Shippers, Brokers, & Carriers Content Channel 2017

Shippers, Brokers, & Carriers Content Channel

This Content Channel is recommended for: Shippers, Brokers, Carriers, Financial Institutions

This content channel dives deep into the freight transportation marketplace. From exploring ‘Best in Class’ shipper needs, to helping attendees enhance their ability to forecast demand and manage capacity, this channel brings together leading companies in freight transportation. Attendees leave the conference better understanding processes for managing and collaborating the relationship between shippers, brokers, and carriers. Experts explore short-term risks and opportunities facing the industry, such as the evolving regulatory environment, as well as more fundamental changes which are reshaping the entire industry.

Conference Replay 

All 2017 conference sessions will be recorded. Conference attendees can pre-pay for access to these sessions by selecting “Conference Replay” when registering for the conference.

Event App

Conference attendees will be able to set their personalized agenda via the FTR Conference App. The app will be available for download in August 2017.

2017 Shippers, Brokers, & Carriers Agenda

To download the Shippers, Brokers, & Carriers Agenda, click here.

Keynote: Executive "Fireside" Chat
September 14, 2017
8:00 AM
Transportation "One-on-One": Executive Chat
September 14, 2017
9:00 AM

FTR's Larry Gross sits down with an industry thought leader to discuss how technology is transforming the supply chain industry. They will explore how quickly the industry can adapt to new techology, how realistic it is to stay on top of the technology curve, and how they can utilize that technology to have a meaningful impact on how they do business.

Trade in Transition: Part I - NAFTA
September 14, 2017
9:30 AM

Pat Ottensmeyer, KCS

One of the foremost planks in the Trump campaign platform was the need to renegotiate or scrap NAFTA. What is the current situation, and what effect is it having on cross-border trade?
Trade in Transition: Part II - Overseas
September 14, 2017
10:00 AM

Jon Gold, NRF

Global trade is an increasingly important part of our economy. Will there be a fundamental reset in our overseas trade relations, most notably, with China? Could changes in our tax code favor domestic production, and what are the implications for our far-flung and complex supply chains?
Panel - Shipping in Transition: Crisis in the Container Shipping Sector
September 14, 2017
11:00 AM

Moderator: Larry Gross, FTR
William Doyle, Federal Maritime Commission
Richard Craig, Mol-Liner
Noel Hacegaba, Port of Long Beach
Jim Briles, American Global Logistics

2016 was a rough year for the steamship lines, capped by the bankruptcy of Hanjin and the ensuing disruptions it entailed. Now the sector, still in the throes of significant over-capacity, is going through rounds of consolidation and re-alignment. What does the future hold for international container shipping?

Panel - How Brokers Utilize New Technology and Traditional Resources to Create Additional Value for Shippers and Carriers
September 14, 2017
1:00 PM

Moderator: Noël Perry, FTR
James Santy, C.H. Robinson
Jeff Tucker, Tucker Company
Craig Fuller, Transvix
Jason Beardall, England Logistics

In a world of increasing complexity, the ability to thoroughly understand our supply chains and respond to fast-changing market conditions may exceed the ability of even the most experienced transportation veteran, so expert systems are evolving to lend a hand. Is there still a role for the human and personal touch, though? Four high-level supply chain experts will share their views in this thought-provoking panel discussion.

Panel - E-commerce and Final Mile's Effect on LTL and Parcel Supply Chains
September 14, 2017
2:00 PM

Moderator: TBD
David Ross, Stifel
Darren Hawkins, YRC Freight

2017 may have marked a tipping point in the transition from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce retailing. What does this mean for the LTL and Parcel carriers that form the backbone of the e-commerce supply chain? How are these players evolving to meet the challenges of an ever-more-demanding marketplace?