WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr. 12, 2022 — Excitement is building for the 2022 CLDA Final Mile Forum & Expo. The live, three-day event from June 29 to July 1 will provide the tools to stay relevant in the final mile. The conference site, the Hyatt Regency Miami, is a landmark hotel overlooking the Miami Bay. It will provide easy access to popular attractions, like Brickell City Center, Wynwood Art District, Coral Gables, and Little Havana.
Two keynote speakers, Gene Marks and Brian Carter, will arm participants with the tools to flex in the face of disruptions.
Kicking off Day #1 will be a keynote presentation “The Great Resignation.” 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.
A past columnist for both The New York Times and The Washington Post, Marks now writes regularly for The Hill, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Guardian. He has written five books on business management, geared towards small and medium sized companies. His most recent is Want More Cash? 100+ Ideas and Strategies for Increasing Your Company’s Cash Flow This Year. He appears regularly on Fox Business, MSNBC, CBS and SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Channel where he talks about the financial, economic and technology issues that affect business leaders today.
Marks owns and operates the Marks Group PC, a technology and consulting services for small and medium sized businesses. Prior to starting the Marks Group PC this Certified Public Accountant spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG as a Senior Manager.
On Day #2 Brian Carter’s keynote address will be “Eruption Not Disruption.” It will feature the secrets of attracting the customers and workforce to grow in today’s disruptive business environment. Carter is a bestselling author and IBM Futurist whom LinkedIn dubbed “an expert you should listen to.”
In his 20 years of business success, Carter has worked with organizations of all sizes, including Microsoft, NBC, Salesforce, JP Morgan, Humana and The U.S. Army. His frequent media appearances include Bloomberg TV, ABC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, AdWeek and The New York Times.
Carter has taught 50,000 students in topics including sales, generational differences, social media, customer service, leadership, teamwork and marketing. He has 250,000 online fans and reaches an overall audience of over three million people each year. His ideas and insights come from 20 years of trailblazing work in the modern business world, up-to-date experience and deep case-studies.
The conference will also feature educational sessions, meetings with shippers, networking events and a look at the newest industry trends and innovations at the conference’s packed exhibition hall.
Educational programs will include:
- Final Mile Master Class – A Fireside Chat with an industry expert
- 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: Needs for 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.
“Members of the industry won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to meet shippers looking for carriers; stay on top of the knowledge to grow your business; get the jump on the latest technology; network with others in the business and renew connections with industry friends,” says conference chair Thomas Jowers.
For more information or to register, to go the Education and Events tab on the CLDA website 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 email@example.com.
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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