About FreightWeekSTL 2020 - Virtual


Due to the impacts of COVID-19, FreightWeekSTL 2020 will be a virtual event. The online experience allows us to continue the tradition of bringing together industry leaders to share ideas and help develop the latest innovations that are shaping the freight industry. Discussion topics and speakers will continue to explore ways to support the long-term growth of our manufacturing and logistics industries, and will also include insight on how COVID-19 has impacted the St. Louis region and the nation.

In addition to the new FreightWeekSTL 2020 – Virtual, we will continue to partner with the Inland Marine Expo (IMX) conference, which has been rescheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020. This partnership continues to benefit industry stakeholders, and freight and transportation leaders who come together to explore ways to support the long-term growth of regional and national freight economies.


Monday, May 18 – Panel discussion: The creative approach taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Kaskaskia Regional Port District to keep the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam open longer during the historic 2019 flooding, and the measures these entities and the U.S. Coast Guard take to respond to the impact of other disasters, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video here.  |   News Release


Tuesday, May 19 – Panel discussion: Ongoing collaboration between the Missouri and Illinois inland ports and its many benefits as they continue to play a critical role in the global supply chain, along with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on their operations and construction projects. Watch the video here.  |   News Release


Wednesday, May 20 – Expert interview: David Branding, Managing Director for the St. Louis office of JLL, a world leader in real estate services, discusses the compelling selling points the St. Louis region has to offer site selectors and national and international companies. Watch the video here.  |   News Release


Thursday, May 21 – Digital release of the Freightway’s 2021 Priority Projects List, a valuable tool used to advocate for support and funding for critical infrastructure improvements that strengthen the St. Louis region’s position as a world-class freight and logistics hub to the national and global supply chains. Click here to download the 2021 Priority Projects List.  |   News Release


Friday, May 22 – Release of the latest Industrial Market Report for the St. Louis region and virtual chat with Doug Rasmussen, President & CEO of Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners, to discuss the findings of a series of recent interviews with industry leaders regarding their views of the St. Louis region and its appeal for site selectors, as well as an evaluation of the region’s workforce and manufacturing and logistics markets. Watch the video and get the report here.  |   News Release  |   News Release #2

May 26, 2020 – With its ability to support a business from the headquarters through the entire supply chain, the St. Louis region helps many companies serve the world (Agritech Tomorrow)


May 22, 2020 – St. Louis Regional Freightway’s 2021 priority projects list released (Air Freight News)


May 20, 2020 – FreightWeekSTL highlights collaboration among ports (AJOT)


May 19, 2020 – Scott taking helm at area Coast Guard (The Edwardsville Intelligencer)


May 13, 2020 – Contegra Believes Metro East Market is Positioned to Adapt (Illinois Business Journal)


May 12, 2020 – St. Louis Regional Ports Claim No. 2 Spot for Total Tonnage (Illinois Business Journal)


May 12, 2020 – FreightWeekSTL Transitions to Virtual Format for 2020 (Illinois Business Journal)


May 12, 2020 – Metro-East Industrial Market Thrives Despite COVID-19 (Illinois Business Journal)


May 12, 2020 – New Director Faces Modern-Day Challenge at MidAmerica Airport  (Illinois Business Journal)


May 7, 2020 – FreightWeekSTL 2020 Virtual set for May 18 – 22 (Saint Louis CNR)


April 27, 2020 – St. Louis Region’s Freight Network Delivers Essential Shipments During COVID-19 Pandemic (American Journal of Transportation)


April 9, 2020 – Foreign Trade Zone 31 Establishes Operator Agreement in Nashville, IL  (Illinois Business Journal)


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