Meet Cavallo's Featured Speakers for PANELS'22

PANELS’22 offers industry pros an unmatched opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of their operations. From Sept. 27 to 30 in Grand Rapids, MI, Cavallo’s annual trade show will provide a forum to engage with peers, partners, leaders, and experts in distribution-focused roles. 

That includes a stellar lineup of guest speakers: Josh Linkner, Dean Mueller, Jill Christensen, and Albert D. Bates.

Josh Linkner, “Creative Secrets of Successful Innovators” 

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner is a five-time tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author who delivers inspiring and actionable keynotes on the top of innovation. His talks strike a perfect balance of energizing and practical, entertaining and result-focused, fun and impactful.

As an innovation keynote speaker, New York Times Bestselling Author, successful five-time entrepreneur, venture capitalist, national columnist and well-respected jazz musician, Josh blends deep, real-world experience with a magnetic stage presence to help people and organizations jumpstart their creative energy and solve challenges in fresh, innovative ways.

Dean Mueller, “The State of eCommerce in Distribution 2022” 

Dean Mueller

Dean Mueller is a partner at Distribution Strategy Group, a provider of thought leadership, research and consulting services led by a team with decades of experience as senior operators in the distribution industry. 

An experienced leader in B2B eCommerce in multi-channel/omni-channel environments, Dean has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing. He helps distributors build holistic digital strategies that drive a significant shift to online sales, improve profitability and grow customer satisfaction.

Jill Christensen, “Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement”

Jill Christensen

Jill is one of the most in-demand and top-rated female speakers in the world today, clocking a 4.87/5.0 speaker rating. Named a Top 200 Global Thought Leader to Watch in 2021 and a Top 101 Global Employee Engagement Influencer, she takes audiences on a journey that educates and inspires people to act. In the past three years, Jill has presented her proven strategy to re-engage employees to hundreds of thousands of people in 38 U.S. states and 10 countries.

A former Fortune 500 business executive with a Six Sigma Green Belt, Jill understands how organizations operate, and what they need to do differently to attract, retain, and engage both on-site and remote employees.  

Her book If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement is a global best seller, and her popular weekly blog was named a Top 100 Corporate Blog alongside blogs from Apple and Microsoft. 

Albert D. Bates, “What Makes Good Distribution Operations Great?”

Dr. Albert Bates

Dr. Albert Bates is principal of the Distribution Performance Project, a research and education entity. He makes approximately 50 presentations each year on topics such as Improving the Bottom Line, Getting Serious About Profit, Doing More with Less, and Pricing for Profit. He is also a featured speaker at the University of Innovative Distribution.

He has written extensively in both the professional and trade press, including the Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review, Business Horizons and Modern Distribution Management.

Reserve your spot 

We can’t wait for you to hear from our keynote speakers, and to experience the rest of PANELS’22. Register now for an on-site or virtual spot. For questions and updated information leading up to the event, please visit our event site or contact the Cavallo Marketing team.