Sept. 24 & 25
Fort Worth, Texas
Warehouse-based-3PL Technology & Operations Solutions:
Fall Conference & Expo
The International Warehouse Logistics Association invites you to the 2015 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 24 & 25 (with a Welcome Reception the evening of Sept. 23).
The IWLA Tech/Ops Conference brings together warehouse technology and operations professionals with warehouse suppliers for great education and networking. The conference helps you build business relationships – with your peers and with partners who help you deliver great service for your customers.
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 warehouse technology and operations professionals with the goal of making their operations 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.
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 – space is limited)*
Nonmember Warehouse price: $699
Nonmember Partner price: $2,199 (includes tabletop booth in expo show)*
*tabletop sponsors may register additional representatives at $399 (member)/$699 (nonmember) 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:
Thank you to 2015 Tech/Ops Sponsors
Program Topics* & Dates
Wednesday, September 23
6-7 p.m. - Welcome Reception in Expo Hall
Day 1 – Thursday, September 24
7:30-8 a.m. - Registration
8-8:15 a.m. - Welcome & Introduction
8:15-9:30 a.m. - Keynote on Innovation
Keynote speaker: Scott Steinberg, CEO, TechSavvy Global
9:30-10:15 a.m. - Panel: How to Create a Culture of Innovation
Panelists: Scott Steinberg, TechSavvy Global
Kristie Montgomery, Kenco Logistics Services
10:15-10:45 a.m. - Break in Expo Hall
10:45 a.m.-Noon- Emerging Technologies & the Impact on Logistics
Speaker: Kristi Montgomery, Kenco Logistics Services
Noon-1 p.m. - Buffet Lunch in Expo Hall
1-2 p.m. - Breakout Session 1
Operations Track: LEAN – How YOU Impact the Bottom Line
Speaker: Rebecca Wilson, Kenco Logistics Services
Technology Track: Cloud Basics – Saas vs Pass vs Laa
Facilitator: Doug Varga, Barrett Distribution Centers
2-2:15 p.m. - Transition
2:15-3:15 p.m. - Breakout Session 2
Operations Track: How to Manage Customer Expectations Around Technology and Innovation
Facilitator: Noreen Ryan, First Logistics
Technology Track: Security Trends 2015
Facilitator: Macy Bergoon, ODW
3:15-4:15 p.m. - Break in Expo Hall
4:15-5 p.m. - General session: What’s on the Horizon (working title)
Kristie taking the lead
Education session ends at 5 p.m.
5-6:30 - Networking Reception (Expo Hall closes after reception)
Dinner on your own
Day 2 – Friday, September 25
8-8:15 a.m. - Welcome & Review
8:15-9:15 a.m. - Breakout Session 3
Operations Track: Challenges & Best Practices - Kitting, Bundling, and VAS
Facilitator: Troy Cochran, ODW
Technology Track: Mobility – tablets, cellphones & social media in your warehouse. Do you have control?
Facilitator: Noreen Ryan, First Logistics
9:15-9:30 a.m.- Passing Break
9:30-10:30 - Breakout Session 4
Operations Track: What Ops needs from IT
Facilitator: David Lynch, Barrett Distribution Centers
Technology Track: What IT needs from Ops
Facilitator: Ops, Kevin Collier, Goggin Warehousing LLC
10:30-10:45 a.m. - Transition
10:45 a.m.-Noon - Closing Session
IT and Ops Collaboration Discussion: Real World Play
David and Kevin will lead a learning session based on
Breakout session 4 discussions.
Moderator: Geoff Greenhill
Noon-12:30 - Wrap up and prize give away
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
2540 Meacham Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76106
IWLA Room Rate: $109 (single occupancy)
Call the Radisson at 817.625.9911
**Please mention you are in the IWLA room block for this special rate.
Register early as we expect this event to sell out. Registration prices include reception and lunches.
Registration fees will not be refunded. Substitutions will be accepted.
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.
If you have special needs or requirements, please notify Liz Whitney at education@IWLA.com by Sept. 15, 2015 and IWLA will do its best to accommodate you.