SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc., (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, today hosted a thought leadership event and launched a new e-magazine, both of which address the issues facing today's supply chain: transportation innovation, renewable energy initiatives, and workforce scarcity.
Groundbreakers 2021: Breaking New Ground The event was headlined by a conversation between UPS CEO Carol Tomé and Prologis CEO Hamid Moghadam and moderated by Susie Gharib, Anchor and Senior Special Correspondent, Fortune. Bestselling author Michael Lewis delivered closing remarks.
"The pandemic changed everything," said Prologis CEO Hamid Moghadam. "Not only did it accelerate trends at work, but it also exposed the fragility of the global supply chain, which was optimized for efficiency, not resilience. The old ways worked -- until they didn't. The leaders we heard from today are at the cutting edge of this exciting new world."
About GROUNDBREAKERS Magazine Prologis' new GROUNDBREAKERS magazine offers a view of macro trends in the sector and in-depth examinations of emerging technologies, trends and innovations from logistics leaders around the world.
The inaugural issue features 14 thought leaders who are redefining global logistics and moving the needle forward on the global economy. These leaders have risen to the pinnacle of their respective fields by innovating, investing and managing during times of radical change, turning the most formidable demand scenario in history into an extraordinary opportunity.
Carol Tomé, CEO, UPS
Jack Kennedy, Co-Founder and CEO, Platform Science
Maria Flynn, CEO, Jobs for the Future (JFF)
Gayle Tait, President and COO, Trove
Sidney "Sid" Brown, CEO, NFI
Craig Fuller, Founder and CEO, FreightWaves
Darla Longo, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, National Partners, CBRE
Charles van der Steene, Regional Head of Sales and Marketing, North America, Maersk
Mike Wilson, Executive Vice President Latin America and Global Logistics Manufacturing Services, DSV Global Transport and Logistics
Mike Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer, Cardinal Health
Akira Higashi, Head of Parts and Service, Daikin
Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO, GEODIS
Jean-Paul Mochet, President of Monoprix and Franprix, The Casino Group
Rick Faulk, CEO, Locus Robotics
Featured GROUNDBREAKERS articles: "The Future of Commerce" "Not Your Father's Warehouse" "The Green Machine" "Dancing With Robots"
ABOUT PROLOGIS Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2021, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 994 million square feet (92 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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