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23rd Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: Freight Demand and Capacity in the Era of COVID-19

Friday, December 4
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


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About the Symposium

There's still time to register for the 2020 virtual symposium, which will explore freight demand and capacity in the era of COVID-19. This year's event features a slightly shorter program and is free to attend.

In the symposium's keynote presentation, Joe Mahon, regional outreach director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will discuss the regional economy, including prospects for recovery as well as short- and long-term risks.

Following the keynote, a reaction panel featuring government and industry representatives will share perspectives on recovery and risks. 


  • Joe Mahon, Director, Regional Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Bob Costello, Chief Economist, ATA
  • John Gray, Senior VP, Policy and Economics, AAR
  • Mike Scheef, Warroad Logistics Manager, Marvin 
  • Deb DeLuca, Executive Director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
  • Patrick Hessini, VP, Transportation and Distribution, CHS 

Who Should Attend

  • Decision makers and practitioners from shippers, carriers, and other private-sector organizations involved in logistics and transportation
  • Government officials and staff
  • Representatives from nonprofit organizations and academic institutions


The symposium is free to attend, but registration is required.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link to access the event. The link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.

More Information

For more information, please contact Claire Johnson at [log in to unmask] or visit the symposium web page.

Claire Johnson
Program Coordinator | Center for Transportation Studies | 
University of Minnesota |
[log in to unmask] | direct: 612 625 5608
office: 612 626 1077