UPDATE :: 2013 PRESENTATIONS ARE NOW ONLINE, VIDEOS TO COME SOON: AVAILABLE HERE (03/25/13)
UPDATE :: WITH A RECORD SETTING 2,090
REGISTRATION IS NOW SOLD-OUT & CLOSED FOR 2013
FIFTH ANNUAL GEORGIA LOGISTICS SUMMIT
The Georgia Logistics Summit is a unique event packed with valuable business information and networking opportunities like no other. Keynote speakers will address topics that are relevant to the operation and logistics success of your business.
On March 19-20, 2013 the event celebrates its fifth anniversary and continues to grow in attendance every year. In 2012 the Summit hosted 1,600 attendees from 28 states and 7 nations. Most importantly, 85% of these participants come from across the private sector, and the agenda and activities are purposefully created with input directly from the logistics industry.
You can’t afford to miss this opportunity to network, learn and join in…
REGISTRATION CLOSED MARCH 8TH
UPDATE :: OPPORTUNITY SESSION SPEAKERS
In addition to the FOUR keynote sessions you can read more about in the brochure AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE, we are pleased to announce the lineup for our THREE Opportunity Sessions: Food – Manufacturing – Retail. Again this year, the Georgia Logistics Summit delivers a diverse list of industry executives to share first-hand ideas on what supply-chains will look like in 2013, opportunities and challenges, and what they look for from logistics partners to help pull it all together.
FOOD OPPORTUNITY SESSION:
Kroger | Daniel Vasseur, Supply Chain Manager
CSM Bakery | Ken Esser, Director of Logistics
Maersk | Bill Duggan, Vice President of N.A. Refrigerated Services
Whole Foods | Mike Hardy, Distribution Manager
MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITY SESSION:
Yamaha | Jason Schweizer, Division Manager - Logistics
KIA Motors | Mercedes Hernandez-Garner, Asst. Mgr. Purchasing
TOTO | William Strang, President - Americas Operations
Bluebird | Dave Whelan, SVP – Manufacturing & Quality
UPS | Charlie Covert, VP – Manufacturing
RETAIL OPPORTUNITY SESSION:
Dell | Anton Van Steenwijk, Director Global Logistics Procurement
NYK | Greg Tuthill, Senior Vice President, Sales & Trade
The Home Depot | Mark Holifield, SVP Supply Chain
Haier | Jim Franz, Senior Director of Supply Chain
Hibbet Sports | Dave Haessly, Director of Distribution
enVista | Jim Barnes, CEO
OPPORTUNITY SESSIONS & KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Every year, the Summit provides high-value content and speakers to discuss topics that resonate throughout the logistics industry. In addition to multiple keynote speakers, special guests, and industry panel discussions the Summit offers three “opportunity sessions” that include over 15 speakers from private-industry logistics consumers. These sessions will focus on both the uniqueness and commonalities within three of Georgia’s main freight generators: Food, Manufacturing, and Retail.
IMPROVED FORMAT AND NETWORKING:
One of the key elements of the success of the Summit has been the new relationships that are forged, and the old ones renewed during the event. With this in mind, this year’s agenda has been re-designed with improved starting and ending times allowing Summit attendees more flexibility in scheduling travel and planning other customer meetings around the event.
The Summit still provides the same unique industry content, includes the very popular networking reception, and allows attendees even more time to network, do business, and absorb all the Summit has to offer.
CHANGE IS THE NEW NORMAL...
Many experts project 2013 to be a year of continued recovery and slow growth. Retailers, manufacturers, and their many logistics service providers alike will need to keep up with and adjust to change in order to maintain profitability and deliver excellent customer service.
New changes such as the exponentially increasing importance of omni- or multi-channel logistics operations, and shifts in global trade-routes and sources will be central topics for the coming year, as well as concerns over the impact of new transportation legislation, trucking safety regulations, investment in infrastructure, fuel prices, demand for detailed supply-chain visibility, volatile global and domestic markets, and workforce training and retention.
These issues, and more, will continue to play a pivotal role in a logistics provider’s ability to compete for new business, and requires all parts of the supply-chain to work together to meet the changing needs of consumers.