FedEx Corp. Founder, Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith will deliver the opening keynote address at JOC Group’s TPM 2014 conference next March.
The three-day event, put on by JOC Group, again will be held in Long Beach, Calif. The annual conference brings together approximately 2,000 attendees for networking and discussion of the issues facing shippers and other interests in the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics areas. TPM 2014 will look at the upcoming ILWU longshore negotiations; ocean carrier alliances, including the new P3 Network; and North American vessel deployments. Discussions also are planned on Asia sourcing shifts, transloading, marine terminal issues, and other key trends in international logistics. Service contracting will be among the topics, too, as the event takes place at the start of the negotiating season for the eastbound trans-Pacific.
Smith founded FedEx in 1971 and guided the company into a $44 billion global transportation, business services and logistics company handling more than 10 million shipments each business day. Its units include FedEx Freight and the rapidly growing FedEx Trade Networks global forwarding business.