ROI-NJ and a panel of safety professionals, including Amazon, logistics experts, legal professionals and educators, will lead a discussion about the booming logistics industry in New Jersey and how companies can improve, innovate and invest in the continued safety of their workplace. The event is happening today (November 14, 2019) at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive in Trenton (Delaware River Room).

Major corporations, including Amazon, are investing in New Jersey to increase their logistical operations, attracted by the state’s robust transportation infrastructure, workforce and convenient access to more than 38 million consumers in the region. Ongoing business interests in the state have contributed to make New Jersey one of the country’s fastest-growing logistics hubs. As businesses invest and expand in New Jersey, they must stay at the forefront of innovation to ensure a safe workplace culture. Amazon, one of the largest employers in the state, continuously uses the latest research, data, technology, training and more to create – and maintain – a safe working environment.

This interactive discussion will cover a variety of topics, including:

• New Jersey’s logistics industry growth;

• Importance of safety in the workplace;

• Scaling and growing business operations while protecting workers;

• Innovative methods for updating and tracking the effectiveness of a safety program;

• Sourcing workforce feedback to make real-time improvements.


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and networking

8:30 a.m. Opening remarks

8:35 a.m. Discussion

10:00 a.m. Final questions and closing remarks

The Moderator Tom Bergeron, ROI-NJ, Editor & Chief Content Officer, has been an influential journalist in NJ for more than two decades. He established himself as one of the most well-known and trusted sources for business leaders, industry heads and government officials in the state by building a reputation of being fair and thorough both in reporting and presentation. Bergeron is known for bringing unique and insightful perspectives to business issues. He has previously worked at NJBIZ, The Star-Ledger, & Yahoo!

Panelists include Heather MacDougall, VP, Worldwide, Workplace Health and Safety at Amazon; Dennis Morikawa, Senior Counsel, Morgan Lewis; Marc Lebovitz, President, Romark Logistics; Kathy Krepcio, Executive Director Workforce Development, Rutgers University; and Anthony Russo, President, New Jersey Commerce and Industry Association

ROI-NJ’s Thought Leadership Series delves into distinct, trending topics that are affecting New Jersey businesses today. Pre-event networking is followed by a seated breakfast and a moderated peer-to-peer panel discussion. The last segment of the event is reserved for questions from the audience to our panel of distinguished industry professionals.

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