**Program Subject to Change**


Sunday, Oct. 27
All day Registration Open
Monday, Oct. 28
7:30–5:00pm Registration Open
8:30-8:40am Welcome Remarks
Chicago Ballroom

Laurie Denham, President, American Society of Transportation and Logistics

8:40-9:00am Opening Remarks
Chicago Ballroom Craig Allen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

Zhao Weiping, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago

9:00-9:30am Keynote Remarks
Chicago Ballroom Qian Yongchong, Chairman China Communications and Transportation Association, former Minister of Communications 
  Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation


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Sino-American Logistics Council signing ceremony
(Guests: Mr. Qian Yongchang, Former Minister of Ministry of Communication, Council Chinese Chairman, Mr. Stanley Barer, Former Director-General of Transportation Business of  U.S. Senate Committee, Mr. Samuel Skinner, Former Minister of Department of Transportation) Invite Sino-American officials witness together
Chicago-Wuhan cooperation agreement signing
( Guests: Mr. Gabe Klein, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation, Mr. Joe Costello, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority, Mr. Zhang Guangqing, Deputy Mayor of Wuhan, Mr. Chen Xinwu, Deputy Secretary General of Hubei Province)

10:00-10:20am Break
10:20-11:00am Chinese Government Perspective on the Development of the Retail and Logistics Industries

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Wang Wei, Deputy Director, Research Institute of Market Economy, Development Research Centre of The State Council PRC

11:00-12:00am Investing in the American logistics industry
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Richard D. Gluck, Owner - Washington, D.C., Garvey Schubert Barer

Stanley H. Barer, Chairman Emeritus of Saltchuk Resources, Inc.
Robert S. Levin, Managing Director, Republic Partners

The U.S. has a large and diverse logistics industry providing ample opportunities for Chinese investors but there are many cultural and economic hurdles to overcome before succeeding in this market trends.


Millenium Park

Lunch Break
ASTL LL Waters Scholarship Presentation


North America’s largest Inland Logistics Park

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Frederick R. Malesa, Vice President, International Intermodal Marketing, BNSF Railway

Mr. Malesa will introduce the planning and operations of the BNSF Logistics Park Chicago (LPC) intermodal facility which handles the largest cargo volume in North America.


U.S. Ground Transportation Regulations Industry Challenges


Derek Leathers, President & COO, Werner Enterprises


Region to Region Collaboration


Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director, America’s Central Port

Cities along both the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers can improve infrastructure and increase economic development through cooperation and investment in each other's region.



Winning China E-commerce Distribution Strategy

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Haoyu Shen, Chief Operating Officer, JD.com

Mr. Shen, COO of JD.com, one of the largest e-commerce retailer in China will discuss their business model and how they operate within China's highly competitive industry.


Retail Distribution in China  2.0 – Status and Strategies for Tiers 1-4

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Michael A. Zakkour, Principal, China/APAC Group, Tompkins Intl.
Retail Distribution In a Still Fractured Market
- Trends and Best practices in tier 1 cities
- Best practices and outlook for Tier 2,3,4 cities


Urban Congestion and Distribution Challenges

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Joseph G. Costello, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority

Both China and the U.S. are dealing with increased road congestion, causing many cities to come up with innovative solutions for tackling the issue. Mr. Costello will discuss s the initiatives taken by Chicago to alleviate traffic congestion in the city.
4:30-5:00pm Latest E-commerce Distribution Strategies

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Craig Smith, Vice President of International Operations, Nutraclick

Mr. Smith will discuss the development of e-commerce retailing in the U.S. through the Dotcom bubble and its aftermath then provide an overview of the current state of e-commerce fulfillment in the U.S. and the latest practices to meet customer demand while cutting fulfillment cost.
5:00-5:30pm Linking Central China with Europe
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Igor Rounov, Under Secretary General, Head of IRU Permanent Delegation to the UN

The speaker will discuss role of road transport in facilitating trade, transport and transit in Eurasia


Michigan Room

Reception – All participants
Tuesday, Oct. 29


Invitation Only

Chicago Ballroom

CEO Roundtable Breakfast: 
Investing in US Logistics and Transportation Infrastructure
The roundtable will feature leading expert speakers on investing in the U.S. and Q&A period
Richard Gluck,
Bob Voltmann,
Jim Zuhlke, Chairman of Avalon Risk Management

9:00-9:30am LNG as an alternative fuel for vessels to reduce fuel costs and emissions

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Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner William P. Doyle

With the high cost of traditional diesel based marine fuels, and the abundance of natural gas coupled with its environmental benefits, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is increasingly gaining traction as a source of marine fuel in the maritime industry. 
9:30-10:00am Insight on Development of Chinese Logistics Industry : Restructure and Reform

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Dr. Hopes Jin, Partner and Managing Director, Deloitte (Shanghai)

10:00-10:30am Sustainable Inland Waterways Transportation

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Sarah Mc Cormack, CTL, Freight and Logistics Research Engineer, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:10am Exceptional Intermodal - Short Lines and Small Intermodal Terminals – A New Partnership?

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Libby Ogard, Prime Focus LLC
Intermodal rail terminals have historically been part of Class 1 networks because of service and density requirements. A new generation of intermodal and transload networks have been set up to provide access to Class 1 networks in smaller or nontraditional markets. This session will examine a few new intermodal terminal designs which are non-traditional.

11:10-11:35am Global Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Haozhe Chen, Ph.D., East Carolina University

This session will present interesting results of a recently completed large scale research study. Based on over 60 in-depth interviews with senior executives and a multi-country survey with over 1,500 responses, major trends and related strategies in global logistics and supply chain management are identified and discussed.
11:35-12:00pm Chinese logistics industry development and logistics personnel training
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Chenglin Wang, Vice Dean of logistics school, Beijing Wuzi University
Qin Wang, Research Institute of Market Economy Development Research Centre of The State Council, Division Chief and Research Fellow

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Closing remarks, Yang Hongyi,  Secretary General of China Communication and Transportation Association


Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Gabe Klein and Joseph G. Costello, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority to sign agreement with Wuhan