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  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Exhibit Hall Move-In

  • 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Task Force/Working Group Meetings (closed)

  • 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

    Registration Open

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Exhibit Hall Move-In

  • 9:00 am – 9:45 am

    Safety Committee Meeting (open to all attendees)

  • 10:15 am – 11:30 am

    Joint Committee Education Session (open to all attendees)

  • 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

    Student Tour (invite only)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Operations Committee Meeting (open to all attendees)

  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Maintenance & Repair Committee Meeting (open to all attendees)

  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Welcome Reception

  • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

  • 7:00 am – 7:45 am

    New Member/First Time Attendee Breakfast

  • 7:00 am – 7:45 am

    Networking Breakfast

  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am

    Industry Awards and Opening General Session: Inside Intermodal

    Supply chain stresses continue, despite industry-wide effort and innovation. Find out where we are in navigating these challenges in this annual EXPO opener. The Inside Intermodal panel of recognized subject matter experts will provide their thoughts and insights from the unique perspectives of 3PLs, motor carriers, rail and marine.

    Moderator: John Larkin, CFA, Strategic Advisor Transportation & Logistics, Clarendon Capital

    Speakers
    • • Evan Armstrong, President, Armstrong & Associates
    • • Tim Denoyer, Vice President and Senior Analyst, ACT Research
    • • Larry Gross, President & Founder, Gross Transportation Consulting
    • • Lars Jensen, CEO & Partner, Vespucci Maritime
  • 9:45 am – 10:45 am

    Concurrent Session: Addressing the Driver Shortage

    The Pandemic has amplified many of the industry’s pre-existing challenges, not the least of which is the shortage of drivers. The driver population, an essential element of the intermodal workforce, has been wracked with losses due to retirement, frustrations with efficiency, and the lure of warehouse work. Our panel will consider what can be done to address industry-wide shortages.
  • 9:45 am – 10:45 am

    Concurrent Session: The Download on Transloading

    The transloading of import cargo into domestic equipment is more popular than ever. What’s driving the transloading trend? When should it be considered and what are the key factors for success? Join our panel of experts to learn the ins and outs of this important intermodal practice.
  • 9:45 am – 10:45 am

    Intermodal University Concurrent Session: Intermodal Third-Party Logistics — Connecting the Dots

    Today’s fast-changing supply chain sector is offering shippers an ever-growing array of choices and decisions to make. With complexity on the rise, when does it make sense to bring in a Third-Party Logistics provider? In this session, learn about the evolving role of 3PLs in the intermodal supply chain.
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am

    Networking Coffee Break

  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Concurrent Session: Going to Ground — The Future of Intermodal Terminal Operations?

    During recent supply chain challenges, we have seen wheeled intermodal terminals tied up in knots by spatial limitations and chassis shortages. Is now the time to take another serious look at converting these facilities to grounded operations? When does such a change make sense, what are the pros and cons, and how can improvement be assured? Our panel of operations experts will shed some light on these timely questions.
  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Concurrent Session: Dollars and Sense — Understanding Transportation Capital

    The array of investment options for the intermodal sector is growing. What companies are driving these initiatives and how does one best tap these important resources? What are potential investors looking for and what are the considerations to keep in mind to best match resources to your prospective project? Our savvy finance professionals will help show the way.
  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Intermodal University Concurrent Session: Intermodal Trucking — The First and Last Mile

    Virtually every intermodal move involves a truck at some point. What are the most important aspects of intermodal trucking and what things are key to accomplishing the vital first and last miles of each intermodal delivery? Our experienced panelists have “been there and done that,” and they will share their lessons with you.
  • 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

  • 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    Dialogue Box Sessions

  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Networking Reception

  • 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Registration Open

  • 7:15 am – 8:00 am

    Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 am – 8:45 am

    General Session: What's Next for the Independent Contractor Model in California? An AB5 Update

    AB5 will have been in effect in California for a little over two months as of Intermodal EXPO. What are the latest updates on the legal and legislative fronts? What is the potential economic impact of the AB5 implementation? Hear from those on the ground about how they are adapting to the changing business landscape and find out what’s on the horizon in California and other states around the country.

    Moderator: Marc Blubaugh, Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

    Speakers
    • • Matt Schrap, CEO, Harbor Trucking Association
    • • Chris Shimoda, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, California Trucking Association
    • • Peter Schneider, President, TGS Transportation, Inc.
  • 8:45 am – 9:45 am

    General Session: Demographic Strategies for the Post-Corona Era with Keynote Speaker, Ken Gronbach

    Come explore the common sense, easy-to-understand, counter-intuitive and fascinating realm of demography. What products or services will fly or die? What nations are demographically doomed? What countries and continents are demographically positioned to excel? How will work forces change? Where is my best source of talent and what does a post pandemic strategic plan look like? Let Ken Gronbach bring you into his world of counting people and accurately forecasting future markets.

    Speaker: Ken Gronbach, President of KGC Direct, LLC

  • 9:45 am – 10:15 am

    Break

  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Concurrent Session: Data and The Evolution of the 3PL

    In today’s intermodal transportation environment, timely and accurate data is “king”. What role has data transparency played in the evolution of 3PLs? What are the primary points of information that are currently needed to service intermodal customers and how will this change in the future? Join our panel of 3PL executives for a look at where information is coming from and how it is being used.
  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Concurrent Session: Greening Marine Terminals

    Sustainability is growing in importance as the threat of climate change becomes clearer. Intermodal already has claimed the sustainability high ground, but there is a lot more yet to be done. What are the latest technologies that can help reduce intermodal’s environmental footprint even further? We’ll hear from the folks on the front line of a technological revolution.
  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Concurrent Session: Intermodal University: Intermodal Rail--The Long Haul

    In this session of Intermodal University, we take a closer look at the core intermodal link between cities – the intermodal rail line haul. What does it take to transit doublestack trains from point A to point B, including loading and offloading at intermodal rail facilities? And how is this coordinated with other partners like 3PLs and drayage firms?
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    General Session: Intermodal Chassis Provisioning — Where are We Now and What's Next?

    Unprecedented volumes of intermodal freight were the norm 2021 and 2022, and the industry was challenged on various fronts. Given the interrelated nature of the intermodal business, what lessons have been offered by the scarcity and positioning of chassis during this timeframe? Do pools need to be rethought and if so, how? And how can IEPs be better positioned for the next inevitable challenge?

    Moderator: Bill Hamlin, Founding Partner, Gray Wolf Group LLC

    Speakers
    • • Doug Hoehn, President - Chassis & Containers, Milestone
    • • Ronald Widdows, CEO, FlexiVan
    • • Daniel Walsh, President and CEO, TRAC Intermodal
    • • Mike O'Malley, Senior Vice President, Government & Public Relations, DCLI
    • • Mike Wilson, CEO, CCM
    • • Dave Manning, President & CEO, NACPC
  • 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

  • 12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

    Dialogue Box Sessions

  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

    Closing Networking Reception

  • 6:00 pm

    2022 Connie Award Dinner

    Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
    111 E. Ocean Boulevard
  • 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Exhibitor Move Out

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Exhibitor Move Out

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