5th Annual Daseke Shippers' Conference Agenda

August 3-6, 2017 - Arlington, WA

  • Transportation for the networking events will depart from and return to the Tulalip Resort.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

Tulalip Resort

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner and Evening Presentation

(Attire: Casual)

Smokey Point Distributing Arlington Terminal 

Dan Wirkkala, President and CEO, Smokey Point Distributing
Welcome to Washington!

Don Daseke, President and CEO, Daseke
Our journey has just begun!
Q&A about the future of Daseke.

Friday, August 4, 2017

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Industry Discussions

(Attire: Dress for your networking activity)

Chinook Meeting Room
Tulalip Resort

Market Consolidation - The Big Picture
John Larkin, Managing Director, Research - Stifel Financial Corp.
“The Dean” of trucking analysts brings us his insights.

Technology Delivering Efficiencies
Industry leading technology used to reduce your shipping spend.

10:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Networking/Social Activities

5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Evening Events and Presentation

(Attire: Business Casual)

Future of Flight Aviation Center

Dan Wirkkala, CEO, Smokey Point Distributing
“Master of Ceremonies”

Dan Baker, Trucking’s Senior Statesman
He will likely have us rolling as he takes us on a walk down the people side of the street.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Industry Discussions

(Attire: Dress for the networking activity)

Chinook Meeting Room
Tulalip Resort

Sharing Strategies to Control Cost
Shippers share actionable examples that are increasing the throughput of trucks.

A View From The Road
Drivers and recruiters share their perspectives.

Infrastructure Bill and Regulatory Update

10:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking/Social Activities

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Check out and travel home