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UPS CEO-Elect To Discuss The Changing Face Of Retail At The Executives' Club Of Chicago's First Program Of The 2014-2015 Season

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 9, join The Executives' Club of Chicago in welcoming David Abney, new CEO of UPS, the largest shipment and logistics company in the U.S. 

The Executives' Club of Chicago.

Abney will address changes in the marketplace including evolving consumer expectations and how they are driving changes at UPS; how retail innovations are transforming traditional retail models, shifting control to consumers; and how growth in emerging markets with new-found buying power will challenge the status quo.

As a Fortune 200 Company and one of the world's most admired enterprises, UPS operates in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

The discussion will be moderated by Cody Phipps, President & CEO, United Stationers Inc.

Abney began his UPS career in 1974 as a part-time package loader. Over the course of his 40-year career, he held various operational positions leading to his current position. As Chief Operating Officer, Abney has been responsible for UPS logistics, sustainability and engineering, directing all facets of the UPS transportation network that serves more than 220 countries and territories. On September 1, Abney will assume the role of CEO.

Event Details

  • Global Leaders Luncheon with David Abney: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    "The Changing Face of Retail"
    In alignment with the Operations Committee
    The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
    Registration and Networking: 11:15 a.m.; Program: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Gold Sponsor: United Stationers Inc.
Media Sponsors: The Wall Street Journal and WBEZ 91.5.

For further information on this program, purchasing tables and tickets, membership or sponsorship, call (312) 263-3500 or email [email protected].

About The Executives' Club of Chicago:
The Executives' Club is Chicago's premier membership and business forum.  For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago's business leaders - connecting members, and providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, access to intellectual exchange and world class speakers, and enhanced exposure to the global business community. Through its Global Leaders, Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, The Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world. For more information on The Club, visit www.ExecutivesClub.org.

About UPS:
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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