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This week, the Georgia Institute of Technology is hosting the 10th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC) at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.

“Savannah continues to be recognized as an international city through our economic, educational, religious, military and cultural partnerships,” said Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II. “As such, we attract and host an increasing variety of international conferences, contributing to the cultural and economic vitality of our city.”

click to enlarge The Georgia Institute of Technology hosts the 10th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC)

Kristy Edenfield

Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Cooperation in Europe (ALICE)


Chris Gaffney of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute says of the three-day conference: “Last year it was in Europe. We chose Savannah because of the enormous investment and commitment to logistics, and the significant industrial growth taking place here. There’s a lot going on in the state of Georgia, but not in Atlanta. The great thing about Savannah is that you have one of the jewels, not only in the state, but in the U.S., when it comes to the Port of Savannah.”

Chris Gaffney is Executive-in-Residence at Edenfield and Professor of Practice at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He also serves dual roles as Managing Director of the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) and Academic Program Director for Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE).

The keynote speakers this morning were Fernado Liesa, Secretary General of the Alliance for Logistics Innovation Through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE), and Takayuki Mori, Chairman of the Japan Physical Internet Chapter (JPIC).

click to enlarge The Georgia Institute of Technology hosts the 10th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC)

Kristy Edenfield

Takayuki Mori, Chairman, Japan Physical Internet Chapter (JPIC)

This year’s conference focuses on the latest breakthroughs and solutions that are shaping the future of global freight, logistics and supply chains toward greater efficiency, resilience and sustainability.

This premier event brings together the brightest minds from industry and academia to discuss cutting-edge research, innovation and applications in supply chain, logistics and freight transportation.

About 120 people from around the world will participate in IPIC 2024 as they enjoy Savannah, including a gala evening aboard a riverboat cruise.

The goal of the tenth Physical Internet Conference is to bring together all interested parties and continue to share ideas to further build the foundations and momentum – Strengthening resilient and sustainable supply chain ecosystems.


click to enlarge The Georgia Institute of Technology hosts the 10th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC)

Kristy Edenfield

Keynote: European Roadmap for Physical Internet, progress and initiatives – Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, Alliance for Logistics Innovation Through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE)

click to enlarge The Georgia Institute of Technology hosts the 10th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC)

Kristy Edenfield

Keynote: Japan Physical Internet Roadmap, Progress and Initiatives – Takayuki Mori, Chairman, Japan Physical Internet Chapter (JPIC)

click to enlarge The Georgia Institute of Technology hosts the 10th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC)

Kristy Edenfield

Keynote: European Roadmap for Physical Internet, progress and initiatives – Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, Alliance for Logistics Innovation Through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE)

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