Supply Chain Resilience & Trade Lane Shifts

Trade lanes are established based on the flow of goods and the economic relationships between countries or regions. Trade lanes are fundamental to supply chain management as they dictate the flow of goods from production to consumption. Factors such as distance, shipping costs, transit times, and regulatory requirements influence trade lane selection and logistics decision-making. Understanding trade lanes allows logistics professionals to optimize transportation routes, select appropriate carriers, and coordinate logistics activities effectively.

The supply chain is all about flexibility and recent challenges facing the global shipping industry have led to a significant shift in the dynamics of international trade routes. AmCham members are invited to an exclusive breakfast meeting on July 26 featuring the President of Global Government Affairs at UPS to discuss supply chain resilience and trade lane shifts.

Michael Kiely is the President of Global Government Affairs at UPS. Based in Washington DC, he leads UPS’s legislative strategy and advocacy efforts pertaining to the company’s global and domestic business units. 

Michael began his career with UPS in 1992 as a management trainee. Upon completion, he held numerous positions in the finance and accounting function on assignments based in New York, Georgia and Belgium. In 2001, he was appointed as Managing Director of Finance and Accounting for UPS’s Northern European operations, where he oversaw all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Taxation and Benefits Management for seven European countries. He moved to UPS’s Government Affairs function in 2005 where he advanced UPS’s reform efforts on laws and regulations impacting multiemployer pension plans, health care reform and tax policy. In his role as President of US Government Affairs, he led the development and execution of legislative and regulatory strategies for a range of policy issues including trade and customs; labor and employment; sustainability and alternative fuels; postal; healthcare; and transportation across the federal government and 50 state governments. He assumed his current position in 2023.

Michael is on the Executive Committee for the American Trucking Associations where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. He serves on the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Board for the Bryce Harlow Foundation, the Board of the US Chamber’s Political Advisory Committee, and the Board of the US-ASEAN Business Council. Michael graduated from Fordham University in 1992. He received an MBA from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and also studied at the Wharton School of Business and Emory University.

AmCham’s Global Leaders Series is one of our signature programs and provides members and guests with unprecedented access to the political, policy, corporate, and institutional leaders whose expertise, insights, and experience shape the global business climate.

To respect the national mourning period due to the passing of General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, this event is CANCELLED. We regret any inconvenience this causes you.