A conference for problem solvers.

The Supply Chain Runs Through Us.

Where distribution logistics leaders find real solutions for today's tough warehousing challenges.

The WERC conference is evolving! In 2020 we’re pioneering a new, collaborative approach to professional education and networking that will help you stay on top of industry developments and build more authentic business relationships.

Traditional trade show booths are gone, along with the awkward showroom vibe and sales tactics. Interested in learning more about a product or service? Attend a short, interactive Solutions Studio Session where you can get meaningful information, ask questions, and make an informed decision in a zero-pressure group setting.

Everything else stays the same: fantastic facility tours, fun networking events and an unrivaled roster of thought leaders and front-line practitioners delivering practical solutions to your most pressing challenges.

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Stay & Save!

Our official conference hotels offer discounted rates for attendees! Plus, if you book your hotel through the WERC website before March 25, 2020, you can save up to $250 on your conference registration.

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Main Stage

John O'Leary

The Power of One: How One Attitude, One Action, and One Person Can Change The World

In 1987, John O'Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given a 1% chance to live.

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Matt Mayberry

Transformational Leadership: The Building Blocks to Becoming a Game Changing Leader

Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most-read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an acclaimed keynote speaker, author, and peak-performance strategist.

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Robin Sutton

Building a Winning Workforce Strategy: Insights from Recruitment, Retention & Culture Experts

For more than thirty years Robin has lead Human Resources, predominantly within the Supply Chain for Penguin Random House, with exposure to Corporate, Publishing, Sales, and Board level functions.

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Optional Events

Meet & Eat

Monday, May 4 — 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$25 Donation to the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)

No plans for your free night? Combine dining with networking by joining one of several small groups of WERC Conference attendees for a casual dinner. Each group of 10-20 will be directed to a different local restaurant (where reservations have already been made) within walking distance of the convention center for dinner and a chance to meet other attendees. Advance registration required.

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Facility Tours

Monday, May 4 — 1:45 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5 — 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Every year, leading companies open their distribution centers to WERC conference attendees for our ever-popular facility tours. This year, six cutting-edge companies will offer tours, including Volkswagen/Audi, Ocean State Job Lot, Martignetti Company, Stop & Shop, Imperial Distributors and ProvPort. Tours sell out every year, so be sure to register soon and book your spot before they fill up!

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NetWERCing Reception

Trinity Brewhouse

Don't miss the chance to do a little "netWERC-ing" on Tuesday night! This fun networking reception will be held at Trinity Brewhouse. This Providence landmark brewpub will be open exclusively for WERC Conference attendees. Sample their award-winning, local, fresh-brewed beers ("If we were any fresher…you'd slap us!"), tasty nibbles and a variety of games—including trivia, billiards and air hockey.

Become A Solutions Partner

Introduce your brand to more than 1,000 distribution logistics leaders and cultivate quality prospects with our new, guaranteed speaking opportunities for Solutions Partners.

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