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2014 WTS Annual Conference Success

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The annual conference of WTS International held in Portland, OR, in May provided attendees with a robust agenda that followed the theme of mobility, community, and innovation. In addition to the diverse subject matter presented during the breakout sessions and technical tours, two topical panels, Women in Transit and The Mutli-Generational Workforce offered career-focused discussion with high-level leaders in the industry. Rounding out the conference offerings were two headlining keynote presentations by Cokie Roberts, ABC News correspondent, and Kat Cole, president of retail food brand Cinnabon. Both received rave reviews from attendees.

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Last year’s annual conference, held in Philadelphia, broke attendance records for the association, and the 2014 conference maintained those record participation levels. Marcia Ferranto, WTS International President and CEO, sees the growth in attendance at the conference as a reflection of the industry recognizing that WTS is serving an important role in the future of transportation. “Transportation organizations in both the public and private sectors are realizing that that they must bring more women to the table if they are to succeed in the very near future, and our corporate partners and members recognize the increased value coming from WTS International as we seek to attract, retain, and advance women in the industry. We bring the highest ranking professionals in all modes to our events, and we provide programs that focus on workforce development through the advancement of women--WTS is essential to the transportation industry,” Ferranto added.

Early predictors for the 2015 Annual Conference that will be held in Chicago point to another record-breaking year. Registration for that event, which will be held May 20 -22, 2015, will open this fall.

Click here for photos from the 2014 WTS Annual Conference in Portland.

 

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