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IFTLC Announces 59th Annual International Conference of Furniture Transportation and Logistics Managers

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The International Furniture and Transportation Logistics Council, Inc. (IFTLC) announces its 59th annual conference which will take place May 8th to 10th, at Lago Mar Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  The event will bring together furniture transportation and logistics managers from around the world for several days of key learnings and identifying strategies for success in the ever-changing world of furniture logistics. Registration is now open and discounts are available to those who register prior to April 8, 2019.

The event will feature a keynote by Dr Terry L. Esper, Associate Professor of Logistics at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Dr Esper has published several articles on issues associated with retail logistics and supply chain management strategy in leading academic and management outlets.  Prior to his work in academia, Dr. Esper worked as a Transportation Manager for Hallmark Cards and for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The conference will feature interactive round tables on relevant industry discussions covering subjects like;

Home Delivery
Reverse Logistics
Logistics Technology

The annual IFTLC event provides attendees with insight on innovative technologies, insight into new trends, and the latest legislation that may impact their businesses. This year’s conference will focus on  Competitive Strategies for Success .

“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 our keynote speakers, slated to present at the conference are;

Rob Bulick, Senior Vice President and General Manager , Schneider
Mark Fierek, Vice President E-commerce Sales, Pilot Freight Systems, representing the Specialized Furniture Carriers, AHFA
Ken Fister, Director, Residential Logistics, La-Z-Boy Logistics
Michael Stein, Director of Commerce, Renegade Furniture.
Luis Alicea, President , Smart Logistics
Erich Price, Director, Domestic Transportation & Home Delivery
Qurate Retail Group
Jeff Sears, International Traffic Manager, Art Van Furniture

Attendees can register for the conference by visiting www.iftlc.org or emailing Russ Matthews at Russ111@comcast.net.

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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