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International Furniture And Transportation Logistics Council (IFTLC) Conference Announces 57th Annual Conference

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Keith Koenig, President of City Furniture

The International Furniture and Transportation Logistics Council, Inc. (IFTLC) recently announced its 57th annual conference from May 17th to 19th, at Lago Mar Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The event will feature two keynote speakers. Nick Hobbs, Executive Vice President, JB Hunt and President of Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) will open the meeting Wednesday Morning. Keith Koenig, President of City Furniture will kick of the Wednesday afternoon sessions.

The annual IFTLC event provides attendees with insight on innovative technologies, new trends, and the latest legislation that may impact their businesses. This year’s conference will focus on regulations impacting home delivery, the issues facing land shippers and ocean freight, and how the Internet is ushering in a smart and interconnected era for the industry.

“Our goal with this conference is to continue to equip our members with the latest information affecting our entire industry and to help them stay competitive in a market that’s constantly evolving.” says Russ Matthews, Managing Director, of IFTLC.

In addition to the keynote speakers, slated to present at the conference are;



  • Ray Kuntz, Chairman/CEO, Watkins Shepard

  • Mike Giaccone, President/CEO Assemblers, Inc.

  • Dale Millison, District Manager, Hyundai Line

  • Tom Hempel, President, Off Shore Express

  • Peter Ross, Director of Logistics, Z. Gallerie

  • Jeff Sears, International Traffic Manager, Art Van Furniture



To register for the conference, visit www.iftlc.org or email Russ Matthews at Russ111@comcast.net. Special rates and discounts are available if attendees sign up before April17th.



More about IFTLC: IFTLC’s mission is to act as a resource to those in transportation and logistics functions in order to help them become more engaged, knowledgeable and effective at their jobs. The organization also publishes a monthly newsletter “The Furniture Transporter” to help members stay abreast of industry trends, latest legislation, events, and much more. The organization holds a much-anticipated annual conference where all the segments of the logistics industry (retail stores, manufacturers, e-tailers and transportation companies) meet together to share ideas and gain important knowledge on industry topics.

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