The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) will hold its 2016 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, from April 6-9. The event includes a trade show for brokerage-based third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) as well as a variety of networking and education sessions.
Education sessions are organized into tracks based on four stages of corporate "seniority." They begin with "fundamental" sessions (designed for new and smaller companies that want to grow), and proceed to "universal" (designed to address issues that affect the entire industry), "expansion" (designed to offer ideas for growth and expansion of services), and "advanced" (designed to help larger companies get to the next level).
Topics include exit and succession planning, the ins and outs of moving freight in all of the Canadian provinces, and lawsuits (learning from and avoiding them). Other sessions will address hazmat responsibility in a 3PL environment and the changing face of urban logistics.
After attending education breakout sessions, attendees can bulk up their rolodexes with networking events such as the Women in Logistics lunch and the Young Executives Forum luncheon.
The lineup of plenary sessions includes "What Everyone Needs to Know About Laws and Regulations," "Might As Well Face It—You're Addicted to Savings," and "Not Just Another Boring Economic Update." Attendees can also choose from four preconference seminars (separate fees and registration required). Register for the show at www.tianet.org/2016con.