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BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference 2017

2016 Conference Highlights

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"Great venue, great networking, and excellent discussions!"

– Mike S. McClelland, SVP, Contract Logistics and Distribution, Americas, UTi


"Great! Impressive to see a great conference get even better."

– Jett McCandless, Chief Executive Officer, CarrierDirect


"You and your people did a top notch job. Everything was very well organized, and what a wonderful gathering of principals and senior industry people. We of course enjoyed being at The Breakers but more importantly we can see the value in returning next year and working with you on our various M&A endeavours."

– Robert Cutler, President, Delmar


"Ben is a rock star and his band is always in tune."

– Spencer Squire, President, All State Express


"The BGSA team did another fantastic job pulling together a conference that was great for networking and content."

– Joshua Hubbard, Director, AlixPartners


"The BGSA conference is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas about the industry with other C-level execs."

- Brad Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, XPO Logistics Inc.


"The conference was outstanding! Ben and the rest of the team at BG did a fantastic job, on all fronts. The education was solid; the individual meetings were very effective and the strictly business focus of the event was energizing."

- Gary Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, Big Freight Systems Inc.


"Don't change the format, venue, or approach. Great job by the complete team! Great event."

- Mark Sobolewski, VP Corporate Strategy, UPS


"I really enjoyed the conference. This was my first time attending and I was very impressed. You have done a good job of attracting a high powered group of attendees and the opportunity to network was great."

- John Hardig, CFO, XPO Logistics


"I think the BGSA team did an amazing job; quite productive and instructive."

- David C. Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer, Rock-It Cargo Worldwide


"Excellent event and a great networking opportunity. I look forward to next year’s event."

- Matthew Ryan, President, CEVA Americas


"Thanks for arranging a fantastic conference. BGSA put some very interesting folks together and I really enjoyed my conversations."

- Roland Hartley, Head, North America Trade Origination, Citibank N.A.


"BGSA does an excellent job of getting a good group together each year and takes care of all the details in meticulous fashion."

- David Beatson, Former Chief Executive Officer, Globalware Solutions


"BGSA does an amazing job - this is a highlight conference for the year. Size of event, quality of participants and speakers is spectacular. Congratulations!"

- Richard Hamilton, First Vice President, Prologis


"BGSA assembles several of the most interesting decision makers in our business in an informal and relaxed setting. This provides great networking and educational opportunities for attendees."

- Mark Holifield, SVP Supply Chain, The Home Depot


"A very impressive event!"

- Terrence M. Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, New Century Transportation Inc.


Past Speakers

  • John E. Carr, President & Chief Executive Officer, MIQ Logistics
  • Alejandro Castro, Managing Director, North America, CEVA Logistics
  • Ann Drake, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, DSC Logistics
  • Ed Feitzinger, Chief Executive Officer, UTI
  • John Ferguson, President & Chief Executive Officer, SCI Logistics
  • Gotthard Haug, Chief Executive Officer, Teleplan International
  • Raymond J. Garcia, Executive Chairman, Network Global Logistics
  • Mark D. Gordon, President and Chief Operating Officer of Odyssey Marine Exploration
  • Jim Hertwig, President & Chief Executive Officer, Florida East Coast Railway
  • John Hextall, President & Chief Executive Officer North America, Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
  • Jack Holmes, President, UPS Freight
  • Brad Jacobs, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, XPO Logistics
  • Todd Johnson, Global Vice President 3PL Global Business Unit, JDA Software
  • Rick Jordon, SVP Logistics - Americas, Panalpina
  • Derek Leathers, President & Chief Operating Officer, Werner Enterprises
  • Christopher Logan, President, Livingston U.S.A., Livingston International
  • Tom Madine, Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Express
  • Judy R. McReynolds, President & Chief Executive Officer, ArcBest Corporation
  • Craig Mygatt, Chief Executive Officer, SeaLand
  • Richard Phillips Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Pilot Freight Services
  • Jim Ritchie, President & Chief Executive Officer, RedStone Logistics, LLC
  • Jeff Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
  • Paul Svindland, Chief Executive Officer, EZE Trucking Holdings, Inc.
  • Gene Tyndall, Executive Vice President, Tompkins International, Inc.
  • Ed Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
  • Paul T. Verst, President & Chief Executive Officer, Verst Group Logistics
  • Douglas Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer, Echo Global Logistics
  • James Welch, Chief Executive Officer, YRC Worldwide
  • Matt Yearling, Chief Executive Officer, PINC
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