August 30, 2020 (All day) to September 02, 2020 (All day)
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs , Florida, United States

Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session and Luncheon 

 Monday, August 31 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

andrew busch

Keynote Presentation: Andrew Busch 

Outside Advisor to the White House and Former United States Chief Market Intelligence Office

Andrew is the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government and economist at For the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets and the economy. His job was to take all of the news, information and data on the economy and markets; and filter it into condensed, easily understood research.

Andy provided economic and market briefings to White House, US House, US Senate, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Board and the US Treasury staff on a wide range of issues including extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and trade, and the impact of technology on market dynamics and the economy. He continues to act as an outside advisor to the White House.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago. He was an outside advisor to the US Treasury and White House under the Bush administration.

Andrew's session is titled, Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress: The Outbreak: Outlook and Opportunities for Business. How to Overcome, Adapt and Thrive!

Andrew Busch' Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress is an in-depth study of the coronavirus from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are impacted by world events like infectious disease.  Andrew is not only a noted economist, he's an infectious disease expert and author. (World Event Trading) There are many reasons why he's known as "the great calmer downer" especially during the most difficult times. Andrew offers upbeat solutions combined with real time facts.

Here's what he'll cover:

  1. What the economy has to overcome from the shutdown
  2. What businesses and your industry are doing to adapt
  3. What are the opportunities to thrive from the reopening and the election


General Session I 

Tuesday, September 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

A panel of experts from well-known food retailers, manufacturers and other companies will come together to discuss an industry hot topic: sustainability. Hear about the sustainability objectives of 3PL warehousing customers, and how sustainability impacts the entire cold chain, including your business.



Closing General Session 

 Wednesday, September 2 | 10:35 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

Photo: Dustin Garis  

Keynote Presentation: Dustin Garis 

Former Chief Troublemaker at Procter & Gamble
(Global Brand Innovation Leader, P&G FutureWorks)

Dustin Garis is a world-renowned brand innovator who has become known as “Chief Troublemaker” for his innovative approach to brand-building, customer experience and change leadership throughout his career at The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, and other high-profile organizations.

Garis was a leader of global innovation & marketing for P&G FutureWorks—an innovation epicenter responsible for accelerating discontinuous growth by incubating, launching, and scaling a billion-dollar portfolio of breakthrough ventures worldwide. Garis also launched the P&G FutureWorks Emerging Markets division in Singapore, deploying new business models and technologies across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Beyond his changemaker leadership roles in corporate innovation and billion-dollar brands, Garis now helps other organizations accelerate their innovation capabilities and company culture. He shares lessons from the world’s most innovative brands (Google, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Airbnb, etc.), best practices in change leadership, as well as insight into the Millennial-led social movement LifeProfit, which is now fueling an experiential brand revolution across multinationals and entrepreneurial startups.