October 08, 2021 (All day) to October 10, 2021 (All day)
Austin Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas, United States

Focus Sessions

Focus Sessions

IARW-WFLO Convention Focus Sessions are divided into three overarching tracks focused on timely topics in the cold chain industry – CEO/Executive, Supply Operations and Government Affairs. One session from each track will be offered during each Focus Session time slot, and attendees can choose to attend any session that interests them across all three tracks.

 Focus Session Schedule

Friday, October 8, 2021  |  3:15pm – 4:00pm

  • CEO/Executive Track: Cybersecurity & Employment Law
  • Presenter: Rachel Ehlers, Jackson Lewis P.C.


  • Supply Chain Operations Track: Greening the Transportation Industry
  • Presenter: Don Durm, PLM Trailor Leasing


  • Government Affairs Track: Warehouse Legal Claims
  • Presenters: Kevin Philips, Scopelitis and Eric Meyers, Scopelitis

Saturday, October 9, 2021  |  11:00am – 11:45am

  • CEO/Executive Track: Labor Unions
  • Presenter: Mike Mortensen, Jackson Lewis and Larry Rauch, LA Cold Storage


  • Supply Chain Operations Track: Integration of a Microgrid at an Existing Warehouse
  • Presenter: Oisin O’Brien, Gridmarket and Mike Lynch, US Cold Storage


  • Government Affairs Track: Insurance Trends
  • Presenter: Joe Howard, Lockton Companies 

Sunday, October 10, 2021  |  11:15am – 12:00pm

  •  CEO/Executive Track: Talent Management
  • Presenter:  Ashley Albers, Nor-Am Cold Storage


  • Supply Chain Operations Track: BRC and SQF Updates
  • Presenters: Tim Thorne, BRC and TBD, SQF


  • Government Affairs Track: Warehouse Legal Claims
  • Presenters: Lowell Randel, GCCA and Jordan Bonfitto, GCCA