2023 Economic Update & Forecast | January 12

What a Difference a (half) a Year Makes

January 12, 2023 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 
Commerce Bank | 1000 Walnut Street, 17th Floor | Kansas City, MO 64106 


Join us for an economic update and 2023 forecast on January 12 at Commerce Bank. Mark Hammett, senior vice president of Commerce Bank’s Capital Markets Group, will provide some context to the turbulence we have seen in the economy over the past year. He will provide updates on economic policy and interest rates, current conditions, and the economic outlook. Mark manages well over $2 billion in fixed income assets and currently helps corporations, public entities, financial institutions, and individuals optimize the risk-reward profile of their investment portfolios. Mark has been with Commerce for over 20-years.


2022 KC CSCMP Holiday Party | Dec 1

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 4 to 6pm
BKS Artisan Ales
633 East 63rd Street #120
Kansas City, MO 64110

Join us for the 7th annual Kansas City CSCMP Heartland Roundtable Holiday Party on Thursday, December 1! The party will take place again this year at BKS Artisan Ales, a craft brewery in the Brookside East neighborhood of Kansas City, MO. Network with supply chain professionals while enjoying some of the best local craft beer in town!

The eCommerce Hangover: Returns and Reverse Logistics

Tuesday, October 18 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
McCownGordon Construction | 850 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105


Consumers returned an estimated 16.6% of retail sales in 2021; a value of $761 Billion. As eCommerce sales continue to rise, evolving omnichannel operations are creating increased complexity in the retail supply chain.

To explore this topic further, the Kansas City CSCMP Roundtable is thrilled to host Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director of The Reverse Logistics Association, on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Tony’s presentation will dive into trends, solutions and the overall impact returns are having on the growing eCommerce industry, the economy, and the planet. We will also hear from a Kansas City-based retailer on their company’s approach to returns and lessons learned. We will announce this guest speaker in the coming weeks.


Port Panel Discussion | Sept 14

Port Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 14 | 3:00p.m.
McCownGordon Construction | 850 Main Street | Kansas City, MO 64105

We are excited to host leaders from the Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Los Angeles, Port of New Orleans and Virginia International Terminals for a dynamic discussion around the current state of U.S. ports today, opportunities and challenges, and strategic plans as we approach the end of 2022 and look ahead to 2023.

Please join us for networking at 3:00 p.m. with the panel discussion beginning promptly at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at McCownGordon Construction corporate headquarters located at 850 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. Panel participants include:

  • Cliff Pyron, Chief Commercial Officer | Georgia Ports Authority
  • Chris Chase, Assistant Director of Marketing | Port of Los Angeles
  • Janine Mansour, Head of Business Development | Port of New Orleans
  • Jeanne Heilman, Director of Sales Midwest/West & Automotive Vertical Leader | Virginia International Terminals
  • Chris Gutierrez, President | Kansas City SmartPort (Moderator)



The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading global association for supply chain management professionals. We have been helping our members, their careers, and their companies since 1963. Nine thousand members worldwide receive unparalleled networking opportunities, cutting-edge research, and online and on-site professional educational opportunities. Learn more about CSCMP at cscmp.org.

The Kansas City Heartland Roundtable has a proud history of working with companies and universities in the Kansas City area to provide academic scholarships to students working towards a careers in the supply chain profession. The Kansas City roundtable offers educational programs from Sept to June offer area supply chain professionals and students with an opportunity to learn, network and develop throughout their career. Programs are open to non-members and members.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for your organization to get more exposure to KC CSCMP members and show your support for the KC CSCMP programs. Click here to learn more.

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