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October 11th (Meet & Greet) and 12th (Summit)

October 11, 2022


Our way of expressing gratitude

We'll take care of everything!

  • Airfare
  • Travel To And From The Airport
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Transportation To And From The Hotel To The Event
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Catered Food & Beverages


Our 2022 Presenters

Eric Starks - KEYNOTE

Chairman & CEO of FTR - The Premier Source of Transportation Intelligence

Jim Tompkins, Ph.D.

Chairman, Tompkins Ventures | International Authority of End-to-End Supply Chain Design

Mary Long

Supply Chain Evangelist | CEO of Abgility | Board advisor to ALAN, the American Logistics Aid Network | Lecturer at the University of Tennessee

Meagan Johnson

Author | Generational Humorist of ZAP THE GENERATIONAL GAP! Transforming, recruiting, retaining, and engaging multi-generational teams

Ward Richmond

Executive Vice President | Shareholder at Colliers International

Robert Martichenko

Author | Speaker | Educator | Strategic Advisor | "Lessons in Lean Relative to the Human Spectrum"


Describe Their Summit Experience...

Allows growth in networking and knowledge-1

Informational, educational, and entertaining

Summit Agenda

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet & Greet Networking Event

Join us for some good food, beverages, and conversation!

Speaker: Host, CEO Bryan Keller
08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Bryan Keller, CEO
09:15 - 10:15

Keynote - The Need For Actionable Intelligence

Understanding how the pandemic, inflation, and a possible recession have changed the economy and supply chain is key to understanding freight transportation demand. We will look at what has changed and why. Also, as services reemerge, will this once again change the underlying demand for goods? This session will explore permanent versus temporary shifts in behavior and their impact on the freight transportation marketplace over the new year and beyond.

Speaker: Eric Starks
10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:30

Logistics Leadership - How the Last Three Years Are Molding the Leader of the Future

Jim Tompkins comes to us with more than 30 years of practical expertise and leadership experience that has helped hundreds of companies worldwide achieve Supply Chain excellence. He will address the impact of the last 3 years on logistics leadership and the imperative requirements for successfully moving forward.

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Ph.D
11:30 - 12:15

Keller Think Tank Critical Issues Panel

Our panel of logistics professionals will share the critical issues that were discussed at the 2022 Think Tank the day before. New ideas, as well as topics to keep an eye on, will be shared with you as a Summit guest.

Speaker: Mary Long, Moderator
12:15 - 12:55


1:00 - 2:00

ZAP The Generational Gap!

Undoubtedly, the pandemic drastically altered the workplace landscape. Generational Expert Meagan Johnson teaches how to recognize and embrace generational diversity. Her presentation will include How Generational Signposts shape different generations’ expectations of the workplace, The steps to create a generationally robust culture, The top generational engagement factors, Recruitment techniques to attract younger generations, and How Leadership optics change and challenge each generation.

Speaker: Meagan Johnson
2:00 - 3:00

US Supply Chain Real Estate Market Overview, Trends, and Strategy

Industrial Real Estate has become the most sought-after asset class in all commercial real estate. As eCommerce and manufacturing demands continue to surge, the U.S. industrial real estate sector has seen record numbers related to supply, demand, and cost in 2022. Industrial real estate professional Ward Richmond will illustrate how shippers and carriers must develop and execute innovative, proactive real estate strategies to perform at the highest level possible amid these never-seen market conditions.

Speaker: Ward Richmond
3:00 - 3:15


3:15 - 4:15

The Future of Operational Excellence

As former founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, strategic advisor Robert Martichenko will present his progressive insights on Demand & the Risk Associated with Demand, Lead Time Reduction & the Flow of Goods, Workforce Development (demonstrating that labor is not only an HR problem), and Yard Management as a strategic tactic.

Speaker: Robert Martichenko
4:15 - 4:30

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Bryan Keller, CEO


The Event Studio at 651


Address 651 Clinton Street, Defiance, OH

Xperience Church & Event Center


Address 1500 N. Clinton Street - Entrance at the back of Northtowne Mall

Summit Registration