Savannah Logistics Lunch 2016

July 21, 2016

2016 Savannah Logistics Lunch

The 2016 Savannah Logistics Lunch will be held on Thursday, July 21. Presented by the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, this offers a regional, in-depth focus from the Georgia Logistics Summit.

This second annual event will focus on Technology and Transportation. After opening remarks from Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr, a panel will discuss the use of technology in transportation both locally and nationwide.

The 2016 Logistics Lunch is sold out. Although tickets are no longer available, there will be a livestream broadcast of the event. To view the livestream, go to from your computer or mobile device. There is no charge to watch the event online.

We hope to see you at next year’s Savannah Logistics Lunch!


Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Program: 11:30-1:00
Optional Q & A and networking with speakers and panelists 1:00 – 1:30


Armstrong Center, Armstrong State University
13040 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419


Chris Carr is the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment in Georgia.

Jannine Miller serves as director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics and works to fuel logistics industry growth and global competitiveness in Georgia.


Brandon Tatom is a Strategic Sales Executive for C.H. Robinson. His focus is consulting companies on their supply chain strategies.

Professor Chip White holds the Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kent Williams is the Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations in Florida and Georgia for Averitt Express. He has over 30 years experience in the LTL transportation industry.

Gordon Hammer leads the Georgia Ports Authority’s Client Relations Team, which ensures high quality of service, customer retention, and distinctive customer interaction.

Chris Jones is Vice President of Marketing and Services for Descartes. Descartes provides on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics-intensive businesses.

Chris “Smitty” Smith (moderator) is a partner in the Savannah office of the HunterMaclean law firm, where he leads the Logistics Practice Group.


As of 6/23/16, the event has sold out. The Center of Innovation for Logistics will be taking waiting list reservations.

Registration is $20.00 and is available online at

Read More About The Savannah Logistics Lunch:

Brad Harmon and Smitty Smith co-authored this article about the upcoming (2016) lunch, which appeared in Business in Savannah on June 15, 2016: Savannah Logistics Lunch Focuses on Technology and Transportation.

The inaugural (2015) Savannah Logistics Lunch focused on the challenges and opportunities in the growing sector of perishables.