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All sessions are in EDT.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

11:00 – 11:15 am
Summit Welcome – NITL Chair Bruce Ridley, Sr. Vice President, EH &S and Operations, Packaging Corporation of America


11:15 – 11:45 am
Managing Supply Chain Costs While Improving Your Business – A Carrier and 3PL Perspective
– The last two years have been anything but normal, and when considering the state of the transportation market that fact couldn’t be truer for shippers and carriers. And while things have improved on the pandemic front, a host of issues continue to linger as it relates to supply chains, including continued capacity issues, geopolitical concerns, and higher fuel prices.  Join us to hear the latest on what’s going on with carriers, what may lie ahead in the transportation sector, and what can be done at the shipper level to raise your game in these challenging times and set your organization up for long-term success.

Speaker: David Ross, Chief Strategy Officer – Ascent Global Logistics

Moderator: Mike Regan, Chief of Relationship Development – TranzAct Technologies, Inc.


11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Shippers Adapting Trucking Procurement Methods – We are two years into historically high trucking demand. In 42 years of deregulation, we had four bona fide capacity crises–three in the past 7 years. Combine faster cycles, with Covid’s faster transformation in global commerce, and an unfortunate increase in “black swan” global events, and we are left with certain uncertainty. Hear a panel of experts discuss how they are procuring trucking services and capacity in a chronically chaotic marketplace.

Panelists: Dave Domencic, Armada, Director Procurement;
Jaime Soto, Subaru, International and Parts Traffic Manager;
Jon Gilbert, PLG Consulting;
James Mauro, Samsung, SL External Operations Group

Moderator: FTR’s Avery Vise, Vice President of Trucking


12:30 – 12:45 pm
Break – Thank You to Our Sponsors


12:45 – 1:15 pm
The State of Chassis, Today and Tomorrow
– What is the Real Issue with Chassis Availability? Jon Eisen Will Enlighten us on the How, What and Where of Chassis Availability.

Speaker: John Eisen, Director ATA-Affiliated Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference

Moderator: Lori Fellmer, Chair of NITL Ocean Transportation Committee


1:15 – 2:15 pm
With so Much Upheaval in all Transport Modes, This Session Focuses on Where are the trucks today?
  – What’s happening with supply and demand, and how might shippers effectively forecast pricing and fortify tender acceptance and service levels? Join us for a discussion reviewing thoughts, trends and tools for shippers seeking answers.

Panelists: Eric Williams, Senior Program Manager, Operations, DAT;
Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer, TruckStop;
Jaclyn Rinkel, Director US Network, Project 44

Moderator: Jeff Tucker, Tucker Company Worldwide


2:15 – 3:00 pm
Managing Rail Fleets During Volatile Times – It is All About Perspective
— Join us as we bring three perspectives together (Shipper, Lessor, and Builder) in one session to discuss railcar outlook and management, the challenges from each perspective, and how rail service impacts the market

Panelists: Carole Bradley, Exxon Mobil, Procurement Manager – Rail Transportation and Logistics;
Jeff Lytle, CIT, President;
Eric Marchetto, Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Trinity Industries

Moderator: Dick Kloster, Principal, Integrity Rail Partners


3:00 – 5:00 pm
NITL Highway Committee Meeting

Speakers: Avery Vise, FTR, Vice President of Trucking
Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, NITL Counsel
Ann Warner, NITL Government Affairs

Moderator: Jeff Tucker, Chair of NITL Highway Committee


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

11:00 am – 11:15 am
NITL Membership Meeting and Election of Officers

Speakers: Bruce Ridley, Sr. Vice President, EH &S and Operations, Packaging Corporation of America ;
Jackie Bailey, North American Regional Transportation Lead, CTL, Cargill, Inc.

Moderator: Nancy O’Liddy, NITL, Executive Director, Karyn Booth, Counsel, Thompson Hine


11:15 – 12:00 am
Chairman Marty Oberman – Surface Transportation Board
– Will Give an Update on the rulemakings Pending before STB.


12:00 – 1:00 pm
U.S. Port Congestion – and Solutions
– As record container volumes moved through our US ports, our marine terminals became more congested than ever, highlighting the interdependence of each link in the supply chain. We will hear from experts about how we got here and what steps are being taken now as well as ideas for the future to bring relief.

Panelists: Stephen Edwards, CEO & Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority, VPA;
Wim Lagaay, President, and CEO of APM Terminals North America;
Donna Lemm, Chief Commercial Officer, IMC Companies;
Takashi Masuda, President of Ocean Network Express, NA

Moderator: Lori Fellmer, Chair of NITL Ocean Transportation Committee


1:00 – 1:15 pm
Break – Thank You to Our Sponsors


1:15 – 2:00 pm
Fireside Rail Discussion with Todd Tranausky, Vice President Rail, and Intermodal, FTR and Ross Corthell, Vice President, Transportation, Packaging Corporation of America


2:00 – 2:30 pm
Tech Solutions to Rail Communications – A Quick Case Study
– Join two Project Managers and learn how API’s and data integration can lead to more productive communications between shippers and rail carriers.

Panelist: Sam Sogin, Manager of Transportation Planning Omaha, Union Pacific;
Anthony Petrillo, Transportation Project Manager, Packaging Corporation of America


2:30 – 5:00 pm
NITL Ocean Committee Meeting

Speakers Include: FMC Commissioners Rebecca Dye and Max Vekich;
James Hookham, Director, Global Shippers Forum;
Dan Miller, Global Leader – International Transportation, Cargill, and National Shippers Advisory Committee member;
Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, and Ann Warner, NITL Government Affairs

Moderator: Lori Fellmer, Chair of NITL Ocean Transportation Committee


Thursday, May 26, 2022

11:00 – 12:00 am
Chairman Daniel Maffei, Federal Maritime Commission


12:00 -1:00 pm
What is the State of Freight – an Economic Update with Lee Klaskow, Bloomberg Intelligence


1:00 – 1:45 pm
Cyber Threats – Getting Hacked and Getting Scammed – Hear how to protect your company from cyber threats. Who is involved and how powerful they can be?

Speakers: Vincent Voci, Vice President for Cyber Policy and Operations, US Chamber of Commerce

Moderator:  Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor, JOC, part of S&P Global


1:45 – 2:00 pm
Break – Thank You to Our Sponsors


2:00 – 2:45 pm
West Coast Maritime Issues
– With the problems that all shippers have endured in the ocean network, we do not need any more disruption. Tim Lynch will give us an update on the ILWU and PMA negotiations and provide insight on possible outcomes.

Speaker: Tim Lynch, Senior Director, Morgan & Lewis

Moderator: Nancy O’Liddy, Executive Director, NITL


2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break – Thank You to Our Sponsors


3:00 – 5:00 pm
NITL Rail Committee Meeting


3:00 – 4:00 pm
Legislative Update – Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, and Ann Warner, NITL Government Affairs


4:00 – 4:30 pm
Monica Freeman, Nestle-Purina – NITL Data Collection Survey FMLM


4:30 – 5:00 pm
Member’s Choice Discussion

Moderator: Ross Corthell, Chair of NITL Rail Committee