November 06 - 08, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

All Sessions will take place on the 2nd Floor of the Memphis Cook Convention Center (MCCC) 

 

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

REGISTRATION

LOCATION: Prefunction Foyer

 

SPONSORED BY:

IMC


 

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

LOCATION: Prefunction Foyer

 

 


 

8:25 - 8:30 AM

WELCOME REMARKS

LOCATION: Ballroom B

 

William B. Cassidy Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade


 

8:30 - 9:15 AM

DAY 2 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

LOCATION: Ballroom B Four years ago, Bradley Jacobs invested $150 million in a $160 million-a-year trucking, forwarding and brokerage firm called Express-1 Expedited Solutions. Now XPO Logistics, the company is closing in on a $9 billion revenue run rate, with subsidiaries across North America and Europe. XPO’s rapid growth is transformative not just for Jacobs’ company but also for the logistics business as a whole. As an enterprise builder, Jacobs has defied expectations, broken boundaries and refused to accept limitations on his vision urged by a more conservative marketplace. As the leader of one of the largest and most diverse U.S. logistics companies, Jacobs will share his outlook for a business still aggressively expanding and discuss evolving solutions or options for international shippers struggling to meet increasingly complex distribution challenges.

 

— INTRODUCED BY — William B. Cassidy Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

— FEATURED SPEAKER — Bradley Jacobs Chairman and CEO, XPO Logistics


 

9:15 - 10:15 AM

VIEW FROM THE TOP: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

LOCATION: Ballroom B As the U.S. economy plods along, transportation operators continue to look for opportunities that will help them build on the growth in profitability they’ve experienced over the past couple of years. Helping that effort are the lowest prices for providers’ highest single cost item — fuel — since the 2008-09 recession. But challenges loom: regulatory pressure is building that not only will ratchet up costs but also create new demands, especially on truck drivers, the industry’s most precious commodity; congestion and bottlenecks at major hubs on the coasts and inland; complex supply chains; and increasing customer demands. A panel of senior industry executives will discuss these and other issues in the ocean, trucking, rail and logistics industries and what their companies are doing to address them.

 

— SESSION CHAIR — Mark Szakonyi Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

— PANELISTS — David S. Congdon Vice Chairman and CEO, Old Dominion Freight Line

Kerry Byrne President, Total Quality Logistics

Shawn Tureman Director of Domestic Intermodal, Norfolk Southern Railway

David Wedaman Founder and CEO, Re Transportation

Soren Egholm VICE PRESIDENT OF TRADE AND MARKETING, MAERSK LINE NORTH AMERICA


 

10:15 - 10:45 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

LOCATION: Prefunction Foyer

 

SPONSORED BY:

IMC


 

10:45 - 11:45 AM

IS THE TRUCK DRIVER AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

LOCATION: Ballroom B We all know what’s behind the current truck driver shortage: A demographic shift, below-market truck driver pay and more restrictive requirements are discouraging new recruits from joining the bedrock supply chain labor force. Rather than debate the reasons for the shortage, trucking operators, their shipper customers and third-party partners need to tackle the problem head-on. For carriers, that could mean upending established business models and rethinking the truck driver’s role within their enterprise. This panel will examine what is being done and what can be done to attract and keep truck drivers. How does the job need to change? How does trucking need to change? Can technology help? Finding working solutions is critical. If the truck driver truly is “an endangered species,” the supply chain of every shipper is endangered, as well.

 

— SESSION CHAIR — Mark Willis On-Air Host/Anchor of Road Dog Trucking News, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

— PANELISTS — David Schumann General Manager, Progressive Transportation

Page Siplon CEO, TeamOne Logistics

Allen Boyd Wal-Mart Transportation Driver and America's Road Team Captain


 

10:45 - 11:45 AM

PAIN IN THE DRAY: MAKING HARBOR TRUCKING MORE EFFICIENT

LOCATION: Ballroom C The drayage industry is undergoing profound change in every sector of the supply chain. Harbor trucking companies face increased delays at marine terminals due to port congestion, weather events on the East Coast and a relentless drive by the Teamsters union to organize the driver force. Serving import distribution warehouses is just as challenging as retailers move their facilities farther from the ports in search of cheaper land and labor. The major inland distribution hubs of Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Columbus, Ohio, and northern New Jersey are becoming increasingly congested. All the while, the drayage companies face driver shortages. What will it take for the drayage industry to survive and thrive? A panel of industry experts will look at each sector of the supply chain and the options available for drayage profitability.

 

— SESSION CHAIR — Bill Mongelluzzo Senior Editor, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

— PANELISTS — Jason Hilsenbeck President and Founder, Drayage.com & LoadMatch

Alex Cherin Intermodal Conference Director, California Trucking Association

Dave Manning President, TCW Inc.


 

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

THE ROAD AHEAD — HOW SHIPPERS VIEW THE LANDSCAPE

LOCATION: Ballroom B Wolfe Research's quarterly "State of the Freight" report is a comprehensive look at how shippers view the coming 12 months in terms of freight forecasts, pricing outlook, modal shift and other factors related to the North American supply chain. Based on a survey of some 600 shippers with a combined annual transportation budget of more than $10 billion, the report is one of the industry's most important, valuable and timely barometers of how cargo owners view their businesses and, by extension, the transportation market. In this presentation of newly released third-quarter "State of the Freight" report, Wolfe Research's Ivan Yi will analyze what shippers see in terms of their transportation demand, freight pricing and service.

 

— INTRODUCED BY — Chris Brooks Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

— FEATURED SPEAKER — Ivan Yi Vice President, Equity Research, Wolfe Research


 

12:15 - 1:15 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

LOCATION: Ballroom A

 

 


 

1:15 - 1:45 PM

PAYING FOR PROGRESS: AN EXAMINATION OF A SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

LOCATION: Ballroom B

 

— INTRODUCED BY — Cannon F. Allen Sr. Partner, Adams and Reese LLP

— FEATURED SPEAKER — Sen. Mark Norris Majority Leader, Tennessee Senate


 

1:45 - 2:45 PM

CROSSING THE BORDER: ARE CANADA AND MEXICO REALLY THE ANSWER?

LOCATION: Ballroom C It turns out the "giant sucking sound" that Ross Perot warned would result from the North American Free Trade Agreement was partly true. NAFTA didn't cause an exodus of U.S. jobs to Mexico as the 1992 presidential candidate feared. Instead, it has strengthened the U.S., Canadian and Mexican economies evidenced by cross-border trade that has grown from $343 million to $1.2 billion in the 20 years since NAFTA was enacted. But equipment imbalances and lengthy delays at border ports of entry have in fact sucked up shippers' money and patience. Panelists will detail how shippers and transportation providers can reduce delays and extra costs at U.S. crossings on the Canadian and Mexican borders.

 

— SESSION CHAIR — Mark Szakonyi Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

— PANELISTS — Larry Gross Partner & Senior Consultant, FTR and President, Gross Transportation Consulting

Gene Sevilla VICE PRESIDENT, SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS, RYDER INTERNATIONAL

Miguel Gomez CEO, Fletes México Carga Express

Shawn Boyd Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Americas, DHL Global Forwarding


 

1:45 - 2:45 PM

THE RETAIL REVOLUTION: HOW E-COMMERCE IS CHANGING THE FACE OF DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION

LOCATION: Ballroom B E-commerce may be the most disruptive force reshaping supply chains today. No longer just an online arm of retail brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce is working its way into all aspects of the supply chain, from business-to-business procurement to last-mile home delivery. That’s forcing retailers and their vendors to rethink how they source, produce, store and distribute consumer goods. As B2B and B2C e-commerce grow, transportation operators will come under greater pressure to move goods not just more quickly but also more nimbly, with one outcome likely to be greater customization. This panel will explore how the rapid growth of e-commerce will affect retailers’ U.S. distribution operations of retailers and the potential impact on retailers’ third-party logistics and transportation suppliers.

 

— SESSION CHAIR — Greg Smith Enterprise Consultant, Tech Mahindra

— PANELISTS — Jeff Brady Director of Logistics and Transportation, Harry & David

Blaine Kelley Senior Vice President of the Global Supply Chain Practice, CBRE


 

2:45 - 3:45 PM

UNLOCKING HIDDEN CAPACITY — SEARCHING FOR TRUCKS IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES

LOCATION: Ballroom B Is truck capacity really getting tighter? Some logistics industry experts dispute that claim, arguing that shippers aren’t looking for capacity in the right places, or they’re going about their search in the wrong way. Midsize to larger shippers in particular need to break old habits and rethink how they source truck capacity when they need to move freight. This panel will look at new ways shippers can use technology, whether from third-party logistics providers and brokers, load-matching boards or Internet-based services to find available trucks at the right price. Our speakers also will discuss overall changes in capacity, where it’s contracting and expanding, and practical steps shippers can take to ease or avoid the capacity shortage many expect will hit the trucking industry and its customers over the next few years.

 

— session chair — William Cassidy Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC IHS Maritime & Trade

— PANELISTS — Jeffrey Tucker CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide, and CEO, QualifiedCarriers.com

Scott Moscrip CEO, Truckstop.com

Abtin Hamidi Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of Sales, Cargo Chief


 

2:45 - 3:45 PM

CONCURRENT CASE STUDY: CROSSING THE BORDER: BUILDING AN AUTOMOTIVE ‘SUPERHIGHWAY’

LOCATION: Ballroom C Mexico is a key manufacturing hub for Nissan, which expects to export more than 1 million cars per year from Mexico by 2017, many to the U.S. The automaker is investing heavily in new facilities in Mexico, alongside partners Renault and Daimler. Gena Sherrell, manager of international logistics at Nissan North America, will discuss the challenges the company has faced building a cross-border supply chain and the types of solutions Nissan has implemented. She will be joined by Frank Bateman, Ryder Systems director of customer logistics for supply chain solutions.

 

— INTRODUCED BY — Mark Szakonyi Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

— PANELISTs — Gena Sherrell Manager of International Logistics, Nissan North America

Frank Bateman Director of Customer Logistics,Chain Solutions, Ryder System, Inc.


 

3:45 - 3:50 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

 

William Cassidy Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Mark Szakonyi Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade


 

6:00 PM

64th Annual Port of New Orleans Night

LOCATION: Peabody Hotel Event Details Here

 

 


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