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Koenig, Hobbs to Keynote Furniture Logistics Meeting

Nick Hobbs, president of dedicated contract services at JB Hunt, and Keith Koenig, president of retailer City Furniture, will be keynote speakers at the 57th annual conference of the International Furniture Transportation and Logistics Council.

The event takes place May 17-19 at the Lago Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hobbs will headline the morning conference session on May 17, while Koenig will kick off the afternoon sessions.

Conference organizers said this year's conference will focus on regulations impacting home delivery, the issues facing land shippers and ocean freight, and how the Internet is ushering in a smart and interconnected era for the industry.

"Our goal with this conference is to continue to equip our members with the latest information affecting our entire industry and to help them stay competitive in a market that's constantly evolving." said Russ Matthews, managing director of IFTLC.

Others scheduled to make presentations at the conference are Ray Kuntz, chairman/CEO, Watkins Shepard; Mike Giaccone, President/CEO Assemblers, Inc.; Dale Millison of the Hyundai shipping line; Tom Hempel, president, Off Shore Express; Peter Ross, director of logistics, Z. Gallerie; and Jeff Sears, international traffic manager, Art Van Furniture.

Registration is available by visiting or emailing Russ Matthews at Special rates and discounts are available if attendees sign up before April 17.

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