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TPM22 Attendees

The who's who of the cargo shipping industry

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Over the years TPM has continued to evolve into the most important conference in our industry. The volatility we have been facing in the global supply chain since the summer of 2020 chain makes the 2022 event in Long Beach even more important than prior years as we all gather to develop a roadmap that will determine the future of our industry. I encourage all supply chain professionals to invest in this important event!

-David Bennett, Chief Commercial Officer, Farrow

    The Intermodal Outlook: Will Stability Return in 2021?

    With major congestion on the US rail network out of the West Coast in the second half of 2020, what lessons can be learned to apply to the next surge? Union Pacific Railroad levied record fees on excess contract cargo off the West Coast. BNSF Railway rationed capacity in August and flew workers into Los Angeles from other markets to help out with the crush of volume. Meanwhile, other markets, such as Chicago, was on the other end as a key destination and railroads were unable to get back all the workers furloughed in the height of the pandemic. This session will evaluate the North American intermodal outlook and inform shippers what to expect in the coming year. Among the questions it will answer:

    • What can the intermodal industry do to better handle volume surges?
    • How can capacity be better utilized?
    • How much more are shippers paying for intermodal in 2021? Will those extra dollars be used for better service?

    Session Chair:
    Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Intermodal Rail and Southeast Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Christopher Brach, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Radiant Logistics
    Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Incoming Chairman, Intermodal Association of North America, and Deputy Executive Director and COO, Port of Long Beach
    Mark McKendry, Vice President, North America Intermodal, NFI
    Keith Reardon, Senior Vice President, Consumer Product Supply Chain, Canadian National Railway

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Monday, March 1 from 3:00-3:45pm ET and engage in the chat room

    Drayage in the Interior: How Are Conditions in Key Rail Hubs?

    With a sharp resurgence in cargo in the second half of 2020, a shortage of available labor strained supply chains in the US interior. There weren’t enough yard workers in terminals, truck drivers to handle all the containers before rail demurrage (storage) kicked in, or warehouse workers to quickly unload and return empty containers for the next shipper. With a COVID-19 vaccine in place, providers and shippers can look to what the future looks like for resolving these critical labor issues and bring some efficiency back to inland hubs. This session will examine all parts of the experience in the inland rail yards what’s working and what isn’t, and how to overcome the challenges to the final mile.

    Session Chair:
    Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Intermodal Rail and Southeast Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Mike Burton, President, C&K Holdings
    Erin Graglia, Owner and General Manager, Wallport Transit Xpress
    Jason Hilsenbeck, CEO, Loadmatch and Drayage.com
    Ken Joy, General Manager, Rose Transportation

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Monday, March 1 from 4:05-4:35pm ET and engage in the chat room

    Trucking 2021: What Will the Market Look Like?

    After a turbulent 2020, the coming year looks no less volatile, but surprises may be in store as the US comes out of recession and tries to beat the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccines. How will demand affect capacity, and how will capacity affect pricing and service? Will the pricing pendulum swing again? How can we get better efficiency and utilization from existing capacity?

    Session Chair:
    William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Greg Orr, President, CFI, and Executive Vice President, Truckload, TFI International
    Holly Pearce, Director, Distribution and Logistics, Agway Farm and Home Supply
    Mike Regan, Chief Relationship Officer, Tranzact Technologies
    Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President, and CEO, Forward Air

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Friday, Feb. 26 from 2:00-2:45pm ET and engage in the chat room

    Managing Parcel Shipping Amid Surging E-Commerce Demand

    As e-commerce plays a bigger role in retail sales, shippers face rising shipping costs, last-mile capacity constraints, and faster last-mile delivery expectations. Creative solutions such as curbside pickup, robots, and even drones are being utilized but how can shippers manage parcels, including returns, without breaking the bank and while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction?

    Session Chair:
    Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Editor, Parcel and Last Mile, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Gina Anderson, Vice President, Solutions and Growth, City Delivery, Geodis
    Mike Erickson, CEO, AFMS Logistics Management Group

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Tuesday, March 2 from 1:35-2:05pm ET and engage in the chat room

    Creating Flexible Shipper-Provider Partnerships Without Breaking the Bank

    Partnerships, collaboration, being a shipper or carrier “of choice:” All have been cited as the best way to control transportation costs and be as efficient as possible. Relationships among freight partners have never been as stressed as they were in 2020. How can shippers, 3PLs, and carriers of all types hold partnerships together in 2021?

    Session Chair:
    William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Ed Burns, Founder and President, Burns Logistics Solutions
    Brian Fielkow, CEO, Jetco
    John Janson, Global Logistics Director, Sanmar
    Jeffrey Tucker, CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Monday, March 1 from 2:30-3:00pm ET and engage in the chat room

    Sourcing Transloading Capacity

    Transloading, the practice of unloading containers near ports of entry and then reloading goods into tractor-trailers or 53-foot domestic containers rather than sending them hundreds or thousands of miles inland, is becoming more important for importers and shipping lines at seaports and the US-Mexican border. Capacity needed to move international freight inland is a core issue, but so is getting international containers back to shipping lines and factories in Asia for reloading. This panel will examine the ins and outs of transloading, and where and why it works best for shippers and their partners.

    Session Chair:
    William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Dan L. Gardner, President, Trade Facilitators Inc.
    Todd Larson, Chief Operating Officer, STG Logistics
    John Trestrail, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Optimization, Transportation and Logistics, Newell Brands

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Monday, March 1 from 2:30-3:00pm ET and engage in the chat room

    Dedicated vs. For-Hire Trucking: Finding the Right Mix

    Dedicated contract carriage is becoming a bigger part of US trucking, with more over-the-road truckload carriers expanding dedicated operations. Shippers who want to ensure they have capacity when they need it are making dedicated a bigger part of their freight spend. But dedicated trucking also can change an entire distribution network in unexpected ways. This session will explore where dedicated trucking is best deployed and how that will change in 2021.

    Session Chair:
    William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Brian Nessel, Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations and Capacity, GlobalTranz
    Holly Pearce, Director, Distribution and Logistics, Agway Farm and Home Supply

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Tuesday, March 2 from 3:20-3:50pm ET and engage in the chat room

    How Technology Is Injecting Speed and Boosting Last-Mile Efficiency

    As next-day and same-day deliveries become the norm, what’s next and how are shippers responding? This session will explore how technology is speeding up the last mile, how much faster it needs to be and how technology is linking the middle mile to the last mile to speed up final deliveries.

    Session Chair:
    Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Editor, Parcel and Last Mile, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Karen Baker, Founder and CEO, ShipperHQ
    Lior Sion, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bringg

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Friday, Feb. 26 from 4:35-5:05pm ET and engage in the chat room

    Managing Reverse Logistics in an E-Commerce World

    As consumer buying rapidly gravitates toward e-commerce, the need for reverse logistics standards is increasing. That’s because as e-commerce surges so does the number of product returns, and the costs associated with those returns are skyrocketing. This session will analyze the costs associated with handling reverse logistics and best practices to reduce those costs.

    Session Chair:
    Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Editor, Parcel and Last Mile, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

    Speakers:
    Trish Boehm, Director of Operations, The Home Depot
    Mark Geller, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Happy Returns
    Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director, Reverse Logistics Association

    Want to chat with our speakers? Join this session on Tuesday, March 2 from 3:20-3:50pm ET and engage in the chat room