2022 Conference Sessions


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.


Sunday, February 20th

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.

Palazzo A-B


2:45 - 3:45 PM

An Introduction to Class 8 Electric Vehicle (EV) Tractors

class 8 ev
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. 

Mediterranean Foyer & Porte-Cochere

Monday, February 21st

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.

Note: Recording Mr. Dungy’s presentation is not allowed without express written consent.

9:45 - 10:45 AM

Session 2 - Food & Consumer Trends in a 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
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.


  • Shelley Simpson
    JB Hunt Transportation
  • Robert Low
    Prime, Inc
  • Todd Carter
    BNSF Railway
  • Kevin Knight
    Knight Swift Transportation
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 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.


  • Jack Porter
    Principle, GPorter Group


  • Professional Driver
  • Professional Driver
  • Professional Driver

Tuesday, February 22nd

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.

Hamdi Ulukaya

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

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.


Bob Costello
Chief Economist & Senior Vice President American Trucking Association

Ready to attend?

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.