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CLDA ’ s Final Mile Forum Focuses on Staying Relevant in the Final Mile

Excitement is building for the 2022 CLDA Final Mile Forum & Expo . The live , three-day event from June 29 to July 1 will provide the tools to stay relevant in the final mile . The conference site , the Hyatt Regency Miami , is a landmark hotel overlooking the Miami Bay . It will provide easy access to popular attractions , like Brickell City Center , Wynwood Art District , Coral Gables , and Little Havana .
Two keynote speakers , Brian Carter and Gene Marks , will arm participants with the tools to flex in the face of disruptions .
On Day # 1 the keynote presentation will be “ The Great Resignation .” Conference participants will learn how to attract and retain the best personnel in a post-COVID world from columnist and business management author Gene Marks .
A past columnist for both The New York Times and The Washington Post , Marks now writes regularly for The Hill , The Philadelphia Inquirer , Forbes , Inc . Magazine , Entrepreneur Magazine and The Guardian . He has written five books on business management , geared towards small and medium sized companies . His most recent is Want More Cash ? 100 + Ideas and Strategies for Increasing Your Company ’ s Cash Flow This Year . He appears regularly on Fox Business , MSNBC , CBS and SiriusXM ’ s Wharton Business Channel where he talks about the financial , economic and technology issues that affect business leaders today .
Marks owns and operates the Marks Group PC , a technology and consulting services for small and medium sized businesses . Prior to starting the Marks Group PC this Certified Public Accountant spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG as a Senior Manager .
Kicking off Day # 2 will be Brian Carter ’ s keynote address , “ Eruption Not Disruption .” It will feature the secrets of attracting the customers and workforce to grow in today ’ s disruptive business environment . Carter is a bestselling author and IBM Futurist whom LinkedIn dubbed “ an expert you should listen to .”
In his 20 years of business success , Carter has worked with organizations of all sizes , including Microsoft , NBC , Salesforce , JP Morgan , Humana and The U . S . Army . His frequent media appearances include Bloomberg TV , ABC , Forbes , The Wall Street Journal , Entrepreneur , AdWeek and The New York Times .
Carter has taught 50,000 students in topics including sales , generational differences , social media , customer service , leadership , teamwork and marketing . He has 250,000 online fans and reaches an overall audience of over three million people each year . His ideas and insights come from 20 years of trailblazing work in the modern business world , up-to-date experience and deep case-studies .
The conference will also feature educational sessions , meetings with shippers , networking events and a look at the newest industry trends and innovations at the conference ’ s packed exhibition hall .
Educational programs will include :
• Healthcare Supply Chain : Practices for a New World
• Mergers & Acquisitions : From Strategy to Execution
• Shipper Panel : Reinventing the Supply Chain - The Future of Final Mile Must-Have Tech : Needs for Surviving Today ’ s Final Mile
• Future Tech : Smart Lock / Smart Box and the Final Mile
Two roundtable discussions will bring together shippers and carriers , forwarders and brokers from around the country to discuss new business , business strategies and best practices .
The three-day event will also include seven hours of networking opportunities and a look at the future of the industry with innovative solutions showcased in the Exhibit Hall .
Don ’ t miss out on this opportunity to meet shippers looking for carriers ; stay on top of the knowledge to grow your business ; get the jump on the latest technology ; network with others in the business and renew connections with industry friends . CLDA members receive a discount on their conference registration . Sign up today by clicking here . CLDA
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