Who is Speaking? 

All presentations will be held the morning of Wednesday, May 22. Please be sure to schedule time to hear these relevant presentations.  



Chris Shimoda, Vice President, Government Affairs

California Trucking Association 

From labor and employment law to the environment, California is entering a period of much change and possible turmoil for the goods movement industry. From zero-emissions to independent contracting, please join the California Trucking Association for an overview of major legal, legislative and regulatory developments.







Chris Kuehl, Economist


Chris is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations – Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit and International Business and the Business Information Industry Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies – Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.

Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years – teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.

Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs – both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager’s Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA.



Dr. Na Jiao, Technology Analyst



Dr. Na Jiao is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, an international research and consulting firm providing independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies. Na works within the Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage team and has a specific focus on second-life electric vehicle batteries. Na obtained her PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, working on the innovative business models for second-life battery systems. Prior to this, Na obtained her BEng degree in Material Science and Engineering at Central South University (China) and did her final year project on ionic liquid electrolytes for thermo-electrochemical cells at Monash University.





Rio Tinto, Speaker to be Announced