Hosted by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the event is set for Oct. 6-7 at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa. Now in its fifth year, the summit is a joint program of the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Export Alabama Alliance.
“The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit is bringing together local, state and regional business professionals to discuss global supply chain trends, and that is a critical element to operational efficiency for our companies,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “Alabama has some of the best companies in the world and it is important that they understand how to navigate the ever-changing global market.”
Topics covered by national industry experts and local and state industry leaders and executives will focus on global supply chain trends and navigating through the rapidly changing world of supply chain to help attendees improve company efficiency and increase their bottom line.
Josh Hurwitz of Moffatt & Nichol, a global infrastructure advisory firm, will give the keynote address, highlighting the impact of the Panama Canal expansion on Alabama and the Gulf Coast region.
Other speakers include representatives from companies and organizations such as Altec, Austal, Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., Intermezzo Business Migration Solutions, Komarketing Associates, Kuehne + Nagel, UPS, the U.S. Commercial Service, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
“The longevity of this conference is evidence that managing the supply chain touches so many major issues within a corporate strategy,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “The program will provide a solid lineup of speakers that covers emerging trends in the supply chain.”
This year’s summit is presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Additional event exhibitors include APM Terminals, EMO Trans Inc., Expeditors International, FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage Inc., Intermezzo Business Migration Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel, Maynard Cooper & Gale, Norton Lilly, Page & Jones, SSA Marine, Synovus | Coastal Bank & Trust, TransGroup Worldwide UPS, Willis Towers Watson, and Well Fargo.
A program schedule, lodging information and registration, can be found on the Summit webpage on the Mobile Area Chamber’s website. The cost to attend is $85 and includes an optional tour of Alabama’s deep water port, container terminal and intermodal container transfer facility, and a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 6. Tour space is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis.