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Learn, Network, and Problem Solve: Gearing Up for the 2016 TPM Annual Conference

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There are a lot of things happening in our industry right now, and there are many anticipated changes on the horizon. But one thing remains constant, and that’s my excitement for the TPM Annual Conference. Over the last 15 years, TPM has become a well-known source for information and networking within the global container shipping and logistics community.

From the impending completion of the Panama Canal expansion to the West Coast labor disruptions of 2015, along with the potential implications of China’s slowdown on trans-Pacific shipping and logistics—among many other events and topics—we’ll have a lot to discuss and learn together at this year’s conference. I’m looking forward to hearing what some of the brightest minds in our industry have to say about the challenges we face and the solutions that we’ll all embrace to overcome them.

Many of my C.H. Robinson colleagues are attending this year’s TPM Conference, including our chief executive officer, John Wiehoff. As part of a roundtable discussion with other industry leaders, John will be contributing insight on a bevy of issues impacting the logistics industry. Don’t miss what’s sure to be an informative conversation in the “View from the Top” session on Monday, February 29.

Additionally, I’m honored to have the privilege to introduce Greg Knowler’s concurrent session, “What China’s Slowdown Means for Its Ambitious Port Strategy.” As senior editor–Asia,, IHS Maritime & Trade, Greg will bring excellent understanding and context to the topic. This hour-long session is also taking place on Monday, starting at 3:30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Long Beach!