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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.

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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 Kirk Serjeantson Chief Information Officer Dicom Transportation Group

Speaker Logo Tommy Barnes President project44

Speaker Logo Jason Kerner VP of Sales Engineering project44

Speaker Logo Eric Johnson Research Director & IT Editor American Shipper

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

Speaker Logo Tom Sanderson CEO Transplace

Speaker Logo Brian Enright CEO syncreon

Speaker Logo John Costanzo President Purolator

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

Speaker Logo Nikhil Sathe CFO GenPro

Speaker Logo Greg Aimi Director of Supply Chain Research Gartner

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

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 Frank McGuigan President and Chief Operating Officer Transplace

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

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

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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 Kim Aaltonen Head of Delivery Operations, North America Nokia

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

Speaker Logo Jill Marcotte Chief Supply Chain Officer Dealer Tire

Speaker Logo Mike Buseman Chief Global Logistics & Operations Officer Avnet

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

Speaker Logo Paul Nugent Logistics Director Kohler. Co

Speaker Logo Joanne Wright VP IBM Supply Chain IBM

Speaker Logo Frank Vorrath VP Global Supply Chain Johnson Controls

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.

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