MIT Supply Chain Expert Dr. Yossi Sheffi to Keynote Traffic Club of Chicago Annual Dinner on May 15

CHICAGO—March 18, 2014 (James Street Media Services)—Dr. Yossi Sheffi, an award-winning expert on transportation and logistics, will be the keynote speaker for The Traffic Club of Chicago’s 107th Annual Dinner on May 15, 2014.

Sheffi is the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics, and is a renowned authority in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management. He is a teacher, researcher, and author of many scientific books and publications.

Outside the university, Sheffi has consulted with governments and leading manufacturing, retail, and transportation enterprises all over the world. He is also an active entrepreneur, having founded and co-founded five successful companies.

The Traffic Club’s annual dinner will be held Thursday, May 15 from 6–9 p.m. at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in downtown Chicago. The club’s annual golf outing will be held the day before on Wednesday, May 14 at the Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont.     

Traditionally, more than 900 transportation executives attend the dinner, with many planning high-level meetings around the scheduled events. Since its founding in 1907, The Traffic Club of Chicago has been the place for shippers, carriers, government officials, and others involved in transportation to work together toward common goals.

May 15 Dinner details
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago Ballroom
301 East North Water Street, Chicago                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
6:00 p.m.—Reception                                 
7:30 p.m.—Dinner and Keynote
Keynote speaker: Dr. Yossi Sheffi, director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Members & Guests: $135
Non-Members: $150
No cancellations after noon, Monday, May 12, 2014

May 14 Golf Outing details  
Cog Hill Golf Club
12294 Archer Ave., Lemont, IL
Tee times from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Members, Guests & Non-Members: $150
Includes cart & green fees, Half Way House four-hour informal buffet, and hosted bar.

Advance reservations are required for all the events. Choose from three easy methods:
• Online for both the golf outing and annual dinner
• Phone the Club Office at 630-529-1333
• E-mail

About The Traffic Club of Chicago
The Traffic Club of Chicago, founded in 1907, is one of the nation's oldest and finest transportation associations. The Club is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of the transportation and logistics industry, keeping its members abreast of industry happenings, while at the same time assuming a responsible role in civic, cultural and charitable activities in the Chicago area. Members enjoy many benefits, including access to private dining and country clubs around the Chicago area, as well as across the country and overseas. An annual schedule of programs and events provides opportunities to network with industry professionals. A scholarship program supports the organization's philosophy of direction and guidance. Headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the Club publishes a monthly newsletter, "The Waybill." More information can be found at and

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