Ocean freight has presented unprecedented challenges in 2021. Some providers and shippers have found ways to navigate these troubled waters while their competition struggles. Join our panelists for a discussion of strategies to satisfy customers while maintaining profitability. Sri Laxmana, VP of Global Ocean Services, CH Robinson, and Michael Nau, VP of Merchandising at City Furniture will talk about how they are helping their companies thrive in the most disruptive global transportation market in memory.


Sri Laxmana - VP of Global Ocean Products, C.H Robinson

Sri Laxmana is currently responsible for driving the global strategy, revenue and ocean freight volumes. Sri has been with C.H. Robinson since 2000 and has served in multiple roles – including customs brokerage, ocean and air imports and exports, business development and trade management for a variety of global trades. Sri holds an engineering and business degree and is based in Eden Prairie, MN.

Michael Nau - Vice President of Merchandising for City Furniture

Michael Nau, a graduate of the University of Central Florida, is the Vice President of Merchandising for City Furniture, one of the fastest-growing furniture retailers in North America. His role encompasses merchandising, supply chain, and logistics.