cold chain
SUMMIT

AUGUST 11, 2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

Refrigerated supply chains impact everything from chemicals to produce to pharmaceuticals, and every piece of the cold chain puzzle must be closely planned and monitored to ensure these delicate items reach their destination in-tact. What are leaders in the industry experiencing and how are they addressing new challenges? How have cold chains adapted in the past year to meet new demands? What does the future of the cold supply chain look like? Join us for the Cold Chain Summit to learn how to better serve your customers, carriers and partners and to explore the emerging trends in this vital industry.

AGENDA

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Welcome

4/30/21 9:00 am

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Keynote: How NASA is driving innovation in drone technology

4/30/21 9:05 am

During this keynote, Parimal Kopardekar discusses what drones mean for the future of air traffic control. How will net-enabled air traffic control change the way autonomous and unmanned drones operate in some soon-to-be crowded skies.

Parimal Kopardekar
Director
NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)
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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The role of underwater drones in the supply chain

4/30/21 9:25 am

Diving into the deep with a look at uses for underwater drones from shipwrecks to science.

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Sam Macdonald
President
Deep Trekker, Inc.
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Fireside Chat: Delivering everything with drones

4/30/21 9:45 am

Drone delivery economics continue to improve dramatically, especially at scale. Join Bobby Healy and Kevin Hill as they talk about payloads and how to calculate drone delivery costs. It's all about energy, distance, and wind speed.

Bobby Healy
Bobby Healy
Manna
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Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: UPS' unique and aggressive approach to drone services

4/30/21 10:10 am

Through its Flight Forward subsidiary, UPS is approaching drones and UAVs in an aggressive manor with the goal of being an industry leader. UPS Flight Forward is one of only three drone companies with a Part 135 certificate allowing them to own and operate a fleet of UAVs. Kevin Wasik, the Head of Business Development at UPS Flight Forward, joins FreightWaves Sr. Retail Analyst Andrew Cox to discuss UPS's strategy, what the company looks for in partners, and how drone companies and the FAA can work better together to advance the industry faster.

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
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Kevin Wasik
Head of Business Development
UPS Flight Forward
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Fireside Chat: Flying beyond the line of sight

4/30/21 10:35 am

Anthony Smith and Yariv Bash dive into the near-future for drone delivery. Yariv breaks down the reality of on demand drone delivery and dispels misconceptions about the industry.

Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
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Yariv Bash
Co-Founder & CEO
Flytrex Aviation
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Fireside Chat: Drone Delivery: How close are we? A PR Discussion

4/30/21 10:55 am

In this session FreightWaves director of PR, Matt Stubbs, talks with Bill Wimberley, head of business development at Wingcopter about developments in drone capabilities, safety, perception problems, and how close we are to drones as a last mile solution for delivery.

Bill Wimberley
Head of Business Development
Wingcopter
Speaker Bio
Matt Stubbs
Director of Public Relations
FreightWaves
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WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

4/30/21 11:25 am

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Ashley Ellefson
COO
Drone Racing League
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session presented by Loadsure

4/30/21 11:55 am

Fireside Chat: Developing drones as a service

4/30/21 12:30 pm

The less seen and heard about drones is what will make them successful as premium last-mile delivery vehicles. And being certified by the Federal Aviation Administration is akin to the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
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John Graber
President, Aerospace
Workhorse
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Fireside Chat: Planning urban centers for drone delivery

4/30/21 12:55 pm

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Kaylee Nix talks to Joshua Goldstein, business development manager at UrbanFootprint, about how his company is taking a data-driven approach to planning layouts of urban environments.

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Josh Goldstein
Director of Business Development and Partnerships
UrbanFootprint
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Drones and the agricultural supply chain

4/30/21 1:15 pm

AgEagle is a manufacturer of drones, often for custom applications, based in the U.S. Its CEO, Michael Drozd, talks with FreightWaves editor at large John Kingston about the competitive landscape for drone manufacturers, the agricultural uses that were in the company's origins, and where he sees drone use for parcel deliveries headed.

Michael Drozd
CEO
AgEagle’
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John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: The future of on-demand delivery

4/30/21 1:40 pm

Drone companies will need to develop partnerships to scale its services. Alan Tay and Chris Jarvis describes their recent partnership how it will fuel growth for both GoFor and Aurora.

Alan Tay
CEO
Aurora Aerial
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Chris Jarvis
Chief Logistics Officer
GoFor
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At Your Doorstep: The future of drone delivery is on par

4/30/21 2:00 pm

Drones could be the next mechanism for carrying packages from place to place, but they need a receptacle for secure drop off. Valqari is designing that drop point and is testing it in a unique location.

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Ryan Walsh
Co-Founder & CEO
Valqari
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Closing Remarks

4/30/21 2:15 pm

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

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