Wednesday, may 8
5 am – 8:30 am
Tour of New OnTrac Buckeye Facility!
Early risers and interested attendees are welcome to get a tour of the newest OnTrac facility in nearby Buckeye, Arizona! OnTrac will be a great host providing breakfast when you arrive to tour and see the latest technology and processes as the morning rush arrives from California and elsewhere.
Limit of 50 people, so reserve your seat today! Contact Dave Jewett if you have already registered for the Final Mile Forum and need to amend: firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30am - 1:00pm
Golf at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
1:30pm - 8:30pm
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Shipper Round Tables: Introductions!
This first round table session of two for the show is an opportunity for attendees to meet the shipper attendees! Each shipper rep will have their own table and can have a carrier moderator at the session that knows your vertical. Bring plenty of business cards so you can share your information and remember to connect in-person or through the app during the show!
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Casual Hospitality Meet & Greet
3:00pm - 5:00pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ambassador Meet & Greet
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Grand Opening Reception
thursday, may 9
7:30am - 5:00pm
7:30am - 8:30am
8:30am - 9:45am
Session 200: CLDA Business Meeting, Board of Directors Election, CLDA Hall of Fame
Learn about CLDA’s role in the supply chain and the progress the association has made over the last year from CLDA President Chuck Moyer. Meet those running for the board and be a part of the unveiling ceremony for the newest of the inductee into the CLDA Hall of Fame.
9:45am - 10:15am
10:15am - 11:05am
Session 201a: Labor & Legal Challenges:
Get the latest information about the legal decisions affecting your business. Find out about the possible impact of the Supreme Court ruling on New Prime and hear how the latest actions and studies by the federal Department of Labor could impact your business.
Speaker: Attorney, Jonathan Beckerman, Shareholder, Littler
Session 201b: Driver Safety & Certification in Medical Deliveries:
Learn what it takes to become successful in the medical delivery vertical. Hear from the experts on both sides of these deliveries. Find out about training and implementing programs for drivers and carriers. Hear directly from a shipper in this field about what they want from their delivery partners in the medical vertical.
Speakers: Ken Arnold, Owner/Trainer, Integrity Medical Courier Training; Toni Briggs Huff, Senior Director of Logistics Solutions, American Red Cross; and Brian Surber, Priority Dispatch
11:15am - 12:05pm
Session 202a: Business Across Borders
Breaking into new markets or expanding on current business relationships this is a session you don’t want to miss! Join international and parcel companies that partner with carriers on imports. Learn how you can best work with these types of industry members, improve relationships and work within the regulations of the Custom and Border agencies.
Moderator: Suja Gopal, Consultant
Speakers: Tim Byrnes, Jet Worldwide; Bert Mesa, MNX; Angelo Patrizio, International Bonded Couriers; and Paul Jasko, Purolator
Session 202b: Transparent Technology
How is your company building customer loyalty by utilizing your technology? Whether it is through sort, pick up and final delivery, or strictly for internal metrics the customer, client and end-user demands continue to change and effect the market, learn how you can best meet and exceed these demands by making the most of your technology.
Speakers: Larry Klein, Area Vice President Bringg and Robin Hammond, Channel Marketing Training Manage, Bullitt Group
12:15pm - 1:30pm
1:40pm - 2:30pm
Session 203: Are You Ready for the New Department of Labor Changes?
There’s no question that regulations from the Department of Labor are on the horizon. They promise to affect your relationships with every employee you hire and every IC you work with. Are you ready for them? Do you know how far ranging they will be?
This session will get you the facts. You will learn how the Department of Labor impacts every single member of our industry and the entirety of the supply chain. This session will help you understand how those changes will impact everything from how employees are hired to how benefits are managed and even how you deal with independent contractors.
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Shipper Round Tables: Opportunities, Speed Bumps and New Relationships
This is the second round table session of the Final Mile Forum & Expo. The 90 minute block will be broken into two, 40 minute long sessions. Shipper representatives will be divided up by verticals with a carrier moderator. The objective of this session is for the education on the pain points and opportunities within the respective verticals, along with how best carriers can partner with shippers in those respective verticals!
4:00pm - 5:00pm
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday Night Reception
friday, may 10
7:30am - 1:30pm
7:30am - 8:30am
8:30am - 9:30am
Session 300: Industry Fireside
Get a front row seat as two thought leaders of the industry sit down to discuss the 2019 disruptions and trends affecting the first and final mile sector. Learn what they expect for the latter half of 2019. Ask your own questions of these two industry gurus and get their take on what keeps you up at night.
Moderator: Mark Cossack, President, Priority Courier Experts
Speakers: Dr. Jim Tompkins, Chairman & CEO of Tompkins International & Vijaya Rao, CEO of DeliveryCircle
9:30am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:30am
Session: 301a: Warehousing & Real Estate in the Final Mile!
Industry thought-leaders share what they are seeing and learning as supply chain real estate continues to evolve. What are you looking for in your area selections and searches? How do you rationalize your current space? With demand out pacing supply, bring your questions!
Moderator: Kelly Picard, CEO, Hackbarth Delivery
Speakers: Scott Leveridge, President, TForce; Ward Richmond, SIOR, Executive Vice President, Colliers International
Session 301b: Logistics Schools and Their Role in the Supply Chain!
Hear directly from the Professors and leaders in Arizona State University’s Supply Chain Management program on what students are learning and looking for to be a part of the world’s supply chain. Be prepared to learn how carriers, shippers and participants in the supply chain engage these graduates and partner with these programs across the country!
Speakers: Profs. Joseph Van Orden and John Konopka, Arizona State University Supply Chain Management | WP Carey School of Business
11:30am - 12:20pm
Session 302: Concurrent Tracks
So you have a family business? How do you transition as 2nd generation? How do you prepare your succession plan? And how do you operate day in and out in a family business? Hear from David on his recommendations in case studies as well as share your own experiences and questions!
Speaker: David Bork, Family Business Matters Consultant and author of The Little Red Book of Family Business
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Lunch & Vendor Prizes