THE INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS COUNCIL (IFTLC) ANNOUNCES 56TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
— Daniel Pronovost of Sears Canada will Keynote–
Brooklyn, Michigan, March 2016—The International Furniture Transportation and Logistics Council (IFTLC) will hold its annual conference on May 10th through 13th at the Lago Mar Resort and Beach Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. One of the most anticipated events in the furniture transportation industry, the conference is attended by hundreds of leading furniture manufacturing, retail, transportation, and logistics executives from around the world. This year’s keynote address will be presented by Daniel Pronovost, Director, Home Delivery Operations of Sears Canada,Inc.
With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Pronovost is a progressive executive within in the customer service, operations, sales, retail, and logistics industries. In addition to Sears Canada, he has held high level management positions in established home appliance and furniture businesses including Appliance Canada, Corbeil, Wise Buy Home, and Hudson’s Bay Company.
Additional presenters at the conference include:
- Patrick Cory, CEO, Cory Home Delivery
- Ray Kuntz, Chairman/CEO, Watkins & Shepard
- Greg Ritter, Chief Customer Officer, XPO
- Bruce Tompkins, Partner and Executive Director, Supply Chain Consortium, Tompkins International
Other events include two panel sessions with industry experts in the fields of transportation and logistics, and an open form discussion. The Home Delivery Session will be moderated by Peter Ross, Director of Logistics at Z. Gallery, and will feature a panel of manufacturers, retailers, and carriers discussing key issues, plus new regulations and innovations impacting home delivery. The Importing Session will be moderated by Jeff Sears, International Traffic Manager of Art Van Furniture, and will feature a panel of industry experts discussing current issues affecting the transportation of ocean freight. The Open Form Discussion will provide attendees the opportunity to bring up topics to review with the speakers and the group in a no-holds-barred forum.
The program will also include several activities geared toward both conference attendees and their guests, many which are free of charge for the guests.
For a full list of speakers and conference events, please visit: www.iftlc.org.
For more information on the conference or to register, please visit www.iftlc.org or email Russ Matthews at Russ111@comcast.net. Registration rate is $645 for members and $745 for non-members. Discounts are available for non-member attendees that sign up for membership at the time of registration.
IFTLC’s mission is to act as a resource to those in transportation and logistics functions in order to help them become more engaged, knowledgeable and effective at their jobs. The organization also publishes a monthly newsletter to help members stay abreast of industry trends, latest legislation, events, and much more. The organization holds a much-anticipated annual conference where all the segments of the logistics industry (retail stores, manufacturers, e-tailers and transportation companies) meet together to share ideas and gain important knowledge on industry topics. www.iftlc.org