Delivering a 21st Century Economy: More Trade, Less Debt, New Jobs
Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO, calls on leaders in Washington DC to back away from the looming fiscal cliff and pass a bipartisan debt reduction plan in early 2013. He says policy uncertainty and lack of free trade is holding back U.S. economic growth. But, he adds, "It's not too late to act."
Winning the Future of Manufacturing
Dan Brutto, President, UPS International, addressed major trends that can positively impact the future of manufacturers. "The stakes are high. Businesses that fail to adapt could become irrelevant. Those at the front of the pack stand to gain a huge competitive advantage."
Where trade crosses borders, armies do not
UPS Chairman and CEO, Scott Davis, discussed the need for more global trade to grow jobs in the United States and improve conditions around the world. "Where trade crosses borders millions of people see a better future, and that makes all of us safer."
The Logistics Cloud
Dave Barnes, UPS Chief Information Officer, spoke about the power of technology to drive logistics at the ConnectShip Technology Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He said: "In the UPS logistics cloud, customers don't have to waste precious resources on creating their own global network. They tap into ours."
Class Begins Today
Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO, returned to his roots in delivering the commencement keynote speech at his alma mater: Portland State University. He spoke about lessons he learned on his journey from accounting student to leader of a large multi-national business. "I've been the CEO of UPS for four years, and I learn something new every day," he said.
UPS Healthcare Forum Opening Remarks 2011
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees at the UPS Healthcare Forum in Washington, D.C. Responding to questions from Mike McCurry, principal, Public Strategies Washington, the text is a summary of Davis' perspective on the economy, healthcare reform, and UPS's focus on healthcare.
The State of Global Trade Overview
UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis shared his thoughts on the global economy, discussed the importance of exports for the U.S. economy, and answered questions about different parts of the globe.
The Rough Road to an Export Economy
UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis said exports are the key to the U.S. economic recovery. In his remarks, he discussed barriers in the way of the President's Export Council goal to double U.S. exports in the next five years, and he urged business leaders to "defeat the tyranny of protectionism."
Busting the Myths of Global Trade
UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney examined the myth that trade is bad for America. In his remarks, he applied scientific rigor to bust increasingly common notions that trade costs jobs, that U.S. businesses can't compete globally, and that the domestic market is big enough for future business growth.
Globalization 4.0 and the New Logistics
UPS International President Daniel Brutto discussed the changing dynamics of global trade in remarks to the Foreign Press Association in New York. He described how improvements in logistics support global commerce and rapid growth in emerging economies.
UPS Healthcare Forum Opening Remarks
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees at the UPS Healthcare Forum in Washington, D.C. Responding to questions from Mike McCurry, principal, Public Strategies Washington, the text is a summary of Davis' perspective on the global economy and UPS's commitment to the healthcare sector.
Five Reasons the CFO Should Care About Sustainability
Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer, addressed business leaders attending the International Corporate Citizenship Conference sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. In his remarks, Kuehn stressed five reasons CFOs and financial leaders should consider sustainability a bottom line priority.
We're Not in Kansas Anymore
David Abney, Chief Operating Officer, addressed students, faculty, and area business leaders at the Thunderbird Global School of Business Global Issues Forum. In his remarks, Abney stressed five business lessons that have proved instrumental in UPS's worldwide expansion.
Why Companies Fail. How Companies Win.
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association at the organization's annual logistics conference. In his remarks, Davis identified four reasons that many companies have failed over the past three years, along with four factors that must be part of the game-winning strategy for any retail company.
Global Economic Outlook: Implications for Business
David Abney, COO addressed a group of Emory University Executive MBA alumni, discussing key challenges and opportunities ahead in a changing global economy. He also focused on the attributes successful leaders will need to realize those opportunities.
Toronto Hub Opening
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed customers, employees, government officials and the media at the dedication ceremonies for the opening of UPS's Toronto Hub package facility. Davis explained how UPS is committed to Canada and that it sees the same kind of possibilities there that the company saw more than 30 years ago when it first began operations in the country.
Thinking Big in the Upturn
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees of the APEC SME Summit 2009 in Singapore, "Thriving in Turbulent Markets." Davis described what thinking big means in the next wave of global growth, from the perspectives of the current economic and business environment; the market advantages of small and medium sized businesses; and how the economy and these advantages shape where SMEs go from here.
Asia and the World: Finding a New Global Business Model
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees of the Global Leaders Series hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Davis discussed how creating a better business model for a new global economy comes down to three components - reality, resources and rules.
Manufacturing: Globalization and Trade
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, participated in The National Summit, sponsored by the Detroit Economic Club, in Detroit. Davis spoke in the Manufacturing: Globalization and Trade Town Hall session, where he discussed the positive force of global trade and the imperative to resist anti-protectionist measures in the U.S.
Davis was joined by fellow panelists Sandy Baruah, Senior Fellow, Council on Competitiveness; Jayson Myers, President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association; and Craig Giffi, Principal, Deloitte. The session was moderated by Eric Schurenberg, editor of CBS Moneywatch
Navigating the Shoals in Fast-Moving Currents
Kurt Kuehn, CFO, delivered a keynote address at the Institute of Management Accountants 90th Annual Conference in Denver. In his remarks, Kuehn discussed the challenges companies face today and how finance professionals can increase their own personal effectiveness and even more importantly, help impact their company's success. He also identified seven habits of strategic finance to drive this impact.
Winning in a World of Comparative Advantage
David Abney, COO, delivered a keynote address to 200 Mississippi manufacturing owners and senior executives along with state economic development officials attending the Mississippi Manufacturers Association annual convention. Abney focused on three keys to the Mississippi manufacturing community's success ahead: open global trade, lifetime education, and fine-tuning strategies in an era of risk.
Redefining IT's Value to the Enterprise
Dave Barnes, CIO, delivered a keynote address to 900 senior-level technology professionals at the Forrester IT Forum in Las Vegas. Barnes explained that at UPS, "there's no IT strategy, only a business strategy." He described the multi-faceted process through which IT works to collaborate with business leaders across units and functions to innovate, drive growth and support business strategy objectives.
Shrink-Wrap Your Way to Greatness
David Abney, COO, addressed attendees of the Warehousing and Education Research Council's annual conference in Atlanta, GA. In his remarks, Abney stressed the three interconnected "R's" that have quietly but quickly moved to the top of the C-level priority list - reward, risk and resilience.
Brazil and its Markets
Dan Brutto, president of UPS International, delivered welcome remarks to the 15th Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum: Brazil and its Markets. In his remarks, Brutto discussed the challenges and opportunities of growing mutually beneficial trade activity between the business communities of each country. He cited findings from the recently released UPS Latin America Business Monitor that showed Brazil's small and mid-size business community was eager to develop innovative products and open to developing export opportunities for those goods. UPS hosted the one day conference at its corporate headquarters in Atlanta.
UPS in Turbulent Times: Resilience and Opportunity
Kurt Kuehn, CFO, addressed attendees of the spring conference of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Atlanta, GA. In his remarks, Kuehn shared insights into how UPS is using a combination of resilience and opportunity to manage in turbulent economic times. He discussed how UPS is driving efficiencies and cost control while investing in growth opportunities to enhance its customer solutions capabilities
The Intelligent CIO: Shaping future strategies for the enterprise
Dave Barnes, CIO, participated in a panel discussion with technology executives from leading companies at the Economist CIO Agenda in New York. The session focused on the use of information technology to grow closer to customers, including new developments in the social media arena. The session was moderated by Debra D'Agostino, Deputy Director, Americas, Economist Intelligence Unit, and also featured Gary Plotkin, CIO, Hartford Financial, and Mary Sobiechowski, CIO, Sudler & Hennessey.
Economic Crisis Cannot Justify Trade Restrictions
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees of the CEO Leadership Series hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. In his remarks, Davis stressed that global trade is one of he most important tools we have to help lift the country out of the financial crisis and that current conditions cannot justify trade restrictions.
Staying Competitive in a Globalized World
Dan Brutto, President of UPS International, addressed local business leaders at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. He discussed the opportunities for companies competing in a global marketplace, as well as the challenges to overcome for success. He emphasized the need for a long-term public commitment to America's infrastructure development; the adoption of a mindset that embraces trade as an opportunity; and the imperative for America's small and midsize businesses to engage in global commerce
Right Turn at the Right Time
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO of UPS, delivered his address "Right Turn at the Right Time" on the role of reputation in today's business world at TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Thursday, June 12, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. On corporate reputation, Davis says, "Having a solid reputation, a reservoir of trust with your stakeholders, is a business imperative."
The Power of Giving
David Abney, chief operating officer of UPS, was the keynote speaker, May 14, at a ceremony honoring the first AmeriCorps' graduating high school class to participate in the AmeriCorps and UPS Foundation-sponored Community Service Partnership. High school students donated 450 hours each of community service and received college scholarship assistance in the innovative community service partnership. Abney's talk focused on the true sources of power for a lifetime, including the power of giving.
Today's CFO: Driving Strategy, Leading Change
Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer, addressed attendees of the CFO Rising conference in Orlando, Florida. Kuehn discussed the role of the finance chief in driving strategic transformation and how the function should balance the twin demands of return on investment and meeting growth objectives.
Preparing American Students to Succeed in a Global Era of Change
David Abney, chief operating officer of UPS and president of UPS Airlines, delivered the keynote address at the U.S. Department of Education's Dialogue on Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C., to an audience of leaders from the business, government and academic sectors. In his talk, Abney detailed global era priorities for an expanded national commitment to worker retraining, along with the need for a public/private educational commitment to better prepare U.S. students for global business expectations in the areas of technology, cultural awareness and languages.
Insights on Leadership Series
Scott Davis, chairman and chief executive officer, addressed attendees of the Insights on Leadership series hosted by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, GA. Davis was interviewed by Chamber President Sam Williams, and he discussed aspects of UPS business and related issues.