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2014 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference

Techops
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
All Day Event
Sheraton Chicago O’Hare
6501 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

(888) 627-8117


The IWLA Tech/Ops Conference is designed to bring warehouse technology and operations professionals together with warehouse suppliers for education and networking. The conference is a great place to build business relationships. The event begins the evening of Nov. 12 with an opening reception in the Expo Hall (with members of the IWLA Board of Directors).

 

 

2014 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference

Nov. 12-14, 2014
Rosemont, Ill.

Program Overview
The International Warehouse Logistics Association is hosting the 2014 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference in Rosemont, Ill. Nov. 12-14.

The IWLA Tech/Ops Conference is designed to bring warehouse technology and operations professionals together with warehouse suppliers for education and networking. The conference is a great place to build business relationships. The event begins the evening of Nov. 12 with an opening reception in the Expo Hall (with members of the IWLA Board of Directors). 

Thursday, Nov. 13 
Keynote speaker and executive coach Eric Kulikowski, kicks off the conference Nov. 13 with his address on “Why Should They Care: Overcoming the Resistance to Change.” Kulikowski tackles the issues of transitioning vision to results. He will share his experiences and strategies that you can take back to help your company achieve its vision and improve its bottom line.  

The conference features interactive education and a dynamic exposition where you can learn about the latest products and services. All of this is aimed at technology and operations professionals with the goal of making their warehouses more efficient and more profitable.

Attendees will have Wi-Fi access in the meeting rooms and in the expo hall!

Who Should Attend
This event is for EVERYONE in the warehouse who touches technology or oversees any aspect of operations. C-level executives who direct operations and technology employees will also reap benefits by attending. The opening reception brings together the IWLA Board of Directors with attendees to the IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions Conference. 

Be sure you’re there to network with these warehouse logistics leaders and to learn more about the future of your trade association. 

Program Registration
IWLA Member price: $399 (We are keeping the price for members low to maximize your ROI.)
IWLA Partner price:  $999 (includes tabletop booth in expo show – SOLD OUT)*
Nonmember Warehouse price: $699
Nonmember Partner price: $2,199 (includes table in expo show)*

*tabletop sponsors may register one more person at $399/$699 each.

Sponsorship Opportunities (beyond program registration)
If the IWLA-member audience of warehouse-based 3PL professionals in operations and technology management is one you wish to reach, IWLA offers affordable sponsorship opportunities for this one-of-a-kind event. Please call (847) 813-4699 or email mail@IWLA.com to find out more: 

   • Joint  IWLA Board of Directors & Tech/Ops Conference Cocktail Reception – Nov. 12: 
     $3,500 **
   • Keynote Address Sponsor: $1,200 **
   • Monday General Session Sponsor: $1,000 **
   • Technology Track Diamond Sponsor: $2,000 (one available)**
   • Operations Track Diamond Sponsor: $2,000 (one available)**
   • Coffee Break Sponsorship: $750 each (three available)
   • Lunch Sponsorship – Nov. 13: $2,500** 
   • Networking Reception – Nov. 13: $3,000**
   • Registration table sponsorship: $750 (one available; must also be a tabletop participant)
** These sponsorships include a five-minute address to the audience.

Program Topics & Dates*
Nov. 12 – Welcome Cocktail Reception in Expo Hall (with IWLA Board Members) 6 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 13 – Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8 a.m.
   • Keynote Address: Erik Kulikowski, Executive Coach, Dare To Be Amazing
   • General Session: Catherine Cooper, World Connections, Bridging the Gap Between Technology & People
   • Interactive breakout session 
   • KPI: What are the next steps: Jason Minghini, Kenco Logistics Services

Education Session ends at 5 p.m.
Networking Reception in Expo Hall 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Nov. 14 – Program begins at 8 a.m.
   • Operations Breakout Sessions:
          Incentive Programs - How to Structure & Implement
          Helping Warehouses Conserve Energy, Save Money and Green the Supply Chain
   • Technology Breakout Sessions:
          How to Support Your Network 
          Web portal/Sharepoint
   • General Session & Prize Winner Announced (must be present to win)

Education session ends at noon.

*Agenda and speaker subject to change without notice.

New This Year: Wi-Fi will be available in the meeting rooms and expo hall.

Location
Sheraton Chicago O’Hare
6501 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
IWLA Room Rate: $159 (single occupancy)**
Room reservation link: IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions Conference 2014 
Or call Sheraton at (847) 699-6300
**Please mention you are in the IWLA room block for this special rate.
**Room block closes October 28, 2014

Complimentary shuttle available to and from O’Hare Airport (call hotel if arriving after 6 p.m. for shuttle service).

Refund Policy 
Registration fees will not be refunded. Substitutions will be accepted. 

Cancellation Policy
Programs are subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient. In the unlikely event this program is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded. IWLA is not responsible for costs incurred by registrants in the event of program cancellation.

Special Needs
If you have special needs or requirements, please notify Liz Whitney at education@IWLA.com by November 1, 2014, and IWLA will do its best to accommodate you.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: Liz Whitney, Senior Manager, Education & Meetings

 
 
 

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