JOC Inland Distribution Conference Confirms Key Industry Speakers

JOC Inland Distribution Conference Confirms Key Industry Speakers

Aug 18, 2014

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 18 - An expanded program for JOC Group Inc.'s 2014 JOC Inland Distribution Conference contains more shipper-focused case studies, interactive Q&A sessions with industry leaders and keynotes by influential decision-makers, such as YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch. Speakers will address strategic initiatives and such critical topics as the impact of regulation, equipment and labor shortages, and the increasing importance of Mexico in North American trade. JOC Inland Distribution will bring shippers, intermodal and inland distribution professionals together on October 22-24, 2014, at the Sheraton Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo.

The speaker roster includes 40 trade and logistics thought leaders and experts from companies such as Walmart, Dollar General, Jones Lang LaSalle, XPO Logistics, Lansing Trade Group, Con-way Multimodal and Maersk Line. "Logistics Sustainability" with Elizabeth Frethheim, Walmart's director of business strategy, is just one of many case studies designed to offer shippers unique insights. Full conference program details can be found at:

JOC Group conferences consistently feature high-level speakers and programming, which attract prominent leaders and provide significant opportunities for genuinely valuable networking. With record-breaking registration numbers surging past markers last year at this time, JOC Inland Distribution Conference will provide ample networking opportunities at an Opening Reception at Union Station Kansas City, a Networking Reception at the Sheraton, breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks in between panels and presentations. One of the most popular sponsorship opportunities this year is the addition of table-top exhibits that will be strategically positioned in the conference lunch and reception room,
 as well as in the foyer, to maximize conversation opportunities for sponsors and attendees.

Companies such as C.H. Robinson, Maersk Line, KC Smartport, Kansas City Southern, RateLinx, CSX Transportation, CenterPoint Properties, Hub Group and CN Rail will incorporate the table-top exhibit in their sponsorship package for 2014. Sponsors of networking breaks, the mobile app, elevator clings and more also include XPO Logistics, Prince Rupert Port Authority, Unyson Logistics, Gulf Winds, Port of Houston Authority, Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone and Laufer Group International. For a full list of their sponsorships, visit: and for information on opportunities still available, contact Tony Stein at or +1-770-295-8809.

A list of companies currently planning to attend JOC Inland Distribution can be found at: For updates to the agenda and event news, follow @JOC_Events on Twitter.

About JOC Group Inc.: JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. Through its PIERS and JOC products - online, print and events - JOC Group Inc. provides the access, intelligence, insight and support that enable our customers to establish and maintain critical customer connections and make informed decisions to compete effectively in the global marketplace. is the leading information portal providing a mix of editorially created content and pertinent visualized data combining over 200 different data sets. JOC Group's leading industry events include TPM (held annually in Long
 Beach, CA), TPM Asia and JOC Inland Distribution. Through PIERS, the world's most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne trade, international businesses from transportation, chemical, energy and finance sectors analyze unique intelligence to inform critical business decisions. For more information visit

JOC Group Inc. is part of the AXIO Data Group, owned by Electra Partners, an independent private equity fund manager with more than 30 years' experience in the mid-market. As of September 2012, the firm had funds under management valued at over $2 Billion. The firm's flexible investment approach allows it to invest across a broad range of sectors and financial instruments, including equity, senior equity, convertibles and mezzanine debt. For further information please visit or