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2016 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Friday, September 30, 2016
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Warehouse-based-3PL Technology & Operations Solutions: Fall Conference & Expo

2016 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for
Warehousing Conference


Sept. 29 & 30
Pittsburgh, Pa.


Warehouse-based-3PL Technology & Operations Solutions:
Fall Conference & Expo

Program Overview
The International Warehouse Logistics Association invites you to the 2016 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 29 & 30.

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.

Download a list of exhibitors.

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.

Thank you to our sponsors


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 – 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

NEW: Optional after-hours group activity for attendees only. Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 29, 2016, at 7 p.m. at PNC Park. Price per ticket is $75 and the ticket includes a $10 food & beverage credit at the ballpark. Group transportation will be provided to and from the ballpark. Limited tickets; first come first serve.

PNC Park in Pittsburgh:

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 to find out more:

  • Keynote Address Sponsor: $1,500*
  • Monday General Session Sponsor: $1,000
  • Technology Track Diamond Sponsor: $2,000 (one available)*
  • Operations Track Diamond Sponsor: $2,000 (one available)*
  • All-day Coffee Break Sponsorship: $750 (one available)
  • Lunch Sponsorship – $2,000* (one available)*
  • Networking Reception – $2,500*
  • Registration table sponsorship: $1,000 (taken)

* These sponsorships include a five-minute address to the audience.

Program Topics* & Dates

Sept. 28

  • Exhibit Hall set-up

Sept. 29 – Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; education session begins at 8 a.m.

7:30-8 a.m.            Registration – Philadelphia foyer

         Sponsored by Camelot/3PL Solutions

8-8:15 a.m.            Welcome & Introduction – Philadelphia Ballroom

8:15-9:30 a.m.       Keynote: Scaling to Success

                               Keynote speaker: Tommy Hodges, Chairman, 

                               Goggin Warehousing

9:30-10:15 a.m.      Tech Talk: Interactive Discussion around Scalability
from a Technical Perspective

Moderator: Macy Bergoon, ODW

10:15-10:45 a.m.     Break in Expo Hall – Pittsburgh/Erie Ballroom

           Sponsored by TBA

10:45 a.m.-Noon     General Session: Whether or not to go to the Cloud

                                 Moderator: Noreen Ryan, First Logistics

Panelists: Geoff Greenhill, Camelot/3PL Software; Roark Janis, SphereWMS; Matt Stokfisz, Zethcon Corporation

Anticipating growth and being flexible to meet seasonal demands is challenging. How do you decide what technologies are right for your business? This panel discussion will explore different software systems and how they can make your business more efficient and profitable.

Noon-1 p.m.            Buffet Lunch in Expo Hall – Pittsburgh/Erie Ballroom
                                 Sponsored by Allegiance Staffing

1-2 p.m.                  General Session Panel: Integration Options
Philadelphia Ballroom

                                Moderator: David Lynch, Barrett Distribution Centers

                                Panelists: Lee Mrkonjic, Integral Group; Chris Stickney, SPS Commerce; Brian Mozhdehi, Ramp Systems Inc.; Mahesh Rajasekharan, Cleo


2-2:45 p.m.               Technology-driven Warehouse Equipment               

            Interviewer: Kristi Montgomery, Kenco Logistic Services

                                 Interviewee: Jack Kaumo, iWarehouse / Raymond     Corporation 

This session will explore the various technologies & equipment available to improve your bottom-line.  

2:45-3:30 p.m.         Break in Expo Hall - sponsored TBD

                                 Located in Meacham Ballroom

3:30-4:30 p.m.         General Session: Hiring Vendors Who Can React                                              Quickly to Your Needs
                                 Real deal on vendor scalability – What are the                                                        right questions to ask? Hiring service providers who can                                        react quickly to your needs is what a successful business                                      needs.

Facilitator: Geoff Greenhill, 3PL/Camelot

4:30- 4:45 p.m.              Wrap-up

Education session ends at 4:45 p.m.

Networking Reception in Expo Hall 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

Sept. 30– Program begins at 8 a.m.

7:45-8 a.m.               Welcome & Recap – Philadelphia Ballroom

8-9 a.m.                    General Session: Are You Ready to Grow?

                                  Speaker: Kristi Montgomery, V.P. Innovation, Kenco Logistics Services

 This interactive session will explore the question: “How do    you prepare for scaling?” You will take away with 5 key        points to help you "scale up for the future."     

9-9:15 a.m.              Transition

9:15-10:15 a.m.       Breakout Session

Operations Track (Latrobe): OT ruling & other HR regulations that affect hiring and staffing & trends
Facilitator: Tom Landry, Allegiance Staffing 

Technology Track (Philadelphia): Using mobility to improve productivity (does this help ops, how to provide stats to leadership to support on the floor mobile devises)
Facilitator: Nick Cicero, iDashboards

10:15-10:30 a.m.     Passing Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.     General Session: Growing a Future Workforce

Now your business is growing you need to lead this growth to maintain flexibility and profitability. Kevin Collier, Goggin, leads this interactive session.

11:30 - 12:15 p.m.     Closing Session – Philadelphia

                                 IT and Ops Collaboration Discussions

Education session ends at noon.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

IWLA Room Rate: $159 (single occupancy)**

**Room block closes Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Reserve your room online or call 1-800-222-8733.

***Please mention you are in the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) room block for this special rate.


Register early as we expect this event to sell out. Registration prices include reception and lunches.

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  by Sept. 23, 2016 and IWLA will do its best to accommodate you.

Contact: Liz Whitney, Senior Manager, Education & Meetings



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