Logistics Development Forum

August 6-8, 2018

Vail, CO

Monday, August 6th

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 7th

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

Unique Site Selection for Transportation Industry Facilities

Bill Luttrell, Director Corporate Real Estate, Werner Enterprises

Transportation touches all aspects of our life. The Site Selection processes for various types of facilities belonging to Transportation Industry related companies are unique, complex and oftentimes challenging. Logistics footprint optimization, multi-modal access, traffic heat maps, centroid analysis, inbound and outbound lane analysis, and specific facility utilization requirements are but a few of the important issues. In addition, robotics, big data analytics, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles are also making profound changes to this industry. Join us for the ride!/p>

9.45am -10.30am

Steering Investment toward Your Zip Code: Effective Preparedness Methods for Capturing Economic Development Opportunities

Courtney Dunbar, Industrial Program Leader, Olsson Associates

In this session, we will discuss how evolving market trends surrounding logistics are changing the preparedness methods for attracting primary development investment. Participants will learn how to effectively position their community’s site and facilities assets by understanding the variety of preparedness data points desired by the site selection community, regardless of urban or rural location. The goal is to leave the participants with a greater understanding of how to strategically target likely primary development end-users as a result of their effective preparedness actions.

10.30am -10.45am


10.45am -11.30am

The Importance of Rail-Served

Robin H. Spinks, Partner, Greenfield

This session will focus on three aspects of rail sites that are important to creating a diversified site portfolio. 1- Rail users – who they are and what they need; 2- The unique physical issues of rail sites; and 3- How to save rail sites from incompatible uses

11.30am - 12.15pm

Global Supply Chains in Evolution

James Blair, Managing Consultant, Navigator Consulting

This session will cover:

  • Business panning- International vs Domestic Companies
  • How FDI is being impacted
  • How companies global supply chains are evolving in today's environment

12.15pm - 1.00pm


1.00pm - 5.00pm

OneOnOneOne-on-One Meetings with Speakers

6.00pm - 8.00pm

meeting  Group Networking Dinner

Wednesday, August 8th

7:00am- 8.30am



OneOnOneOne-on-One Meetings with Speakers

8.45am – 9.30am

The "e" stands for EVERYTHING: The impacts of e-Commerce

Kim Moore, Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank

In this session, discussions will focus around the wide spread influence of e-Commerce. The presentation will examine its impact on real estate, economic growth, automation, data and technology, transportation, supply chain, labor, FDI, 3PL, building design, utilities and more including ideas and creative solutions being used by communities and developers to attract and win these types of projects.

9.30am -10.15am

High Tech Manufacturing: Moving to Automation, and Back to the US

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

New manufacturing jobs will be closer to home, but they will be different and training will be key to support fewer people with higher skills; including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), robotics, and others.

10.15am -10.30am


10.30am -11.15am

New and Evolving Technologies in Supply Chain Impacting Building Design Every EDO Needs to Consider

Chad Redfern, Strategic Markets and Analytics Management, Mohr Partners

This session will cover:

  • Robotics- more investment and fewer, higher skilled people
  • AI- Artificial Intelligence taking over some human tasks
  • Other Automation requiring changes to buildings
  • Blockchain- the next transformation in data security and management

11.15am - 12.00pm

Attracting and Landing a Logistics Project in Your Community – Two Case Studies

Teresa A. Nortillo, MPA, CEcD, President and CEO, Nortillo Consulting Group

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





LuttrellBill Luttrell
Director Corporate Real Estate.

Bill Luttrell manages Werner Enterprise's Corporate Real Estate transactions and portfolio on a global basis. He has an extensive background in Corporate Real Estate and Logistics-Based Site Selection for Mfg and Warehouse Distribution. 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.

spinksRobin H.Spinks

Robin has spent equal time on all three sides of the economic development business—as a community recruiter selling industrial locations, as an owner buying industrial properties, and as a site selection consultant comparing communities for industrial locations. Read More.

BlairJames Blair
Managing Consultant

James has over 30 years of experience in site selection and economic development. He was Director of the German-American Chamber of Commerce’s site selection program for 2 years and Director of the State of Georgia’s European Office (Brussels) for 18 years, as well as Director of Georgia’s Foreign Direct Investment program and its 6 international offices. He worked with over 175 companies that located their businesses in the United States. Read More.

MooreKim Moore
Managing Director

Kim L. Moore brings wide-ranging experience in economic development, incentive negotiation and strategic planning to her position as a managing director with Newmark Knight Frank Global Corporate Services. Ms. Moore has been involved in economic development efforts for more than 13 years. She has led the marketing efforts and strategic planning for both corporations and cities and has organized events from small targeted interest groups to domestic marketing trips and international delegations. 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.

sheehyChad Redfern
Managing Consultant

Experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Prior to joining Mohr Partners, Chad was the Founder of several extremely successful technology and service-based businesses with outstanding exits. Chad has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 10 years, with a long track record of success in representing office and industrial tenants on both a local and national level.  Read More.

NortillloTeresa Nortillo
President & CEO

Teresa is the President and CEO of Nortillo Consulting Group (NCG). Established in 2018, NCG. is an economic development consulting company specializing in labor market/workforce analysis, business attraction/retention, fiscal impact analysis, GASB 77 compliance, industrial cost modeling, and incentive negotiations; as well as specific real estate and land use needs for manufacturing, food processing, call center and logistics, warehouse/distribution projects.
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feemsterTim Feemster
Managing Principal

Feemster has over 40 years of experience in site selection, economic development strategy consulting, DC network optimization, 3PL selection, and strategic planning.
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