2020 BGSA Panels
2020 Outlook: What Will the Coming Year Hold for Transportation and Logistics?
2019 was a volatile year. What will the coming year hold, and how can you position for growth and success in 2020?
State of the Industry: Logistics Perspective
What innovations are top logistics companies pursuing in 2020? What is happening in truck brokerage, warehousing, freight forwarding, and value-added services?
Moderator: Dave Stubbs – Operating Partner, Cambridge Capital
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.
Moderator: Gene Tyndall – CSO, Tompkins International
Dealmaking in the Supply Chain Market: Who is Winning and How?
We saw a spike in deal activity in 2019. Merger and acquisition activity in the industry is growing. Amidst all the market changes, what kinds of deals will be completed in 2020? 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.
The BGSA Supply Chain Conference 2020 “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”.
- Jack Holmes – Chairman, Emerge (Former President, UPS Freight)
- Rob Howard – Vice President, Target
- Claude Pumilia – CEO, DAT Solutions LLC
- Herb Shear – Chairman, Shear Family Office
- Sanjay Chopra – Co-Founder & CEO, Cognistx
- Aaron Frank – Co-Founder & CEO, Deliver-EZ
- Martin Lew – Founder & CEO, Commtrex
- Kyle Marks – CEO, Retire-IT
- Seth Patin – Founder & CEO, LogistiVIEW
- Lance Theobald – CEO, SecūrSpace
Sponsored by DAT Solutions LLC
Supply Chain Technologies: What’s New and Exciting?
What are the leading supply chain technology companies doing to expand their services and markets in 2020? How does technology drive business and improvements? What is the value of technology in logistics?
Moderator: Rimas Kapeskas – Partner, Cambridge Capital
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.
Moderator: Matt Smalley – VP, Cambridge Capital
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?
Moderator: Jack Holmes – Chairman, Emerge (Former President, UPS Freight)
2019 Featured BGSA Speakers
Louis J. Freeh
Former Director of the FBI, Founder & Chairman, Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC, Founder & Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP
Spotlight: Logistics Solutions for the High-Growth Marijuana Market
Chief Operating Officer, MedMen
Past BGSA Speakers
John E. Carr, President & CEO, MIQ Logistics
Alejandro Castro, Managing Director, North America, CEVA Logistics
Ann Drake, Chairman & CEO, DSC Logistics
Bob Farrell, Chairman & CEO, GlobalTranz
Ed Feitzinger, Vice President, Global Logistics, Amazon
John Ferguson, President & CEO, SCI Logistics
Gotthard Haug, CEO, 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
Greg Lehmkuhl, President & CEO, Lineage Logistics
Christopher Logan, President, Livingston U.S.A., Livingston International
Tom Madine, CEO, Worldwide Express
Judy R. McReynolds, President & CEO, ArcBest Corporation
Craig Mygatt, CEO, SeaLand
Richard Phillips Jr., CeO, Pilot Freight Services
Jim Ritchie, President & CEO, RedStone Logistics, LLC
Jeff Rogers, CEO, Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
Tom Schmitt, President, CEO & Director, Forward Air Corporation
Paul Svindland, CEO, Celadon
Gene Tyndall, Executive Vice President, Tompkins International
Ed Ryan, CEO, 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