Savannah Logistics Lunch Focuses on Industry Disruptors

June 22, 2017

By Colin McRae and Brad Harmon, as published in Business in Savannah

The third annual Savannah Logistics Lunch will take place on Wednesday, July 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Co-presented by the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, the 2017 Logistics Lunch will explore Industry Disruptors. The program is tailored for Savannah area logistics companies and the support services, vendors, and professional services firms that work with them.

The Savannah Logistics Lunch is a regional expansion of the Georgia Logistics Summit, which annually draws thousands of logistics professionals to Atlanta, including many from Savannah. The Logistics Lunch was developed to provide regional focus on a topic of interest to the coastal Georgia logistics community. Past Logistics Lunch topics focused on the opportunities and challenges of importing, exporting, transporting, and storing perishable foods, as well as the critically important and rapidly evolving use of technology by transportation and logistics providers.

After opening remarks from Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson and Center of Innovation for Logistics Director Jannine Miller, the keynote panel will discuss a variety of disruptors to the logistics industry, including ecommerce, last mile delivery and omni-channel retailing, and machine learning.

To date, the 2017 confirmed panelists include:

  • Derek Banta, Director of the Digital Channel and Mobile Applications, UPS
  • Stephanie Crow, Senior Director of Global Learning and Development, Manhattan Associates
  • Nagi Gebraeel, Georgia Power Associate Professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Colin McRae, Partner, HunterMaclean Logistics & Transportation Practice (Moderator)

The discussion will highlight the unique perspectives and expertise each panelist brings to the topic of industry disruption, from innovations in parcel delivery, to blockchain for data security and efficiency, to omni-channel and direct-to-consumer delivery.

Registration for the Savannah Logistics Lunch costs $25.00 and is available now at Please check the website for a complete listing of panelists.

HunterMaclean is proud to partner with the Center of Innovation for Logistics to present this valuable addition to the calendar of logistics events in Savannah.

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