Thursday, October 18, 2012

Anaheim Educational Session Speakers Announced by NITL

ARLINGTON, VA. – CALVERTON, MD., Oct. 18, 2012 –The National Industrial Transportation League and the Intermodal Association of North America have announced the educational session speakers at The NITL’s TransComp Exhibition and 105th Annual Membership Meeting, and IANA’s Intermodal Expo on Nov. 11-13, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Following is the confirmed slate of speakers and moderators for this year’s concurrent educational sessions and workshops:

Attendee Roundtables (Sun., Nov. 11)
Establishing Benchmarks and Best Practices for an Effective/Efficient Logistics Department  
* Joel Sutherland, Managing Director, Supply Chain Management Institute - University of San Diego

The Essential "Check-List" For a Successful Transportation Contract
* Karyn Booth, League Counsel, Thompson Hine, LLP    

Customs Conventions and International Intermodal Containers
* Prof. Christoph Seidelmann, Honorary Vice President, Bureau International des Containers (Moderator)
* John Finnessy, National Portable Storage Association, Executive Director
* Jorn Heerulff, Vice President, Bureau International des Containers

Concurrent Educational Sessions (Mon., Nov. 12)
The New Technologies Shaping Freight Transportation
* Garry Mansell, CEO, Trade Extensions
* Scott Moscrip, CEO, Internet TruckStop

Posturing for Future Growth – Cargo Flows through Canadian and Mexican Ports
* Robert Sappio, President and CEO, Rickmers America (Moderator)
* Brian Bowers, Senior Vice President, Intermodal and Automotive, Kansas City Southern
* Don Krusel, President and CEO, Prince Rupert Port Authority
* J. Christopher Lytle, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach
* Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Canadian National Railway

How Worldwide Transportation Markets Influence Supply Chain Strategies
* Philip Damas, Director,  Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
* Robert Salmon, Vice President, Deutsche Bank

Industry Solutions to the Chassis Provisioning Issue
* Steve Rubin, Principal, InterPro Advisory, LLC (Moderator)
* Jonathan Gold, Vice President - Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation
* David Manning, President, Tennessee Express, Inc.
* Barry Michaels, Vice President - Intermodal Operations, Union Pacific Railroad Company
* Michael Wilson, Senior Vice President, Hamburg Sud North America, Inc.

Workshops on the Tradeshow Floor (Mon., Nov. 12)
North American Nearshoring – Mexican Sourcing Alternatives and Best Practices
* Bill Mongelluzzo, Associate Editor, Journal of Commerce (Moderator)
* Mike Burns, Chief Commercial Officer, Pacer
* Jon Panzer, Assistant Vice President - Intermodal Marketing, Union Pacific Railroad Company
* Dan Vits, General Manager of Transportation, Bridgestone Americas

The “Why, When and How” to Using 3PLs
* Joel Sutherland, Managing Director, Supply Chain Management Institute, University of San Diego

New HazMat Regulations and Building an Effective Compliance Plan
* Wendy Buckley,  Founder & Principal Consultant, Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services

Business Valuation and the Exit Planning Process
* Ted Prince, Principal, T. Prince & Associates, Inc. (Moderator)
* Allen Oppenheimer, President, A.M. Oppenheimer, Inc.

Workshops on the Tradeshow Floor (Tues., Nov. 13)
Southern California Freight – America’s Benchmark
* Gill Hicks, Cambridge Systematics
* John Isbell, Cambridge Systematics

Second Annual Intermodal Industry Challenge – An Academic Competition
* University of Arkansas
* University of Maryland
* University of North Florida

Is the Market Still Bullish on Intermodal?
* Jeff Brashares, Senior Vice President, Sales & National Accounts, TTS, LLC (Moderator)
* Mark Davis, Senior Analyst & Partner, Cleveland Research Company
* Ben Gordon, Managing Director, BG Strategic Advisors

Shipper Responsibilities and Potential Liabilities Under the New CSA
* Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River International, LTD/The World Academy

Please Note: Early Registration Discount Deadline Has Been Extended to
October 24, 2012.

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Additional information about the NITL TransComp Exhibition and the IANA Intermodal Expo is available at the following Websites: TransComp Exhibition –; and, Intermodal Expo – Exhibitor information is also available at