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  April 17th, 2024 | Written by

FreightWeekSTL 2024: Unveiling Innovations and Trends Shaping Global Supply Chains

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The St. Louis Regional Freightway is gearing up for the 7th annual FreightWeekSTL, scheduled from May 13 to 17, 2024. This week-long event promises a dynamic blend of virtual and in-person activities, including a riverboat tour and engaging discussions, all centered around the latest innovations and trends impacting freight movement. With a focus on highlighting the pivotal role of the St. Louis region in advancing major infrastructure projects and supporting the global supply chain, FreightWeekSTL is set to provide invaluable insights for industry professionals.

Mary Lamie, Executive Vice President of Multimodal Enterprises for Bi-State Development, expressed excitement about hosting FreightWeekSTL once again. The event aims to address challenges, showcase innovations, and underscore investments influencing the global supply chain. Lamie emphasizes the significance of the St. Louis region in bolstering freight movement and fortifying the logistics and manufacturing sectors.

While the majority of conference activities will be conducted virtually, there are opportunities for in-person interaction. Participants can join a riverboat tour on the Mississippi River to explore critical elements of the region’s multimodal freight network. The Freight Summit Luncheon will feature discussions on Infrastructure Investment as an Economic Driver, along with the unveiling of the 2025 Priority Projects List. The event will conclude with a Tailgate Happy Hour prior to a thrilling MLS soccer game.

A series of virtual panel sessions will delve into various topics, including technological innovations, supply chain visibility, collaboration, and trends impacting agriculture and the barge industry. Notable speakers such as Rob Cook from Sheer Logistics and Ken Eriksen from Polaris Analytics & Consulting will share insights and expertise on navigating the evolving landscape of freight movement.

Additionally, FreightWeekSTL will highlight workforce opportunities within the logistics and manufacturing sectors, showcasing ongoing collaborations aimed at nurturing talent in the St. Louis region. The event will also unveil the latest Industrial Real Estate Market Report, emphasizing the region’s industrial strength and global connectivity.

With an exciting lineup of activities and discussions, FreightWeekSTL 2024 promises to be an enriching experience for industry professionals, whether attending in-person or virtually.

To learn more about FreightWeekSTL and to register for any of this year’s sessions, visit