The Savannah Logistics Lunch, co-presented by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, will take place Thursday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Center on the Armstrong State University campus. The Logistics Lunch has sold out, but organizers will make the event available through a livestream feed.
The Savannah Logistics Lunch provides a regional, in-depth focus from the annual Georgia Logistics Summit. The 2015 inaugural Logistics Lunch filled the original venue capacity of 200 attendees. This year the event moved locations to expand 60% in capacity, but has also filled with over 300 attendees. The livestream feed provides an opportunity to experience the event from any computer or mobile device.
In order to access the livestream feed, viewers should log on to www.georgia.org/logisticslunch on the day of the event.
Opening remarks will be given by Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr and Center of Innovation for Logistics Director Jannine Miller. HunterMaclean attorney Chris “Smitty” Smith will serve as moderator of the keynote panel, which will focus on Technology and Transportation.
Topics of discussion will include the various state-of-the-art technologies that are currently being implemented at the Georgia Ports Authority, impending technology such as truck platooning and dynamic sequencing, and the ever-changing use of technology needed to increase productivity and streamline communications within the logistics industry.
The 2016 Savannah Logistics Lunch panelists are:
- Brandon Tatom, Strategic Sales Executive, C.H. Robinson
- Professor Chip White, Schneider National Chair of Transportation & Logistics, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Kent Williams, Regional Vice President, Averitt Express
- Gordon Hammer, General Manager, Client Relations Center (CRC), Georgia Ports Authority
- Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services, Descartes