2015 Business Advisory Council Fall Meeting

October 27-28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015: Industry Technical Workshop & Patterson Lecture



2:00 – 4:30 pm

Industry Technical Workshop: The Internet of Things in Transportation and Logistics

Cocktails & Dinner

Location: Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hotel | 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston (map)

5:00 PM

Reception and Cocktails

6:00 PM


Leon N. Moses Lecture

Location: Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hotel, Heritage Ballroom, 2nd Floor | 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston (map)

7:30 PM

SpeakerJan Brueckner, Chancellor's Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine

Wednesday, October 28, 2015: BAC Meeting

Location: Northwestern University Transportation Center Ruan Conference Center, Chambers Hall | 600 Foster St., Evanston



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Call to Order & Opening Comments - BAC Chair Justin Zubrod presiding

8:05 AM


8:10 AM

Director’s Report: Hani Mahmassani – followed by discussion

8:40 AM

Membership Committee Report and New Member Introductions

8:45 AM

Panel Discussion: E-fulfillment and Last Mile Delivery

Moderated by Sunil Chopra, IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management & Information Systems, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Presentation)

  • Patrick Allard, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Newgistics
  • Rich Byrnes, Associate Vire President, Transportation and Logistics, Ascena Retail Group
  • David Meyers, Vice President of Sales, United Delivery Service
10:00 AM

Faculty Presentations

10:30 AM


11:00 AM

Guest Speaker: Oscar E. Bazán, Executive Vice President, Planning and Business Development, Canal de Panamá
"Panama Canal: Expansion Status and Future Impact"

11:30 AM

Panel Discussion: Global and Domestic Trade Impacts of Panama and Suez Canal Expansions
Moderated by Justin Zubrod, Managing Partner, Zubrod/Clair & Co. (Presentation)

  • Dick Craig, President & CEO, MOL (America), Inc.
  • Jeremy Haycock, Chief Marketing Officer, Direct ChassisLink, Inc. (DCLI)
  • Steven Rothberg, Founding Partner, Mercator International
12:30 AM

Closing Comments and Meeting Adjournment

12:45 PM

Introduction of Transportation Students

1:00 PM

Buffet Luncheon with Transportation Students