Be part of an exciting adventure in 2018!

Ed-U-Ventures are here!

Ed-U-Ventures are off-site educational adventures with local hosts focusing on different top of mind supply chain topics. Our attendees will have a first-hand look at some of the best examples of supply chain in action at facilities in the Orlando area.

Please note: There is an additional registration cost to participate in the Ed-U-Ventures. Transportation is included in tour fee, as well as lunch for Sunday’s tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Shake. Rattle. Roll. CHEP Innovation Center Tour

Sunday, April 15
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Freeze, heat, vibrate, drop, crush, mangle, melt, tear apart, burn, beat and slam.

Would you do this to your products?...Well, CHEP would.

The key to reducing product damage and unsaleables is finding the root causes — zeroing in on the when, where and why damage happens. Through thousands of tests for more than 100 companies, the ISTA-certified CHEP Innovation Center has created more than $1 million in savings and significant return on investment for customers.

On this tour, CHEP ISTA-certified engineers will give you an inside look into how they design, test and validate unit loads in simulated real-world conditions. This helps improve the performance of unit loads in storage and transit within the supply chain for higher efficiency, lower costs and increased sustainability.

You will also visit the CHEP Test Track, the only testing facility of its kind in the world. Here, the company simulates and measures the entire distribution lifecycle of a pallet platform. The Test Track can simulate 10 years of supply chain trips in 6 weeks or less!

Spaces are limited so register today!
Fee: $100

Wonderful World of Disney: Behind the Scenes

When you go to Walt Disney World, it's not just the rides and attractions to look forward to. There is dining to experience and Disney themed merchandise up for grabs and all the needed general supplies such cups and napkins etc. Find out how it's all done on these exclusive Ed-U-Ventures!

Monday, April 16
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Disney Food Distribution Center Tour

The Disney Food Distribution centers covers 200,000 Square feet of warehousing space, some ambient and some refrigerated. There are on average 1,250 food & beverage items on hand at any time which includes wine, beer, and spirits.  You will get an inside look at how the orders are filled, go through quality assurance and are shipped to replenish each of Disney’s 300 stores, including all 4 cruise ships. It is like holiday shopping right from the source--everything you can imagine, all in one spot. 


If you would like you name to be placed on a Waiting List, please email Once a slot becomes available, you will receive an email.

Tuesday, April 17
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Disney General Merchandise Distribution Center Tour

The Disney Retail Merchandise Distribution Center [DC-2] covers 400,000 square feet of warehousing space. There are on average 20,000 items on hand at any time. You will get an inside look at how the orders are filled, go through quality assurance, and are shipped to replenish each of Disney’s 400+ retail locations, including all 4 cruise ships. You can find Mickey ears, pins, medals, plush toys and other unique souvenirs!


Spaces are limited so register today!

Also New This Year!

Conversation Zone
Where Learning is Social

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Education can come in many forms. The Conversation Zone is where you can reserve time and space to start a discussion on any topic you would like. Build a unique learning experience and engage with your peers in a different way by making your reservation within the Conversation Zone area of the app. This is a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with other attendees and discuss best practices in the industry. 

NEW! Get exclusive one-on-one time with Keynote speaker Ginger Hardage in the Conversation Zone on Tuesday, April, 17 at 10:15 am. Ginger hopes to meet you there!

See you there!

Golf Tournament

Sunday, April 15
11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join your peers for an exciting day of golf during the 2018 Supply Chain Conference at The Grand Cypress Golf Club.  Get ready to tee off on one of the four uniquely challenging Jack Nicklaus Signature Design courses, which offer golfers the largest selection of truly challenging links among Orlando golf resorts. Buses will pick up golfers from the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Convention Center Portico area starting at 11:45 a.m. The buses will pick up golfers at 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at the golf course for transport back to the Hyatt Regency.  Boxed lunches will be provided by Capstone & Americold.

(Pre-registration required. Additional fees may apply.)

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