Rethinking Ground Transportation and Logistics

When: December 2, 2010, 7:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where: Metro Atlanta Chamber (235 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30303).

Experts and elected officials will present to French and American companies the latest information regarding transportation, logistics and supply chain management, and their impact on business and economic development. Among the panelists will be the Honorable Kasim Reed. Also, Nissan will present its new electric car, the Leaf.

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Networking breakfast, sponsored by Pan Atlantic Process.

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - “Impact of Logistics Infrastructure on Business.”
Moderator: John W. Woodward, Director, Foreign Investment Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Panelists: Stacy Watson, Manager of Economic & Industrial Development at Georgia Port Authority; Arnaldo Ruiz, Assistant General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; Chuck Baker, Logistics Solutions Development Engineer at Michelin North America; Olivier Maurel, of the French Logistics Cluster Novalog; and Bernard Cathelain, Executive Director & Chief Development Officer at Aéroports de Paris;.

10:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - “Technology in Supply Chain Management.”
Moderator: Bob Pertierra, Vice-President for Logistics, Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Panelists: Page Siplon, Executive Director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics of Georgia; Jeff Cashman, of Manhattan Associates; Jordan Colletta, Vice President, Customer Technology Marketing at UPS; Olivier Maurel, of French Logistics Cluster Novalog; and Tommy Aspinwall, Vice President - Operations for Train Life Services at the Alstom Train Life Services (North American).

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Networking lunch, sponsored by UPS.

1:30 -3:00 p.m. - “Politics/Funding of Transportation.”
Moderator: Chuck Meadows, VP for Transportation, Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Panelists: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Brian Leary, President & CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine; A.J. Robinson, President of Central Atlanta Progress; Michèle Cyna, North America Development Director of Veolia Transportation North America; and Ron Hartman Senior Vice President of Veolia Transportation North America.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. – “New concepts in Transportation: the electric car.”
Moderator: Chuck Meadows, VP for Transportation at Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Panelists: Eric Nozière, Vice President for North America at Nissan; and Anne Kaiser, Vice President – Northwest Region at Georgia Power.

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