Supply Chain Disruption and Future Strategies

Supply Chain Disruptions and Future Strategies

Big News… Like many of us, you are probably paying close attention to the global supply chain, its disruptions and looking at strategies to overcome…

I am so excited to announce that Christopher Swift, a partner in the international practice at Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington, DC will be IRPTs keynote luncheon presenter on October 20th at the IRPT Annual Conference in Biloxi, speaking on “Global Supply Chain Disruption and Future Strategies”. A recent report on supply chain issues published by this firm focuses on:

  • Alternative Supply Chain Models, a Move Toward Stability and Resilience
  • Strengthening Supplier Relationships: Transparency, Visibility and Distress
  • Diversifying Supply Chains: Rethinking China, Reshoring and Nearshoring
  • Supply Chain Innovations and Efficiencies


You can read the report here or join us on October 20th to hear from Dr. Swift. “… some change is certain, in light of not only the pandemic but also the geopolitical landscape and economic headwinds that preceded it. Our respondents know this – only 7% are not undertaking contingency planning efforts to prepare for future disruptions.” So what does that changing landscape look like, what is driving it, and how can our ports and terminals prepare now to answer the call for shippers ready to diversify their supply chain?

Please find all conference information, including agenda, travel and more here.


Register for Conference here!
Conference registration rates are as follows:

IRPT Members- $625
Non-members- $675
Federal Government Employees- $550
Bring your spouse for only $100


Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) is the trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port and terminal professionals. Interested in Becoming a Member? Please check out our Membership Benefits here or access our online Membership Application here.