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The 2022 Summit will bring together leading freight transportation professionals for policy-focused meetings of the NITL modal committees (open to all during the Summit), opportunities to build professional relationships with colleagues through networking, and feature highly targeted content and discussions with government officials, economists, business analysts, and industry executives from across the industry.


  • Main Event
    11:00 AM - 11:15 AMSummit Welcome
    NITL Chair Bruce Ridley, Sr. Vice President, EH &S and Operations, Packaging Corporation of America
    11:15 AM - 11:45 AMDOT Competitive Supply Chain Update
    Learn How the Biden Administration is Working to Bring Competitiveness to the Supply Chain thru the White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

    Speaker: Kathryn Thomson, Esq, U.S. Department of Transportation, Director, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation
    11:45 AM - 12:30 PMShippers Adapting Trucking Procurement Methods
    We are two years into historically high trucking demand. In 42 years of deregulation, we had four bona fide capacity crises--three in the past 7 years. Combine faster cycles, with Covid's faster transformation in global commerce, and an unfortunate increase in "black swan" global events, and we are left with certain uncertainty. Hear a panel of experts discuss how they are procuring trucking services and capacity in a chronically chaotic marketplace.

    Panelists: Dave Domencic, Director Procurement, Armada; Jaime Soto, Subaru, International and Parts Traffic Manager, Jon Gilbert, PLG Consulting; James Mauro, Samsung, SL External Operations Group

    Moderator: FTR Intelligence's Avery Vise, Vice President of Trucking
    12:30 PM - 12:45 PMBreak - Thank you to our Sponsors
    12:45 PM - 1:15 PMThe State of Chassis, Today and Tomorrow
    What is the Real Issue with Chassis Availability? Jon Eisen Will Enlighten us on the How, What and Where of Chassis Availability.

    Speaker: John Eisen, Director ATA-Affiliated Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference

    Moderator: Lori Fellmer, Chair of NITL Ocean Transportation Committee
    1:15 PM - 2:15 PMWhere the Trucks are and Where is Pricing Going?
    Speaker: Eric Williams, Senior Program Manager, Operations
    2:15 PM - 2:45 PMWhat to Expect from the ILWU and PMA Negotiations
    With the problems that all shippers have endured in the ocean network, we do not need any more disruption. Tim Lynch will give us an update on the ILWU and PMA negotiations and provide insight on possible outcomes.

    Speaker: Tim Lynch, Morgan & Lewis, Senior Director

    Moderator: Nancy O’Liddy, Executive Director, NITL
    2:45 PM - 4:30 PMNITL Highway Committee Meeting
    Speakers: Avery Vice, FTR, Vice President of Trucking
    Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, NITL Counsel
    Ann Warner, NITL Government Affairs

    Moderator: Jeff Tucker, Chair of NITL Highway Committee
  • Main Event
    11:00 AM - 11:15 AMNITL Membership Meeting and Election of Officers
    Speakers: Bruce Ridley, Sr. Vice President, EH &S and Operations, Packaging Corporation of America
    Jackie Bailey, North American Regional Transportation Lead, CTL, Cargill, Inc.

    Moderator: Nancy O’Liddy – Karyn Booth, Counsel, Thompson Hine
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PMChairman Marty Oberman – Surface Transportation Board
    Will Give an Update on the rulemakings Pending before STB.
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PMU.S. Port Congestion - and Solutions
    As record container volumes moved through our US ports, our marine terminals became more congested than ever, highlighting the interdependence of each link in the supply chain. We will hear from experts about how we got here and what steps are being taken now as well as ideas for the future to bring relief.

    Panelists: Stephen Edwards, CEO & Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority, VPA; Wim Lagaay, President, and CEO of APM Terminals North America, Donna Lemm, Chief Commercial Officer, IMC Companies; Takashi Masuda, President of Ocean Network Express, NA

    Moderator: Lori Fellmer, Chair of NITL Ocean Transportation Committee
    1:00 PM - 1:15 PMBreak - Thank you to Our Sponsors
    1:15 PM - 2:30 PMFireside Rail Discussion
    with Todd Tranausky, Vice President Rail, and Intermodal, FTR Intelligence and Ross Corthell, Vice President, Transportation, Packaging Corporation of America
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PMTech Solutions to Rail Communications – A Quick Case Study
    Join two Project Managers and learn how API’s and data integration can lead to more productive communications between shippers and rail carriers.

    Panelist: Sam Sogin, Union Pacific, Anthony Petrillo, Packaging Corporation of America
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PMNITL Ocean Committee Meeting
    Speakers Include:
    FMC Commissioners Max Vekich and Rebecca Dye
    James Hookham, Director, Global Shippers Forum; Dan Miller, Global Leader – International Transportation, Cargill, and National Shippers Advisory Committee member; Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, and Ann Warner, NITL Government Affairs

    Moderator: Lori Fellmer, Chair of NITL Ocean Transportation Committee
  • Main Event
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PMChairman Daniel Maffei, Federal Maritime Commission
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWhat is the State of Freight – an Economic Update with Lee Klaskow, Bloomberg Intelligence
    1:00 PM - 1:45 PMCyber Threats – Getting Hacked and Getting Scammed
    Hear how to protect your company from cyber threats. Who is involved and how powerful they can be?

    Speakers: Vincent Voci, Vice President for Cyber Policy and Operations, US Chamber of Commerce

    Moderator: Eric Johnson, ITS Markit, Senior Tech - Invited
    1:45 PM - 2:00 PMBreak – Thank you to our Sponsors
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PMManaging Rail Fleets During Volatile Times – It is All About Perspective
    Join us as we bring three perspectives together (Shipper, Lessor, and Builder) in one session to discuss railcar outlook and management, the challenges from each perspective, and how rail service impacts the market

    Panelists: TBA

    Moderator: Dick Kloster, Principal, Integrity Rail Partners
    NITL Rail Committee
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PMNITL Rail Committee Meeting
    Main Event
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PMLegislative Update
    Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine, and Ann Warner, NITL Government Affairs
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PMNITL Data Collection Survey FMLM
    Monica Freeman, Nestle-Purina – NITL Data Collection Survey FMLM
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PMMember’s Choice Discussion
    Moderator: Ross Corthell, Chair of NITL Rail Committee


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