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Kansas City Logistics Update 2021

  • Friday, March 26, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Virtual


  • If Corporate or NonProfit/Academic members are registering more than one person from their organization for this event, they may register these persons as "Guests" at the same time they are entering their registration.
  • Non-members may register other non-members for this event as "Guests" at the same time they are entering their own event registration.

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Join Chris Gutierrez, President of Kansas City SmartPort, Inc. for an update on Kansas City's logistics industry. Kansas City had record industrial development year in 2020.  The Kansas City region saw record levels of industrial construction and the attraction of new freight based companies locating in KC in 2020.  Chris will discuss this trend and the outlook for 2021.

Chris Gutierrez is the President of Kansas City SmartPort, Inc., a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region. SmartPort is an affiliated group of the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC).

Chris has been active in logistics and international business for more than thirty years. He has worked in the public and private sector in economic development, international business and logistics.

Chris’ community involvement includes his positions as a board member of the following organizations: Board of Advisors of the University of Kansas Supply Chain Management Program, CSCMP, Mid-America District Export Council, Kansas State MBA Program, World Trade Center – Kansas City and Board of Advisors for People to People International. He is also alumni of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions.

Since we normally have breakfast at these 4th Friday Breakfast meetings, we are giving attendees a gift card to a local international restaurant of your choice. This will support local restaurants during the health crisis and provide a meal for all attendees. The gift card will be emailed to each attendee after the event.

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The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a network of international business professionals, educators, and students that actively work with each other and the community to build a stronger support system for international trade in the Kansas City region.

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Kansas City, MO 64116

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