Forum Agenda 2017

National Home Delivery Forum

Hotel InterContinental Chicago

August 15-16, 2017                                 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017:

7:00 – 8:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30
Welcome & Introductions
Don Staniszewski, President, National Home Delivery Association

8:30 – 10:15
Regulatory, Legal, & Government Affairs Impact on the Home Delivery Industry.
Contractor/broker model
Background checks
New Employee requirements
Healthcare legislation
Greg Feary, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
Jennifer Martinez, Hanson Bridgett, LLP
Andrew Fay, LeClair Ryan
Matt Hart, Illinois Trucking Association

Here’s a sample of changing state laws that impact your business which will be addressed in this session.

10:15 – 10:30
Future Trends in Distribution & Retail for Final Mile Operations
Retail Trends
Distribution Trends
The migration toward online retailing carries logistical challenges for everyone: shippers, consignees, freight carriers, third-party logistics providers and technology developers.These industry leaders will discuss the  dramatic shift to online retailing and how it is slated to grow an additional 60 percent over the next five years.
Don Staniszewski, NHDA
Mark Shirkness, General Electric Appliances
Charles Dawson, TMW Systems

12:00 – 1:30
Lunch & Sponsor Introductions

1:30 – 245
Protecting Your Company from Risk Management Challenges
Limiting liability exposure
Managing insurance requirements
Best practices in claims handling
Kevin Allen, Fox River Services
Bill Zenk, True North Companies
Shaun Carr, Marsh Risk & Insurance Services
Insurance Industry Underwriter

2:45– 3:00

3:00 – 4:30
“The Amazon Effect: How to Survive in the New Age Retail Business”  
Keynote presentation by Doug Dvorak, internationally renowned speaker and author of the best-selling book “Build Your Own Brand.” Doug has graduated from Second City Improv Comedy School, and has given thousands of keynote presentations in 107 different countries. He has been a guest on the CBS Early Show, Oprah, Fox News, CNN, and numerous radio and television talk shows.

5:00 – 6:30
Cocktail Session & Hors d’oeuvres

6:30 –  8:30
Dinner for all attendees: Michael Jordan’s Restaurant

Wednesday, August 16, 2017:

7:30 – 8:30
Continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:00
Introduction to the day’s program:

Prioritizing the industry’s challenges and the role of NHDA in facing them
Top challenges facing the industry
NHDA strategies for supporting the industry
Top priorities for NHDA
Don Staniszewski, NHDA
William Lecos, Lecos & Associates
Owen Jones, Better Decisions, Inc.

9:00 – 10:15
Breakout Session #1: Executive Management Roundtable
Facilitator: Owen Jones
Electronic monitoring, scoring, and polling of all discussion results

9:00 – 10:15
Breakout Session #2: Operations Management Roundtable
Facilitator: William Lecos
Electronic monitoring, scoring, and polling of all discussion results


10:30 – 11:15
Results and Take-Aways: Building Industry and NHDA Consensus on Issues, Solutions, & Focus
Speaker: Owen Jones
Results and conclusions shared of electronic results

11:15 – 11:30
Grand Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
$ 500 “Lucky Duck“ – cash prize drawing to take home for one lucky entrant!
$ 1,000 “Grand Prize” – cash prize drawing to take home for one lucky entrant!

Wrap- Up & Adjourn