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2015 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Friday, September 25, 2015
All Day Event
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
2540 Meacham Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76106


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


Sept. 24 & 25
Fort Worth, Texas

Warehouse-based-3PL Technology & Operations Solutions:

Fall Conference & Expo


Program Overview
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.


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

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:

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

Moderator: TBA

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.

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. 15, 2015 and IWLA will do its best to accommodate you.

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