Town Hall Series


Sustainability and Supply Chain

Monday, September 21 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Peter Harris

Peter Harris

International Sustainability Director

Robert Welch

Robert Welch

Vice President of Enterprise Media and Partnerships
The Wall Street Journal

UPS is a global leader in logistics, with more than 528,000 employees, serving 11.5 million customers daily in more than 220 countries and territories. In 2019, UPS made 5.5 billion connections around the world, delivering nearly 22 million packages each day. Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations. Join The Wall Street Journal and UPS for an enlightening discussion surrounding sustainability and the supply chain.


Lessons from the Front Lines: Sustaining Your Business During Crisis

Monday, September 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Trent Broberg

Trent Broberg

Chief Operating Officer

The Covid-19 Pandemic has shown us all how fragile and susceptible our businesses are to dramatic surges and demand for goods. In this session, we will discuss lessons learned from transitioning our workforce to a remote environment (and possibly back), why employee stability is critical to company and customer success, and how to leverage technology to improve relationships in times of distress.

Your Problems are Our Obsession: Things I Learned by Sneaking into Warehouses and Camping Outside Truck Stops

Tuesday, September 22 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

In the last five years, the freight industry has been abuzz with the promise of technology to revolutionize logistics. But how much has it really made a dent in the practical problems that supply chain teams still face?


Before I co-founded Convoy in 2015, I spent a lot of time hanging out at truck stops and strolling into warehouses, striking up conversations with drivers, dispatchers, and transportation planners. I made friends and future business acquaintances, and with every conversation, I got new insights into the problems that shippers and truckers face every day. We didn't start with any biases, so deeply understanding these problems laid the foundation for everything we’ve built at Convoy. And over the last five years, our customers’ problems have become our obsession - they’ve driven our technology roadmap, our business model innovation, and our partnerships with shippers in every industry.


In this session, I’ll discuss some of the challenges our customers faced and how we worked together to solve them in innovative ways - from intelligent drop & hook programs to dynamically priced, guaranteed backup capacity to insights that improve facility efficiency. 

project44 & AbbVie: A New Era of Supply Chain Digitalization and Advanced Visibility

Tuesday, September 22 | 3:30 pm – 4:10 pm

Vernon O’Donnell

Vernon O’Donnell

Chief Product and Services Officer

Greg Pritchard

Greg Pritchard

Regional Distribution Manager – JAPAC

Join the discussion as Vernon O’Donnell of project44 and Gregory Pritchard of AbbVie cover A New Era of Supply Chain Digitalization and Advanced Visibility. As we near the end of a volatile year, businesses are accelerating digitalization and automation efforts to build more resilient supply chains. Find out first-hand how shippers are using real-time transportation visibility to take on supply chain disruptions and improve planning for the future. Learn about AbbVie’s supply chain and digitalization plans as they look toward the coming year.  





Join us for networking opportunities with professional contacts and advance your professional skills. .


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