a blueprint for the future
Are you ready to rock Cleveland with FreightWaves? In June 2023, freight will overtake the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland for the second annual Future of Supply Chain. The greatest minds in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries will share insights, predict future trends and showcase emerging technology the FreightWaves way–with engaging discussions, rapid-fire demos, interactive sponsor kiosks and more.
Join us June 21-22, 2023, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio to learn first-hand how companies are digitally transforming the management of their supply chains. Explore the latest technology, newest applications, trends in education and continuing evolution of the overall supply chain–it’s an event you don’t want to miss!
What you can expect in Cleveland
Thousands of senior level executives focused on what's next in the global supply chain, spanning from technology to geopolitics to economic disruptions
40+ rapid-fire technology demos from FreightTech startups and incumbents
Engaging keynote speakers and fireside chats
Live broadcasting from multiple stages
Industry-specific content for verticals like CPG, retail, automotive, and healthcare
Do you have what it takes to present your product in record time? Our Rapid-Fire Demos showcase the latest industry advancements and technology by ensuring the most important details are covered as participants work against the clock. You will have seven minutes to introduce the audience to your company and product. Once your time is up, the lights go out and the audio is cut—no exceptions! Compete against industry peers for coveted Best In Show recognition. Think you have what it takes to beat the clock? Sign up to demo today!
featured themes & topics
Reshoring for supply chain resilience and velocity
Pursuing end-to-end visibility
Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning
Leveraging data for operational improvement and strategic transformation
The market in CPG, retail, food and beverage, packaging and paper goods
Outlook for railroad network fluidity
Why consumers are shifting downmarket in CPG and food and beverage
Issues affecting the U.S. - Mexico - Canada food supply chain
How input cost shocks affect margin and supply chain strategy at industrials
Integrating real-time freight signals into demand planning
Trends in cold chain warehousing
When reshoring makes sense
Dynamic pricing in transportation and logistics
questions that will be answered
What does the post-pandemic global supply chain look like?
How are retailers and manufacturers seizing the opportunity to push through strategic initiatives on technology, reshoring, and emissions reduction?
How will rising tensions between China and the United States affect Transpacific trade?
What are shippers doing to deal with commodity price volatility and higher input costs?
When will supply and demand reach equilibrium in freight markets?
What is the impact on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and robotic automation?
How are companies navigating the push towards ESG standards and what does it means to be net-zero carbon?
Will retail inventory builds be cautious or aggressive in 2023?
What’s the timeline on the recovery of U.S. automotive production?
Will e-commerce growth continue to support paperboard demand?
Ocean rates: lower for longer?
j.b. hunt party
At the Future of Supply Chain, J.B. Hunt and FreightWaves will rock Cleveland with an epic party at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the museum, network, enjoy a live concert, dancing, food and custom drinks all at this national landmark facility. It’s a party you don't want to miss! Join us and let’s show Cleveland how freight rocks!