Seminar on Sustainable Logistics: What are economically feasible solutions for environmentally-friendly logistics? [December 3, 2009]

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Seminar 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reception 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005


Seminar Overview:

As the new U.S. administration has stated, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an urgent need of the nation. The transportation sector which produces about 30% of the national total CO2 emissions can respond to this issue by setting up environmentally-friendly business practices. Significant opportunities may exist in logistics and the supply chain such as the improvement of efficiency of transporting goods and more effective logistics management by promoting modal shifts and educating truck drivers on ecological driving.

This seminar explores the possibility of managing efficiency and environmentally friendliness in logistics through keynote speeches and a panel discussion involving experts from the U.S. and Japan. Through discussions of best practices in both countries, the seminar will seek economically feasible solutions that can have the greatest environmental benefits. As cooperation among each party related to the supply chain is necessary, viewpoints will be given from various parties including carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and the government.

SEMINAR PROGRAM:

OPENING REMARKS
- Makoto Washizu - President, Japan International Transport Institute, USA
 Bio  Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE SPEECHES
- Sarah Dunham - Director, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (including SmartWay Program)
 Bio

- Randy Mullet - Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Con-way Inc. (focus on Carrier/3PL perspective and future trends)
 Bio  Presentation

- Sean T. Connaughton - Corporate VP for Government Affairs, ABS, and former U.S. Maritime Administrator (focus on intermodal aspects of sustainable logistics)
 Bio  Prepared Remarks

- Hiroshi Omino - General Manager, Sales Department, Isuzu Motors Limited (focus on Eco-friendly Driving Program)
 Bio  Presentation

- Akira Motomiya - President, Corporate Logistics Unit,Fujitsu Limited (focus on efforts by shippers)
 Bio  Presentation

---Coffee Break---

PANEL DISCUSSION
- Ayman Omar (Moderator) - Assistant Professor, Kogod School of Business, American University
 Bio
- Sarah Dunham - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Randy Mullet - Con-way Inc.
- Sean T. Connaughton - former U.S. Maritime Administrator
- Hiroshi Omino - Isuzu Motors Limited
- Ed Crawford - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.
 Bio
- Akira Motomiya - Fujitsu Limited

This seminar is offered free of charge, but we ask that you pre-register. Please press the "Click to Register" button at the top of the page. Feel free to pass along this information to any colleagues who may be interested.