TIA Conference 2023: Top 5 sessions to attend
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Relay’s Top 5 Session Picks: TIA Conference 2023

It’s that time of year folks! The leading event of the year for third-party logistics providers to come together and interact with representatives throughout the U.S. and beyond.

With more than 1,700 brokerage-based logistics professionals, over 100 exhibiting vendors, and 3 days packed full of thought-leading education sessions, networking events, and more, the TIA Conference 2023 is an event you don’t want to miss!

With so much to see, do, try, and learn, we’ve put together the ultimate list of can’t-miss education sessions, designed to cover a variety of topics without taking up the full day. Check out our top picks for TIA 2023!


  1. 1. What to do when the market turns
  2. Business Operations Track
  3. Pacifica Ballroom 8–10
  4. 11 AM–12 PM EST

If your third-party logistics (3PL) business is like most, you grew revenues and profits over the course of 2020 and 2021. Demand for capacity was high and the market was completely in your favor. Now, as the market slows, analysts are debating whether this is a temporary lull or if a freight recession is on its way. Inflation is escalating, spot rates are on the decline, fuel prices are soaring, and capacity is loosening. During times like these, it's important to be continuously assessing your business and what you need to do to stay competitive. When freight markets are volatile, there are several things 3PL businesses can do to minimize impact and emerge stronger. 

2. Fight cyber threats with cyber resilience
Technology Track
Oceana Ballroom 11–12
2 PM–3:30 PM EST

With high transaction volumes and 24/7 uptime requirements, 3PL’s are at a higher risk for a Cyber Security related incident, and the results can be devastating.  To combat these threats, 3PL’s need to evolve in order to protect their data, their customers, and their business.  Join our panel of experts for an interactive session to share Intel on the latest Cyber Security trends and steps you can take to improve your Cybersecurity Posture.

3. Scalability & growth: How to develop & implement scalable processes to ensure long-term success
Business Operations Track
Pacifica Ballroom 8–10

Has your organization grown rapidly, or are you trying to grow your business? In this education session, we will explore the concept of process review and scalability. During times of rapid growth, 3PLs often fall into the trap of being so busy we forget to review our current processes and adjust for employee and revenue growth and new customers. In this interactive session, you will hear best practices, learn tips & tricks, & brainstorm areas of opportunity in your organization.

4. Let the good times roll with DAT Freight & Analytics
Hard Rock Cafe, Universal City Walk
7:30 PM–10:30 PM EST

Don't miss the final (and fun) networking evening of the conference!

Join DAT Freight & Analytics at the Hard Rock Live to load up on food, drinks, and live music. Located at Universal CityWalk, follow the signs along the boardwalk for a short walk from the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

5. Economic update
Oceana Ballroom 6–7
9 AM–10:30 AM EST

Unlike any other economic update, this will be an exciting, fast-paced, blow-your-mind economic experience. This session will feature findings from the TIA 3PL Market Report, the release of Transport Topics Top Logistics Companies Report, and an analysis of today’s economy.


Whether you’re heading to TIA 2023 to try out new technology, learn from leading experts in the industry, or network your way through the week, we hope you’ll stop by Booth 110 to hear all about why brokers are using Relay to streamline their payment operations, drive carrier loyalty, and increase revenue with an all-in-one secure, digital payment system. Come snag one of our famous Relay booth cookies, and learn how Relay can help your business.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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