Logistics executives, transportation professionals and urban planners will gather to address continued growth in eCommerce, connected devices and congestion in dense urban areas. Topics of discussion include understanding how to deliver in multi-unit buildings, integrating real-time data to better manage the curbside and reducing emissions with electric trucks.



City logistics, uberization and green initiatives - What does the future hold?
Lee Spratt
CEO, Americas
Off the ground and into the air - Facilitating the movement of high volume inventory and goods
Logan Jones
Managing Director
Delivery density, private fleet and mode selection - How congestion and costs can be minimized
Shelby McMahon
Director of Fleet
Alternative delivery locations and non-exclusive sites - Keeping the end-user at the forefront
Loren Vandenberghe
Director of Transportation
Leveraging technology and design in cities to foster a better transportation experience
Tom Madrecki
Director, Urban Innovation and Policy


City Freight Show USA 2019, Thursday 4 April 2019



Jennifer Bartaschus

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Matt Simon

KEYNOTE: Pennsylvania’s ‘95-year old start up’ - How GIANT is leveraging its ‘customer-centric’ approach and partnerships to drive eCommerce growth

  • How GIANT is driving innovation and growth throughout Pennsylvania by connecting its customer channels
  • Establishing eCommerce hubs to satisfy a growing demand in online ordering and grocery delivery
  • Embedding courage as the chief value in order to drive innovation as the speed of consumer preference shifts
Roman Sobieri

KEYNOTE: The Etsy seller and the Etsy buyer – Providing a frictionless shipping experience across the board

  • Enabling sellers to make informed shipping decisions through advanced visibility and tracking tools
  • Maximizing buyers’ delivery experience by providing personalized offerings that cater to their needs
  • Leveraging communication and visibility tools to enable buyers and sellers to track shipments seamlessly across the delivery cycle


Lee Spratt
City Freight Show USA 2019

City logistics, uberization and green initiatives – What does the future hold?

  • Offering shortened delivery windows and how congestion dictates it
  • Green initiatives – Exploring alternative drive technologies such as electric vehicles and trikes
  • Analyzing the potentials of on-demand/uberization to disrupt the goods movement system
Daniel Laury
City Freight Show USA 2019

How do autonomous delivery vehicles answer the needs of the last and middle mile delivery industry?

Loren VandenBerghe
City Freight Show USA 2019

Alternative delivery locations and non-exclusive sites – Keeping the end-user at the forefront

  • Alternative delivery locations – How can we better manage the use of local sites?
  • Non-exclusivity – Analyzing the profound impact that site consolidation can have on delivery trips and the curb space
  • Exploring unique approaches to delivering in multi-unit buildings
round tables


Capacity constraints, rapidly changing technology and multiple levels of service - How is ecommerce impacting your “big and bulky” home delivery and what are you doing about it?
John Kacherski

John Kacherski, Chief Commercial Officer, Fidelitone

Carrier engagement - Understanding the differences between the way carriers operate and how we can utilize their strengths
Tom Fiorita

Tom Fiorita, Chief Executive Officer, Point Pickup Technologies Inc

Creating density – What are the density challenges in neighborhoods such as Manhattan?
Eric Mautner

Eric Mautner, Chief Executive Officer, Need it Now Delivers

Employee driver vs independent contractor model – Evaluating cost and service complexities
Mike Turek

Mike Turek, Regional Vice President, TForce

Enterprise-grade mobile data collection – Replacing old and outdated systems and integrating enterprise-grade mobile data collection for your track, trace & analytics
John Albano

John Albano, Manager Software Sales, TachyonIQ

Grocery eCommerce – How can we expand our eCommerce offerings to cater to today’s consumer?
Jerry Abbott

Jerry Abbott, CEO, eGrowcery

In-house vs outsourced last mile delivery - Evaluating the tradeoffs to build the right fulfillment strategy for the future
Khaled Naim

Khaled Naim, Chief Executive Officer, Onfleet

Last mile disruption - Reshaping the last mile with new technologies
Benjamin Flammang

Benjamin Flammang, VP Strategic Enterprise Sales NA, Bringg

Leveraging Analytics – Identifying and addressing improvement areas in the supply chain
Hannah Testani

Hannah Testani, Chief Operating Officer, Intelligent Audit

Logistics and regulation – What are the most important factors that cities, carriers and retailers need to consider?
John Holub

John Holub, President, New Jersey Retail Merchants Association

Mitigating Accessorial Costs - How to Manage Increasing Costs
Rick Miller

Rick Miller, Director Of Strategic Solutions, Green Mountain Technology

Package and delivery transparency – How can we ensure full transparency for consumers and merchants?
James McNally

James McNally, Director, Operations Integration, United States Postal Service

The returns opportunity: Using returns to drive customer loyalty and engagement
Jordan Jakubovitz

Jordan Jakubovitz, Director of Product Marketing, Optoro

White glove expectations – Innovating your offerings to exceed consumer requirements
Tom Mcintyre

Tom Mcintyre, Senior Director – LTL Home Delivery Solutions, SEKO Logistics



Tom Madrecki
City Freight Show USA 2019

Leveraging technology and design in cities to foster a better transportation experience

  • Fostering a better transportation experience by integrating real-time data and tech into urban design and planning processes
  • Leveraging technology to better manage cities and the curbside
  • Achieving walkable, bike-able and more sustainable cities by viewing the transportation network as one system
  • Electric vehicles – Analyzing real world examples of alternative delivery technologies such as e-trikes.
Duane Hughes
City Freight Show USA 2019

Utilizing purpose-driven modes of delivery that will address factors such as delivery density and mileage while remaining environment-friendly

  • Leveraging purpose-driven trucks that address numerous delivery factors such as density, mileage, package size and routes
  • Truck size – Evaluating cubic feet and package space to cater to the needs of specific deliveries
  • Sustainability – Implementing zero pollution vehicles in your routes to shift away from diesel trucks
Shelby Mcmahon
City Freight Show USA 2019

Delivery density, private fleet and mode selection – How congestion and costs can be minimized

  • Effective fleet management - Evaluating delivery densities in different cities and utilizing private fleet where it is most effective
  • Minimizing congestion - Deploying fleets in areas where on-road time is shortened by multiple stops in one area
  • Mode selections – What are the factors that are considered when choosing the right mode for delivery?


Brian Bourke

The death of supply chain as we know it – Ushering in an era of ‘demand chains’

  • Drifting away from the norm and building your supply chain around demand
  • How is the evolution of supply chain impacting retailers’ home delivery?
  • Analyzing case study examples of how the evolution of retail has ushered in a new era of supply chain

The StockX experience – Equipping the supply chain and ensuring consistent customer service globally

  • Consistency across the pond – How StockX is ensuring consistent and convenient experiences for its customers globally
  • Exploring last mile delivery technologies such as drones to balance efficiencies with customer service
  • Ensuring a strong and transparent supply chain to manage rapid growths in demand
last published: 21/Mar/19 19:15

City Freight Show USA 2019, Friday 5 April 2019



Darrell Edwards

KEYNOTE: Ensuring that you have well-informed talent, lean processes and a resilient supply chain to be relevant for the next generation

  • Why talent is the only true differentiator and how your corporate strategy is the foundation for your supply chain
  • Maintaining lean processes and domestic manufacturing to seamlessly adopt new innovations and deliver to customers within a month
  • Supply chain sustainability – Evaluating the resiliency of your supply chain and what it takes to be relevant for the next generation
David Burton

KEYNOTE: Nutrisystem’s channel and brand expansion – Maintaining a nimble supply chain and ensuring consistency across all channels

  • Expanding into new channels to reach a new segment of consumers and understanding all of the complexities that come with it
  • Selling through different channels and ensuring a consistent brand experience across multiple channels and preventing any significant channel conflict
  • Supply chain flexibility - Leveraging existing infrastructures to seamlessly add new brands and support the capacity and demands that they bring along
Guy Bloch

KEYNOTE: Delivery in the Age of Amazon

  • Choosing the delivery model that is right for your organization
  • Optimizing delivery flows to deliver ideal customer experiences
  • Selecting the technologies you need to ensure positive ROI
  • Ensuring visibility and control over third-party delivery providers


Rick Lee
City Freight Show USA 2019

Effective planning – Working with your delivery agents to effectively plan for delivery hurdles

  • Arming your delivery agents with intelligence to effectively plan for upcoming volume spikes
  • Utilizing communication pathways to evaluate potential hurdles before arriving to the customers home
  • Remaining heavily engaged with owner operators and viewing them as a partner instead of a provider
Keith Kerman
City Freight Show USA 2019

Future of Fleet – Evaluating ongoing initiatives and emerging technologies to achieve a more sustainable city

  • NYC clean fleet - Converting vehicles from fossil fuels to electric and renewable fuels to achieve efficiencies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Vision Zero – Eliminating traffic fatalities in the city and propelling fleet safety
  • Infrastructure – Addressing the current state of electric mobility and ongoing initiatives to achieve a more sustainable city
  • Technology recommendations – Evaluating the differences between required, best practice and exploratory technologies
Scott Leveridge
City Freight Show USA 2019

How urban fulfillment centers will help enable an efficient model for goods movement

  • Utilizing an urban fulfillment center model to facilitate the movement of shipment through cities
  • From fulfillment centers to stocking locations – achieving efficiencies in the distribution
  • Evaluating the development of the urban fulfillment model and analyzing case study examples
round tables


Big Data in supply chain - How can Big Data reduce supply chain inefficiencies and mitigate additional costs?
Hannah Testani

Hannah Testani, Chief Operating Officer, Intelligent Audit

City logistics + urban delivery – Incorporating it into the entire transportation system
Akiko Yamagami

Akiko Yamagami, Manager, Transportation Planning, Goods Movement, LA Metro

Delivery Fleets - What are the factors that are considered when choosing the right mode for delivery?
Shelby Mcmahon

Shelby Mcmahon, Director Of Fleet, The Home Depot

From port to final mile – Evaluating how port infrastructure, last mile pricing, tariffs and workforce play an integral role
Tony Mcgee

Tony Mcgee, Chief Executive Officer, HNM Global Logistics

International expansion – What does home delivery and returns mean to your customers outside the U.S?
Brian Bourke

Brian Bourke, Vice President Of Marketing, SEKO Logistics

Off the rails – What role can rail freight play for shipping speed and shipping costs?
Jonathan Broder

Jonathan Broder, Chief Legal Officer, Conrail

Off-hour deliveries – How can we encourage receivers to collaborate and enroll in delivery programs?
Cara Wang

Cara Wang, Associate Professor, Civil And Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Planning and allocation – How do you build out complete visibility of events during the transport of your inventory?
Aparajita Sharma

Aparajita Sharma, Senior Buyer, Marks Inc

Returns and Technology - How can technology be leveraged to evolve your returns process?
James McNally

James McNally, Director, Operations Integration, United States Postal Service

Saturday delivery – Exploring a Saturday delivery strategy to offer maximum convenience and flexibility to your customers
Katie Parker

Katie Parker, Director of Strategic Solutions, Green Mountain Technology

Self-service delivery options - Improving customer experience through convenient and flexible delivery options
Chris Richter

Chris Richter, Vice President Revenue, Convey



Scott Friesen
City Freight Show USA 2019

Blockchain in transportation – Ushering in the future

  • Blockchain technology – Analyzing its role and how it will revolutionize trucking and logistics
  • Spearheading the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry
  • Exploring necessary resources and action points to extract the full potentials of blockchain technology
last published: 21/Mar/19 19:15


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