March 14, 2017

NASSTRAC conference features "lessons from the end zone"

Keynote address will look at how key tenets of football can be applied to logistics.

By DC Velocity Staff

Transportation professionals from around the country will gather in Orlando, Fla., in April to attend the Annual Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo organized by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC). At the event, which takes place April 9-12, attendees will hear from industry leaders and change-makers on subjects ranging from budgeting and contracting to the "uberization" of freight. The schedule also includes ample time for networking with fellow shippers, carriers, and vendors.

A transportation expo runs concurrently with the show. More than 70 exhibitors are expected to be on hand to showcase their wares.

The conference opens with a general session titled "Kick-off Keynote: Lessons from the End Zone." Thirteen-season NFL veteran Phil Villapiano, who capped his career with standout plays as a legendary Oakland Raider linebacker and Super Bowl champion, will relay the story of how he took the lessons he learned on the field and harnessed them for a successful career in logistics. Now vice president of sales at Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Villapiano will share how he applies the key tenets from football ("Attitude is everything." "Be ready to improvise." "Never give up.") to motivate his team and drive sales.

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