Technical Program

May 7 - 8, 2018 | Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

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Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing Conference

May 7 – 8, 2018

Tentative Program


Sunday, May 6th

3:00pm - 6:00pm             Registration Open


Monday, May 7th

7:00am - 5:00pm            Registration Open

7:00am - 8:00am            Breakfast on Your Own

8:00am - 8:15am            Opening Remarks & Anti-Trust Statement - Mike Segal, Sappi North America

8:15am - 9:15am            Keynote Speaker - Todd Tranausky, FTR Associates

9:15am - 10:00am          Supply Chain Visibility - Mike Kukiela, Schneider

10:00am - 10:15am        Coffee Break

10:15am - 11:00am        Networking at Exhibits

11:00am - 12:00pm        New Technology Showcase

12:00pm - 1:00pm          Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm            AAR Update - Tom Feltault, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

1:45pm - 2:30pm            PTC updates and RR technology - Wes Tidwell, CSX Transportation

2:30pm - 2:45pm            Coffee Break

2:45pm - 3:30pm            Industry Affairs Update - Barry Pottle, Pottle’s Transportation/ATA

3:30pm - 4:15pm            Changing Trend Lines - Boxcars in the Future Modal Landscape, Bill Foust, BNSF

4:15pm - 4:30pm            Wrap Up

5:00pm - 7:00pm            Networking Reception


Tuesday, May 8th

7:00am - 12:00pm          Registration Open

7:00am - 8:00am             Breakfast on Your Own

8:00am - 8:15am             Welcome & Recap/Feedback - Mike Segal, SAPPI North America

8:15am - 8:45am             Highlight Speaker - Lori Louviere, Port of New Orleans

8:45am - 9:15am             David Kearney, The Kearny Companies

9:15am - 10:00am          Trailer configuration for use in paper haul application - Gary Fenton, Stoughton Trailers

10:00am - 10:15am        Coffee Break

10:15am – 11:00am       Dry Van Flooring for Paper Transport - John Vozniak & Gopal Padmanabhan, Havco

11:00am - 11:30am        Chris Baker, Allegheny Industrial Associates/Down River

11:30am - 12:15pm         Mitigation of received damage and prevention of damage in the warehouse - Philip Kober, Jerich USA

12:15am - 1:15pm           Lunch & Wrap Up