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2021 Final Mile Forum Agenda

Wednesday, June 23 (all times in Pacific Standard Time)

7:30 am - 1:00 pm CLDA Golf Outing at the Bali Hai Golf Club
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Shipper Introductions
Kick off the conference at this meet and greet session to make new connections with all the FMF shipper and freight-forwarder attendees!
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Ambassador Meet & Greet
Meet with industry mentors and thought leaders to learn tips and tricks for navigating industry events. More than for just first time attendees, this is your opportunity to make connections that you can call on the other 362 days of the year!
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, June 24 (all times in Pacific Standard Time)

7:30 am - 8:30 am Advocacy Breakfast
CLDA Advocacy Fund donors will hear from U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), a veteran of the logistics industry. Sen. Braun will address attendees on issues of importance to the logistics industry and his current priorities, as well as matters of concern to our segment of the supply chain. Not an advocacy fund donor? Become one today!
8:30 am - 10:00 am CLDA Business Meeting
Hear the state of the association report from CLDA President Steve Howard and the CLDA Board of Directors. During this session you’ll also participate in the CLDA Board of Directors Elections and witness the next CLDA Hall of Fame induction.
10:00 am - 11:15 am Keynote Session: Beat the Odds with Sandy Gennaro (learn more)
Get ready to ROCK at our keynote session, Beat the Odds. Speaker Sandy Gennaro brings the power and energy of a rock concert to his presentation, fueled by 53 years of behind-the-scenes stories to drive home lessons you can use immediately. You'll be sure to think of these lessons every time you hear a song that Sandy was involved in creating. This is an experience you won't want to miss!
11:15 am - 11:30 am Networking Break
11:30 am - 12:15 pm  

Women in Logistics
Being a successful woman in business means having the courage to own who you are, why you are doing what you do, and how you can apply your vision to positively impact the world. In this session, our panelists will discuss the challenges facing female business owners and the positive and negative impacts of being a woman-owned business in the logistics industry.

Is Our Future Insured?
Presented by Peter Berg, True North; Gayle Czeizler, Gallagher; Bryan Ice, Risk Strategies
Moderated by Brian Jungeburg, Risk Strategies

Learn about the ever-changing insurance world and how it is impacting final mile carriers, including the rising insurance costs, the factors that contribute to these increases, and what to expect in the years to come.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm  

COVID 19 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presented by Jeff Caffey, STG Logistics; Ryan Rusnak, Coyote (a UPS company)
Moderated by Tom Jowers, ADL Delivery

In this session, we will be discussing COVID-19 and its impact on final mile carriers, with a focus on the financial impacts to the industry and the future implications of the new delivery landscape.

Last Mile Delivery: Shipper Expectations & Final Mile Challenges
Shippers have many expectations for their last-mile delivery providers. To stay competitive, delivery providers need to make sure their 2021 initiatives are focused on meeting those expectations. This session presents industry insights from a survey of over 1,000 retailers and providers, examining the delivery challenges and needs identified by shippers along with logistics providers' solutions and operations. You'll hear about initiatives in logistics to scale delivery, reduce costs, better manage resources and increase sustainability to help you perform better in 2021 and beyond.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Time / Vendor Meetings
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Fireside Chat: Moving the Target
During this session, CLDA President Steve Howard will host a discussion with long-time industry veteran and visionary, Rob Howard, CEO of Kindred Motorworks. Steve and Rob will discuss the changes we are seeing in our industry and how technology will continue to impact the supply chain landscape.
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Shipper Roundtables / Focus Groups
Attend these networking roundtables and focus groups with shippers, carriers, forwarders and brokers from around the country, including logistics program representatives.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday Evening Reception
Unwind with your fellow attendees as you end your day with music, sights, sounds, and special festivities during this outdoor event.


Friday, June 25 (all times in Pacific Standard Time)

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am  

Airline Logistics: Can You Land the Business
An essential part of attracting business from indirect air carriers and providing them with ground services is being familiar with TSA terminology and available TSA options. During this session, gain a working knowledge of freight forwarding terminology and best practices in order to demonstrate a ‎better understanding of different specialties and where certain services may be a fit for your specific ‎courier model.

Sustainable Customized Logistics
Presented by Jack Pyros, Momentum; Shawn Stockman, OnePak; Marc Ziade, Zumo
Moderated by Patrick Scardilli, Key Software Systems

Learn about the "how," the "why," and the "why now" of going green.

9:30 am - 10:30 am Vendor Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Final Mile Round Tables – Learning Through Shared Experiences
A favorite among FMF attendees, our roundtable event provides an opportunity for like-minded individuals to discuss business strategies and share best practices. This is a session you don’t want to miss!
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Learning From 2020 and Performing In 2021: It’s Not Your Parents' Final Mile
Presented by Jim Tompkins, Founder and Chairman, Tompkins International

2020 was one heck of a “decade” with the COVID-19 pandemic causing the Mother of all Disruptions and resulting in major shifts across all sectors. The largest benefactor of this disruption was digital commerce. The digital commerce explosion impacted all aspects of the 2020 peak season final mile ecosystem and resulted in major problems meeting shipper demands. This ongoing increase in digital commerce positions our segment of the industry with the greatest opportunity for growth as we start the push to the 2021 peak season. This presentation will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and requirements for having great final mile success in the 2021 peak season and beyond.
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch and Vendor Prize Drawings
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