NPTC Announces Three Keynote Speakers
Feb 1, 2001 12:00 PM, MODERN BULK TRANSPORTER STAFF
Three keynote speakers will address the National Private Truck Council's (NPTC) 12th annual Education/Management Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for May 20-23, 2001, at the Nashville (TN) Convention Center/Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Set to speak at the event are Archie Manning, Mike Vance, and Phil Van Hooser.
Manning's background is that of a quarterback with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, a business and community leader, a broadcaster, and family man.
Vance was in charge of idea and people development for seven years at Walt Disney Studio, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World. He collaborated with Disney on the early planning of Epcot Center and is a past Dean of Disney University.
Van Hooser uses "lessons from life" to develop leaders and transform businesses. His presentations illustrate how "uncommon common sense" produces winners in business and in life.
For more information, phone 703-683-1300.
Logistics Congress of Americas Set for April The Latin America Logistics Center is organizing the Logistics Congress of the Americas to bring together, for the first time, the leading logistics and supply chain executives from Latin America and the Caribbean. The congress will be held April 25-27, 2001, in Panama City, Panama, and 800 executives from more than 25 nations are expected to attend. It will provide a 360-degree view of the most pressing issues facing logistics.
The Latin America Logistics Center, a private research institution focused on Latin American logistics, has designed a learning environment that will enable participants to compare their corporate performance with that of other participants (Online Benchmarking Terminals). They will also be able to test-drive a variety of logistics solutions (Laboratorio de Soluciones Logisticas). The congress will focus on market globalization, virtualization of the economy, and collaboration between trading partners. Each of these issues will be considered from three different perspectives: that of the academic, the practitioner, and the solution provider.
Workshop on Leveraging Technology Planned The workshop "Leveraging Technology to Improve Technology Logistics" will be held March 21-23, 2001, at the Chicago (IL) Hilton & Towers. Participants will hear in-depth case studies from companies including Amazon.com, Paccar, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp, Raytheon, FMC Corp, and Deere and Co. Issues to be addressed are:
- Managing international and domestic logistics to create a cohesive transportation network.
- Implementing strategies to minimize fuel consumption.
- Reducing dead-head miles and centralizing operations by reconfiguring a transportation network.
- Measuring and managing a transportation network to make it a profit center.
- Overcoming obstacles of managing overseas partners to meet global transport requirements.
- Understanding the viability of trading exchanges and how they work in practice.
- Ensuring compliance with Customs Modernization Act I and a glimpse at prospective Modernization Act II.
- Using on-line bidding tools for selecting a freight forwarder.
To register, fax 941-365-2507; phone 888-670-8200 or 941-951-7885; e-mail: email@example.com; access www.iir-ny.com; or contact the Institute for International Research Inc, PO Box 3685, Boston MA 02241-3685.
Great American Trucking Show Scheduled Dates for the Great American Trucking Show (GATS 2001) are September 6-8. The third annual exposition will be held again at the Dallas (TX) Convention Center.
This industry showcase will include seminars, an Internet Technology Center, free concerts, exhibitor giveaways, the Pride & Polish truck beauty contest, and appearances by athletes and country music celebrities.
For more information about exhibiting or visiting, contact Sellers Expositions, 222 Pearl St, Suite 300, New Albany IN 47150. Phone 888-349-4287 (toll-free) or 812-949-9200; fax 812-949-9600. Information about GATS 2001 will be available on the Internet at www.gatsonline.com.
TRALA Slates Conference, Annual Meeting "Partners for Safe and Efficient Business Transportation" is the theme of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) national leadership conference and 23rd annual meeting, set for March 28-April 1, 2001, at The Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami FL.
Speakers will include: Tom Brown, president, Brown NationaLease and 2000-2001 TRALA chairman; Sandy Cutler, chairman and chief executive officer, Eaton Corp; Bob Danzig, general manager of the Hearst Group; Bruce Josten, executive vice-president - government relations, VS Chamber of Commerce; Fred Barnes, executive editor, The Weekly Standard; Michael Barone, senior editor, US News & World Report; and Marvin Zonis, professor of International Political Economics, University of Chicago.
Other highlights include the annual Technology Fair and Exhibit scheduled for March 29 at 7 am.
To learn more about the event, visit www.trala.org or phone 301-972-2367 to receive a complete registration package.
VOHMA Slates HazMat Training Courses The International Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association (VOHMA) has announced VOHMA's 2001 schedule of hazardous materials transportation training.
- International Maritime Dangerous Goods Compliance Seminar - 30th Amendment - A three-day program that provides hazmat employees with a working knowledge of the latest regulations contained in the IMDG Code, published by the International Maritime Organization. Training subjects include packaging, marking, labeling, documenting, handling, shipping, transporting, or otherwise engaging in commerce within the scope of the IMDG Code and 49 CFR in the United States. The IMDG course is offered Feb 14-16, Executive Inn, Oakland CA; and May 2-4 and Oct 10-12, Holiday Inn Harmon Meadows, Secaucus NJ. The member rate for the course is $535; nonmember rate is $595.
- IMDG Recurrent Training - Including the 30th Amendment - A one-day program designed for industry professionals who have completed basic regulatory training and require the recurrent training to meet regulatory mandates. This course provides an overview of the changes in the IMDG Code contained within Amendment 30 and the latest applicable domestic requirements. IMDG recurrent training will be held February 6 at the Holiday Inn Harmon Meadows, Secaucus; February 13 in Oakland; and May 1 and October 9 in Secaucus. The registration fee is $225 for VOHMA members and members of co-sponsoring associations; $255 for nonmembers.
For more information, phone 518-761-0263, fax 518-792-7781, or access www.vohma.com.
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