March 15, 2016

The Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP), the region’s largest economic development agency, is happy to announce that it will be one of the hosts for the 2016 Southern California Logistics and Supply Chain Summit, along with the Drucker School of Management Center for Supply Chain & Logistics and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held on April 28 at the Fairplex in Pomona.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Summit will bring together all of the major players in the private and public sectors for a series of discussions on the current state of one of Southern California’s most important economic sectors. The movement of goods, from the ports to the hundreds of distribution centers in the Inland Empire and throughout Southern California, has become one of the area’s defining industries. In the Inland Empire, logistics provides a living for about one in every 10 workers.

But it is also an industry with challenges that run from a trained workforce to congested roads to legislative roadblocks, and the April 28 summit will discuss all of these issues.

This will be the second time the IEEP will co-host this annual event, with Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management and the new Drucker School Center for Supply Chain & Logistics and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as co-hosts. Bringing the 2016 summit over the county line to Los Angeles County and partnering with the Los Angeles Chamber acknowledges how important logistics issues are to Southern California’s economy.

“Goods movement is a key economic driver for Southern California,” said Paul Granillo, CEO and President of the IEEP. “This summit will focus on how to capitalize on the competitive advantages in the international economy.”

“We will be presenting the Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics Management to an outstanding honoree who embodies Drucker’s principles and excellence in management within the supply chain industry,” adds Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics Executive Director Christopher Gopal.

More information, including registration and sponsorship information, is available on the summit website,


Media Contact
Juan Lopez
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
909 944-2201