Connections Events

Connections EventTMSA will be hosting a full-day Connections Conference at Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22. 

  • Opening session by Jeff Davis, professional speaker, growth strategist, podcast host, and author of the newly released book, create togetherness. Davis was keynote speaker at the 2018 TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference and will address how aligning B2B marketing and sales in this industry can drive business growth and success. Every attendee will receive a copy of Davis' new book, create togetherness!
  • State of the Commercial Freight Industry 
  • A formal presentation highlighting findings from the 2020 TMSA Marketing & Sales Metrics Study including best practices and emerging trends in marketing, communications, and sales; average budget and staff sizes; best practices in leveraging CRM, marketing and sales automation, and other emerging technologies; digital marketing metrics, the growing importance of Customer Experience (CX) principles; and outsourcing practices.
  • Featured Compass Award-Winning Best Practices Reviews from leading organizations such as YRC Worldwide Companies, Trimble Transportation, Ruan Transportation Management, Canada Cartage, Truckstop.com, Dot Foods, VantagePoint Logistics, Women In Trucking Association, Energy Transportation Group, and PITT OHIO. 
  • A networking lunch, where you'll have a chance to connect with other marketing and sales executives in transportation and logistics.

"Speed Learning" Discussion Groups are included. You'll be able to share your experiences, challenges, and opportunities in a facilitated, small-group setting on several relevant topics:

  • Tips & Trends in Digital Marketing
  • Social Selling: Leveraging LinkedIn, Social Media
  • New Uses & Strategy in CRM and other Technology Platforms
  • What's New In Demand/Lead Generation?
  • Making the Most of Industry Events

Schedule At A Glance:
Registration Begins (9:00a)
Welcome (9:30a - 9:45a)
Speed Networking (9:45a - 10:45a)
Opening Keynote: Jeff Davis (10:45a - 11:45a)
Stage of the Commercial Freight Industry (11:45a - 12:30p)
Networking Lunch (12:30a - 1:45p)
Benchmarking: Highlights from the 2020 TMSA Marketing & Sales Metrics Study (1:45p - 2:45p)
Interactive Roundtable Discussion for peer-to-peer sharing of challenges and success stories (2:45p - 4:00p)
Best Practices in Transportation Marketing & Sales (4:00p - 5:00p)
Conference Closing & Recap (5:00p - 5:15p)
Networking Reception (5:15p - 6:30p)

Conference Location:
Le Meridien - Oakbrook
2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA 

Make Your Hotel Reservations
TMSA has arranged a room block at Le Meridien at a special rate of $219 plus taxes. Call the Reservations number at 800-543-4300 and request the special TMSA-discounted rate or make reservations online

Registration Rates: U.S. $115 (TMSA Members) and $135 (Non-Members)

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