The St. Louis Regional Freightway launched the inaugural FreightWeekSTL in 2018, bringing together more than 2,000 freight and transportation experts as well as exhibitors from around the country to share ideas and collaborate on the forward movement of America’s growing freight industry. Held in conjunction with the Inland Marine Expo (IMX) in downtown St. Louis, just blocks from the Mississippi River, participants gained firsthand exposure to the St. Louis region’s enviable location as the epicenter of American logistics.
FreightWeekSTL is now held every year in May, providing an opportunity for freight and logistics experts to network and collaborate with international shippers and carriers and other leading companies, as well as regional leaders from across the bi-state St. Louis area. Attendees enjoy insightful discussion on a variety of timely topics related to freight logistics, workforce and the supply chain; gain insight on industrial development trends in the bi-state St. Louis region, and are among the first to see what infrastructure projects are on the Freightway’s Priority Projects List, which is updated annually and released during FreightWeekSTL.
FreightWeekSTL returned for the fourth consecutive year from May 24-28, 2021, once again in a predominantly virtual format but with two in-person panel discussions that provided a welcome signal that things are getting back to normal after a remarkable year. Solid attendance and widespread media coverage are an indication of the relevance of the topics and the national influence of the speakers we continue to line up for each year’s conference.