We can’t believe it – Operations Summit is three years old this year! And the most significant conference focused on direct-to-consumer operations and fulfillment issues, and insights just improved.

After an amazing three days on our home turf of Indianapolis last year, the biggest conference for retail operations and fulfillment moves to another logistics hotspot this April: Louisville, Kentucky!

The event takes place April 14 through 16 and offers attendees over 50 sessions, six tours, and 60+ solutions providers focusing on retail operations.

Besides being a Premier Sponsor and exhibitor at the event, we’re also lending our thought leadership expertise to the conference as we have since its inception.

This year, Chief Operating Officer Matt Konkle will host a panel discussion on seasonal peak planning execution. He’ll be joined by leadership from Fairytale Brownies, FedEx, and FULLBEAUTY Brands.

You can also catch up with Carol Smith, business development director. She’s moderating the roundtable about gift registry, wrapping, and packaging on Wednesday, April 15. Blake Vaughn, our vice president of Supply Chain Solutions, is moderating a roundtable on scaling operations for seasonality during breakfast on Thursday, April 16.

You’ll also find great opportunities to learn from some of the best and brightest in the retail and operations industry. Here are just a few of the sessions you’ll find at this year’s Ops Summit that we’re excited about:

  • A Look at Winning the Customer Experience and Retail Innovation Benchmarks
  • Packaging Options to Reduce Your DIM Impact and Freight Costs
  • Solving Inefficiencies in Ecommerce Fulfillment and Distribution
  • Going Social (and Digital): Owning It in the Contact Center

The networking opportunities and on-site knowledge sharing are unbeatable at Ops Summit, which is one of the many reasons why we come back year after year. However, our favorite part of this annual conference has to be the facility tours! Attendees get to go behind the scenes to area distribution centers. In 2015, attendees will tour UPS Worldport and Global Logistics and Distribution centers and fulfillment warehouses from eBay Enterprise, ANN, Inc., Gilt, and Guess?.

But don’t worry, even if you can’t sneak onto a tour, you still have time to register for the conference. Just go here to reserve your spot – then make plans to stop by booth 209 to say hi to our team!