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3 Days of Powerful Speakers,
Networking Opportunities and Education
San Diego, CA
August 3-5, 2020

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Monday - August 3rd

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

NHDA Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Welcome and Annual Meeting with NHDA Year-in-Review

Don Staniszewski, President NHDA​


1:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Retail Trends Driving the Home Delivery Industry

Learn from the experts what changes and challenges will shape the large item residential delivery in 2020 and 2021

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Kickoff Speaker (TBD)

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Economic Factors Shaping Home Delivery

Jack Kleinhenz, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation

3:15 PM to 5:15 PM

The Retail Perspective Panel

David Nygard, Best Buy

Pete Sorrentino, Bob's Discount Furniture

Mark Shirkness, GE Appliances


5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Sponsors' Welcome Reception

The outstanding networking event will be held at Del Frisco's, located at historic Lane Field, in North Embarcadero, and anchoring the waterfront InterContinental San Diego. 


Tuesday - August 4th

8:00 AM to 9:20 AM

Response and Recovery: Lessons of the Covid-19 Outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is the largest disruption to the economy and the segment since “The Great Recession”. What lessons were learned and how can they be applied to increase resiliency in the future. 

Moderator: Phil Renaud, Executive Director – The Risk Institute at Ohio State University 


9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Sustainability: Challenge or Opportunity? 

“Going Green” is not a catch phrase. Sustainability is demanded by consumers, required by clients and presents new approaches to operations. 

Moderator - Geoff Chasin, President - NRX Logistics 

Panelist: Sara Forni, Project Leader Clean Vehicles Program - Ceres.org


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Developing Talent from Within 

Recruiting, developing and retaining talent within your organization is essential for staying competitive. Doing it well requires a broad approach encompassing corporate culture, educational advancement and career growth. 

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote Address 

Shannon Huffman Polson - “Leading from any Seat: Lessons from the cockpit and stories from the GRIT Project”

As one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army, Polson's career spans almost a decade as an Army officer and attack aviation leader around the globe, as well as five years leading and managing in the corporate sector at Guidant and Microsoft. Polson is committed to leadership for lives that matter. 

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

The Spreading of AB5 and Other Challenges Facing the Segment

Responding to the changing regulatory & legislative landscape requires new strategies. The panel of experts share counsel on what to expect and how to adapt. 

Moderator: Paul Mello, Partner - Hanson Bridgett and NHDA Outside General Counsel 

Panelist: Greg Feary, Partner - Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary 


2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Addressing the Hardening of the Insurance Market 

What’s driving access to insurance markets and what steps can be taken to control costs. 

Moderator: Matt Grimm, President - Vanliner Insurance 

Panelist: Peter Berg, Transportation: Principal & Practice Leader - The True North Companies and Co-chair NHDA Risk Management Council 


4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The CTO Roundtable

An in-depth look at the emerging technologies shaping the segment and enhancing operations. The format features Chief technology officers from companies leading the curve. 

Moderator: Janet Vito, Vice President - Uship 

Panelist – Derek Neighbors, CTO - Openforce 

Wednesday - August 5th

7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Networking Breakfast 

Before heading home grab a bite and make time to do a little business with the connections you made during the Forum. 

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