WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2021--- Shippers and carriers will meet up for a virtual networking event on Wednesday, March 3. The first Virtual CLDA Shippers Exchange will match shippers looking for carriers and carriers looking for business during roundtable sessions. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Zoom.

    Attendees will participate in three shipper-carrier roundtable sessions and one vendor session in separate Zoom rooms. Shipper sessions will last 50 minutes with participants grouped by the vertical they are interested in. The vendor roundtables will last for 30 minutes.

    “Shippers are still looking for ways to expand their capacities, and they are looking to our members to help them meet escalating demands,” says Randy Edmonds, conference chair. “It’s why we felt it was important to offer this platform for those in the industry to connect.”

    Before the event, carriers will fill out questionnaires about their companies’ capabilities, coverage areas and the verticals they serve. Based on shipper’s questionnaires about their needs and requirements conference organizers will match them up with carriers.

    “We’re expecting shippers from verticals such as ecommerce, medical, pharma, auto, freight brokers, and others to participate,” says Edmonds. “Fifteen shippers have already signed up and based on the initial enthusiastic response, we’re expecting more to join the event.”

    The event is open to CLDA members and non-members. Registration is now open for both shippers and carriers, with shippers invited to attend at no cost.

    For more information or to register, visit www.clda.org/shippers-exchange.

    About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association

    The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) is a non-profit professional association that is the voice of the time-critical logistics and delivery industries. The association serves the needs of its 3,500 essential service members who are logistics professionals, carriers, shippers, drivers, air cargo logistics providers, 3PLs and vendors servicing today’s supply chain companies. Since 1987, CLDA has provided business opportunities, advocacy and education. For more information see www.clda.org.