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|1:00 PM - 6:00 PM||
Early Conference Registration
|6:30 AM – 7:30 AM||
Golf Grab and Go Breakfast
FSA Morning Tournament Round - Shotgun Start
|11:00 AM – 7:00 PM||
|11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Upon your arrival and conference check in, this luncheon is a great start for you to seek out old friends, meet new ones and start your networking!
Sponsored by PLM Trailer Leasing and Covenant Logistics Group
|1:00 PM - 6:00 PM||
Continuing in 2023 - Opportunity for Strategic Networking
We will have available designated meeting areas for you to have one-on-one meetings. At your disposal will be tables and chairs on a first come basis to assist in your networking efforts.
|1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Disasters on the Silver Screen
From the earliest B movies to the latest streaming hit, disaster movies continue to be a popular genre. Whether it is a giant city stomping lizard, an asteroid hurtling towards Earth, or even a deadly virus outbreak, Hollywood has a unique way of portraying catastrophic events. In this interactive workshop, you’ll see how fiction stacks up against reality, and learn ways to ensure your business makes it all the way to the credits.
Presented by: Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network
|2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FSA Member Networking
New for 2023! Please join your fellow FSA members in a room set aside exclusively for networking and sharing best practices on current challenges.
Note: No suppliers allowed for this members-only event.
|2:45 PM – 3:45 PM||
Autonomous Trucking Presentation
Waabi is an autonomous developer that is focused on trucking, using its proprietary software to automate driving on commercial delivery routes. Attend this informative session to hear an update on the evolving commercial autonomous trucking landscape, regulatory environment, technologies and commercialization.
Presented by: Dustin Kohl, Head of Transporation, and Sam Loesche, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Waabi
|4:00 PM – 5:00 PM||
7th 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 network.
Sponsored by Tucker Freight Lines
|5:00 PM – 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 2023 Conference Co-Chairs.
Sponsored by PLS Logistics Services
|6:00 PM – 7:00 PM||
Come enjoy a cocktail, reconnect with old friends and reach out to make new ones while enjoying the California evening!
|7:00 PM – 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 Alvys Inc., DAT Solutions and Surge Transportation
|7:00 AM – 8:00 AM||
|7:00 AM – 8:15 AM||
FSA Members & Annual Meeting Breakfast
Designated time for FSA members to receive an update on the Association. Food Shippers of America President David Domencic, Director of Procurement, ARMADA, will open the annual meeting at 7:15 AM followed by the Treasurer’s report as required by FSA by-laws.
|8:15 AM – 8:30 AM||
Welcome and Opening Comments
David Domencic, Director of Procurement, ARMADA and President of Food Shippers of America, will open the 67th annual conference and introduce our 2023 Conference Co-Chairs: Mark Purdy, Sr. Manager Dry Transportation, General Mills, and Craig Paulsen, Vice President, Schneider.
|8:30 AM – 8:45 AM||
12th Annual Presentation of the John J. Murphy Scholarship
We are pleased to have the 2023 recipient of the John J Murphy Scholarship present to receive the award from Food Shippers of America Chairman of the Board Steve Stein, Danone North America. All 2023 award recipients will be acknowledged at this time.
|8:45 AM – 10:00 AM||
Daymond John is a businessman, investor, television personality, author and motivational speaker. He is well known as the founder, president, CEO of FUBU and star from ABC’s Shark Tank reality television show. Mr. John will share his philosophy and business practices that helped him achieve personal and professional success.
Note - Recording Mr. John’s presentation is not allowed without express written consent.
|10:00 AM – 10:15 AM||
|10:00 AM – 6:00 PM||
Continuing in 2023 – Opportunity for Strategic Networking
We will have available designated meeting areas for you to have one on one meetings. At your disposal will be tables and chairs on a first come basis to assist in your networking efforts.
|10:15 AM – 11:00 AM||
Innovation starts with inclusion. The introduction of new ideas, the exposure to differing perspectives and the collaboration among diverse identities is a bridge to new opportunities. A culture of inclusion expands beyond just one way of thinking and attracts a workforce ready to disrupt and adapt. Hear from J.B. Hunt President Shelley Simpson on the future of inclusion in supply chain and learn more about how companies can invest in programs that drive innovation, acceleration, and growth.
Presented by: Shelley Simpson, President, JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
|11:00 AM – 11:45 AM||
In this session, Tracy Rosser will provide valuable insights into some key technologies that will drive supply chains into the future. Data visibility. New Transparent platforms. Connectivity and integration technologies. The space is changing, and it is changing fast. Whether you are a shipper, receiver, or provider, Tracy's unique background will help you determine how your company stacks up, and you will walk away with practical ideas to ensure you are not left behind.
Presented by: Tracy Rosser, Supply Chain Consultant
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||
Conference Attendee Buffet Lunch
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||
Invitation Only: Speaker and Sponsor Luncheon
|1:00 PM – 1:15 PM||
Golf Awards Presentation
Justin Allen, Sales Vice President, Andrus Transportation and Food Shippers of America Golf Chairman, will announce the 2023 golf tournament winners.
|1:15 PM – 2:15 PM||
A pro vs. con discussion on the virtues of traditional vs. digital brokerage. The session will highlight similarities and differences to each approach to help shippers determine how to balance the effective use of both alternatives to meet their supply chain needs.
Presented by: Cassandra Gaines, CEO, Carrier Assure Inc.; Dan Lewis, CEO, Convoy; Andrew Silver, CEO, MoLo Solutions
|2:15 PM – 3:15 PM||
Hear how the future food supply chain will adapt to keep America from going hungry as vested industry participants cover the key issues facing every food shipper from the ground to the shelf.
|3:15 PM – 3:30 PM||
|3:30 PM – 4:15 PM||
We are living in an age of constant change. On a daily basis we are faced with an onslaught of new potential technologies, emerging disruptive social trends, and constantly shifting economic and political landscapes. These trends are exacerbated by the increasing complexity and connectiveness of products. Managers and supply chain executives need to be able to see through this uncertainty to ensure success for their organizations. Today, we have the tools to help us see through the fog and better prepare. In this session, we will review available tools and techniques that can be used to better prepare organizations for a future that is ever changing and unpredictable.
|4:15 PM – 4:30 PM||
Conference Close of Day
The day’s highlights will be reviewed, along with conference housekeeping before day ends in preparation for the evenings events by Conference Co-Chairs.
|6:00 PM – 7:00 PM||
|7:00 PM – 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 and DTL Transportation Inc.
|8:30 PM – 9:30 PM||
Evening After Dinner Dessert Reception
Join your fellow conference goers for dessert and an after dinner beverage to continue your networking.