highlight the environmental and safety benefits of LNG;
  3. Provide an overview of emerging LNG supply chains for assured supply ;
  4. Highlight regulatory changes on sulphur caps;
  5. Propose a transformation from existing fuel sources: “Why now is the time for the inland waterway shippers to consider LNG as a marine fuel;” and
  6. Debunking the current regulations on LNG fueling and vessel design.

Presentation Overview

  • Having made significant capital investments, liquefied natural gas has become more readily available, opening new marine markets.
  • With technology improvements in producing, delivering and operating with LNG, there has been a substantial decrease in LNG costs.
  • In its condensed liquid form, LNG takes up about 1/600th of the volume of natural gas, giving shippers the fuel storage space needed to shift from traditional carbon-intensive fuels to cleaner burning gas.
  • The LNG industry’s safety record is due to the attention given to engineering, construction and operations of LNG assets –  all along the value chain.
  • Shippers are developing partners to implement LNG bunkering along the inland waterways as their critical next step.

Moderator: 

Shaunt Hartounian, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Initiatives Eagle LNG Partners

Speakers:   

Alisa Praskovich, Manager Business Development, LNG Marine Markets
Marc Montemarlo, CDR, Chief, Hazardous Materials Division, U.S. Coast Guard

Ferrara Theatre

Gather to honor all mariners on United States National Maritime Day. Listen as stories unfold, learning more about the unique lifestyle of this noble profession and the sacrifices that mariners are often called to make. Along with their many contributions, learn how the waterways industry itself provides an invaluable service to shippers, consumers and the country as a whole. Challenges that have prevented the barge industry from reaching its potential will be discussed, and as time permits, possible solutions will be introduced.

Speakers: 

Rev. David M. Rider, Seamen’s Church
Peter Stephaich, Chairman and CEO, Campbell Transportation Company Inc.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch on Tradeshow Floor

Education Session

Vessel Focus – Tradeshow Floor

Subchapter M presents a number of challenges to operators of inland towing vessels greater than 26 feet in length.  While the industry is well prepared as a whole there are a number of options for compliance and many unclear rules to navigate.  The flexibility is both a challenge and an opportunity.  But time has nearly run out.  Most requirements in Parts 140-144 take effect July 20, 2018.  This panel will allow the inland towing vessel operator an opportunity to identify a path towards compliance that meets its individual needs, make improvements to a current plan or get clarity and updates on specific parts of Subchapter M.  This session will be moderated by Inland Marine Service.  Part 1 will be a case study involving Inland Marine Service on their path towards compliance followed by detailed presentations by TVIB, ABS and the U.S. Coast Guard.  Part 2 will be a continuation of the earlier discussion followed by a Q & A.

Moderator:

David Hammond, President, Inland Marine Service

Speakers:

Jason Adams, Chief Operations Officer, Inland Marine Service
Steven Douglass, Customer Service, U.S. Coast Guard
Paul Hite, Operations Coordinator, ABS
Chris Parsonage, President, Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau

Combined Session

Facility Focus – Tradeshow Floor

Efficency Gains in Bulk Handling Cranes
There are a wide array of bulk cargo unloading solutions along the waterways.This session will start in the boom days of the 1950s, 60s and 70s with continuous unloaders and port-style grab cranes, to the use of crawler lift cranes with clamshells and followed by the adaption of fixed-boom hydraulic excavators and other specialty machines. Typically, these machines were evaluated only on production capacity, but the mindset is now changing to using efficiency as an evaluation metric. Just as the mile-per-gallon evaluation has changed the automotive industry, the energy cost for bulk handling is driving a change in ports and terminals. In this session, we will explore the evolution of unloading technology on the rivers, shine a line on the efficiency gains of modern solutions and predict how this trend will progress in the future.

Speaker:

Steve Osborne, CEO, E-Crane USA

 

The Hazards of Arc Flash and Combustible Dust – What You NEED to Know

Combustible dust mitigation and ARC flash analysis are important safety issues that impact companies that transport or handle bulk materials. Besides being a safety issue, both topics have OSHA requirements that must be met. This technical presentation will provide practical guidance for companies to ensure compliance and prevent workplace injuries.

Speakers: 

Pat McEvoy, P.E., CDG Engineers Inc.
Dustin Doerr, Senior Engineer, CDG Engineers Inc.

Education Session

Room 142

Investment in transportation related infrastructure can assist in retaining or attracting new businesses to a region. States and regions have limited transportation funding and must identify the best return on investment for these investments. This session considers the criteria used by site selectors when evaluating sites. What level of transportation investment is a pre-condition and what investment can wait for final selection? What transportation investments can attract developers to your sites? How do state and regional economic development professionals bring this all together to increase the attractiveness of sites?

Moderator: 

Virginia Porta, P.E., Senior Transportation Planning Engineering Multimodal and Project Planning Section
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

Speakers: 

Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership
Eli Falls, Manager of Industrial Development, Norfolk Southern Railway
David Cox, Director for Missouri Economic Development Council’s District 5.

Education Session

Room 143/144

The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition, a public-private partnership of several civic organizations and the Missouri Department of Transportation, has taken the lead in coordinating a major engineering feasibility study of the Hyperloop technology, as well as the proposed route. The study will be conducted by Black & Veatch. Missouri is one of the “top 5, if not the top 3” sites in the world under consideration for the first inter-city route.

Speakers: 

Thomas Blair, P.E., District Engineer – St. Louis, Missouri Department of Transportation
Andrew Smith, Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, St. Louis Regional Chamber

Test your skills in line throwing, with accuracy as well as distance with RiverWorks Discovery’s 2nd Annual Line Throwing Competition at IMX 2018, with participation from special guests Maritime Throwdown! See how accurate your line throwing skills are at 10, 15, and 20 feet, and more! Practice on your own or anytime during tradeshow hours or with the pros on Tuesday, May 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place. All winners will be offered comp registration for IMX 2019. Final competition will start Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Education Session

The industry is facing significant recruitment and regulatory challenges. This session will address specific challenges and strategies surrounding four specific topics affecting inland mariners. Panelists will discuss recruiting, employment and background checks; training and documentation of training required under Subchapter M; and licensing challenges. There will be four 10-12 minute presentations on each subject followed by a Q & A.

Moderator: 

Tom Montgomery, President, Inland Rivers HR

Speakers: 

Vicki Morgan, Inland Rivers HR
Bill Kline, President, The River School
Debra Keller, VP of Compliance, Reverence Services Inc.

Education Session

Federal programs run by the U.S. Maritime Administration and U.S. Department of Labor can provide both funding and technical assistance to help shipyard operators meet future capital and workforce needs, including new equipment purchases. Hear the latest from former U.S. Maritime Administrator Matsuda on his current initiatives to sustain these important programs and how inland waterway maritime employers can take advantage of them.

Speaker:

Randall Withers, P.E., Director and Waterways, Office of Multimodal Commerce, Department of Transportation and Development

Education Session

As state revenues decrease the public and elected officials are looking for what investments can generate a return on investment. The Missouri Department of Transportation commissioned an analysis to answer that question for state funds invested in the public port system. This session will present the findings of this report and how Missouri is using the findings to support budget decisions.

Education Session

Field trip to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Service Base in St. Louis. Learn about river dredging management and tour U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer vessels. This tour will provide an educational opportunity and allow attendees a “behind the scenes” look at some of the Corps’ and Coast Guard’s day-to-day operations and missions. Due to the infrastructure, not all parts of the tour are ADA accessible.

Presenters: Staff/crew of vessels

Session limited to 90 attendees (firm)

Attire: Pants are required – no skirts, heels or open-toe shoes allowed. Lots of walking on cobble stones and loose gravel involving inclines, steps and maneuvering through tight stairwells
Security Clearance: No one admitted to the facility without valid government-issued photo ID

(Bus departs America’s Center at 3 p.m.; boarding beginning at 2:45 p.m.)

6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Registration

Education Session

Available to the first 80 registrants. Update: This session is full.

The Federal Highway Administration and the Maritime Administration will discuss their respective programs that assist in promoting investment in freight-related facilities.

Education Session

– What legal obligations are imposed to avoid liability for hurricanes, high water, ice and earthquakes?
– What about the rules and regulations of the USCG?– What are my defenses to liability claims?
– What company documentation mustI prepare in support of my defenses?
– “Force Majeure” and “Act of God”—are these legal and valid defenses? When?

Education Session

The world’s population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion people by 2050, and the demand for food and other agricultural products will expand considerably — in fact, projections estimate that overall global food production would need to increase by 70 percent. The keys to addressing this global need will be new technology and innovation in the agricultural sector, combined with an efficient distribution network to transport products around the world.

St. Louis has become an agricultural capital of the world. The region is home to world-class research institutions and leaders in the agriculture and bioscience industries, and new investment has attracted more businesses, experts and start-ups to the area. Here in the breadbasket of the nation, the St. Louis region also enjoys the highest level of grain barge handling capacity anywhere along the Mississippi River, and with more than $200 million in infrastructure investment, this ‘Ag Coast of America’ is positioned to meet the growing demand for regional trade and agricultural exports.

Learn from our panels of experts about what these assets mean for the future of the agriculture and bioscience industries, and the potential impact they can deliver to the region, the nation and the entire international marketplace.

Moderator:
Mary Lamie
Executive Director, St. Louis Regional Freightway

Speakers:
Brian Burke
Principle, John Stewart & Associates

David Jump
American Milling

Eric L. Jessup
Associate Professor School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University

Scott Sigman
IL Soybean Association

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hours

Test your skills in line throwing, with accuracy as well as distance with RiverWorks Discovery’s 2nd Annual Line Throwing Competition at IMX 2018, with participation from special guests Maritime Throwdown! See how accurate your line throwing skills are at 10, 15, and 20 feet, and more! Practice on your own or anytime during tradeshow hours or with the pros on Tuesday, May 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place. All winners will be offered comp registration for IMX 2019. Final competition will start Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Education Session

Diesel electric propulsion on the inland rivers is coming. With increased regulations from the EPA and tightening of revenue, diesel electric propulsion offers a valuable option that should be considered as part of the entire engineering design process for a new inland towboat. Benefits extend beyond just fuel cost savings by also providing for improvement in maintenance schedules and increased operational safety for towboats.

Education Session

Dredging keeps commerce flowing on the Mississippi River, which is constantly shoaling. Dredging at an even smaller scale is also necessary at many ports, terminals and other waterfront operations. Learn about some of the equipment used to dredge along the Mississippi River and highlights of important dredging projects for river navigation.

Education Session

Container-on-barge service has long been touted as the next big transition on the inland waterways. Several COB services have been initiated in recent years with varying success. This panel will highlight successful elements of recent efforts and discuss proposals for a service using different vessels and business models.

Education Session

The U.S. relies on trucking to move more than 70 percent of the nation’s freight volume. However, the intersection of our roads and rail crossings, particularly in manufacturing and industrial areas, can create roadblocks leading to missed deliveries, lost productivity and increased costs. TRAINFO uses innovative technologies to predict potential travel delays caused by railroad crossing blockages and advanced information systems to help truck drivers, commuters and emergency responders avoid these delays. Hear from the President and CEO of TRAINFO to get an overview of their system and find out how it works to keep freight moving in America.

Presenter:
Garreth Rempel
CEO & Co-Founder, TRAINFO

Lunches located on the Exhibit Floor; designed by cooks in the industry and complimentary with your IMX registration.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Riverworks Discovery's 2nd Annual Line Throwing and Handling Competition Finals

Education Session

While the inland barge fleet has been plagued by an abundant fleet, there remains steady demand for service across many sectors. This panel will bring forth a view of what is moving, what is not (including Informa Economics view on commodity movements from the Barge Commodity Profile report), and what the system means to shipper who will be on the panel.

Education Session

The recent rapid advancements in technology surrounding the use and accommodation of autonomous vehicles will require state and local officials to respond with infrastructure improvements and enhancements and innovative technologies. As more autonomous vehicles are introduced, all parties will have to coordinate to ensure delivery of the anticipated safety and efficiency benefits.

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Exhibitor Move-out

Education Session

Truck parking needs are an ever-changing dynamic. Drivers balance the constraints of shipping and delivery schedules, available safe parking, and hours of service limitations. Both the public and private sector are working to provide safe, efficient truck parking spaces that increase efficiency of freight delivery and reduce congestion. This panel will discuss the complexity of truck parking and provide examples of public and private solutions.

Education Session

The inland barge industry has endured a period of low freight rates in the midst of a large fleet. Several carriers have merged or been acquired, changing the landscape across the system. This panel will discuss the fleet dynamics including retirements and new builds (including Informa Economics view on the barge fleets from Barge Fleet Profile report) for barges and towboats, and freight rates. The panel will include great interaction with senior leadership from the inland barge operators.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
5th Anniversary Bash Hosted by The Waterways Journal
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Riverboat Tour of St. Louis Region’s Freight Assets and Opportunities

Education Session

Limited to 125 attendees; Separate registration required 

A riverboat tour on the Mississippi River will highlight key freight assets and opportunities that position the St. Louis region as a global freight and logistics hub. This curated tour will provide an up-close look at critical elements of the region’s multimodal freight network, including roads and bridges; rail and barge facilities; multimodal freight transfer services; and the ports and infrastructure that have made this section of the Mississippi River the Ag Coast of America. A breakfast buffet onboard the riverboat is included in the tour.

Cost: $35/person (tour is limited to 125 attendees)

Location: Downtown St. Louis Riverfront

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-Out

Hosted by North American Marine Consultants, this event includes golf, carts, breakfast, lunch and prizes at Annbriar Golf Course (separate registration required). More information to follow.

Separate registration required 

Join business leaders, real estate and freight industry experts, and elected officials from throughout the bi-state area at The Freightway’s 2018 Freight Summit and learn the latest news and developments about the region’s freight and logistics initiatives. Attendees will receive updates on major infrastructure projects impacting the region’s multimodal freight network, new information and opportunities on inland waterway freight movement, and key objectives on the table for 2018 (separate registration required.)

Cost: $65/person

Location: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, Landmark Ballroom.

Register with FreightweekSTL now

A four-day conference of freight industry leaders and influencers.

Delivered to you by

Freightway
Inland Marine Expo
The Waterways Journal
ITTS

Thank you to our Sponsors

Freightway Sponsors

Leader

  • EDC Business and Community Partners
  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Jefferson County Port Authority
  • MidAmerica St. Louis Airport
  • Plaquemines Port
  • Regional Business Council
  • Bi-State Development

Innovator

  • Ameren
  • Union Pacific

Collaborator

  • AECOM
  • America’s Central Port
  • Clayco
  • The Jerry Costello Group
  • Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
  • Lashly & Baer
  • SMART— Transportation Division & Sheet Metal Local Union 36
  • Southern Illinois Builders Association
  • TranSystems
  • Werremeyer Creative

IMX Sponsors

  • Foertsch Group
  • Schoellhorn-Albrecht
  • Paducah Rigging
  • Louisiana Cat
  • E-Crane
  • Palmer Johnson Power Systems
  • JFBrennan
  • Saint Louis Port Authority
  • Big Hope

ITTS Sponsors

  • Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
  • HDR, Inc.
  • HNTB Corporation

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Location

Marriott St. Louis Grand

314-621-9600 | 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, M) 63101 (Adjacent to America’s Center Convention Complex)

Marriott St. Louis GrandThis hotel finalized renovations in July 2015, including an overhaul on all 917 guest rooms and the lobby, which was reconstructed to centralize around the new “Marriott Greatroom” and the addition of more meeting space. Its location on Washington Avenue is unsurpassed; a historic property paired with blocks and blocks of character, amazing architecture, unique specific-to-St. Louis eateries, boutique shopping, creative nightlife/entertainment and a cozy atmosphere.