2022 Conference Agenda


REthink Everything.

The 2022 Food Shippers of America Annual Conference will take place February 20 – 22, 2022 in Orlando, Florida at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes Resort.


Agenda at a Glance

Sunday, February 20th

6:30 - 7:00 AM - Golf Grab & Go Breakfast
Sponsored by Burns Logistics Solutions, Inc. & Trailiner Corp.
Fairways Lawn

7:00 AM - Food Shippers of America Morning Tournament Round - Shotgun Start
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club - Grande Lakes

11:00 - 6:00 PM - Conference Registration
Note: Conference APP assistance will be available
Grande Registration Desk

11:30 - 1:30 PM - Welcome Luncheon
Upon your arrival and conference check in please join your fellow attendees at this luncheon to begin your conference networking experience while seeking out old friends and meeting new ones.
Sponsored by PLM Trailer Leasing & Covenant Logistics Group
Valenica Lawn Terrace

1:00 PM -Food Shippers of America Afternoon Tournament Round - Shotgun Start
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club - Grande Lakes

1:00 - 6:00 PM - Continuing in 2022 (Opportunity for Strategic Networking)
We have available designated meeting areas for you to schedule one on one meetings. At your disposal
will be tables and seating areas which are available on a first come basis to assist in your networking efforts.

1:30- 2:30 PM - Pandemic Planning:  How do we prepare for the next one?
Food Shippers of America has partnered with American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) to offer an interactive workshop about lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to be better prepared for the next disruptive event.

Kathy Fulton
Executive Director American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
Palazzo A-B

2:45 - 3:45 PM - An Introduction to Class 8 Electric Vehicle (EV) Tractors
This year Food Shippers of America, in conjunction with Daimler Trucks North America, offers a session on this rapidly expanding aspect of the motor carrier industry. Daimler Trucks will provide a brief overview of the EV industry along with their efforts to make this power alternative a viable option for motor carrier fleets. Daimler Trucks will have one of their eCascadia demo units on site for inspection.

Alexander Voets
Sales and Marketing Manager, eMobility
Mediterranean Foyer & Porte-Cochere

4:00 - 5:00 PM - 6th Annual Sisters within the Supply Chain Afternoon Tea
Sorry guys! This networking opportunity is for Ladies Only. This is our annual tribute to the growing number of women in the Supply Chain Community who have earned their own unique time to meet and interact.
Sponsored by Hirschbach Transportation Services, Inc.
Citrus Garden

5:00 - 6:00 PM - First Time Attendee Reception
Your first time? Plan on attending the First Time Attendee Reception to gather with other “newbies” and meet the Officers, Board Members and Advisors of Food Shippers of America along with the 2022 Conference Co-Chairs.
Sponsored by PLS Logistics Services
Mediterranean Foyer & Porte-Cochere

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Welcome Reception
Come enjoy a cocktail, reconnect with old friends and reach out to make new ones while enjoying the Florida twilight!
Sponsored by FreightPlus & Tucker Company Worldwide
Valenica Lawn Terrace

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Welcome Buffet Dinner
Continue your networking and catching up with old (and new) friends while enjoying a buffet dinner immediately following the Welcome Reception.
Sponsored by Surge Transportation, Alvys Inc., & Vector
Palazzo Ballroom

Monday, February 21st

7:00 - 8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by
Royal Transportation Services, Inc. & Werner Enterprises
Mediterranean Foyer & Porte-Cochere

7:00 - 7:45 AM - Shippers and Receivers Private Breakfast
This is designated time specifically for our Shipper and Receiver attendees to interact and hear the annual meeting update. Food Shippers of America President Steve Stein, Senior Manager Transportation East, Danone North America, will open the annual member meeting at 7:15 a.m. followed by the current Treasurer’s report as required by the organization’s by-laws.
Palazzo A-C

8:00 - 8:05 AM - National Anthem Presentation
Joe Everson, Artist, Vocalist, Musician, and Photographer.

8:05 - 8:15 AM - Welcome & Opening Comments
Steve Stein, Senior Manager Transportation East, Danone North America and Food Shippers of America President will open the 66th Annual conference and introduce our 2022 Conference Co-Chairs.

8:30 - 9:30 AM - Session 1 - 66th Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Tony Dungy
Tony Dungy has a rich history with the sport of football as both a player and a coach. Coach Dungy is credited for constructing the team that won Super Bowl XLI in 2007 with Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. He was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2016. Since 2009, Coach Dungy has served as a key part of the analyst team for NBC’s Football Night in America. Coach Dungy is an accomplished NY Times best seller list author and active civic leader including having served on President Bush’s Service and Civic Participation Council.

9:30 - 9:45 AM - Conference Break
Sponsored by Hoosier Logistics, Inc.
Mediterranean Foyer

9:45- 10:45 AM - Session 2 - Food & Consumer Trends in Post COVID World
The food industry has been in flux for years, as dollars shift from Boomers to Millennials. Trends such as healthy living, sustainability, technology and convenience are profoundly changing how and where shoppers spend their money. But retail change hit the fast track with the arrival of coronavirus in the U.S. and as a result, business doubled seemingly overnight. Consumers shopped different stores, bought different items and started preparing more meals at home and consumers quickly realized every link in the supply chain is essential. Join us as Anne- Marie will challenge the audience to ReThink Everything in food trends and consumer habits as we continue to navigate beyond the pandemic towards the new normal.

Anne-Marie Roerink
Principle, 210 Analytics, LLC 

10:45 - 12:00 PM - Session 3 - Industry Icons: How Some of the Industry's Best View this New Normal
The supply chain has never seen the level of disruption it has experienced since the pandemic began in early 2020. From significant changes in demand patterns, to a constricted supply of labor and materials, the solutions in this new environment require all of us to think differently. Thom Albrecht will facilitate a discussion with key industry leaders to gain insight on how the industry has changed and how companies are driving change in what has become a very dynamic supply chain and logistics environment.

12:00 - 12:05 PM - Conference Housekeeping

12:05 -  1:25 PM - Conference Attendee Buffet Lunch
Sponsored by
Great Plains Transport, Inc. & CONVOY
Valencia Lawn Terrace

12:05 -  1:25 PM - Invitation Only: Speaker & Sponsor Lunch
Palazzo A-C

1:25 - 1:30 PM - Golf Awards Presentation
Justin Allen, Sales Vice President, Andrus Transportation and Food Shippers of America Golf Chairman will announce the 2022 golf tournament winners.

1:30 -2:30 PM - Session 4 - The Day After Tomorrow: Peter Hinssen
Most of us focus on Today: on the meetings we will be having, the e-mails we will respond to, the price offers we need to send out while deadlines are breathing down our neck. And we should. Today is what pays our bills. We also think a lot about Tomorrow, about our future value and how our company will survive disruption. Tomorrow is what keeps us awake at night. In ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, Peter talks about the right model of operations, the right organizational structure, and the right culture to maximize your chances for survival in the Day After Tomorrow.

2:30 - 3:45 PM - Session 5 - Straight Talk from the Drivers that Deliver the Goods
All of us depend on drivers every day to make our production and transportation networks flow efficiently. They are essential to our companies and our country but few of us get enough opportunities to hear their feedback directly and unfiltered. Jack Porter will moderate an engaging conversation with a diverse panel of expert drivers as we explore how the evolving supply chain challenges have directly impacted them, and how to make our industry’s most valuable assets even more safe and productive.

3:45 - 4:00 PM - Conference Close of Day
The day’s highlights will be reviewed, along with conference housekeeping before the day ends in preparation for the evenings events by Conference Co-Chairs.

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Conference Break
Sponsored by PECO Pallet, Inc.
Mediterranean Foyer

4:00 -6:00 PM - [Back by Popular Demand] Opportunity for Strategic Networking
We will have available designated meeting areas for you to schedule your one on one meetings.
Catluna 1-2

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Cocktail Reception
Join in and enjoy a refreshing drink and continue to catch up with old friends and network for new connections while enjoying the Florida evening!
Sponsored by PECO Pallet, Inc.
Mediterranean Foyer & Porte-Cochere

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Annual Banquet Event
Continue your networking while enjoying an amazing sit down dinner immediately following the Cocktail Reception.
Sponsored by Bay & Bay, CN, & DTL Transport, Inc.
Mediterranean Ballroom

8:30 - 9:30 PM - After Dinner Dessert & Network Reception
New for this year is an additional opportunity to network with other conference attendees while enjoying tasty desserts, coffee or an after dinner drink.
Sponsored by CRST International, Inc. & Surge Transportation
Palazzo Ballroom

Tuesday, February 22nd

7:00 - 8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Visible Supply Chain Management
Mediterranean Foyer & Porte-Cochere

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Opening Comments & Food Shippers Give Back
Conference Co-Chairs Rob Lyall and Steve Wutke will start the day with a recap of the opening day’s key takeaway points then Food Shippers of America President Steve Stein will present the organization’s annual “Give Back” acknowledgments to:

  • Feeding America
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
  • American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)

8:30 - 9:30 AM - Session 6 - Create a Better Life for More People: Hamdi Ulukaya
Hear the tremendously captivating and unlikely story from the current CEO of Chobani. Hamdi immigrated to the U.S. In 1994 to study English in upstate New York. With a loan from the SBA in 2005 he bought an old yogurt plant. Hear how Hamdi built a culture that fosters collaboration and teamwork that produces outstanding results while giving back to the community.

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Session 7 - Think Differently: Duncan Wardle
In his over 25-year career at the world’s most innovative organization – The Walt Disney Company – creativity speaker Duncan Wardle learned many important things about building a profitable business and winning creative culture. The most important? If you want to be different, you have to think different. As one of the most impactful creativity speakers, Duncan will take the audience on a journey to learn practical methods that can drive creativity for you and your company as we move forward in this new supply chain environment.

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Session 8 - Annual Economic Update
Bob Costello, Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of International Trade Policy & Cross Border Operations for the American Trucking Associations returns to present a current economic update along with key commentary on the associated industry supply chain effects. This is a very informative session that will provide actionable information that you can take back to your organizations.

11:30 - 11:45 AM - Conference Closing
David Domencic, Director Transportation Procurement, ARMADA and incoming Food Shippers of America President will close the 66th Annual Conference.