On Nov. 15-18, the National Industrial Transportation League, the Intermodal Association of North America and the Transportation Intermediaries Association will hold co-located gatherings in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The conferences and trade shows combine NITL's TransComp Exhibition, IANA's Intermodal Expo and TIA's Fall Meeting at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The events, which include the NITL and IANA Annual membership meetings, are expected to draw more than 3,000 senior transportation and logistics executives, as well as some 300 exhibitors.

The Joint Opening General session, on the morning of Monday, Nov. 17, "Wall Street's View of Transportation," will feature industry analysts and investment managers in a "town hall meeting" discussion of the outlook for 2009.

Additional educational sessions to be held on Nov. 17 and 18 include:
• Financing and Funding Transportation
• Surviving the Pain of the Fuel Pump
• The Rails and their Intermodal Strategy
• Transcon, Transload or Transparent?
• California Dreaming?
• Winning Supply Chain Strategies
• Carrier and 3PL Qualification

The Tuesday closing session features a presentation by pro football's winningest coach, Don Shula, who led the Miami Dolphins for 26 years, including two Super Bowl victories, and has co-authored three motivational books.

More info: www.freightexpo.net