Reinforcing Buffalo’s Position as a Logistics Hub

State of Logistics event to offer insights for area logistics professionals and manufacturers

Logistics and transportation is an important segment of our local economy, and the Partnership is committed to helping transform our region into an even bigger player in this growing industry. With the reinvigoration of our economy and major projects such as the new Solar City plant on the horizon, the role of the logistics industry in the region is more important than ever.

Recent developments hold the promise for an even brighter future on the logistics and trade front in Buffalo Niagara. These include the expansion of the Panama Canal coupled with Buffalo’s strategic position along the Canadian border in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.  Furthermore, leveraging our location as well as our road, rail, highway and water infrastructure assets strengthens the region’s advantages.

This year’s State of Logistics event combines insights into the region’s role as a logistics hub with a critical assessment of current trends in the national logistics industry. It is the event of the year for anyone interested in trade growth, from economic development leaders and logistics professionals to manufacturers and distributors in Buffalo Niagara.

Chris GuiterrezKeynote Speaker

The event will feature a keynote presentation from Chris Gutierrez, President of Kansas City SmartPort. Mr. Gutierrez will discuss his experiences and successes in building Kansas City into an inland logistics hub and how this insight can relate to Buffalo Niagara.

Additional Insights

The State of Logistics will also feature Jack Ampuja, Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence at Niagara University. Mr. Ampuja will provide an overview of current trends in the logistics industry and give an outlook for 2016. In addition, the event will feature presentations by Erin Cole of Global New York and Dan Pastore from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

This valuable event provides both a snapshot of the logistics industry currently, as well as where Buffalo Niagara can grow in the future. By bringing together experts and unifying around the transformation our region into an even bigger inland logistics hub, we can further the conversation and help put ideas into action.

SOL_EmailHeaderA Must Attend Event

The Partnership’s annual State of Logistics continues to grow. More than 300 professionals attended last year’s event, from both the logistics sector and a variety of industries. Between the valuable content and discussion, as well as the networking opportunities, you will not want to miss this event!

For more information and to secure your spot visit the event registration page.

Dan Leonard, AICP Headshot

About Dan Leonard, AICP

Senior Director, Economic Development