Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Summit 2017

Mark your calendars for the Supply Chain & Sustainability Summit on October 16, 2017. Join supply-chain professionals and leaders for a robust agenda of critical topics, industry-leading speakers, and the opportunity to network with supply chain management experts and peers.

Event Details

Date Monday, October 16, 2017
Time 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location Summit
Four Seasons Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago
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Quinlan School of Business, 16 E. Pearson, Chicago
Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall, Floor 9
Parking and directions →


Keynote Speakers

Kevin O'Reilly
Deputy Chief of Mission                                
U.S. Embassy in Panama                                   
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Betsey Nohe
Vice President of Supply Chain                      
Morton Salt

Luncheon Speaker

James B Rice, Jr.
Deputy Director, Center for
Transportation & Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Learn more:

$450.00 Price at Door

$395.00 General Admission

$325.00 Business Leadership Hub Centers Members

$285.00 Loyola Alumni

$275.00 SVCC Members

$80.00 Loyola Students and Faculty


Please note speakers, topics, and timeslots are subject to change. 

7:15 a.m.-8 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
John Caltagirone, Founding Director, Loyola Business Leadership Hub, Executive Director, Supply and Value Chain Center, Loyola University Chicago
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Morning Keynote:
Kevin O'Reilly, Director, Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs, U.S. Department of State
8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Topic: Global Economic Forecast
Tassos Malliaris, Professor of Economics, Loyola University Chicago
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Topic: Sustainability at McDonald's
Panelists: Kendra Levine, McDonald's; Wayne Morgan, Golden State Foods; Olga Cuellar, S&D Coffee and Tea; Anthony M. Turano, Turano Baking Company
Moderator: Matthew Rochte, Executive Director, Sustainability Roundtables LLC
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Topic: Evolution of Autonomous Vehicles
Bharat Balasubramanian, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, University of Alabama
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Supply & Value Chain Center Industry Awards
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote:
James B. Rice, Jr., Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Topic: Social Responsibility
Panelists:Steve Solomon, Exelon and Exelon Foundation; Amy Silverstein, Deloitte’s Monitor Institute; Rosemary Matzl, ITW and ITW Foundation
Moderator: Seth Green, Loyola University Chicago
2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Topic: The Last Mile
Bill Christopher, Research, ULINE
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Topic: The Future of Supply Chain
Panelists: Bill Driegert, Uber Freight; Douglas Mueller, Breakthrough Fuel; Richard Hamilton, Cushman & Wakefield
Moderator: Ben Greenzweig, Momentum and Blockchain Opportunity Summit
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
To be determined
4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote: Transforming the Supply Chain
Betsey Nohe, Vice President of Supply Chain, Morton Salt
5:15 p.m.-7 p.m.
Reception at Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall, 9th Floor

Rooms are available at the Four Seasons Oct. 15-17. To book a room in a shared suite in Loyola's Baumhart Hall (26 E Pearson), email loyolalodging@luc.edu to request a room. Rooms are $135-$199 per night, 3 blocks away from the Summit conference hotel.

Take a look at who attended and photos from last year's Summit: 2016 Attendees and Photos


Thank you to our generous sponsors of the 2017 Summit.


Contact Harry Haney to add your name to the list.