13th Annual North American

3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum

June 16-18 2015 | Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago
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The Logistics Community is Gathering to Discuss its Future

Can innovative technology, new business models and eCommerce re-boot the business of logistics?

The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. With over 600 attendees, it brings together the leading thinkers and practitioners in logistics and supply chain to network, learn, debate challenges, discuss trends and share ideas.

Below you can find out more about the event, who speaks and who attends, and check out a video shot at last year’s event:

2015 Speaker Highlights:

YRCW Norbert Dentressangle Reuben Slone Chris Taylor Jabil
James Welch
Hervé Montjotin
Norbert Dentressangle
Reuben Slone
SVP Supply Chain
Chris Taylor
GM Chicago
Donald Hnatyshin
SVP, Chief Procurement Officer
Oracle Office Depot Viju Menon Toyota Chris O'Brien
Kurt Doelling
Larry Hartley
SVP Supply Chain
Office Depot
Viju Menon
SVP Supply Chain
Verizon Communications
Neil Swartz
VP and GM Parts Operations
Toyota North America
Chris O'Brien
CH Robinson

Click here to watch the video

Key topics addressed:

  • eCommerce, Consumer Delivery and the New Logistics Economy

    • eCommerce and the role of the 3PL – small and low-tech vs. large, hi-tech solutions
    • Urban, Suburban and Rural Delivery – Keeping pace with the consumer, and the role retail, LSPs and third parties can play in increasing market share for their customers and driving the eCommerce revolution
    • The dawn of a new logistics economy? – how crowdsourcing, the shared economy and tech-start-ups are set to challenge the established logistics industry
    • Parcel and small package delivery – where is the market headed and what can LSPs gain from this marketplace?
  • Technology – Threat, Disruptor and Differentiator to the Logistics Industry

    • Tech-driven LSPs vs. established LSPs – how smaller, more nimble, tech enabled LSPs are challenging the establishment for industry supremacy
    • Can wearable technology truly change the logistics landscape?
    • IoT and M2M – from visibility to fulfilment, how it can change the world of logistics
    • Driverless vehicles  - the end of the driver shortage?
    • Future tech updated – a year later, how have drones and 3D printing evolved?
  • Survival, Growth and Leadership in the Small to Mid-sized Logistics Community

    • The Logistics Service Provider Mid-Market Community
    • Driving growth in mid-sized logistics companies 
  • The Customer – Improving Engagement, Honing the Relationship and Understanding ‘VAS’

    • Logistics are commoditized, so what next? The quest for real VAS and drivers for growth
    • Customer case-studies
    • Vertically integrated manufacturers and retailers and their impact on logistics as a service
  • Finance and Consolidation in the Logistics Ecosystem

    • The changing consolidation landscape of the logistics industry
    • The 2015-2016 Financial Landscape – Market perspective, and the state of finance in the coming year
    • What drives 3PL Company valuation?
  • How do you Market a Logistics Service Provider in a Commoditized Reality?

    • Reimagining the Logistics Marketing  strategy
    • Creating a culture of innovation within a logistics organization
    • Social Media and Managing the Logistics Conversation
  • Women in Logistics - From Conversation to Action

Industry pioneers set to share their knowledge with you:

A hand-picked selection of 80+ industry experts is set to lead you through each key topic

  • John Costanzo, President, Purolator
  • Chris Taylor, GM Chicago, Uber
  • Brad Jacobs, CEO, XPO
  • Hervé Montjotin, CEO, Norbert Dentressangle
  • Scott Temple, President Contract Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle
  • James Welch, CEO, YRCW
  • Jose Ubeda, SVP, Expeditors
  • Tom Sanderson, CEO, Transplace
  • Doug Waggoner, CEO, Echo Global Logistics
  • John Carr, CEO, MIQ Logistics
  • Egil Moller Nielsen, SVP, eCommerce, SmartCentres
  • Scott McWilliams, Executive Chairman, OHL
  • Chris O'Brien, CCO, C.H. Robinson
  • John Hextall, President North America, Kuehne + Nagel

As Well As These Customer Speakers:

  • Don Hnatyshin, SVP Chief Procurement Officer, Jabil
  • Reuben Slone, SVP Supply Chain, Walgreens
  • Scott Spata, VP Direct Fulfillment, Home Depot
  • Gautam Grover, VP, Logistics Services, US Foods
  • Neil Swartz, VP and GM Parts Operations, Toyota North America
  • Pat Lalonde, SVP Supply Chain, CareFusion (retired)
  • Paul F Nehlen III, SVP Operations, Neptune Benson
  • Jim Hourigan, COO, BuildDirect
  • Kurt Doelling, VP SC, Oracle
  • Larry Hartley, SVP Supply Chain, Office Depot
  • Kehat Shahar, VP of Supply Chain Planning, SanDisk Corporation
  • David Wilkins, VP of Contracts and Supply Chain, Raytheon Company
  • Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International

The 3PL Summit is the one event that you can’t afford to miss:

The 3PL Summit has been the industry's cornerstone conference and annual meeting-place for 12 years in a row. While we pulled out all stops to make 2014 unbeatable, 2015 is shaping up to be even stronger. The show is set to offer an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in supply chain and logistics.


Each major topic at the Forum is dissected for your benefit in three steps

  • In Theory - Hear from an academic, industry expert or government official on the global perspective through in-depth knowledge and research
  • In Practice - Leading supply chain executives share their practical experience of implementation, challenge and success
  • Interactive - Drawing the audience into the discussion through Q+As, live polling and miniature workshops


The 3PL Summit brings together over 600 senior decision-makers from across the supply chain and logistics industry, including over 250 senior executives from shipper customers. With over 16 hours of dedicated networking time, you’ll have ample time to connect with the key decision-makers in your industry.


The Annual Logistics Industry Gives Back Celebration is set to happen during the welcome reception! We'll be announcing the recipient charity shortly.


The 3PL Summit is not your average trade show. Instead, we bring together a select group of exhibitors who deliver the highest-level solutions to the industry. Explore the exhibition hall to discover the latest solutions and benchmark your current providers against the competition. See sponsor and exhibitor information here


Join us for the annual North American 3PL Awards celebration for a chance to celebrate the winners and network with all of the conference attendees!

Industry endorsements & testimonials for 3PL Summit

Attendee Testimonials:

The 3PL Summit is quickly becoming the premier event for 3PLs, carriers and shippers.

Mike Grayson, SVP Operations, Worldwide Express

The 3PL Summit gives us the opportunity to connect with our current and prospective clients to get a better gauge on how we can provide more value as a 3PL partner as well as hear other industry professionals' perspective on current and future trends

Mike Mobley, SVP Operations, Echo Global Logistics

The eyefortransport team put together a great lineup of speakers and sessions, which in my opinion provided tremendous value and that needs to be recognized. It is one of my favorite trips of the year and I look forward to doing it again in 2014.

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor, Logistics Management

Tremendous program this year at EFT; one of the best I have attended and the EFT team was outstanding.

Antony Francis, President Lakehill Partners and Board Member, HOBI International

Ideal networking.

Sammy Riddle, Sr. Partner, M33 Integrated

Was surpised at the amount of information that was covered/shared. Tremendous opportunity to network with other providers.

Andrew Weidner, Operations Manager, Madden

It was a great opportunity to hear and understand where the 3PL industry is today.

Raymond Hill, Operations Manager, Madden

Very informative with attendees willing to openly talk about industry challenges and specific business challenges in day to day operations

Tom McConnell, AVP, Business Solutions, Unyson Logistics

The event was well coordinated and included quite a few interesting speakers that provided solid industry information.

Scott Primm, Director of Business Solutions, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Overall event was fantastic and very well organized. Classroom learning environments provided ample opportunity for networking and education in a very intimate setting.

Eric Malcolm, Director, AFN

Enjoyed the topics and the interface between the parties in attendance.

David Howland, Vice President, APL Logistics

Outstanding event packed with the latest information on the key developments in the supply chain industry. Great networking with senior executives too.

David Porter, EVP Supply Chain, Unyson Logistics

We enjoyed participating in the 3PL Summit, great conference and informative sessions

Michael McClelland, SVP Distribution, Americas, UTi
Christopher Dale, President - Americas Freight Forwarding, UTi

An excellent platform to meet with industry colleagues for benchmarking and potential suppliers for future business partnership. An established global forum that provides & shares leading edge initiatives in logsitics & supply chain innovation & transformation, benefiting industry professionals of various sectors.

CK Tan, VP SCM, Huawei Technologies

A great event that brought together Supply Chain thought leaders from various industry verticals!

Bill Seliger, Director of Supply Chain, RR Donnelley

Get a jump on your competitors by learning not about what's happening now, but about what's happening next in logistics, and meet your potential future business partners as well at this unparalleled event.

David Sparkman, Editor, ACWI & Material Handling & Logistics Magazine

Great event for staying on top of supply chain trends impacting 3PLs, retailers and manufacturers alike.

Jonathan Biggert, Director of Supply Chain, Auto Anything

Inspirational event, if you dont leave with fresh ideas and more energy than you started with -

Check your pulse!!

Callum Bastock, CEO, CCL

I find the CSCO forum to be very informative and a great way to keep up with leading edge topics in the global supply chain marketplace.

Larry Duneske, VP Global Supply Chain, Drew Marine

A very good use of my time, learning from my peers and making excellent connections.

Rich Marshall, Director of Supply Chain Management, Highlights for Children

Fast-paced conference with a good balance of content and networking opportunities.

Robert Beasley, VP Supply Solutions, Integra Logistics

Great content and format. The accessibility to interact with so many different industry executives is hard to find.

Steven Prince, Manager - Carrier Relations, LeanCor

It was a great event in 3 areas - great networking opportunity, great presentations and great meeting with exhibitors.

Randy Williams, SVP Operations, Orgill

A great venue to connect with SC peers and learn about common challenges while investigating emerging trends.

Steven Alsbro, Director of Global Logistics, Plexus

The CSCO forum combines well organized and interesting tracks and speakers combined with a forum for meeting with logistics service providers and technology providers.

Charles Blevins, VP Supply Chain, Solo Cup

I thought it was well worth the time and gave a good snapshot of how the industry is thinking about the future.

Howard Katz, Strategy, The HAVI Group

Fantastic opportunity to gain new insights from some of the best in the industry and stay ahead on emerging trends.

Neil Swartz, VP and General Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Excellent opportunity to find out what the industry best (both people and companies) are doing from a growth and strategy perspective.

Greg Sanders, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Transportation Solutions

A very senior, involved group of attendees. Solid program, and ample time to talk. Definitely worth the effort.

Robert Sabath, Principal Essentialist, Trissential

The 12th 3PL forum gave a vaulable insight into industry developments and future opportunities.

Jonathan Matthews, Director of Logistics & Facilities, United Service Organizations (USO)

Filled with industry leaders, information, and insight.

Curtis Clahassey, Director of Sales & Marketing, Veterans Distribution of Chicago

It was a great networking opportunity and the venue worked well for that.

Sheila Taylor, VP Finance & Logistics, Walmart Stores Inc.

The 3PL Summit is quickly becoming the premier event for 3PLs, carriers and shippers.

Mike Grayson, SVP Operations, Worldwide Express

Don’t miss outy - Join the industry’s most essential learning and networking event this year! CLICK HERE to register your interest in the 2015 event, and ensure you get an update when the agenda is published, and booking opens.

Feel free to get in touch with me personally with any questions about the event:

Mr. Haley Garner
Research Director
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Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Echo Global Logistics
Bronze Sponsors
Sealed Air
The Select Family of Staffing Companies
Key Card Sponsor
APL Logistics
Coffee Break Sponsor
Redwood Logistics
Exhibition & Meetings Sponsors
Flanders Investment & Trade
Mercury Gate
Real Time Freight
Media Partners
The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA)
The Conqueror Freight Network (CQR)
3PL News
3PL Professionals
A Truckload, Trucking, Logistics, Supply Chain, 3PL, Distribution group
The Logistics of Logistics
Project Cargo Network
Universal Freight Organisation
Peerless Media
Supply Chain and Demand Executives
The American Chain of Warehouses Inc.