WASHINGTON, DC, Mar. 16, 2015 – Shippers continue to sign up to meet regional delivery companies and offer face-to-face advice on ways to do business with them at the Customized Logistics & Delivery Association’s (CLDA) Annual Meeting May 6 to 9, 2015 at The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin in Orlando. Over a dozen shippers have already committed and more have voiced their interest in attending.

During two Shipper Sessions, meeting participants will hear directly from over a dozen major shippers who are looking for ways to expand their supply chains locally, regionally, and nationally. These shippers will talk about their companies, their needs, what it takes to do business with them and what upcoming opportunities they have for companies big and small. Conference participants will also be able to have their contact information and business demographics passed along to these companies.

“These shippers are expressly attending the show because they are looking for new providers. Those who attend the show can expect them to reach out either before, during or after the meeting with potential business opportunities,” says Jason Burns, chair of the show and a CLDA Board member. 

At this point, the following executives from a dozen shippers have signed up to participate:

Logistics Manager - Abaxis 
Sr. Sourcing Manager, Biomedical, Freight, & Fleet Supply Chain Management - NHQ - American Red Cross 
Business Development Manager - Bridgestone Americas 
Director of Transportation - Cardinal Health 
Transportation Manager, West Coast - Dealer Tire 
Operations Manager South - DHL
Transportation Planning & Support Manager - FedEx SmartPost 
Senior Category Manager - Indirect Procurement - Office Depot/Max 
Vendor Relations Specialist and Vendor Relations Manager - Priority Solutions 
Supply Chain Manager - RaceTrac 
Chief Marketing Officer and GM of LTL, uShip
Group Manager, Supply Chain - Wayfair 

It’s all part of the “The Complete Package: Shipping, Networking and Education” presented by the CLDA. The meeting will offer opportunities for participants to attend workshops, network with others in the industry, connect with agents who can expand their delivery territories and share common problems and solutions. They will also learn about the latest tools from cutting-edge vendors that work with the customized logistics and delivery industry.

Over 450 shippers, transportation companies and vendors are expected to attend. In addition to the two Shipper Sessions, they will participate in workshops on such topics as: Emerging opportunities offered by shipping marketplaces; measuring performance and progress; new opportunities in cold chain delivery and successful responses to RFPs.

There will be a number of events dedicated to getting supply chain executives and logistics and delivery companies together on a one-on-one level to develop joint business opportunities. .

Those registering before April 3, 2015 will get a $100 discount. After April 3, the cost for members will be $825 and $1,005 for non-members. Sponsorships and booths for vendors are available and include registration fees. On-site registration is available for an additional charge. 

For hotel reservations, call (800) 227-1500 and reference CLDA. Or reserve online. CLDA has obtained a special group rate of $209.00 single or double per night, exclusive of applicable taxes. This room rate is available until April 10, based on availability. Registration to attend the meeting does not serve as a hotel confirmation.

For more information, go to www.theclda.com or contact CLDA at info@theclda.com or (202) 591-2460.

About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association connects shippers and carriers to keep the global supply chain running. The association opens the doors to business success for delivery companies, logistics providers and the shippers who rely upon them. Members handle the expedited shipping needs of large and small shippers across North America. CLDA has been providing business opportunities, professional development, trend spotting and advocacy for all of those involved with time-critical and last-mile deliveries since 1987. For more information seewww.theCLDA.com