3 Days of Powerful Speakers,
Networking Opportunities and Education
San Diego, CA
August 3-5, 2020
$350 for members
$500 for non-members
Opportunities available from $2,500-$10,000
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
Before heading home grab a bite and make time to do a little business with the connections you made during the Forum.