2022 Session Panels
(SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Outlook: What Will the Coming Year Hold for Transportation and Logistics?
2021 was a volatile year. What will the coming year hold, and how can you position for growth and success in 2022?
State of the Industry: Logistics Perspective
What innovations are top logistics companies pursuing in 2022? 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 2022? How does technology drive business and improvements? What is the value of technology in logistics?
The BGSA 2022 Supply Chain “Shark Tank”
Participants will receive a 10-minute window to showcase their Big Idea live on stage in the fields of Transportation, Supply Chain, and Logistics to potential customers, mentors and investors. Finalists will be judged and voted on by both the attendees and the respected industry leader “Sharks.”
We saw a spike in deal activity in 2021. Merger and acquisition activity in the industry is growing. Amidst all the market changes, what kinds of deals will be completed in 2022? What kinds of strategies make sense? Should you buy, sell, merge, raise capital, or pursue other scenarios? Hear from top CEOs, investors and practitioners on current deal approaches.
Voice of the Customer
How are your customers’ businesses evolving, and how can you anticipate their future needs? Discover what supply chain logistics challenges lay ahead for your clients, and what they expect you to provide for them now, and in the future.
Managing Technology in this Era of Disruption
Technology is critical for business success, but the continued disruption by new software, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, robotics, and several other advances requires smart decisions and knowledge management. This Panel will provide strategies for dealing with disruptions, deciding on technological investments, and leveraging technologies for customer success.
State of the Industry: Trucking Perspective
Trucking is a leading indicator for the economy? Are we entering a downturn, in trucking and more broadly? How will capacity providers respond to challenges including economic cycles, trade wars, technology threats, and environmental requirements?
Past BGSA Speakers
Alejandro Castro – Managing Director, North America, CEVA Logistics
Ann Drake – Chairman & CEO, DSC Logistics
Bill Driegert – Co-founder and Head of Operations, Uber Freight
Bill Villalon – President, APL Logistics
Bob Farrell – Chairman & CEO, GlobalTranz
Bohn H. Crain – Founder, Chairman & CEO, Radiant Logistics, Inc.
Brad Jacobs – Chairman & CEO, XPO Logistics
Carl-Magnus Norden – Founder, Volta Trucks AB
Chris O’Brien – CCO, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Christopher Logan – President, Livingston U.S.A., Livingston International
Cindy J. Miller – CEO, Stericycle
Craig Mygatt – CEO, SeaLand Americas Division
Darren Hawkins – President & CEO, YRC Worldwide
Derek Leathers – President & CEO, Werner Enterprises
Doug Waggoner – Chairman & CEO, Echo Global Logistics
Ed Feitzinger – Vice President, Global Logistics, Amazon
Eric Thorsen – CTO, JDA Software Group Inc.
Frank Diaz – EVP, Logistics and Distribution, PriceSmart, Inc.
Frank McGuigan – CEO, Transplace
Gary Enzor – Chairman & CEO, Quality Distribution
Gene Tyndall – Executive Vice President, Tompkins International
George Abernathy – President, FreightWaves
Gotthard Haug – CEO, Teleplan International
Greg Lehmkuhl – President & CEO, Lineage Logistics
Guy Bloch – CEO, Bringg
Henadi Al-Saleh – Chair of the Board, Agility
Herb Shear – Chairman, Shear Family Office
Hessel Verhage – CEO Americas Region, DB Schenker
Jack Holmes – Chairman, Emerge (Former President, UPS Freight)
Jack Kennedy – Founder & CEO, Platform Science
James Welch – CEO, YRC Worldwide
Jason Tham – CEO, Nulogy
Jeff Rivera – COO & President Western US Operations, Lineage Logistics
Jeff Rogers – CEO, Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
Jett McCandless – Founder & CEO, project44
Jim Hertwig – President & CEO, Florida East Coast Railway
Jim Ritchie – President & CEO, RedStone Logistics, LLC
John Burke – CEO, Armada
John E. Carr – President & CEO, MIQ Logistics
John Ferguson – President & CEO, Purolator, Inc.
John Hextall – President & CEO North America, Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
Judy R. McReynolds – Chairman, President & CEO, ArcBest Corporation
Karl Siebrecht – Co-founder & CEO, FLEXE, Inc.
Ken Beyer – CEO, Transportation Insight Holding Company
Louis DeJoy – 75th United States Postmaster General
Mark A. Yeager – CEO, Redwood Logistics
Mark Holifield – EVP of Supply Chain, The Home Depot
Mark Kunar – EVP, DHL Supply Chain
Mary Kaufman – VP Product, Takeoff Technologies
Mitchell Weseley – CEO, 3Gtms
Nick Gowen – Vice President of 360 Box Operations, JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Paris Cole – CEO, Truckstop.com
Paul Svindland – CEO, Celadon
Paul T. Verst – President & CEO, Verst Group Logistics
Phil Yeager – President & COO, Hub Group
Raymond J. Garcia – Executive Chairman, Network Global Logistics
Razat Gaurav – CEO, LLamasoft, Inc.
Richard Phillips Jr. – CEO, Pilot Freight Services
Rick DiMaio – Sr. VP Supply Chain Operations, Office Depot
Rob Estes – President, Estes Express Lines
Rob Howard – Founder and CEO, Kindred Motorworks
Sergio A. Villalobos – Global Procurement + Global Operations and Logistics, NIKE INC.
Shoaib Makani – CEO & Co-Founder, KeepTruckin
Sid Brown – CEO, NFI
Stéphane Bancel – CEO, Moderna
Steve Robinson – Chief Supply Chain Officer, Oh My Green
Todd Johnson – Global Vice President 3PL Global Business Unit, JDA Software
Tom Madine – CEO, Worldwide Express
Tom McLeod – President & CEO, McLeod Software
Tom Schmitt – President, CEO & Director, Forward Air Corporation
Udo Lange – President & CEO, FedEx Logistics
William A. Brown – VADM, USN (Ret.), President & CEO, National Defense Transportation Association
Zvi Schreiber – CEO, Freightos