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Conference Agenda

The 2017 agenda promises to give you the key insight to achieve growth, with the most senior speaker faculty of the event’s history guiding you through the change in our industry.

Below is a sneak-peak of the key themes for 2017. Download your brochure to receive the full agenda and speaker line-up now.

Agenda Timings

June 14th : Start time 3pm I End time 7pm

June 15th: Start time 8am I End time 7pm

June 16th: Start time 8am I End time 2pm

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Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

DAY 1 14th June
Workshop One3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop Two3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop Three3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop Four3:00PM - 5:00PM
Welcome Industry Keynotes5:00pm - 6:00PM
Networking & Welcome Drinks Reception6:00PM
DAY 2 15th June
Opening Plenary Keynote
LogisticsThe Digital Logistics Evolution
The CustomerCustomer Centric Supply Chains
Supply ChainChampioning Supply Chain Transform-ations
LogisticsMarket Trends & The Economic Outlook
The CustomerOmnichannel & Consumer Centricity
Supply ChainA World of Industry 4.0
Closing Plenary Keynote
Outdoor Networking Cocktails & Food
DAY 3 16th June
Opening Plenary Keynote
LogisticsThe Digital Logistics Evolution
The CustomerOmnichannel & Consumer Centricity
Supply ChainAccelerate Collaboration
LogisticsMarket Trends & The Economic Outlook
The CustomerCollaboration & Consumer Centricity
Supply ChainEffective Leadership & Talent Retention
June 14th Workshops: 3 – 5pm
Workshop One: Stop wasting time and money; get the explosive results you need and your customers want

Big data, block chain, co-bots, autonomous vehicles, digital supply chains, AI, agile, digital platforms, and on and on. The supply chain landscape is changing at breakneck speed. You know you have to adapt to remain competitive, but how will you choose the technologies and practices that will propel you forward from the confusing array of new technologies? And how do you know you’ve chosen correctly with the market changing rapidly and the uncertainty over trade increasing? It’s enough to make any leader nervous considering more than 70% of change initiatives fail. Challenge and change the odds with 3 essential building blocks.

Join us in this 2-hour interactive workshop as we:

  • Evaluate different state-of-the-art technologies you need to know
  • Judge the fit of various technologies for your needs in team exercises
  • Create solution sets to expand on for implementation
  • Predict your success by aligning executives through operations to your customers with powerful performance metrics

Speaker Logo Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky President Process & Strategy Solutions

Workshop Two: Revolutionize your supply chain; understanding the impact of new transportation technologies

Drones, crowd-sourcing, and driverless trucks are all being tested in today’s markets. How will the development of these technologies affect your business? What is the likely winning technology? How will they impact your supply chain? Some analysts believe the global market for driverless vehicles will be $51 billion by 2020. As companies such as Uber, Google, and Tesla continue to test and invest in driverless technology, this reality of self- vehicles will be sooner than original predictions. In this workshop we will examine the range of outcomes.

During two breakout groups we will:

  • Develop strengths and weaknesses for each possible outcome and the likelihood it will become mainstream
  • Discuss the potential impact on TMS, LTL, TL, Brokerage
  • Understand how the different technologies will affect each other

Speaker Logo Lisa Kennedy Project Manager Tompkins International

Workshop Three: Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Segmentation Strategies

Companies are realizing that relying on a “One Size Fits All” supply chain strategy by operating channel (e.g. E-Commerce) simply does not work in today’s rapidly changing business environment.  However, tailoring supply chain strategies using traditional grouping or segmentation criteria (revenue contributions, order quantities over time, etc.) are ineffective in addressing this problem.  What is needed is accurate, precise and specific insights regarding profit contributions by customer, product and channel.  Having this information can be the basis for developing “disruptive” supply chain strategies that can provide significant competitive advantage and dramatic financial performance improvements.

In this workshop we will:

  • Discuss the fundamentals required to gain specific and accurate profit performance information
  • Define how using these types of insights can be used to develop disruptive operating strategies
  • Review the importance of having this information on a recurring basis versus treating the need as a "special project"

Speaker Logo Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

Workshop Four: Duty Drawback 2.0 –How to turn your IM/EX data into cash!

Last February Congress enacted major changes to the laws governing Duty Drawback that greatly expand the amount of duties and taxes recoverable and allow for up to five years of claims to be filed in 2018. The changes also include simplification of the matching of imports and exports, new time frames for filing duty drawback, new tax recoveries, new recovery calculations, new electronic filing process and changes to liquidation liabilities. Learn how these changes can meaningfully enhance your company’s profitability while improving your company’s compliance capabilities. Learn how to benefit from the new duty drawback laws even if you are only an importer or an exporter.

Join us in our interactive workshop as we:

  • Discuss the key changes and impacts of the new duty drawback law
  • Learn how to quickly identify duty drawback opportunities within your organization
  • Review strategies to maximize your annual duty drawback recovery

Speaker Logo Brian E. London Vice President Charter Brokerage

June 14th Keynotes
Driverless Vehicles; the Impact on Every Facet of Logistics

Speaker Logo Anthony Levandowski Co-Founder Otto

Avoiding The Supply Chain Treadmill

Speaker Logo Jim Tompkins Chairman and CEO Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting

June 15th/16th Keynotes
Achieving the Perfect Order in the Customization Supply Chain

Speaker Logo Jason Tham CEO Nulogy

Achieving Profitable Growth and Efficiency Gains

Speaker Logo Tom Schmitt Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics/SCM) Schenker AG

The Next Step in Logistics Innovation

Speaker Logo Andrew Clarke CFO CH Robinson

Practical, Relevant, and Game Changing “Better Methods”

Speaker Logo Spencer Askew CEO Techknowlogi

00:00 - 00:00
The Digital Logistics Evolution

As the business of logistics becomes more technology-driven, complex and automated, logistics businesses need to carefully consider their future within this rapidly changing landscape.

This theme aims to help guide logistics businesses through their digital evolution and will explore the technological evolution, innovation and the ways incumbent and nascent logistics businesses alike can strive to stay ahead of the digital curve.

Speaker Logo Doug Waggoner CEO Echo

Speaker Logo Ian Truesdale Senior Vice President - Logistics Excellence & Innovation Kuehne + Nagel (The Americas)

Speaker Logo Justin Hall Chief Customer Officer YRCW

Speaker Logo Kirk Serjeantson Chief Information Officer Dicom Transportation Group

Speaker Logo Tommy Barnes President project44

Speaker Logo Jett McCandless CEO & Co-Founder project44

Speaker Logo Eric Johnson Research Director & IT Editor American Shipper

Speaker Logo John Golob CEO and Co-Founder Lanetix

Speaker Logo Steve Banker Vice President, SCM ARC Advisory

Speaker Logo Zvi Schreiber CEO Freightos

Speaker Logo Ricardo Salgado Founder & CEO LoadSmart

Speaker Logo Robby Nathan CEO Load Delivered Logistics

Speaker Logo Eddie Lou CEO Shiftgig

Speaker Logo Kalyan Sakthi Vice President - IT DHL Supply Chain

Speaker Logo Matt McLelland Innovation Research Manager Kenco Innovation Labs

Speaker Logo Andrew Schmahl Partner Strategy& (Part of the PwC network)

Speaker Logo Keith Nash VP, Process & Technology Lennox Industries

Speaker Logo Frank Guenzerodt President & CEO USA DACHSER USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc

Speaker Logo Bob Daymon Vice President – Freight Management Penske Logistics

Speaker Logo Eric Rempel Chief Innovation Officer Redwood

Speaker Logo Yves Bélanger Vice President, Supply Chain Weston Foods Limited

Speaker Logo Bill Goodgion President Ascent Global Logistics

Speaker Logo Richard Phillips Chief Executive Officer Pilot Freight Services

Speaker Logo Drew McElroy CEO & Co-Founder Transfix

00:00 - 00:00
Market Trends and the Economic Outlook

Slow growth continues and given the many geopolitical events of 2016, myriad question marks continue to dampen the long-term outlook.

These sessions explore the major market and economic outlook for the 3PL industry, M&A and how talent will play into your organization – all aiding you to gear up for business growth.

Speaker Logo Brad Jacobs CEO XPO Logistics

Speaker Logo Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

Speaker Logo Brian Enright CEO syncreon

Speaker Logo Nikhil Sathe CFO GenPro

Speaker Logo Augusto Arosemena Moreno Minister of Commerce and Industry Republic of Panama

Speaker Logo Greg Aimi Director of Supply Chain Research Gartner

Speaker Logo Doug Harrison President & Chief Executive Officer VersaCold Logistics Services

Speaker Logo Kerry Byrne President Total Quality Logistics

Speaker Logo Ben Gordon Managing Director BG Strategic Advisors

Speaker Logo Hugh Rabb Managing Director and Co-Head Logistics & Transportation Group BB&T Capital Markets

Speaker Logo Steven Sensing President, Global Supply Chain Solutions Ryder

Speaker Logo Abtin Hamidi Co-Founder, Board Member, EVP Cargo Cheif

Speaker Logo Eric Zalud Partner Benesch

Speaker Logo Gordon Hearn Partner Fernandes Hearn LLP

Speaker Logo Ron Leibman Partner Riker Danzig

Speaker Logo John Anderson Advisory Director Greenbriar Equity Group

Speaker Logo Ronald Lentz Managing Director G2 Capital Advisors

Speaker Logo Thiago Covre Chief Line Officer SeaLand

The Customer
00:00 - 00:00
Customer Centricity; eCommerce and the Consumer

The customer drives business forward, but also has the power to increase complexity and change the economics of whole industries. In logistics, this has been two-fold as customers and consumers alike change every facet of the business.

This session aims to provide logistics providers with the strategies necessary to put the customer first without sacrificing the competitiveness of their business.

Speaker Logo Will Heywood VP Operational Development DHL Supply Chain

Speaker Logo Ryan Miller VP Global Ecommerce Strategy Rakuten

Speaker Logo Deborah Winkleblack VP International Logistics & Compliance Claire's

Speaker Logo Jim Hourigan COO BuildDirect

Speaker Logo Jeff Brady Director, Transportation & Logistics Harry & David

Speaker Logo John Costanzo President Purolator

Speaker Logo Jim Tompkins Chairman and CEO Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting

Speaker Logo Rick Jones CEO LSO

Speaker Logo Ivan Hofmann Principal etc & associates

Speaker Logo Rich Hamilton Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

Speaker Logo Ben Conwell Sr. Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield

Speaker Logo Ed Feitzinger VP Global Logistics Amazon

Speaker Logo Michael Kroul President KTI Inc

Speaker Logo Kim Aaltonen Head of Delivery Operations Nokia

Speaker Logo Neil Swartz VP & General Manager Toyota

The Customer
00:00 - 00:00
Working with Customers: Collaboration, Commoditization and Contracting

Logistics has struggled with customer cost-demands, service levels and business alignments. Now logistics providers are learning to leverage their customer relationships to drive their businesses forward. These sessions explore the state of contract logistics and how LSPs can leverage their customer relationships to achieve overarching business goals.

Speaker Logo Judy McReynolds President and CEO ArcBest

Speaker Logo Kit Boyd Chief Operations Officer NEOVIA

Speaker Logo Frank McGuigan President and Chief Operating Officer Transplace

Speaker Logo Mike Rude Managing Director of Marketing FedEx Corporate Services

Speaker Logo Mike Bautch President, VAS Universal

Speaker Logo Allan Smith President & CEO BCG Logsitics

Speaker Logo Bonnie Keith President The Forefront Group

Speaker Logo Jérôme Lorrain COO Ground/Managing Director of North American Cluster CEVA Logistics 

Speaker Logo Thomas Goldsby Mangurian Foundation Professor in Business, Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University

Speaker Logo Michael Knemeyer Fisher Distinguished Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University

Plus, get access to THE SUPPLY CHAIN TRACK with your Executive or Standard Pass
00:00 - 00:00
Join senior supply chain executives at the co-located Supply Chain Summit and hear from these leading retailers and manufacturers speakers as they discuss supply chain transformation

Speaker Logo Ed Feitzinger VP Global Logistics Amazon

Speaker Logo Anthony Levandowski Co-Founder Otto

Speaker Logo Yone Dewberry SVP Supply Chain and Procurement Land O'Lakes

Speaker Logo Mike Buseman Chief Global Logistics & Operations Officer Avnet

Speaker Logo Mehran Ravanpay VP, Global Supply Chain Logistics Schneider Electric

Speaker Logo Joanne Wright VP IBM Supply Chain IBM

Speaker Logo Neil Swartz VP & General Manager Toyota

Speaker Logo Deborah Winkleblack VP International Logistics & Compliance Claire's

Speaker Logo Darrell Edwards Senior VP and Chief Supply Chain Officer La-Z-Boy

Speaker Logo Kim Aaltonen Head of Delivery Operations, North America Nokia

Speaker Logo Orhan Bazna Sr. Director Global Supply Chain Gum & Candy Category Mondelez International

Speaker Logo Jill Marcotte Chief Supply Chain Officer Dealer Tire

Speaker Logo Ryan Miller VP Global Ecommerce Strategy Rakuten

Speaker Logo Don Jones Director, Global Parts Strategy & Transformation Caterpillar

Speaker Logo Paul Nugent Logistics Director Kohler. Co

Speaker Logo Frank Vorrath VP Global Supply Chain Johnson Controls

Speaker Logo Jim Hourigan COO BuildDirect

Speaker Logo Jeff Brady Director, Transportation & Logistics Harry & David

00:00 - 00:00
Champion Supply Chain Transformation: Plan. Execute. Standardize.

Redesigning your network to support new digital demands. Hear how leading companies are developing a holistic strategy of their supply network to balance end-to-end visibility with digital connectivity and supply chain agility.

00:00 - 00:00
Leverage Collaboration to Navigate Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

By ensuring supply chain entities work together in a smarter way, businesses will be able to benefit from more efficient and effective operations.

00:00 - 00:00
Industry 4.0: Enter a World of Total Automation

Find out how true end-to-end digitization, machine-to-machine communication and cognitive capabilities are making the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused.

Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown