Published March 7, 2013
South Carolina industry leaders will speak about the future inland port in Greer at the upcoming Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution Summit.
Jim Newsome, S.C. State Ports Authority CEO; Patrick McCrory, vice president and COO of S.C. Public Railways; and Brian Gwin, South Carolina manager of project management at Norfolk Southern, will speak on the panel.
Presentations on the trucking industry’s impact on the supply chain; how the state’s logistics sector played a role in Continental Tire’s site selection process; and the state’s multimodal plan also are scheduled for the program.
The March 14 summit, hosted by the Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution Council, seeks to connect leaders in transportation, distribution and logistics.
The council represents an industry cluster under the umbrella of New Carolina: South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness.
Speakers at the summit, which will focus on strategic planning for the state’s transportation, distribution and logistics infrastructure, include Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge and Newsome.
The program also will feature a legislative panel consisting of Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg; Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Berkeley; and Sen. Danny Verdin, R-Greenville. The panel will be moderated by Otis Rawl, CEO of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Seawell’s Banquet & Reception Center, 1125 Rosewood Drive. The cost is $100 per person for those who register by midnight tonight; $120 afterward. Registration includes lunch. Register here.