Association (TIA) is the go-to 3PL group that very quietly—although
apparently not deliberately—has emerged in 2017 as an engaging,
professional, and educational organization for the burgeoning $164
billion third-party logistics industry.
“TIA,” says President &
CEO Robert Voltmann, “represents transportation intermediaries
in all disciplines of domestic and international commerce and is the
voice of 3PLs to shippers, carriers, government officials, and international
With offices in Washington, D.C., Mr.
Voltmann, who also serves as Secretary General of FIATA, leaves no
doubt TIA is present and accounted for where the rubber meets the
road up and down the hallways of the U.S. Congress.
But it is the annual TIA Capital Ideas
Conference & Exhibition that is scheduled for Palm Desert, California,
from April 8-11, 2018, that draws our interest.
The event is a gathering of transportation
folks you might not see anywhere else.
That fact alone may be compelling enough.
Air cargo currently meets at trade events where many of the same players
bump into each other time and time gain.
“Our event is the only meeting
for third-party logistics providers,” Robert Voltmann declares.
“It is a once-a-year opportunity
in various U.S. locations for attendees to interact with representatives
from throughout North America and abroad,” Robert said.
“Key decision makers with buying
authority attend this meeting.
“Most of the attendees are owners
and senior managers,” Robert adds.
“The groups that comprise our
membership and attend our show include property brokers, domestic
freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, perishable commodity
brokers, motor carriers, logistics management companies, ocean forwarders
and NVOCCs, air forwarders and warehouse forwarders.”
Not your same old dog and pony show,
“Look, we all attend trade events and
have great expectations and later maybe even some ideas about how
these affairs can work better.
“At TIA we have built a solid,
well financed organization with an active, vocal, and involved membership.
“So the TIA 2018 Capital Ideas
Conference & Exhibition next April offers exclusive exhibit hours
with no competing activities.
“Our event has also developed
some top notch educational sessions to complement the show and draw
more qualified attendees to our event.
“We know that attendees can use
some support keeping track, so TIA provides free registration lists,
prior to and after the event, to assist conferees and exhibitors alike
with pre-show promotion and follow up activities.
“Our Final Program distributed
at the event and elsewhere, includes a friendly and at-hand accessible
25-word listing that includes company profiles and contact information.”
More: Robert Voltmann President & CEO email@example.com,
or TIA Exhibit Manager | Valerie Sumner firstname.lastname@example.org
| phone: 202-373-4174 or
Vice President, Meetings | Cindy Amos email@example.com
| phone: 703-299-5710 or view the event prospectus here.