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2011 Conference Program
                                                                 
                                                    PROGRAM


TUESDAY May 3rd:

3:00-6:00 pm                            REGISTRATION

4:00-6:00 pm                  
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE TRANSPORTATION AND
LOGISTICS COUNCIL, INC., Election of officers and directors and presentation of
annual financial report as well as other business. All members are invited to attend

6:00-7:00 pm                         
“Early Bird” reception, co-sponsors; to be announced
                                          
7:00 pm                                  
Dinner on your own, dine in the Westin Harbor’s dining room or one of Savannah’s
many fine restaurants
                                          
WEDNESDAY May 4th:

7:30 -10:30 am                        
REGISTRATION,

8:30-9:00 am                            
MESSAGES OF WELCOME AND CONFERENCE ORIENTATION: IFTLC’s Board

9:00-10:00 am                          
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Successful Strategies to Prosper in the Furniture Industry in
the Current Economic Climate.     Kim Yost, CEO Art Van Furniture

10:00-10:30 am                         
COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:30 am                       
How New Government Regulations in the Trucking Industry Will Affect Your Bottom
Line;  Ray Kuntz, Chairman/CEO Watkins Shepard

11:30-12:00 am                      
What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company,Your Product and the Shipping
Public;   Tony Oliveira, Senior Vice President, Willis Group

12:00-1:30 pm                          
LUNCHEON; co sponsors to be announced

1:30-   2:30 pm                        
Greening the Supply Chain; Tony Nuzio, CEO/President, ICC Logistics Services, Inc

2:30-3:30 pm                           
What Homeland Security and You can do to Keep Your Product Moving;   Bryan
Picado, Supervisor, Supply Chain Specialist, Homeland Security

3:30-4:00 pm                             
REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:00-5:00 pm                             
Design for Distribution:   Tom Lowery Packaging Consultant

6:00-7:00 pm                            
RECEPTION, Sponsored by Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery Service         
                                            
7:00 pm  
Dinner on your own at one of the Westing Harbor's fine dining rooms, or one of  
Savannah's many fine restaurants.        

THURSDAY May 5th:

830-10:00 am                          
CONCURRENT SESSIONS;

IMPORTING SESSION:  Jeff Sears, Director of International Transportation, Art Van
Furniture, Moderator,
                                          
HOME DELIVERY SESSION;  Moderator ?

10:00-10:30 am                         
COFFEE BREAK,

10:30-11:30 am                        
An Inside Look at the Port of Savannah and What it Takes to Keep it Flowing
Smoothly;  John M. Wheeler, Senior Director of Trade Development  Georgia Port
Authority

11:30-12:30 pm                        
LUNCH on YOUR OWN

12:30-3:00 pm                           
TOUR of the PORT OF SAVANNAH
Golf will be offered to those wishing not to attend the tour

6:00-7:00 pm                             
RECEPTION, sponsored by Purnell Furniture Services
                                             
7:00-9:00 pm                             
RIVER FRONT DINNER BUFFET, Cash bar Weather permitting
                                             
FRIDAY May 6th:

9:00-10:30am                      
Open Form Discussion; Time to bring up any topic you would like the group to
discuss. A no-holds- barred session

10:30 am                                    
ADJOURN

11:00 am                                     
Hotel check out time
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