Wednesday, March 29 at 1:00 pm Eastern
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Join us at the CLDA Final Mile Forum & Expo in New Orleans, LA
The current final mile environment continues to challenge many of those in the last mile space. COVID-19, economic changes, labor shortages, and continual insurance hikes are changing the face of the industry. How are we Winning the Next Mile?
The annual CLDA Final Mile Forum & Expo is the premier logistics event for supply chain leaders operating in the final mile space and is the year’s best opportunity to expand your knowledge, build your network, and explore the latest products and solutions.
The 2023 FMF will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans from February 9–11, 2023. Don’t forget: the city will be in the full swing of Mardi Gras, so make your hotel reservation early! To take advantage of the discount rate at the Hyatt, please book your room by no later Monday, January 16, 2023, using the following information:
Maximize your brand at FMF! A wide array of other sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested, please email email@example.com to confirm your purchase and receive further details. If you have an idea for a sponsorship opportunity that is not listed, or have any questions about the current offerings, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Brian Surber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Runaway inflation, a war for talent, fuel costs at record highs, market volatility, and perhaps another recession on the horizon…
How does our industry navigate today’s environment? What does tomorrow look like? How do we prepare?
Learn strategies from experts in the field — and from our most successful and seasoned CLDA veterans — as they guide us through not only how to survive, but thrive in unprecedented times.
The CLDA Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) is designed to offer skills development to c-suite executives, young professionals, and managers in the leadership pipeline. Register now to join us October 6, 2022. If you have any questions, contact CLDA staff.
The CLDA hosted its second annual Virtual Shippers Exchange on Wednesday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. At this members-only* networking event attendees participated in three shipper-carrier roundtable sessions lasting 50 minutes with participants grouped by the vertical they are most interested in. Shippers were asked to explain their verticals and what they look for in a successful partnership with a carrier. Carriers were given the opportunity to introduce themselves and speak to their companies and geographic areas of service. Shippers and carriers were then encouraged to engage in discussions on how they can best partner to meet each others needs.
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Wednesday, February 22 at 1:00 pm Eastern
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NEW DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 1:00–2:00 PM ET
Join members of the CLDA Board of Directors to learn why CLDA is the premier organization to industry leaders in logistics space. You’ll learn key materials to make the most of your membership, such as events, resources, and opportunities to increase your company’s visibility.
If you previously registered, your link will remain the same and will be resent to you prior to the event – no need to register again.
Lorena Camargo, CEO and Founder, Pearl Transportation & Logistics
Lorena Camargo has been living logistics from a young age. She started in the business at age 17 and worked her way up to Vice President of Operations in a courier company. At age 24 she decided she was ready to strike out on her own. Because no bank would risk lending to a 24-year-old upstart, Lorena borrowed $25,000 from a friend of a friend and started her own company, PearlTrans Logistics in Los Angeles.
She’s built Pearl on innovation, quality and teamwork. PearlTrans prides itself in being a full-service transportation provider offering customized same-day transportation solutions. Today, that company delivers everything everywhere from human tissue to aircraft parts in Southern California, throughout the US and even internationally.
In 2020, Lorena was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Customized Logistics & Delivery Association (CLDA), who advances the interests of the final mile sector of the supply chain through advocacy, networking and education. She credits the association for bringing some of her most influential mentors into her life and forging business relationships that have helped grow her business.
She is also a current executive board member of the Silicon Valley chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Lorena is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Supply chain disruption. Labor shortage. Rising costs. One innovative way several CLDA members have been combatting these issues is by hiring remote employees. If you think hiring remote workers is only for Fortune 500 companies, think again, as outsourcing work to remote employees is on the rise in the logistics sector. Is it the right fit for your company?
Moderator: Tim Cocchia, COO, Xcel Delivery Services
Speaker: Larry Zogby, CEO, RDS Same Day Delivery
Larry Zogby is the CEO of RDS Same Day Delivery. Larry has more than 36 years of logistics experience in the New York City area. He acquired the company in 1986 at its offices in Brooklyn. In 2019, RDS moved from the East Village to its current location in Long Island City, to a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art, full-service facility. Larry is passionate about his company, his customers, his employees, and his community. He wants to do everything he can—inside and outside of the logistics industry—to make his corner of the world a better place. RDS is a valued member of numerous logistics-related groups and associations; including the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA), New York State Messenger Courier Association (NYSMCA), and the Express Carriers Association (ECA).
Join CLDA and guests for a briefing on the customized logistics industry and the interface between ecommerce, passenger airlines, and last mile delivery. This event is open to CLDA members and non-members.
Date: May 11, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Join CLDA for a live webinar on Wednesday, November 3 at 1:00 pm EDT to learn how to identify and defend against cybersecurity attacks from industry leaders.
Transportation & logistics presents a tempting target to ransomware gangsters for several reasons. One, the effects of a successful ransomware attack are felt well outside the business itself, disrupting the supply chains of hundreds to potentially thousands of other businesses, ratcheting up the pressure to quickly pay and restore service. Two, the highly interconnected nature of the business (which intersects at various points with smaller forwarders as well as suppliers, producers and retailers) presents multiple points of malware infiltration. If they find a weak link, ransomware can spread quickly along the chain of systems. Three, relatively low margins have made it difficult to justify investments in cybersecurity infrastructure in the absence of a debilitating attack.
Registration is open to the public, but you must register in advance.
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Moderator: Brian Surber, Priority Dispatch
John Detling is the Director of Information Technology at Priority Dispatch, Inc. He has been with Priority Dispatch, Inc. for nearly 14 years and has been an IT professional for a total of 25 years. In addition to his supply chain experience, John has served his nation for 25 years as an Army Officer and holds a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Tim Kravitz is the CEO/CTO of LTHQ with 10+ years of experience in designing and implementing technical solutions for couriers and shippers. For the past 7+ years, Tim has been focused on developing solutions for the final mile healthcare vertical (pharmaceutical, lab, hospital, COVID-19, etc.). He is known as one of the leading experts on TMS Software Design/Implementation and has helped create industry specific integrations which helps better protect patients while helping couriers maximize profits and reduce failures. Tim started (LTHQ) Logistics Technology HQ Corporation in 2021 to help courier and shippers maximize their organizations technology potential.
Patrick Scardilli is Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Key Software Systems, makers of delivery management and optimization solutions Xcelerator, MobileTek and Nexus. Patrick has been with Key Software Systems for 17 years, implementing final mile technology solutions across a wide variety of shippers and final mile carriers.
Brian Surber is Chief Operating Officer at Priority Dispatch, Inc. He has been with Priority Dispatch, Inc. for over a decade and been in the last mile space for nearly two decades. Prior to the last mile space Brian cut his teeth in transportation in the air express industry at DHL. Brian is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the CLDA and has been an active member, proudly dedicating time and resource to the association, for over fifteen years.
Join us at the CLDA Final Mile Forum & Expo
The annual CLDA Final Mile Forum & Expo (FMF) is the premier logistics event for supply chain leaders operating in the final mile space, and is the year’s best opportunity to expand your knowledge, build your network, and explore the latest products and solutions.
Given the recent resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, CLDA leadership announced on January 10, 2022 that this year’s FMF would be postponed out of caution for the health, safety and overall experience that the association plans to deliver to our members, attendees, and the industry at-large during this annual event. The 2022 FMF event will now take place Wednesday, June 29 through Friday, July 1 in the exuberant city of Miami at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Click below for attendee registration, to book your hotel and make other travel accommodations, and view sponsor packages and exhibitor opportunities!
If you registered for the event dates in February, your registration is still valid for the new event dates in June/July and you do not need to re-register.
Thank you to our event Sponsors!