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Our conference program is refreshingly different to 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 executives and are for 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.

Take part in the program

If you would like to participate in the program, or recommend any speakers or topics, please email Bob Houston  or call him at 212-651-8766
2016 Keynote
2016 Keynote
  • Michael Rogers

    Michael Rogers
    Michael Rogers is a different kind of futurist: one who combines real business experience with a deep technology background. Add to that the keen eye of an award-winning journalist, the storytelling skills of a novelist, plus thirty years of professional speaking experience—and you have The Practical Futurist.

    A dynamic speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, Michael blends technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature. In addition to authoring five books about the future, Rogers recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and is a columnist for

    He has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as both NASA and the Department of Defense. He addresses groups ranging from venture capitalists and corporate executives to educators, students and the general public and is also a regular guest on radio and television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, PBS, CNN and the History Channel.

    Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone and went on to co-found Outside magazine. He then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards, including a National Headliner Award for coverage of the Chernobyl meltdown.

    For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, guiding both the newspaper and its sister publication Newsweek into the new century, as well as serving as editor and general manager of where he won the Distinguished Online Service award from the National Press Club for coverage of 9/11.

    His work in interactive media ranges from the first Lucasfilm computer game and interactive CD-ROMs to Prodigy, America Online and finally the Internet. He has received several patents for multimedia storytelling techniques, and is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. In 2007 he was named to the MIN Digital Hall of Fame, and in 2009 he received the World Technology Network Award for Lifetime Achievement in Media and Journalism.

    Rogers studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University with additional training in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. He is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. He lives in New York City where he works on book and television projects.

2016 Seminars & Workshops
2016 Seminars & Workshops
  • Applying Big Data to Risk-Adjusted Supply Chain Management

    Wade McDaniel, Vice President of Solutions Architecture for Avnet Velocity, Avnet Inc.

    Supply chain disruptions can happen at any time and as a result of any combination of factors such as geopolitical issues, natural disasters or economic pressures. However, a risk-adjusted approach to supply chain management helps ensure that organizations are equipped to mitigate those ...

    10 Steps to Build Gender-Balanced Leadership Teams

    Melissa Greenwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Finish Line, Inc.

    News Flash! Men and Women are different! There are the obvious physical differences, but we are also different in ways that are not easy to see, but often experienced. We think differently, we communicate differently and we respond differently. There are good reasons for that. We view the w...

  • Effectively Managing Inbound Freight: A Domestic Transportation Approach

    Jeff Brady, Dir., Transportation & Logistics, Harry & David – a 1-800 Gourmet Food Brand

    A crucial part of the supply chain, a clear inbound freight management plan can reduce costs and risks while improving reliability. So why is it so often put on the back burner and why are inbound freight management plans so hard to find? As transportation costs continue to rise, now is the time to consider your inbound plan.

    This session will explore how to create such a plan - which generally fall to the logistics, transportation, or supply chain departments to “sell up.” You need to consider how to consolidate freight, manage backhauls, gain transparencies in your vendor base and bringing hard analytics to the question of inbound transportation spend.

2016 Program Development
2016 Program Development
  • The 2016 Conference Program is currently in development

    Have a case study to share? Speaker nominations currently being accepted!

    Richmond Events' Logistics & Supply Chain Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only business development and educational opportunity for select senior-level corporate executives.

    Senior supply chain, operations and logistics executives from F1000 companies are invited to participate as speakers, moderators or facilitators. Sessions are presented in a variety of formats and are designed to meet the needs of today's senior leaders.

    Session submittals are now being accepted. For complete information, please download the Call for Participation found on the left side of this page, or call 212-651-8766.

    If you are interested in participating in a 1-1 research call to help shape content, please call 212-651-8766.


  • Confirmed Speakers

    We are pleased to announce our 2016 speakers.*

    2016 Speakers Confirmed to date:

    Debbie Ryan, VP, Global Transportation and Logistics, Ascena Retail Group

    Natalie Scheidler, Supply Chain Executive, Eli Lilly & Company

    Bryan Rabakon, Senior Director- Logisticss, Target

    Melissa Greenwell, COO, Finish Line Inc.

    Jeff Brady, Director, Transportation & Logistics, Harry and David

    Wade Mcdaniel, VP Solutions Architecture, Avnet Inc.

    Jason Burnett, Vice President, Procurement & Inventory Management, SpartanNash Company

    Andy Haas, DR IT, Signature Brands

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


  • Past Speakers

    Past Speakers have included:

    Alcon Laboratories, Inc., VP, Global Supply Chain
    All American Poly, Vice President, Logistics/Production Planning
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Director, Americas Transportation and Logistics Planning
    BuildDirect Technologies, Inc., Chief Operating Officer
    Dow Chemical Company, Global Leader - RFID, GPS and Auto ID

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, SVP
    Halliburton Company, VP, Global Logistics
    Invacare Corporation, VP, NA Logistics
    Lawson Products Inc., VP, Supply Management
    Office Depot, Inc., VP, Supply Chain

    P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO, Inc., Chief Procurement Officer
    Papa John’s International, Inc., Director, Global Supply Chain Management - Americas
    Pro-Build Holdings, Inc., EVP Supply Chain & Technology
    Quality Supply Chain Co-Op - Wendy's, SVP Distribution, Logistics and Program Mgmt.
    Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc., VP Supply Chain

    Regis Corporation, VP, Logistics
    Seagate Technology, Inc., VP, Supply Chain Operations & Development
    Snyder's-Lance Inc., VP, Manufacturing and Corporate Engineering
    TASER International, VP, Supply Chain Management
    Welch Foods, Inc., Director Customer Logistics


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