2023 Session Panels
Speakers and Panelists to be announced
2023 Logistics Outlook: What Will the Coming Year Hold for Logistics and Supply Chain?
What is happening in warehousing, freight forwarding, and value-added services?
Logistics’ Role in Global Disaster Relief
The last few years have seen many humanitarian disasters – from the COVID-19 virus to Russia’s 2022 invasion of the Ukraine. Learn how supply chain professionals have witnessed disasters, responded, and taken leadership roles in addressing humanitarian critical situations.
Supply Chain Technologies: What’s New and Exciting?
What are the leading supply chain technology companies doing to expand their services and markets in 2023? How does technology drive business and improvements? What is the value of technology in logistics?
We saw a spike in deal activity in 2022. Merger and acquisition activity in the industry is growing. Amidst all the market changes, what kinds of deals will be completed in 2023? What kinds of strategies make sense? Should you buy, sell, merge, raise capital, or pursue other scenarios? Hear 1-on-1 interviews with top leaders on current deal approaches.
The BGSA 2023 Supply Chain “Shark Tank”
What supply chain startup has what it takes to be the next big winner? Hear from the 6 finalists chosen by our panel of supply chain leaders. Each startup will have 10 minutes to tell their story and answer questions about. The audience and “Sharks” will both get to vote for a winner!
The Evolving Role of the CSCO in 2023
How are your customers’ businesses and their CSCO’s roles and responsibilities 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.
2023 Transportation Outlook: Opportunities and Challenges in the Transportation Sector
2022 was a year of record volatility. What will the coming year hold for transportation, and how can you position for growth and success in 2023?
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
Billy Hupp – COO & EVP, Estes Express Lines
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
Brent Beabout – President/Founder, AirTerra
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
Dan Lewis – Co-Founder & CEO, Convoy
Dana von der Heide – Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Parcel Perform
Darren Hawkins – CEO, Yellow
David Warrick – General Manager Devices Supply Chain, Supply Chain Technology Officer, Microsoft
Denis Reilly – President & CEO, Kenco Group
Derek Leathers – Chairman, 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
Joe Dominijanni – President & COO, ARMADA
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.
John Leach – CEO, FLS Transportation Services Limited
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 Cabrera – CEO, Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Mark Holifield – CEO, LaserShip
Mark Kunar – EVP, DHL Supply Chain
Mary Kaufman – VP Product, Takeoff Technologies
Mary Long – Supply Chain Evangelist, University of Tennessee
Michael Farlekas – CEO, E2open
Mitchell Weseley – CEO, 3Gtms
Natalie Putnam – CEO, DeliveryCircle, LLC
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
Sally Miller – CIO North America, DHL Supply Chain
Sean Henry – Co-Founder & CEO of STORD
Sergio A. Villalobos – Global Procurement + Global Operations and Logistics, NIKE INC.
Shoaib Makani – CEO & Co-Founder, KeepTruckin
Sid Brown – CEO, NFI
Simon Cohen – President, Henco Global
Stéphane Bancel – CEO, Moderna
Steve Robinson – Chief Supply Chain Officer, Oh My Green
Susan Pellechio – Head of Transportation and Final Mile Delivery, BlueTriton Brands
Todd Johnson – Global Vice President 3PL Global Business Unit, JDA Software
Tom Madine – CEO, Worldwide Express, Unishippers, and GlobalTranz
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