Transplace Shipper Symposium Features Former Mexico President Vicente Fox

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the featured speakers for its 12th annual Shipper Symposium, May 12-14 at the Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas. Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and other leading supply chain and economic visionaries will address current supply chain and economic issues, including NAFTA in its 20th year, Mexico’s economic and transportation infrastructure, supply chain trends in Canada, capacity constraints, and regulatory changes that have a worldwide effect on the transportation of goods.

“Transplace focuses on the North American supply chain, the effects of a global economy, and the impact of legislative landmarks such as NAFTA because our customers look to us as a strategic partner to keep them informed on the issues impacting their businesses. Our Shipper Symposium provides the setting to share and discuss best practices for navigating the latest supply chain trends and challenges,” said Transplace President and Chief Commercial Officer George Abernathy. This year’s featured speakers are:

  • Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox
  • Former White House Senior Economic Advisor, Todd Buchholz
  • Economist and Associate at the Mexico Institute, Christopher Wilson

“Transplace’s Shipper Symposium brings together a diverse group of shippers, industry experts, analysts, practitioners and academics to address key issues impacting the supply chain and the economy,” said Wilson. “I look forward to speaking to an audience made up of such respected leaders in the North American logistics community, and discussing the impact of NAFTA on the supply chain and what it means for the future of the transportation industry.”

Key Highlights

Keynote speaker Vicente Fox served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 – winning a historic election that ended 71 years of consecutive rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party. While president, Mr. Fox worked to improve the country’s economy, trade relations with the U.S., and decrease civil unrest and government corruption. At the Transplace Shipper Symposium, President Fox will address NAFTA, cross-border initiatives, and infrastructure changes and improvements within Mexico.

Todd Buchholz was managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, a Harvard economics teacher and served as White House director of economic policy. He has written best-selling books on economics and the financial markets as well as articles for the New York TimesWall Street JournalWashington Post and Forbes. Mr. Buchholz’s expertise spans global politics and financial markets, and he will share with attendees insights on the challenges and opportunities facing today’s economy.

Christopher Wilson is an associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, leading research and programming on regional economic integration and U.S.-Mexico border affairs. He has worked for the U.S. military, utilizing his vast knowledge of U.S.-Mexico relations and foreign policy. He will share his expertise on NAFTA and its impact on Mexico and the U.S.

“It is important to host events like the Shipper Symposium and bring in knowledgeable, experienced speakers such as former President Fox, Mr. Buchholz and Mr. Wilson to share insights and education, and empower our customers and attendees to make informed, strategic decisions that improve their supply chain operations and meet their overall business goals,” added Abernathy.

Registration for the 2014 Transplace Shipper Symposium and further details regarding the agenda and speakers can be found at

About Transplace
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to SaaS transportation management system (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world. To learn more about Transplace, please visit

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