TPA Supply Chain Conference 2016

Visit the 2017 Supply Chain Conference website for information on next year's event.



When you bring together all sides of the value chain, you foster stronger relationships, streamline logistics, effectively manage activities, explore new process options and increase efficiency – all leading to innovation and reduction in costs. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) joined together as the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA),* are pleased to host the annual Supply Chain Conference. Now in its seventh year, over 500 retailers, manufacturers, and solution providers will convene for a joint conference filled with idea-stimulating educational sessions, interactive exhibits with the latest technology and relationship-building networking opportunities. Connect, transform, deliver!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2015 Supply Chain Conference in New Orleans, LA next week. You probably have many questions about the conference, so we've put together a list of important information to ensure that you have the best possible experience. Click here to download the A-Z guide to the Supply Chain Conference.

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Let us help you set your mindset and calibrate your expectations for the event. Use this Attendee ROI Toolkit to help map out the experience you want to have at the conference.

Announcing the 2016 Keynote Speakers!

Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)
Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority
Meet the man hailed as "one John Wayne Dude" who became the critical lead in not only organizing and directing Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts and logistics, but he is largely credited for saving lives and restoring a city!

Sponsored by:
Alison Levine
Team Captain of the First American Women's Everest Expedition & Author of the New York Times Bestseller On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
Learn what it means to lead from someone who's scaled the highest peak on every continent, and skied to both the North and South Poles--an accomplishment known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than forty people in the world have achieved!
Sponsored by:


Reasons to Attend...

  • What's the Value?

    The supply chain landscape is changing fast, but you can stay ahead of it all. By getting together with your industry peers, talking shop and exploring new technologies and process options you’ll make your business more productive, your supply chain more effective and be more responsive to your customers. The conference is specifically designed to connect supply chain professionals and supporting disciplines in retail and manufacturing with the most innovative resources and practices to strengthen daily processes and enhance organizational strategy. You will gain information to help reduce inefficiencies, incorporate new technology into fundamental functions and increase value to the customer while boosting your bottom line.

    Moreover, the Supply Chain Conference provides ample networking opportunities to expand your network of resources and develop true working relationships with industry leaders and knowledge providers!


  • Why Should I Attend?

    This event has become the go-to source for manufacturers and retailers of every size and scope – regional, multinational and every organization in between. Senior executives within the supply chain profession from CPG, Fresh Foods and Private Brands, continuously attend this conference for effective collaboration toward seamless performance and decision-making. You’ll discuss new ideas and challenges with your peers and trading partners through informal conversations and learn model practices that will save your company time and money.

  • Who Should Attend?

    Uniquely designed by retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives for retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives, this is a can't-miss event for vice presidents, directors, regional managers and managers of:

    • Supply Chain
    • Logistics
    • Inventory Management & Demand Planning  
    • Distribution
    • Transportation
    • Direct Store Delivery
    • Category Management/Procurement
    • Customer Logistics
    • Operations
    • Customer Service
    • Reverse Logistics
    • Digital Commerce
    • Strategic Development
    • Technology

To help you maximize the ROI of your New Orleans visit, we’re conveniently
co-locating with the GS1 US
Data Quality Workshop, February 25, 2016. Separate registration is required.


Program Contact:
Daniel Triot
(202) 295-3952

Jordan Pietrak 
(202) 220-0713

Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities:
Jonathan Downey
(202) 295-3945

Evie Owens
(202) 639-5918


*The Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) is a joint industry affairs/industry relations leadership group that was formed by GMA and FMI in January 2009. The TPA exists to develop a shared retailer-manufacturer agenda on supply chain efficiency issues, the application of information technology, the adoption of environmentally-friendly business practices and other issues. This common agenda is executed jointly by the FMI and GMA staffs and is overseen by the boards of directors of both organizations.