The 27th Annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum
Supply Chain for Digitalization and Sustainability

February 6-9, 2023 - Orlando, Florida

February 27 - March 27, 2023 - Session Video Archive Available Online

Accelerating Supply CHainThe Supply Chain portion of ARC's 27th Annual Industry Forum will address topics on supply chain digital transformation, disruption, and sustainability. These topics can mean different things to different companies. The Supply Chain sessions will focus on what is encompassed in a robust digital supply chain transformation, disruption case stories and lessons learned, as well as discuss how you can succeed with your sustainability initiatives. The Supply Chain sessions are offered by practitioners addressing real-world problems associated with these topics.

Supply Chain Topics

Digital Transformation amid Disruption 

Disruptions continue to be a problem for companies in every industry. However, the last two-plus years has seen more disruption as global economies and supply chains have become more digital in nature. The ongoing Covid pandemic, coupled with growing geopolitical tensions (trade wars, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, etc.), has created increasing uncertainty in the global economy. These disruptions impact every aspect of the global economy, from sourcing raw materials to delivering products to the end consumer.

As disruptions occur, resiliency and adaptability can mean the difference in success and failure which puts added strain on what continues to be limited resources (from the workforce to raw materials). How is this impacting investment and business processes across the organization, and how do companies envision their business in the future?



Sustainability is increasingly important for the future of business and the world as a whole. Companies are investing more money into sustainability initiatives, seeking to reduce waste and carbon emissions. Companies are looking at various initiatives when it comes to sustainability, including energy efficiency, product packaging, alternative fuels, optimized routes, and returns management. More recently, we have seen a push towards building a circular economy to eliminate waste and build a continual use of resources. Companies are exploring how they can increase efficiency while also achieving sustainability initiatives. These sessions will look at the business processes and technologies that are building a more sustainable future.


The ARC forum has been a great opportunity to learn about new innovation in digitalization, connectivity, and solutioning.  The conference provides a great level of insight to the real implementation stories, the lessons learned from initiative implementation, and the value delivered to organizations.  The combination of research content, peer networking, and presentations provides a solid level of value that organizations can understand and subsequently investigate the potential value gained within their organizations.

Greg Toornman
Vice President, Global Materials, Logistics, and Demand Planning

It was an honor to be invited to speak at the ARC event.  I was impressed with the level of knowledge I was exposed to at this conference.  A sincere thank you to ARC for putting on a GREAT event.  ARC has been a valuable resource to me over the last decade.

Bruce Welty
Founder and Vice Chairman of Quiet Logistics and Cofounder of Locus Robotics
Locus Robotics


renaissance-exterior-crsm.jpgThe Forum is held at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida  32821

Please use this dedicated booking website to make or modify your Renaissance hotel reservations online: The ARC Forum 2023 group room rate is $235, based on availability, if reservations are made by January 20, 2023. 

Note:  Please make your hotel reservations by contacting the hotel directly.  Beware of any offers from third parties selling room reservations pretending to be calling on behalf of ARC or the hotel.

The Renaissance is just a short shuttle or taxi ride from the most popular Orlando attractions and within easy access of Orlando airports. Hotel amenities include complimentary 24 hour fitness center use; transportation to SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, and Universal Studios Orlando based on shuttle schedule; and public area wireless Internet.

Alternate Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld (directly next door to Renaissance Orlando)
6850 Westwood Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32821

The ARC Forum room block is $185 if reserved by January 20, based on availability.  To book online:

Orlando Visiting Information

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To Register

Forum Fee

Qualified Technology End Users (Manufacturing, Energy, Supply Chain, City Leaders) are eligible to receive discounted tickets, please contact us to request these.  There is no fee for Speakers and Panelists.  ARC Advisory Service Clients and Sponsors of this Forum may use their complimentary tickets that are part of their service or sponsorship.

For all other attendees:

  • The fee for the In-person Forum in Orlando is $2,995 if registered by December 31, 2022. After that date, the fee is $3,495. The fee includes breakfast, lunch and evening receptions each day, and all program materials.
  • The fee for the Online Forum is $895 if registered by December 31, 2022.  After that date, the fee is $995.

Group rates are available. Please contact us for more information.

Registration Methods

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to 7 days prior to the Forum date minus a $150 administration fee. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Speaker Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the Supply Chain Program, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact us.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the Supply Chain Program, please visit our Event Sponsorship page or contact us.