Georgia Centers of Innovation Logistics

Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year. This is because Georgia has unparalleled options for cost-effective intermodal transportation – ocean, truck, rail, and air – as well as reliable connections to suppliers and customers, and the technology and workforce that make efficient logistics possible. The Center of Innovation for Logistics helps companies take advantage of the state’s world-class logistics industry, so that they can improve supply chain efficiencies, support growth, and increase global competitiveness. The Center connects companies to the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships that cargo-owning companies need. The Center understands all segments of the logistics industry, and provides a truly impactful forum for companies to network, address logistics challenges, and share knowledge.  
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03/12/2015

5 Reasons to Attend the 7th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

1. Two-Hour Networking Reception

The Georgia Logistics Summit, happening March 31 and April 1, 2015, offers a 2-Hour Networking Reception at the end of Day One. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet new colleagues and potential partners.

 

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2. Keynote Speaker- Craig Menear

Not only is Craig Menear the President & CEO of the world’s largest home improvement store, The Home Depot, but he and his team also successfully executed one of the most dramatic supply chain transformations in retail history. Hear him speak while enjoying a formal lunch in the grand ballroom.

 

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3. Abundant Business Opportunities

Nearly 2,000 logistics professionals from around the world will be in one place at one time for two days. And there will be plenty of time for talking and networking. Every year, profitable collaborations and partnerships are established at the Summit.

 

4. Three Sessions on High Growth Areas: E-Commerce, Intermodal & Perishables

The Summit never fails to deliver when it comes to its opportunity sessions. Get unique insight on areas of high-growth – e-commerce, intermodal and perishables – and hear from big players like Target, Delta Cargo, Chick-fil-A, The Kroger Co. and Armada.

 

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5. International Logistics panel

One of the standout panels this year will focus on the international markets of Mexico, Germany & Vietnam. Learn what businesses are doing abroad and leave with a new and broadened global perspective on logistics.

 

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Bonus

The Summit is also the introduction of Jannine Miller, the new head of the Center of Innovation for Logistics. Jannine fills the shoes of Page Siplon, the guy who started the Summit, and will without a doubt bring her own flair to the show. As a “Top 40 Under 40” (Georgia Trend, 2011) she is someone you need to know, especially if you are a business in Georgia.

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