Schneider National co-hosting transportation conference in China

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Schneider National and The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech are hosting the fourth annual transportation and logistics thought leadership event, “Driving the Global Economy through China,” in Shanghai, China, Oct. 23-25.

“As the Chinese economy continues its emergence as a trade superpower, the global marketplace must rapidly and strategically adapt its supply chain in order to take advantage of China’s extensive manufacturing capabilities,” says Dan Van Alstine, senior vice president of enterprise sales for Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National. “Those who attend the conference will benefit from a wide range of industry-specific presentations, tours of ports and airfreight operations, special events and networking functions as part of this invaluable three-day learning event.”

The event is targeted at senior executives and those who manage global shipping, transportation and logistics operations. Schneider says attendees will: gain insight into China’s governmental and regulatory workings and the government’s vision for economic and infrastructure developments; learn best practices for handling transpacific supply chain needs in China from some of the world’s most admired supply chain leaders; network with international logistics leaders and peers facing similar supply chain challenges; and take advantage of unique opportunities to experience Chinese culture and business firsthand.

Sessions will be led by leaders in government, business and logistics, including Ram Charan, business adviser, speaker and author; James McGregor, author of “One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China”; Henry Ho, executive director and head of China, Research & Equity, UBS; Chris Lofgren, president and chief executive officer of Schneider National; Chen Xuyuan, president of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co. Ltd.; Mai Boliang, president of China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.; Steve Bertamini, chairman and CEO of GE Capital, Asia; Perry Chao, senior vice president of UPS, Asia; Erxin Yao, managing director of OOCL Logistics, China; and many others.

For details on the event agenda, speakers, tour information and more, go to www.schneider.com/Shanghai.html. To register senior executives and global shipping managers, contact Hazel Kalkofen by phone at (920) 592-3583 or by e-mail at kalkofenh@schneider.com.