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Our conference program is refreshingly different than what you're used to seeing at regular tradeshows and conferences. Why?
  • Built Around Your Needs: We create the conference program based on research and feedback from our senior logistics & supply chain professionals who, like you, are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis.
  • First Class Speakers: Conference sessions are led by peers or industry experts, who have a clear understanding of the business obstacles inherent in controlling large logistics and supply chain departments, and how they can be managed and resolved.
  • Intimate Sessions: Sessions are for small groups of under 25 senior logistics & supply chain professionals only. This environment encourages attendees to be able to share best practices, successful case studies, and receive opinions and suggestions from their colleagues.

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If you would like to participate in the program, or recommend any speakers or topics, please email Sheila Brennan  or call her at 212-651-8730.
2018 Keynote
2018 Keynote
  • Strategic Solutions: Strategies for America

    Max Brooks, Problem Solving Thought Leader, Zombie Lore Expert & Best Selling Author

    As a best-selling author, Max Brooks is credited with helping propel zombie-lore from niche sub-culture fascination to mainstream pop-culture obsession. While Brooks has published three massively successful zombie-themed books—The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (all of which are now considered the definitive tomes for the genre) and publishes his fourth, Minecraft: The Island: A Novel in July 2017—Brooks’ ultimate goal was to challenge old ways of thinking and encourage mental agility and flexibility for problem solvers and leaders. Brooks’ unique, unconventional thinking depicted in his books has even inspired the U.S. military to examine how they may respond to potential crises in the future. World War Z was read and discussed by the sitting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Brooks has been invited to speak at a variety of military engagements—from the Naval War College, to the FEMA hurricane drill at San Antonio, to the nuclear "Vibrant Response" wargame. In 2016, Brooks accepted a fellowship at the Modern War Institute at West Point, where he studies, writes about, and lectures to cadets about today's current conflicts.

    Today, Brooks explores the consequences of failed leadership, making the leap from mythos to American History with the release of his latest book, The Harlem Hellfighters. The graphic novel chronicles the little-known story of the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI. They spent longer than any other American unit in combat and displayed remarkable valor on the battlefield. Despite extraordinary struggles and overt racism, the ‘Hellfighters’, as their enemies named them, became one of the most successful—but least celebrated—regiments of the war. Once again, Brooks drills down to help find what lessons can be learned from the triumph and tragedy of the Harlem Hellfighters.

    The son of Hollywood legends Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Max Brooks is dedicated challenging and encouraging systems and institutions to think outside the box when problem solving. Even his fiction, while undeniably entertaining, works to raise awareness on the issues of disaster preparedness, crisis management, and survival for the common reader—all under the thematic guise of a zombie apocalypse.

2018 Seminars & Workshops
2018 Seminars & Workshops
  • Priming The Supply Chain For Your Customers: Lessons Learned from Amazon's Supply Chain

    Brian Birch, Chief Operating Officer, Netrush
    Amazon’s effect on the Supply Chain is well documented. From ordering to the last mile, to getting products inside the homes of customers, they have redefined processes with tech and data, affecting every aspect of the supply chain. Additionally, Amazon has created an enormous Prime customer base...

    Innovation and Technology in the Supply Chain: Finding the Right Balance

    Orlando McGee, SVP, Global Strategy, Anixter Inc.
    Orlando is a results-driven Senior Executive with more than 25 years of success spanning supply chain, distribution, transportation, and operations. His broad areas of expertise include lean improvement, network optimization, supply chain management, and analytics. Throughout his executive car...

  • Power Panel: Strategies for Last Mile and Omni Channel Success

    Kunal Thakkar, SVP of Global Operations, Newegg, Inc.
    Customers expect a seamless experience across channels. They want shorter fulfilment timeframes, with more transparency and convenience. You need to connect the dots between channels, leverage partners, keep costs down, and develop a data-driven strategy. Our panel of omni-channel stars share ...

    What is Blockchain and How Can I Use It to Imrove my Operations?

    Kim Shelby, VP of Operations, RATIONAL USA
    We have all heard of it. This seminar will tell you what it is and how it can be used to improve the speed of material through your Supply Chain.

    Blockchain is a shared, distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business ne...

  • Session info to come

    Pradeep Vachani, SVP & Head of the Travel, Transportation and Logistics Business, EXL

    Pradeep Vachani is Senior Vice President and Global Head of the Travel, Transportation and Logistics Business at EXL, where he and his teams are driving Business Transformation in Operations, Analytics, Finance and Digital areas for EXL clients. EXL is a leading business process solut...

    Building Logistics Culture to Connect the Dots Between Strategy and Action

    Linda Shaffer-Vanaria, Founder & President, Enterprise Coaching of Carlsbad

    In the growing disruption in the world of business, Linda sees leaders feeling driven to focus primarily on their day to day metrics and pop-up requirements. The need is to be enabled culturally to connect the dots between strategy and action amidst the volatility of day to day operation...

2018 Conference Development
2018 Conference Development
  • Call for Participation

    The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum: A Unique Forum, Built for Your Business

    We are currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Logistics & Supply Chain Forums.

    Please submit your proposal, including topic and speaker, to Bob Houston/ or Sheila Brennan/

    For more details please download the file called '2018 - Call for Participation' which can be found in the left column of this page.

    Potential Topics/Topic Areas:
    Priming the Supply Chain for Your Customers: Lessons Learned from Amazon's Supply Chain
    Innovation and Technology in the Supply Chain: Finding the Right Balance
    Tapping into the IoT in the Supply Chain
    Strategies for Last Mile and Omni Channel Success
    What is Blockchain and How Can I Use It to Improve my Operations?
    Creating a Customer Centric Supply Chain
    How AI will transform the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry
    Workforce Management and Labor Strategy: Stripping Costs from your Operation
    Incorporating Innovation into Strategy
    Best Practices for Recruiting and Developing the Next Generation of Supply Chain Leaders
    The Agile Supply Chain: Responding to Changing Market Dynamics
    Autonomous Mobile Robots: Has the Time Come?
    The Digital Supply Chain: What Do You Need to Know?

  • 2018 Speakers Confirmed to Date:

    Brian Birch, Chief Operating Officer, Netrush

    Orlando McGee, SVP Global Strategy & EMEA, Anixter

    Kunal Thakkar, SVP Global Operations, Newegg, Inc.

    Kim Shelby, VP Operations, Rational USA

    Pradeep Vachani, SVP & Global Head of the Travel, Transportation and Logistics Business, EXL

    Please email if you are interested in speaking or participating in a conference development research call.


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