Food Logistics Forum discusses trends impacting supply chains
This year’s Food Logistics Forum will cover topics such as food safety, e-commerce, NAFTA and international trade and rising cold chain inventory levels, among others.
This year’s Food Logistics Forum, scheduled for June 4-6 at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nev., will discuss trends and technologies impacting and advancing today’s supply chain.
Hosted by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), McLean, Va., the conference will kick off with keynote speaker Bob Costello, chief economist for American Trucking Associations (ATA), Arlington, Va. Costello will deliver a 2017 economic update on the trends impacting supply chains.
Peter Johnston, director, corporate quality assurance for Cavendish Farms, Burlington, Mass., and Dr. Sanjay Gummalla, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for AFFI, will provide a food safety update.
Marty Steinmetz, vice president of strategic partnerships at U.S. Cold Storage, Inc., Voorhees, N.J., will chair the transportation discussion, which will be led by Brian Webb, senior vice president, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Lowell, Ark. Webb will provide a transportation update, focusing on innovation and the future state of the trucking industry.
Alison Bodor, president and CEO of AFFI, will deliver the Washington update, while Peter Friedman, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, Washington, D.C., will once again close out the conference.
Other topics to be covered include:
- The e-commerce impact on today’s businesses.
- NAFTA and international trade.
- Rising cold chain inventory levels.
- The impact of FSMA.
- Transportation and warehouse space capacity concerns.
- Supply Chain 2025: the future of retail shopping and how it will impact the food supply chain.
Go to www.affi.org to register and learn more.