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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

    Practical Futurist

    Michael Rogers’ Key Accomplishments Include...

    Michael Rogers is an internationally-known futurist, author, speaker and technology pioneer who most recently served as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. He also writes the popular Practical Futurist column for MSNBC and is a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. Michael is a different kind of futurist—one who combines real business experience with technology skills. Add to that the keen eye of an award-winning investigative journalist and the storytelling skill of a novelist, and you have The Practical Futurist.

    Michael Rogers also speaks to audiences worldwide and is a regular guest on radio and television, known for his use of stories and humor to create an optimistic and inspirational view of future challenges. His consultancy has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Microsoft, Pfizer and Siemens, focusing on how companies can think about the future in useful ways. Rogers earned degrees in Physics and Creative Writing at Stanford University, with additional studies in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program.

    More About Speaker, Michael Rogers...

    Michael Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. He co-founded Outside magazine and then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, leading both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century and earning patents for multimedia technology. He is also a bestselling novelist whose books have been published worldwide, chosen for the Book-of-the-Month club and optioned for film.

    Michael is a dynamic speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, blending technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

    He lives in New York City and is currently working 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...

    Utilizing emerging technologies to provide alignment to the supply chain

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

    Visibility is key to optimizing the supply chain. There are new technologies that are providing visibility and alignment. We will discuss transportation visibility tools and the applications across the supply chain.


  • Planning the Tails of the Product Life Cycle

    Natalie Bolt Scheidler, Supply Chain Consultant, Eli Lilly and Company

    In the mature stage of the Product Life Cycle, when demand for a product is in steady-state, planning the supply for that product is relatively straightforward. The situation changes during the introduction, growth, and decline phases of that same cycle. It’s during these times of rapid c...

    S&OP Fundamentals

    Genevieve Caplette, Supply Chain, Michelin North America Truck

    A formal S&OP process will give your company a monthly opportunity for their Sales and Operations teams to come together and review the most recent data, the latest intelligence, and make the best decisions possible for your company. It also allows for the opportunity to challenge the curr...

  • Enterprise Mobility- how it is changing the world and why you should change with it

    David Krebs, Executive VP, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices

    David has more than fifteen years experience covering enterprise mobility and automatic identification technologies. David focuses on identifying the key drivers and enablers in the adoption of mobile and wireless solutions among frontline mobile workers in today’s enterprise and how digi...

    The Importance of Keeping Things Moving - Creating and Maintaining Velocity.

    Kirk Hoffman, Former Supply Chain Management Director, Rowan Companies

    Material moving through a logistics system to final delivery at its appropriate speed, given the selected mode of transport, without undue delay :

    • Are your materials moving with the optimal Velocity given the chosen mode?
    • What are some common Velocity Kill...

  • Learnings From Ocean Racing and How It Applies to Agile Supply Chains

    Clement Lee, Supply Chain Strategist, Champion Petfoods LP

    In today’s world of supply chains that are growing both in size and complexity, it pays to have the right team in place. In this session, we will explore stories from an ocean yacht race and how we could use similarities to create the right team to handle the complex supply chain. The c...

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:

    Natalie Scheidler, Supply Chain Executive, Eli Lilly & Company

    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

    Scott Vrablik, Former Chief Procurement Officer, Veolia NA and Rust Oleum

    Genevieve Capplette, Supply Chain Specialis, Michelin Tire

    David Krebs, EVP, Enterprise Mobility, VDC Research Group

    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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