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Olympian Luger to Keynote AHFA’s Annual Logistics Convention

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From maximizing know-how to marshalling the assets wanted to beat sudden obstacles, the agenda for the American Dwelling Furnishings Alliance Annual Logistics Convention will assist attendees “Flip the Tide” in 2023.

4-time U.S. Olympian luger Ruben Gonzalez is the opening keynote presenter for the June 12-14 occasion on the Francis Marion Resort in Charleston, S.C. A self-described “odd man,” Gonzalez was not athletic rising up and remembers being the final child picked for groups in bodily schooling courses. He’ll share how his life modified when he took up the game of luge. “His message will encourage attendees to suppose greater, intention increased and take bolder motion,” says Mike Padjen, govt director of AHFA’s Specialised Furnishings Carriers division, which sponsors the annual convention. Gonzalez is now coaching in Park Metropolis, Utah, for his fifth Winter Olympics in 2026.

The June agenda covers a broad vary of matters essential to at present’s transportation and logistics executives within the dwelling furnishings trade. A panel dialogue offered by the Materials Dealing with Institute will tackle the present and future state of automation within the furnishings/bulk package deal provide chain. Further periods will cowl the state of the ocean delivery and trucking industries, the longer term impression of sustainability and ESG initiatives on the furnishings provide chain, an financial outlook and extra.  

The convention program additionally contains a number of social occasions, together with a personal reception on the South Carolina Aquarium in historic downtown Charleston, the place attendees will get pleasure from  sweeping views of the Charleston Harbor from the open-air decks. A tour of Charleston Port, the deepest harbor on the East Coast, and a pre-conference golf outing at Westcott Plantation are also on faucet.

To maximise attendees’ convention expertise, the discounted convention room charge of $209 on the Francis Marion is on the market for 4 days previous to and 4 days after the convention dates, topic to availability. The deadline for reservations on the discounted charge is Might 19. Name 877-756-2121 for reservations and reference the AHFA Logistics Convention to obtain the group charge.

The Logistics Convention is open to all transportation and logistics executives within the dwelling furnishings trade. Each AHFA members and non-members might register at

The South Carolina Ports Authority is the Platinum Sponsor of this yr’s occasion. Further sponsorships at three completely different ranges can be found.  Particulars can be found by contacting Mike Padjen at or calling 336-881-1010.



About The American Dwelling Furnishings Alliance

The American Dwelling Furnishings Alliance, based mostly in Excessive Level, N.C., represents greater than 200 main furnishings producers and distributors, plus about 150 suppliers to the furnishings trade worldwide. The provider division contains 17 transportation and logistics firms that make up the Specialised Furnishings Carriers.




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