Logistics Development Forum

August 6-8, 2018

Vail, CO

Monday, July 31st

6:00pm – 7:00pm

meetingWelcome Reception
Please join us for a pre-event gathering at the Hotel on Monday evening for an opportunity to network with other attendees and speakers in a relaxed and casual environment, before the forum kicks off on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, August 1st

7:00am- 8.30am



OneOnOneOne-on-One Meetings with Speakers

8.30am – 9.00am

Welcome & Introduction
Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics

9.00am – 9.45am

Fulfillment Centers and Their Growing Impacts

Larry Burkhardt, Site Selection Consultant, Webster Global Site Selection and Economic Development Consultants

The growing use of fulfillment centers, and some of the considerations driving location decisions.

9.45am -10.30am

Making Your Community Logistics Friendly

Christopher Lloyd, Sr. VP & Director, Infrastructure & Economic Development,
McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

You may have an airport. You may have interstate access. You may have a rail spur. Perhaps you have all three. Maybe you have none of the above. Does having the infrastructure that mean you are guaranteed to attract logistics dependent companies? Does the absence of any of these mean that you are out of the running? This session explores, from the perspective of a site selector, what any community can do to make it more attractive to companies with logistics needs to help boost job creation and new investment opportunities/p>

10.30am -10.45am


10.45am -11.30am

Site Selection for Refrigerated/Frozen/Cold Storage Facilities

Carl Fowler, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Americold

An open discussion and candid insight on location selection criteria for cold chain distribution facilities. A 3PL's perspective key influencers that include:

  • Cost structures
  • Regional demand profiles
  • Demographic decision points
  • Infrastructure requirements
  • Planning milestones

11.30am - 12.15pm

The Logistics Influence on Site Selection

Jason Reiner, Assistant Vice President, Industrial Development, Norfolk Southern Corp.

This presentation will illustrate how Norfolk Southern is leveraging logistics to influence project locations and site recommendations.

12.15pm - 1.00pm


1.00pm - 5.00pm

OneOnOneOne-on-One Meetings with Speakers

6.00pm - 8.00pm

meeting  Group Networking Dinner

Wednesday, August 2nd

7:00am- 8.30am



OneOnOneOne-on-One Meetings with Speakers

8.45am – 9.30am

Where Are the E-Commerce Users Looking to Set Up Their Logistic Network? Where They Were and Where Are They Moving Towards.

Scott Belfer, Senior Vice President, CBRE

  • What does a typical e-commerce facility look like?
  • Where are the users looking for a distribution facility and why?
  • What are key components the users look for in a region when considering their distribution network?
  • Where do we see the user demand evolve into, meaning what will the future facility look like?
  • What users have recently leased space and where have the move to, and why? And who is currently looking for space.

9.30am -10.15am

SITE SELECTION 2020: Logistics, Location and Leverage

Richard Sheehy, Director, Advanced Planning and Site Selection, CH2M

The current factors that are influencing site locations decisions today; where the jobs be created tomorrow.

10.15am -10.30am


10.30am -11.15am

Logistics – Site Development and Site Selection

Hal Johnson, SCCED, Chief Development Officer, NAI Earle Furman

As a Site Location Consultant working with Logistics Related Projects – our core driver is what our logistics data tells us period. How can communities prepare Sites that are Logistics READY?

11.15am - 12.00pm

Site Preparedness as an Economic Development Strategy

Courtney Dunbar, Industrial Program Leader, Olsson Associates

In this session, key aspects of identifying, assessing, planning, and aligning site inventory to attract economic development opportunities will be discussed. Participants will learn how to effectively use their understanding of their local sites inventory to optimize their capital expenditures for preparedness, maximize their marketing efforts, and align incentives to meet the needs of prospective users.

12.00pm – 12.15pm

Closing Summary
Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics

12.15pm - 1.00pm


1.00pm - 4.00pm

OneOnOneOne-on-One Meetings with Speakers

5.30pm - 7.00pm

meeting      Closing Networking Reception

















feesterTim Feemster
Managing Principal

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BurkhardtLarry Burkhardt
Site Selection Consultant

Larry Burkhardt, CEcD, FM has led economic development organizations in Colorado, California and Wisconsin during his more than 25 years as an economic development practitioner. His flagship project was the attraction of Danish-based Vestas America to northern Colorado—a project that resulted in the construction of three factories, the addition of 2,000 direct new jobs and the establishment of a supply chain to support the new sector.  Read More.

LloydChristopher Lloyd
Sr. VP & Director, Infrastructure & Economic Development

Chris Lloyd leads the McGuireWoods Consulting infrastructure and economic development team where he specializes in site selection and economic development incentives negotiations. Chris has also worked closely with clients on numerous public-private partnership projects for transportation and other infrastructure as well as playing a leading role in the development and passage of Virginia's public-private partnership laws. Read More.

fowlerCarl Fowler
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Fowler brings more than 20 years of logistics industry experience to Americold, having previously served in roles directing sales, engineering, supply chain solutions, planning and forecasting, transportation management and contract logistics. In his most recent role as Vice President, Sales and Solutions with XPO/Menlo, he oversaw growth strategy, global sales, solutions process development and product development. Fowler has also worked with Penske Logistics. E. L. Hollingsworth, Inc. and Vemco. Read More.

ReinerJason Reiner
Assistant Vice President, Industrial Development
norfolk southern

After beginning his career in engineering and construction management, Jason moved to the Industrial Development department in 1990 serving in areas of increasing responsibility and most recently as head of the department. Jason has assisted in the location or expansion of numerous manufacturing and distribution facilities representing a wide range of industries from agricultural commodities and automobile assembly to chemicals and steel production. Read More.

BelferwebScott Belfer
Senior Vice President, CBRE

With over 18 years’ experience in industrial brokerage, Scott began his career with CBRE in 2001. Scott specializes in industrial property acquisition and disposition in the New Jersey marketplace. He brings an extensive marketing background with national companies in addition to his real estate experience. Scott specializes in the acquisition and disposition of industrial properties, including warehouse and distribution facilities, manufacturing facilities, land development and special properties. Read More.

sheehyRichard Sheehy
Director, Advanced Planning and Site Selection

Mr. Sheehy is an expert in international industrial advanced planning and site selection services. Mr. Sheehy manages the Advanced Planning and Site Selection Services group for CH2M HILL IDC. He offers more than 20 years of site selection experience in evaluating site locations and developing projects for advanced technology, semiconductor, food, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology industries.  Read More.

JohnsonHal Johnson,SCCED
Chief Development Officer

NAI Earle Furman created a new role, Chief Development Officer, to leverage Hal’s expertise and awareness of businesses considering new locations, expansions, consolidations, and acquisitions. Hal has a gift to visualize disruptive business opportunities and create game changing ideas for his clients. Read More.

DunbarCourtney Dunbar
Industrial Program Leader

Courtney is the Industrial Program and Economic Development Leader for Olsson Associates, a civil engineering firm that was ranked number 106 on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms in 2017, and employs more than 1,000 staff members. Olsson Associates’ staff consists of highly trained professional and technical personnel with broad experience in all phases of engineering design and construction phase services. Read More.