Agenda

We look forward to seeing you in April!

American Trucking Association
430 First Street, SE – Suite #100
Washington, D.C.  20003



Sunday, April 26

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception at Hamilton Hotel

Monday, April 27

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast:
American Trucking Association (ATA) Office - Conference Center
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome:
Gail Rutkowski, Executive Director, National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC)
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. General Session, Industry Keynote Speaker:
Chris Spear, Chief Executive Officer, American Trucking Association (ATA)


Chris Spear is president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry. As president and CEO, Chris leads ATA’s efforts to advocate and educate on behalf of the trucking industry. Employing more than 7 million people and moving more than 10 billion tons of freight annually, trucking is the industry most responsible for moving America’s economy. Chris will bring us up to date on ATA's recent advocacy efforts and his vision for the transportation industry and improving our nation's infrastructure.
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. General Session:
Update on Tariff Impact on Supply Chains: Tariffs and Impact on Supply Chain
Brent Conner, Senior Counsel, International Trade, Thompson Hine


Brent is senior counsel in the Transportation and International Trade practice groups. He focuses his practice on U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Customs and Border Protection and Transportation Security Administration matters, as well as international trade and export controls. Brent has extensive experience in the area of international trade, advising U.S. and non-U.S. manufacturers, producers, government contractors, retailers, maritime companies and airlines on matters involving customs, export control, economic sanctions regulations, FCPA and anti-boycott issues. He regularly assists clients with developing export control compliance programs, auditing and improving existing programs, voluntary disclosures and classifying items.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. General Session:
Breaking Down the Silos - Lessons Learned
Mike Regan, Co-Founder, TranzAct Technologies
John Janson, Senior Director Supply Chain, SanMar


This panel is comprised of industry experts who shared their stories with us on the recent “Breaking Down the Silos” webinar series. Hear them share what lessons they learned in their quest to remove the silos within their organizations, and how you can use their experience to help you break down the silos in your organization.

Learn how shippers such as SanMar and Dayco Produce achieved savings by addressing the communication barriers resulting in improved efficiencies in their supply chain and improving bottom line profitability.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch: Carrior of the Year (COY) & NASSTRAC Member Awards
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. General Session:
Washington Update
Karyn Booth, General Counsel, NASSTRAC
Chris Burroughs, Vice President Government Affairs, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)


Shippers and transportation providers have been inundated by analysis of what the Trump administration has meant for containerized trade, NAFTA, freight infrastructure, and trucking regulation. This panel will look beyond the rhetoric and discuss the potential challenges and what the administration faces during an election year in doubling down on freight infrastructure, resetting free trade deals, including NAFTA/USMCA…repealing regulation mostly notably in the trucking sector. And, more importantly, how this impacts the shipping community. With 2020 being an election year, Congress may not accomplish much, but the federal agencies are remaining active. Our speakers, NASSTRAC general counsel, Karyn Booth, and TIA VP of Government Affairs Chris Burroughs, will share their views on what’s coming down the road and the potential impact on our supply chains.
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. General Session:
How to Create an Effective Shipper/3PL Relationship
Nancy O'Liddy, Chief of Staff, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)
Panelists TBA
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. General Session:
Freight Futures - Interactive Session


If you got your butt kicked by the transportation market in 2018 and struggled through 2019 This session is for you. You have an opportunity to learn how to manage your risk and exposure to spot market volatility. You can join in and learn about Freight Futures as you walk through simulated trades and see how this new tool can drive positive outcomes for your organization.
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Congressional Representative - View from the Hill: Representative Dan Lipinski (Invited)

Representative Lipinski, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will update us on what the T&I committee will be focusing on in 2020.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception: Dinner on your own

Tuesday, April 28

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Speaker - ATA): Steps for an effective Hill visit
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hill Visits