Agenda

QUICK VIEW

  1. 27 April
    8:30 AM - 10 AM
    Transportation Industry Update

    10:30 AM - 12 PM
    International - The "Trade Wars"

    10:30 AM - 12 PM
    New Dimensions

    12 PM - 1:30 PM
    Luncheon Guest Speaker

    1:30 PM - 3 PM
    Law Of the Land, Law of the Jungle

    3:30 PM - 5 PM
    Transportation Service Providers - Selection and Compliance

    3:30 PM - 5 PM
    E-Commerce and the "Final Mile"

  2. 28 April
    8:30 AM - 10 AM
    Transportation Security

    10:30 AM - 12 PM
    To Broker or Not To Broker

    10:30 AM - 12 PM
    Transportation of Food Related Products

    12 PM - 1:30 PM
    Luncheon / Guest Speaker

    1:30 PM - 3 PM
    Transportation Attorney Panel

    3:30 PM - 5 PM
    Transportation Insurance

    3:30 PM - 5 PM
    Meet the Experts

  3. 29 April
    8:30 AM - 10 AM
    Loss Prevention and Mitigation of Damage

    7:30 AM - 12 PM
    Freight Claims - Questions & Answers



MONDAY, APRIL 27th, 2020

8:30 AM
10 AM

GENERAL SESSION 1: TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY UPDATE

MODERATOR
President & CEO, Transportation Intermediaries Association
ROBERT VOLTMANN

PANELISTS
Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce
WILLIAM B. CASSIDY

Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, International Trade Policy & Cross Border Operations, American Trucking Association
BOB COSTELLO

Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
WILLIAM D. TAYLOR

Chief Safety Officer, FMSCA
JACK VAN STEENBURG

Leading representatives from industry and the trade press will provide an overview of critical issues facing the transportation and logistics industry - the economic outlook, consolidation and mergers in all modes of transportation, the impact of E-Commerce, funding for infrastructure, recent legislation, regulatory initiatives and administration policies affecting commerce, and other current issues.

10:30 AM
12 PM

WORKSHOP 1: INTERNATIONAL - THE "TRADE WARS"

MODERATOR
Esq., Soller Law Int’l LLC
CARL R. SOLLER

PANELISTS
Director, Global Logistics, Big Lot Stores, Inc.
ROBERT FREDMAN

Executive Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
ANA B. HINOJOSA

President & CEO, American Association of Exporters and Importers MARIANNE ROWDEN

Administration policies and tariffs on imports have provoked retaliatory measures by United States trading partners. Panelists will discuss the latest developments, how they impacting American manufacturers, importers, exporters and consumers, as well as alternate sourcing and other strategies for dealing with the problems.

10:30 AM
12 PM

WORKSHOP 2: NEW DIMENSIONS

MODERATOR
Manager - Corporate Logistics, Rite Hite LLC
DOUGLAS L. ARENTS

PANELISTS
Corporate Logistics Manager, Dillard’s
DARRYL GASH, MBA

Newell Enterprises
DON NEWELL

Vice President, Yield Management, ArcBest
EDDIT SORG

The LTL trucking industry has been moving toward new pricing methodologies. The NMFC has reclassified hundreds of articles with density-based classifications. Many major LTL carriers have instituted dimensional weight rating with cubic scanners. As a result, shippers are finding billing errors, reweighs, reclassifications and getting balance due bills. Panelists will discuss how these pricing methods work, their impact on freight rates and charges, and suggest procedures for avoiding problems.

12 PM
1:30 PM

LUNCHEON / GUEST SPEAKER

Vice President, International Division, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.
RONALD M. MAROTTA


1:30 PM
3 PM

GENERAL SESSION 2: LAW OF THE LAND, LAW OF THE JUNGLE

MODERATOR
Esq., Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann & Selvaggio, LLC
GERARD F. SMITH

PANELISTS
President, Blakeman Transportation Inc.
JEFF BLAKEMAN

President, Non-Asset , NFI Industries, Inc.
DAVE BROERING

President, Lakeshore Logistics, Inc.
ED A. CARUSO

Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
KATHLEEN C. JEFFRIES

Esq., Seaton & Husk, L.P.
HENRY E. SEATON

Esq., Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann & Selvaggio, LLC
RAYMOND A. SELVAGGIO

A continuation of the ever-popular annual session where “Lawyers Explain the Law, and Businessmen Tell It Like It Is.

3:30 PM
5 PM

WORKSHOP 3: TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROVIDERS - SELECTION AND COMPLIANCE

MODERATOR
SVP Procurement, GEODIS
DOUG FRANK

PANELISTS
Manager of Contracts and Carrier Compliance-Chicago, GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC
JOSHUA HOYLE

CCP, Loss Prevention & Carrier Compliance Manager, Blakeman Transportation, Inc.
NADIA MARTIN

Esq., Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP
ERIC ZALUD

What needed when "qualifying" a transportation provider? What is absolutely necessary, and what is recommended? How to obtain the information and monitor to stay current. Services and companies that are available to help with the process.

3:30 PM
5 PM

WORKSHOP 4: E-COMMERCE AND THE "FINAL MILE"

MODERATOR
Esq., Perez & Morris, LLC
ANGELA ALEXANDER SAVINO President & CEO, Transportation Intermediaries Association
ROBERT VOLTMANN

PANELISTS
Director Customer Supply Chain, Nestlé Purina PetCare
LIZ MILLER

President, Perimeter Global Logistics
RAJ SOBHANI

The "Amazon Effect" has transformed the traditional supply chain and impacted both wholesale and retail business. It has also brought broader marketing opportunities, with direct sales that eliminate the "middleman". What shippers, carriers and logistics providers such as warehousing, distribution and "fulfillment" centers are doing to meet the growing consumer demands and expectations.