5:00 - 6:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
7:30 - 9:00 am
7:30 - 8:30 am
8:30 - 8:35 am
Bill McLoughlin, Furniture|Today
8:35 - 9:15 am
Evolving hours of service regulations, driver shortages, growing concerns over how carrier safety is being evaluated, tightening capacity are just some if the speed bumps ahead for the trucking industry. Dave Osiecki, executive vice president, chief of national advocacy, American Trucking Association, will provide a keynote designed to help you understand these obstacles in order to keep you and your supply chain operating at maximum efficiency.
9:15 - 10:00 am
David Bennett, general manager of business development at LF Logistics, a Li & Fung Company, will discuss the furniture industry's lifeline to the Far East, unraveling the critical issues that will separate the winners from the losers in the increasingly competitive home furnishings area.
10:00 - 10:30 am
10:30 - 11:15 am
Regina Cross, vice president Northeast & USA compliance leader at Globe Express Services, will offer a compliance and regulation update on the key issues impacting the trucking and logistics industry. Are you currently compliant? Will you still be tomorrow? Find out in this don't miss presentation.
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Paul McClintock, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for the South Carolina Ports Authority, will provide an update on the current situation at the U.S. ports. With suppliers, importers and retailers still experiencing fallout from the massive backlogs at West Coast ports last fall and throughout the winter, a fundamental shift may be underway to assess future options. This in-depth presentation will help attendees chart the future through still uncertain waters.
12:00 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Kmar Venkataram and Michael Hu of A.T. Kearney Consulting Group will share insights on the direction of big box home delivery. At a time when online retailing has redefined consumer expectations, the ability to get product to consumers' home faster, easier and in better condition has never been more important.
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Retail experts will share insights, tips and strategies for improving home delivery as well as exploring the emerging technologies and practices that are likely to define home delivery in the coming decade.
2:30 - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Hank Seaton, partner at Seaton & Husk, LP, will discuss the critically important issues that will shape the domestic shipping and trucking industry for years to come. Understanding issues of safety, privacy and liability have never been more important. Find out what you can do to protect your company from unnecessary risk.
3:45 - 3:55 pm