Forum Agenda

7:00 – 8:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30
“Welcome & Introductions,”
Don Staniszewski, President, National Home Delivery Association
8:30 – 9:45
“The Changing Landscape of Independent Contractors in Home Delivery,”
Greg Feary, Managing Partner, Scopelitis Garvin Light & Feary Law Firm
9:45 – 11:00
“New Employment Law Activity and Employee Lawsuit Prevention,”
Paul Mello, Senior Partner, Hanson Bridgett Law Firm
11:00 – 12:00
Home Delivery Issues: Carrier Roundtable Discussion, Geoff Chasin, Moderator

12:00 – 1:00

1:00 – 1:30
“Developing Strategic Partnerships with Independent Contractors for Success,” Renee Paul, Biz Choice Last Mile Logistics
1:30 – 2:30
“Claims Reduction and Minimizing Lawsuits,” Peter Berg, True North Companies

2:30– 2:45

2:45 – 3:45
“Competing with the New Breed Service Requirements of the Amazon/Uber Generation or Get Left Behind,” Travis Schmidt, Cheetah Logistics Technology
3:45 – 5:15
“Change, Challenges, and Choices!” Keynote presentation by Christine Corelli, internationally renowned speaker and author of 6 best-selling books (including “Wake Up and Smell the Competition” and “Capture Your Competitor’s Customers, and Keep Them!”). She has given over 1200 keynote presentations in 14 different countries, and is a frequent guest on WGN, CNBC and numerous radio and television talk shows.
5:15 – 6:45
Cocktail Hour & Hors d’oeuvres
6:45 – 8:45
Dinner for all attendees: Michael Jordan’s Restaurant

7:15 – 8:15
Continental breakfast
8:15 – 9:00
“Customer Facing Supply Chain: Lessons from Global Retailers on Creating Differentiated Home Delivery Operations,” Jason Reid, Descartes Systems
9:00 – 9:45
“Managed by Q: Company Concept – Investing in Employees and Competing in a Competitive Industry by Changing the Game,” Allison Whalen

9:45 – 10:15

10:15 – 11:00
“Status and Future of the Truck Rental Industry for Home Delivery,”
Enterprise Truck Rental, Erik Lund
11:00 – 11:30
Grand Prize Drawing (must be present to win), Wrap-Up & Adjourn

This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Hotel InterContinental, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611:

“ Right in the heart of the “Magnificent Mile” shopping area, but just a ten to fifteen minute walk from the best to see in Chicago. Lake Michigan to the east. The river and parks to the south as well as the Great Art Institute of Chicago.  Just north of the Magnificent Mile you have Oak street and North avenue beach, as well as the great Hancock Tower shooting up into the sky. Some of the best restaurants in the Midwest can be found all around us. The various bus lines and taxis in front of us can take you anywhere.”


There is a special hotel rate of $190 per night at the Hotel InterContinental. Call the hotel directly at 1 800 628 2112 (mention National Home Delivery Forum to receive the special NHDA rate at Group Code LB1).
Please make your reservations today and join us for this important yearly event!


If you are not yet a National Home Delivery Association member – join today by visiting our website at  Membership fees are $3,000 annually for Regular Membership (home delivery companies), $2,000 annually for an Associate Membership (industry associated companies).