Georgia Centers of Innovation Logistics

Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year. This is because Georgia has unparalleled options for cost-effective intermodal transportation – ocean, truck, rail, and air – as well as reliable connections to suppliers and customers, and the technology and workforce that make efficient logistics possible. The Center of Innovation for Logistics helps companies take advantage of the state’s world-class logistics industry, so that they can improve supply chain efficiencies, support growth, and increase global competitiveness. The Center connects companies to the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships that cargo-owning companies need. The Center understands all segments of the logistics industry, and provides a truly impactful forum for companies to network, address logistics challenges, and share knowledge.  
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17390667165_df120b1284_k (4)The Georgia Logistics Summit is back and better than ever! This year’s event of course will have more of the features that Summit veterans love, like a dynamic keynote address from one of the top logistics companies in the world, and an address from Governor Nathan Deal. The 2016 edition of the Summit also sees a bevy of new features that will have Summit rookies and veterans alike saying the same thing: this was the best Logistics Summit yet! See what we think are 5 pretty great reasons to attend the 2016 Georgia Logistics Summit.

1. Focused Networking Opportunities
With focused networking opportunities for shippers, cargo owners, logistics service providers, small businesses, and potential exporters, there’s something for everyone at the 2016 Georgia Logistics Summit.

2. Keynote Speaker- Frank Crespo
Frank Crespo is Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for Caterpillar Inc. He is responsible for leading Caterpillar’s procurement and logistics functions, ensuring a lean and responsive global supply network for products, parts and services delivered to Caterpillar facilities and the company’s dealer network. Attendees will benefit greatly from hearing Frank Crespo’s unique insights on Caterpillar’s global supply chain.




3. All New Mobile App
Brand new to the 2016 Georgia Logistics Summit is our mobile phone networking app! View the complete list of Summit attendees, create a profile, send messages, keep up with Summit happenings and create your own personalized agenda right from your smartphone or tablet!



4. All New Sharing Success Roundtables
These new sessions will be a unique and impactful opportunity to learn from shippers and providers about how they successfully tackled some of today’s most challenging logistics issues. Listen in to a robust roundtable discussion among the logistics industry’s top professionals, and network with the speakers immediately following the session!



5. Regulatory Review Panel
In this session, you’ll hear from professionals most closely in- tune to the new regulations in various sectors of the logistics industry on how the regulations in one segment have repercussions in another segment, from trucking to customs to ocean container weight restrictions.

Register for the 2016 Georgia Logistics Summit today!

Contact GDEcD

For more information on Georgia’s public-private business partnerships, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development at 404.962.4000.

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Georgia’s industry-specific Project Analysts are available to help you with a wide range of business needs:
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