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CLDA Annual Meeting

May 10 - May 12, 2018

Team Building, Technology and Shipper Relations Featured at CLDA Annual Meeting

Meeting to be held May 10-12, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

WASHINGTON, D.C. Apr. 4, 2018 – Sessions on team building, technology and shipper relations will be featured at the CLDA Annual Meeting May 10 to 12.  The industry’s largest conference and trade show will bring together carriers, shippers and vendors at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The convention sponsor is TForce.

Here are some of the highlights of the program built around the conference’s theme, Thriving on Disruption:

Friday, May 11

  • Keynote Presentation – The role leaders must play in responding to disruption by Chris Fussell, author of the 2015 New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World and the 2017 Wall Street Journal bestseller, One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams.
  • Workshop – Executing Strategy in the Midst of the Whirlwind by Julie Thomas, President, Priority Logistics Group
  • Workshop – Managing Technology-Led Disruptions by Greg Smith, Enterprise Consultant, Tech Mahindra
  • Workshop – Building Your Business by Rob Golin, President, Business-Builders
  • Workshop – Implementing Safety Programs for Your Drivers or Employees

Saturday, May 12

  • Keynote Presentation – Developing engaged teams, improving dysfunctional teams and building an accountable culture by Mike Zorn, Founder of Zorn Organizational Excelerator and Vice President of Workplace Strategies for WorkJam
  • Panel – Technology and Working with Shippers moderated by Greg Smith, Tech Mahindra
  • Panel – How to Work with Shippers moderated by Jim Bramlett, 5 String Logistics
  • Panel- Disaster Preparedness moderated by Thomas D. Jowers, VP/COO, ADL Delivery. Panelists: Lance Dearborn – Fastmile Logistics; Randy Edmonds – Nfinity Courier & Logistics; Eric Donaldson – Knomatic/Sterling Express; Kern Weissman – Select Express
  • Workshop – How to Use Social Media to Recruit and Increase Sales by Katherine Doble, President, Ingage.

The conference will also feature sessions where participants can discuss shared issues and problems in CLDA Exchange groups; technology/vendor symposiums and expert focus groups.  Running throughout the conference will be networking opportunities for carriers and shippers interested in adding delivery providers to their networks.  Conference participants will also learn about legislative issues facing them and the industry.  The Exhibit Hall will feature 33 vendors showcasing the industry’s latest technology and services.  There are still two booths available in the Exhibit Hall.  Those interested can contact Amber Thichangthong at or 202-207-1131.

Registration in now open. To register or learn more about the conference visit:

About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association

The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) is a non-profit professional association that is the voice of the time-critical logistics and delivery industries.  The association serves the needs of its 3,500 members who are logistics professionals, carriers, shippers, drivers and 3 PLS. Since 1987, CLDA has provided business opportunities, advocacy and education for those involved with the time-critical and last-mile customized delivery industry. For more information see










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