The second annual Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum will take place October 4-6, 2004 at the Radisson O�Hare Hotel located in Rosemont, Illinois. This year�s theme, �Putting the Pieces to Your Small Shipment Supply Chain Together... Strategic Piece by Strategic Piece,� focuses on the entire parcel shipping process.
Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum is the only event ever created to serve the unique and ever-changing needs of the parcel shipping and logistics professional. It�s the one place where professionals with a common bond can come together and get a first-hand look at where the industry is going and how to stay ahead of the curve.
Partnered with Parcel Shipping & Distribution magazine, the voice of the small-shipment industry, the forum features an incredible conference that focuses on delivering real-world applications specific to the unique and ever-changing needs of the fastest-growing niche market in the logistics industry.
Delivering Proven Information That Can Be Put to Use Right Away
The forum has packaged together a panel of top industry experts such as Wayne Teres, Rob Williams, Dr. Paul Singh, John M. Hill, Mark Taylor, Robert Pollock, Michael Erickson and others who will show you how to maintain a more efficient and profitable operation. The conference will cover the entire �Order-to-Ship� cycle with sessions covering order entry, picking, packing, compliance labeling, parcel sortation and manifesting shipments to transportation and final delivery. Each  of the conference sessions is color-coded to help attendees identify the focus of the session and allow them to tailor a conference program specific to their individual needs.
A special pre-conference workshop entitled �Dock-to-Door: Limiting Parcel Transit Damage� is being produced by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). The workshop will take place on Monday, October 4 and cover how parcel shippers can take advantage of pre-shipment, packaged-product testing in the laboratory to avoid distribution product damage and the costs associated with it.
Fulfilling Your Every Need
Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum is more than just a conference; it�s the parcel shipping industry�s defining event! You�ll be treated to a variety of special events that we hope make your time with us enjoyable, educational and worthy of the time and energy you�ve invested.
From the Opening Day Keynote Luncheon sponsored by DHL featuring Doug Eckrote, Senior Vice President, Purchasing & Operations for CDW Corporation and the Opening Night Networking Reception sponsored by United States Postal Service to the Carrier Roundtable Luncheon sponsored by Morgan Stanley, Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum strives to deliver an event that covers all of your needs.
In addition to all of the above, Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum hand-picked 35 companies to participate in its exhibitor showcase. The exhibit floor features dedicated, non-compete hours which allow you to conduct business in a pressure-free environment. Exhibit hall hours are scheduled for Tuesday, October 5 from 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM and Wednesday, October 6 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. For a complete list of exhibiting partners, please visit
Lastly, the forum is partnered with some of the leading companies that serve specific areas of the small-shipment supply chain, including the United States Postal Service (Transportation Partner), Pitney Bowes (Logistics/Transportation Manage-ment Partner) and DDU Express Inc. (Third-Party Logistics/Delivery Solutions Partner).
If you haven�t made your plans to attend, there�s still time. Register by September 13 and you can save up to $200 on your conference registration or receive a FREE exhibit admission (a $50 value). All registered attendees are automatically entered to win a Caribbean vacation. Refer to the register form located on the next page.
If you would like to receive a complete conference brochure, please e-mail us at or call toll-free 866-378-4991.