Thursday, January 25th
2018 Outlook: What Will the Coming Year Hold for Transportation and Logistics?
2017 was a volatile year. What will the coming year hold, and how can you position for growth and success in 2018?
Niche Winners: Leaders in Specialty Segments Share their Views
Who are some of the niche leaders in logistics? What are they doing, and what can you learn? Hear from CEOs of companies in areas like reverse logistics, energy logistics, electronic recycling, and other specialty segments.
Stretching the Boundaries: International Opportunities
What is changing in the global markets? Hear from top global logistics companies on their strategies for growth. Where are the best new markets to grow?
Dealmaking in the Supply Chain Market: Who is Winning and How?
We saw an increase in deal activity in 2017. Merger and acquisition activity in the industry is growing. Amidst all the market changes, what kinds of deals will be completed in 2018? What kinds of strategies make sense? Should you buy, sell, merge, raise capital, or pursue other scenarios? Hear from top CEOs and practitioners on current deal approaches.
The Republic of Panama: The New and Emerging Opportunities
Over the past decade, Panama has been one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. Public investments remain high with expected additional traffic generated by the expanded canal. Prospects for high growth in the coming years for private investment are also supported by emerging opportunities for private sector-led growth in key sectors, such as transport, logistics, and financial services.
Friday, January 26th
State of the Industry: Logistics Perspective
What innovations are top logistics companies pursuing in 2018? What is happening in truck brokerage, warehousing, freight forwarding, and value-added services?
Supply Chain Technologies: What’s New and Exciting?
What are the leading supply chain technology companies doing to expand their services and markets in 2018? How does technology drive business and improvements? What is the value of technology in logistics?
State of the Industry: Trucking Perspective
Will we continue to see a capacity shortage in 2018? Are trucking companies investing in new equipment? How are companies responding to environmental issues and new engine requirements? What will change in 2018? What are the smartest trucking companies doing to pursue growth?
John E. Carr, President & CEO, MIQ Logistics
Alejandro Castro, Managing Director, North America, CEVA Logistics
Ann Drake, Chairman & CEO, DSC Logistics
Ed Feitzinger, Vice President, Global Logistics, Amazon
John Ferguson, President & CEO, SCI Logistics
Gotthard Haug, Chief Executive Officer, Teleplan International
Raymond J. Garcia, Executive Chairman, Network Global Logistics
Mark D. Gordon, President & CEO, Odyssey Marine Exploration
Jim Hertwig, President & CEO, Florida East Coast Railway
John Hextall, President & CEO North America, Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
Cindy Miller, President of Global Freight Forwarding, UPS
Brad Jacobs, Chairman & CEO, XPO Logistics
Todd Johnson, Global Vice President 3PL Global Business Unit, JDA Software
Derek Leathers, President & COO, Werner Enterprises
Christopher Logan, President, Livingston U.S.A., Livingston International
Tom Madine, Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Express
Judy R. McReynolds, President & CEO, ArcBest Corporation
Craig Mygatt, Chief Executive Officer, SeaLand
Richard Phillips Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Pilot Freight Services
Jim Ritchie, President & CEO, RedStone Logistics, LLC
Jeff Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
Paul Svindland, Chief Executive Officer, Celadon
Gene Tyndall, Executive Vice President, Tompkins International, Inc.
Ed Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
Paul T. Verst, President & CEO, Verst Group Logistics
Douglas Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer, Echo Global Logistics
James Welch, Chief Executive Officer, YRC Worldwide
Matt Yearling, Chief Executive Officer, PINC