2020 BevOps Fleet Summit Agenda

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Tuesday, March 17th

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Golf Outing Kick off your BevOps Fleet Summit experience with a round of golf at an amazing Las Vegas desert course. A scramble format with a shotgun start at 10:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

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Wednesday March 18th

7:30 am - 5:00 pm


7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast / Exhibits Open

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Address

Steve Pintarelli, Publisher, Beverage Industry

Keynote Address TBD

9:30 am - 10:15 am

General Session Panel Discussion TBD

10:15 - 11:00 am

Break / Exhibits Open

11:00 - 11:45 am

Main State Panel 1: State of the Beverage Market

Industry analysts present numbers and insights on where the major alcohol and non-alcohol categories are heading.

Main State Panel 1: The Personnel Panel

A panel of beverage distribution professionals discuss the challenges of hiring and retaining exemplary staffers at a time when the U.S. is close to full employment. For instance, a common complaint among distributors is that it’s increasingly more difficult to fill all of the shifts because the millennial workers demand greater flexibility and are reluctant to work on the night team. Many operations are rethinking their schedules to accommodate this modern reality.

Load Buses and travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Ride & Drive/Equipment Demo
sponsored by Allison Transmission and EnVista

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sponsored by Frieghtliner

Ride & Drive/Equipment Demo

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Load Buses for LVMS, Depart at 12:00 pm

12:45 - 3:45 pm

Ride and Drive at LVMS

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Buses return to Venue

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail and Networking Reception / Exhibits Open

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Thursday, March 19th

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast / Exhibits Open

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address: TBD

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Beverage Industry Awards

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break / Exhibits Open

10:30 am - 11:15 am


TRACK 1 - Portfolio Diversity: Venturing Into New Categories—and the Unknown

With the boom in the craft spirits segment, a growing number of beer distributors are diversifying beyond beer into spirits. What are the logistical challenges of going beyond your core category and expanding into what is, for many, uncharted territory?

TRACK 2 - Congestion Pricing & Emissions Surcharges: What They Could Mean for Your Fleet

11:15 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Exhibits in Exhibit Hall

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

TRACK 1 - Eliminating In-Bound Chaos: How Scheduling Technology Can Relieve Bottlenecks at Your Receiving Dock

Distributors continue to bemoan the chaotic situation at the receiving dock, as suppliers and their freight carriers work on their own schedules. A huge number of trucks arrive on Monday mornings, with less than half the number delivering later in the week. Fortunately, there are now online systems that enable carriers to schedule their loads on line. Once one day fills up, they’re pushed to the next. Hear from a distributor on what a godsend that’s been.

TRACK 1 - The Amazon & Alibaba Factor: What It Means for Distributors

What happens when two online powerhouses, known for their disruption of modern logistics, get into the beverage alcohol game? Experts discuss how this changes the whole competitive landscape.

TRACK 2 - Telematics: Looking Beyond Efficiencies to Drive Better Quality of Life

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

TRACK 1 - Sustainability Session: Does LEED Certification Still Matter & Other Eco-Questions

What are the costs versus the benefits of LEED Certification and how does the eco-friendly classification add value to your operation?

TRACK 2 - Correcting Bad Driver Behavior

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

TRACK 1 - How to Prevent Catastrophic Warehouse Accidents

The whiskey world was shaken by two major warehouse catastrophes within less than a year of each other in Kentucky. Is your operation at risk and how can you ensure you never encounter such calamities?

TRACK 2 - Driver Comfort & Ergonomics

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