57th Annual Conference

May 15-17, 2017

57th annual International Conference of Furniture
Transportation & Logistics Managers at the beautiful Lago Mar Resort and Beach club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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Conference Program

2017 registrations so far...

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The conference dates are, May 17-19, but plan on coming in early on the 16th to join us for the annual board
of directors meeting, and join us at the early bird reception that will be held Tuesday evening.

This year we will be featuring two Key Note speakers;
Nick Hobbs, Executive Vice President, JB Hunt and President of Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) will
kick off our meeting on Wednesday morning addressing; overall domestic economic trends.

Keith Koenig, President of City Furniture, will open up our Wednesday afternoon sessions.
His topic will be announced later, but Mr. Koenig is always a big draw at our conferences.

Other presenters from our industry include;

Ray Kuntz, Chairman/CEO, Watkins Shepard
Mike Giaccone, President/CEO Assemblers, Inc.
Tom Hempel, President, Off Shore Express
Peter Ross, Director of Logistics, Z. Gallerie
Jeff Sears, International Traffic Manager, Art Van Furniture

Additional speakers and topics will be announced in the coming weeks so please mark your calendars and
plan on joining us in the warm Florida sun this spring.

Conference registration rate is $645.00 for members and $745 for non-members.

Attendees that currently aren’t members will be given the opportunity to save $100 off their registration fee
by signing up for membership at the time of registration.


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2016 Conference Program

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Conference Registration List 2016

2016 Conference power point presentations

Daniel Pronovost, Director Home Delivery Operations, Sears Canada -  Keynote Address

Ray Kuntz, Chairman & CEO, Watkins and Shepard - Managing the Shift from Box Store Retailer to e-Commerce

Greg Ritter, Chief Customer Officer, XPO Logistics - Hear how XPO is Managing Massive Change

Bruce Tompkins, Partner and Executive Director, Supply Chain Consortium, Tompkins International - How to Lead Change without Resistance

Jeff Beckman, Co-Owner, Kingsgate Transportation - Growing Transactional Business by Attracting Young Talent to the Industry


2015 Conference Power Point presentations

Jon Greenberg, Operations Director & Dave Clevenger Fleet Manager, City Furniture:   "Transforming your Fleet- the Move to Natural Gas"

Jeff Spotts, Director of Logistics/ DC Operations/Packaging, NBF; "Opportunities &Solutions in the multi- business channel supply chain"

Bruce Tompkins, Partner and Executive Director, Supply Chain Consortium, Tompkins International; "Moving your supply chain beyond traditional distribution and fulfillment centers"

David HarlowDirector, Trade Lane Management - US & Americas UPS Global Ocean Freight: "Ocean contracting and operational strategies in the 2015/2016 market"


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