May (2015) – The Expedite Association of North America, better known as TEANA, is holding its 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from July 10-12. This year’s theme is “Driving the Change – Excellence in Expedite.” There will be informational sessions covering driver retention, social media and marketing, and legislative updates in the expediting community. The conference itself will take place at the InterContinental Hotel Chicago on the Magnificent Mile and offer numerous opportunities to network with other professionals in the expediting industry.
The 2015 Keynote Speaker is Chicago’s own Bill Rancic, who will host a discussion on “Being A Successful Entrepreneur.” Rancic is well-known for being the very first winner of NBC’s The Apprentice. Rancic is a successful entrepreneur, restaurateur, philanthropist, TV host and author. Today he is one of the most sought after motivational speakers on the subject of entrepreneurship and business, sharing entertaining lessons about how he developed his current multi-million dollar real estate enterprise in Chicago. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Rancic, who will also be holding a book signing.
TEANA Board President and COO of Bolt Holdings, Chuck King, says, “The TEANA Annual Conference is the number one opportunity in the expediting industry to get together with your peers to increase knowledge on different aspects of the industry and to build company networks. ‘Driving the Change – Excellence in Expedite’ is the motto for the future of TEANA and its dedicated members.”
Attendees will have ample opportunities to meet with other expediting experts, including during TEANA’s networking event on Friday, July 10 at Arlington International Race Park. There will be live races, a live band, food, and drinks. Attendees will also be able to catch up with old contacts and meet new TEANA members at the networking lunch taking place on Saturday, July 11 at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse.
Individuals can purchase tickets to attend online and view the full schedule of events here. For more information about TEANA and its Annual Conference, visit http://www.teana.org/. Be sure to like TEANA on Facebook and follow along on Twitter @TEANA_org.
TEANA is a non-profit organization that connects about 100 members from all regions of North America, made up of expedited transportation professionals and vendors who serve the expedited marketplace. The mission of TEANA is to create and maintain a forum for our networked expediters to facilitate the exchange of information and services that allow our member companies to enhance, improve, and expand their services to their customers with safety and security, while maintaining the highest levels of quality. TEANA’s purpose is to provide opportunities throughout the year to network and communicate in person with member companies, industry vendors, purchasers, government officials, and regulatory industry agencies. The organization works to raise awareness in the industry of our organization, its members and the services they offer.