Conference Venue

The 2018 Ohio Conference on Freight’s conference venue and hotel room block returns to the elegant Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza situated in downtown Cincinnati. The AAA Four Diamond listed hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America. The hotel is a short 15 minute drive from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and has dozens of shops and eateries within walking distance. Also notable, the hotel is adjacent to the Carew Tower complex where you can view three states from the Carew Tower Observation Deck, the tallest elevated building in the city. A fitness center, indoor pool and business center are available for your use.

Book Your Hotel Reservation Here

Attendees will need to make direct hotel reservations by calling 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) or use the link above. Remember you must mention group code OCF to get the preferred rate of $159 plus applicable taxes. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who fail to identify the OCF affiliation code at the time the reservation is made.

  • Preferred rate is accepted by the hotel until July 16, 2018
  • Reservations must be canceled prior to 11:59 p.m. EST two days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation fee
  • After July 16, 2018, if reservations are available, they will be at market rate

Should you partake in the optional activities of the Ohio Riverboat Cruise or the Reds vs. Indians baseball game outing, we will meet outside of the hotel at the Fifth Street entrance and walk as a group to both activities. Please note you must pre-register for either activity along with your conference registration (no refunds will be available, activities take place rain or shine).

If you register by May 1, 2018, and opt to be entered to win a Reds ticket, winners will be contacted on May 2 by email. Tickets will be distributed when the group meets to walk over to the ballpark.

Ohio Riverboat Cruise – Meet at Noon, Weds. August 15. Please note there is no ticket for this activity but we will have a list of names of those who paid for this excursion. (Twenty minute walk to the Public Landing)

Reds vs. Indians Baseball Game – Meet at 6:15 p.m., Weds. August 15. Tickets will be distributed at this time. (Fifteen minute walk to Great American Ball Park)