NITL Engage – The Shipper’s Voice: Resilience in Turbulent Supply Chains


The 2023 NITL Conference – NITL ENGAGE – In Person

NITL is happy to announce that we will be having an in-person meeting, at the Marriott at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Industry leaders, experts and peers are poised to engage with NITL attendees to share future trends, analysis, and work together on effective tools to prepare you for the future supply chain challenges. In addition, NITL is engaging with The Fisher College of Business at OSU to provide expertise from their Supply Chain Management and Logistics program.

Registration Now Open.


Why Attend?

Opportunity:  Focus on the Future: The opportunity to shape the future of the industry with your peers and understand what lies ahead for the transportation sector to position your organization for long term success.

Networking: Peer to Peer Operations Discussions with senior decision makers in the industry.

Learning: Building on Best Practices: Industry experts, OSU Logistics Management faculty, and peer to peer learning opportunities and networking.

In the Field: Site Visit – Rickenbacker International Freight Airport (Pending)


Hotel Registration

October 9 – 11, 2023

Marriott Columbus at Ohio State University
3100 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH  43202

Once your conference registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link to book your hotel stay. 


ENGAGE Partnership

2023 Conference Partnership includes curated opportunities designed to effectively reach and engage NITL members, The Voice of the shipper industry.

Engage with 200 members contacts representing billions of freight dollars annually, employing millions of people throughout North America.

Programmatic, Networking and Branding opportunities are available.

To learn more about becoming a NITL conference partner, please contact Nancy O’Liddy, Executive Director NITL [email protected] or Valerie Sumner NITL Partnership [email protected]


Tech Talks

NITL represents their shipper members in three modes, ocean, highway, and rail, and we thought an effective way to highlight innovative technology across these modes was to have a Tech Talks.


Conference at A Glance (in process)

Monday October 9, 2023

3:00 pm – Registration Open

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – NITL Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – NITL Board of Directors Dinner


Tuesday October 10, 2023

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration and Knowledge Center

8:00 am – 10:00 am – Site Visit – Rickenbacker International Airport (Pending)

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Opening Plenary

11:30 am – Noon – Knowledge Center and Refreshment Break

Noon – 1:30 pm – Highway and Ocean Plenary and Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Knowledge Center and Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Shipper Plenary

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Knowledge Center and Refreshment Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Legislative Update

4:15 pm- 4:30 pm – Knowledge Center and Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Tech Talks

6:00 pm – Networking Reception


Wednesday October 11, 2023

8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Registration and Knowledge Center

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast and Knowledge Center

9:00 am – 10:30 am – NITL Business Meeting and Workforce Plenary

10:30 am – 10:45 am – Knowledge Center and Refreshment Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am – Economic Plenary

Noon – 1:30 pm – Rail Plenary and Lunch

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Knowledge Center and Break

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm – Sustainability Plenary

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Supply Chain Working Together Plenary, STB, FMC, and DOT