IWLA California Chapter Meeting Looks at Jobs, Infrastructure and the Election

California trees lowIWLA members with operations in California are invited to attend the Sept. 22 IWLA California Fall Meeting & Issue Update in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., to hear local experts discuss business and economic trends that will affect warehousing. Mike Williams, executive director of government relations, IWLA California Chapter will start the day off with a legislative, federal and regulatory update.

Also, on the agenda:

Mike Gipson, Assemblymember 64th Assembly District, will discuss some of the initiatives he has spearheaded to provide jobs in logistics and future plans for job and infrastructure improvements in the 64th Assembly District. He will also provide an update on the on the 2016 presidential race.

Hasan Ikhrata, executive director, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), will provide an update from the SCAG regarding assessment of overall growth and economic trends in the region with strategic direction for future transportation capital investment. He will also disclose the economic projections for 2016 to 2017 trade and commerce, by commodities throughout southern California and what SCAG is doing to assist facilities who move or store freight.

John Kabateck, CEO Kabateck Strategies, will discuss small business considerations from the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) perspective and how to position your business and organization front and center to help navigate you through the treacherous regulatory and legislative environment in California. He will also discuss his perspective of the political impacts/considerations of the 2016 presidential election.

IWLA Retained Counsel Kevin Phillips, partner, Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary, will discuss standard terms and conditions for your contracts and give you action items and approaches to educate your customers to ensure your approach is sound. Additionally, he will discuss building codes and labor considerations including hours of service and federal wage-and-hour-laws.

Registration is now open! IWLA California Chapter Members fee: $149. IWLA Members: $199. Nonmembers: $299. If you would like to attend, contact Jennifer Rezny (jrezny@IWLA.com).

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