KC SmartPort Annual Industry Briefing

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:30 to 9:30AM | KC Convention Center

Massive changes in the supply chain and logistics industry are continuously underway.  Companies are facing rapid transformation in workforce, automation, sourcing and procurement, transportation, as well as the evolving needs for space design and use. At FLEX, KC SmartPort’s 11th Annual Industry Briefing, we will explore the need to be flexible to constant change. Kansas City continues to be a leading logistics hub and must respond to the need to FLEX


Mike GrellaMike Grella has 24 years of experience in economic development, site selection and public policy. In 2012, he joined Amazon to lead its economic development team. During his seven year tenure with the company, Mike and his team led over 50 million square feet of expansion transactions representing over $10 billion of investment and 100,000+ new jobs in customer fulfillment, logistics, last-mile infrastructure and data centers in over 25 states and 14 countries.

Mike just announced his own venture delivering value to public and private sector organizations through resiliency, sustainability, corporate and social responsibility, smart growth planning, adopting disruptive technology and forging public-private partnerships. 


Ann Peterson
Ann Petersen

Managing Director 
Cushman & Wakefield

Colby Tanner
Assistant Vice President
BNSF Railway

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Karl Heitman

Heitman Architects

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