WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 20, 2022 – The 2022 CLDA Final Mile Forum & Expo has been postponed until June due to the resurgence of the COVID virus. The three-day conference will be held from Wednesday, June 29 – Friday, July 1 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
For anyone who had registered for the event in February, those reservations will remain valid or may be cancelled with no penalty. Those who had booked their hotel reservations will be contacted with more information.
“Given the impact of the Omicron variant, we felt it was prudent to move the event,” says Final Mile Forum and Expo Chair, Tom Jowers. “This event is all about connecting, and we didn’t want any health concerns to get in the way. The Final Mile Forum has a track record of making a positive impact on our members’ bottom lines and that’s what we want them to focus on. The June event will, once again, be a great opportunity for members of the industry to expand their knowledge, grow their businesses, meet shippers, learn about best practices from their peers, build their networks and explore the latest products and solutions. We are particularly excited to welcome the next generation of logistics professionals through our Next Gen Logistics Challenge for college students.”
The event, titled “Staying Relevant in the Final Mile: B2B, B2C, Be Prepared,” will feature educational sessions, meetings with shippers, networking events and a look at the newest industry trends and innovations.
A keynote called “Eruption Not Disruption” will tee up the first day’s educational session. It will feature the secrets of attracting the customers and workforce to grow in today’s disruptive business environment. This program will present insights from bestselling author and IBM Futurist Brian Carter whom LinkedIn dubbed “an expert you should listen to.”
Kicking off Day #2 will be a keynote presentation called “The Great Resignation.” will tee up the first day’s educational session. Conference participants will learn how to attract and retain the best personnel in a post-COVID world from columnist and business management author Gene Marks.
Educational programs will include:
- Healthcare Supply Chain: Practices for a New World
- Mergers & Acquisitions: From Strategy to Execution
- Shipper Panel: Reinventing the Supply Chain – The Future of Final Mile
- Must-Have Tech: Surviving Today’s Final Mile
- Future Tech: Smart Lock/Smart Box and the Final Mile
Two roundtable discussions will bring together shippers and carriers, forwarders and brokers from around the country to discuss new business, business strategies and best practices.
The three-day event will also include seven hours of networking opportunities and a look at the future of the industry with innovative solutions showcased in the Exhibit Hall.
The Education and Events tab on the CLDA website will be homebase for changing registration or signing up for the conference for the first time. CLDA members receive a discount on their registration. The association is currently taking reservations for booths in the exhibit hall and there are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. To reserve a booth or learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) represents the first to final miles of the supply chain in the US and worldwide. This non-profit professional association serves the needs of its 2,900 essential service members who are logistics professionals, carriers, shippers, drivers, air cargo logistics providers, 3PLs and vendors servicing today’s supply chain companies. The CLDA gives its members access to a diverse network of logistics professionals looking to create new business opportunities and share decades of practical insights. They provide an avenue for amplifying members’ voices on key issues and helps them participate in the regulatory discussions shaping the industry. The CLDA keeps members informed and educated on trends, current issues and best practices. For more information see www.clda.org.
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