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Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Aug. 19

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The State of Alabama will hold its third annual Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at The Wynfrey Hotel (Hyatt Regency) in Birmingham.

Hosted by the Birmingham Business Alliance, this Export Alabama Alliance event will provide attendees with opportunities to learn how to improve their companies’ efficiency and increase their bottom line from the experiences of executives sharing best practices.

“With such a turbulent global economy, ensuring that our supply chains remain strong and continue to grow are important topics for our companies,” Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield said. “Business owners need an in-depth look at core processes and common supply chain challenges so they can identify and focus on key enablers. This conference will give them the tools and knowledge they need to achieve this.”

The summit will feature presentations and discussions on developments in the transportation industry, expansion at the Port of Mobile and a keynote address highlighting Norfolk Southern’s Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility. Attendees will be able to tour this state-of-the-art facility at the conclusion of the event.

Other speakers include representatives from companies and organizations such as the Alabama International Trade Center, the Alabama State Port Authority, APM Terminals, the Appalachian Regional Commission, Atlas RFID Solutions, Phifer Inc., and the Port of Huntsville.

Randy Bayles, Norfolk Southern’s International Intermodal Director and keynote speaker, said the event will provide small to medium-sized companies with valuable information on current supply chain trends and innovations. “The summit will highlight how the State of Alabama and private companies, such as Norfolk Southern, are investing in the future of Alabama,” he added.

To register and pay for the summit online, please visit the Birmingham Business Alliance website. To register and pay by check, please contact Dara Steele at the Alabama Department of Commerce, by email at or by phone at (334) 353-1762. The cost to attend is $50 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch and seminar materials.

The Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Export Alabama Alliance.


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