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Fireside Chat: Author of "The Box" looks at world trade today

Monday

3/1/2021 11:50 AM

Marc Levinson wrote the definitive book on the history of the cargo container: The Box. It’s about disruption, it’s about global trade, it’s about how a seemingly simple invention can revolutionize the world. Marc will join the Global Chain Supply Summit to talk about those subjects once again, but this time with the perspective of 15 years after the book first published, and with the experience of the pandemic shaping his perspective.

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Picking up the pieces: How to overhaul global shipping

Monday

3/1/2021 12:10 PM

In this in-depth conversation between Flexport COO, Sanne Manders, and Ocean Audit CEO, Steve Ferreira, the two industry experts will explore how global shipping can “pick up the pieces” from 2020. What are the fundamental changes in technology, business and relationship management that need to take place to make a stronger, better global shipping industry? How can we move forward, and not return to the status quo?

Sanne Manders
COO
Flexport
Speaker Bio
Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Monday

3/1/2021 12:40 PM

Fireside Chat: How weather impacts supply chains

Monday

3/1/2021 1:20 PM

2020 was a record year for weather disasters in the United States and shipping activity was impacted by those disasters. How do shippers navigate extreme weather events, especially as a changing climate moves to make disasters a more regular occurrence?

Korby Keeney
VP, Shipping & Operations
Irby
Speaker Bio
Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Building a Scalable Supply Chain Digitization Strategy

Monday

3/1/2021 1:40 PM

Every corner of the transportation industry has seen some level of digitization. But digital transformation doesn’t happen overnight. How can supply chains build a digitization strategy to handle today’s disruptions and their long-term goals? In this Fireside Chat, Christian Piller, VP of Value Engineering at project44, will sit down with Dolly Wagner-Wilkins, Chief Technology Officer at Worldwide Express, to discuss the biggest areas of opportunity for supply chain digitization and what challenges organizations may face when implementing digital technologies.

Dolly Wagner
CTO
Worldwide Express
Speaker Bio
Christian Piller
VP, Value Engineering
project44
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: COVID Supply Chain: is it sustainable?

Monday

3/1/2021 2:00 PM

Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio
Jon Monroe
Founder
Jon Monroe Consulting
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Container’s Don’t Lie: Understanding what the flow of trade is telling us during this Pandemic Container Crunch

Monday

3/1/2021 2:20 PM

Lori Ann interviews ImportGenius analyst William George on how the volumes moving along the maritime super highway, and the bills of lading and customs offer us key forward looking information.

Lori Ann LaRocco
Senior Editor of Guests
CNBC Business News
Speaker Bio
William George
Global Shipping Research and Analyst
Import Genius
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demo: Lean Solutions

Monday

3/1/2021 2:25 PM

Fireside Chat: Freight forwarding's cash flow challenges

Monday

3/1/2021 2:45 PM

The mismatch timing of payments is always a challenge for freight forwarders and brokers. Trying to explain the process to outside auditors and finacing firms is often even more difficult. There is a right way to handle this process though.

Amna Shah
Senior Consultant
AHS Consulting
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Ocean transportation logjam: how US importers deal with record shipping delays and under-supply

Monday

3/1/2021 3:10 PM

Philip Damas, head of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in the UK, and Andy Gillespie, Director Global Logistics at Ansell, debate the unprecedented and unexpected bottlenecks of international ocean transportation and their implications for importers and exporters.

Andrew Gillespie
Director, Global Logistics
Ansell Healthcare Products, LLC
Speaker Bio
Philip Damas
Managing Director - Head of Supply Chain Advisors
Drewry Group
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The human talent side of Containergeddon. Boxes, boats and you!

Monday

3/1/2021 3:30 PM

Founder and CEO of Logitalent, Bill Paul speaks with Steve Ferreira on recruitment during 2 of the most unusual events in the history of container shipping: Covid-19 and a equally contagious hot market.  


Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio
Bill Paul
Founder and Chairman
Logitalent Inc.
Speaker Bio

Maritime Capacity Variations Creates Challenges for OTR and Rail Freight

Monday

3/1/2021 3:55 PM

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Tune in for this SONAR showcase to learn a use case for Freight Forwarders and International Shippers can turn to SONAR to better understand maritime capacity fluctuations and bookings as seen in the Ocean TEUs Index and US Customs Maritime Import Shipments Index and how that correlates with the Freightos Baltic Daily Index.These SONAR indices give maritime shippers a full look at not only trade planning, but potential changes in pricing. When using these prior mentioned indices, you can start to get a sense of the impacts on inland freight by filtering the Outbound Tender Volume Index to the LA markets to get a sense of the impact on spot truckload prices.

Closing Remarks

Monday

3/1/2021 4:00 PM

Welcome

Tuesday

3/2/2021 9:00 AM

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Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: Pinot Noir Meets Napoleon’s Horse

Tuesday

3/2/2021 9:05 AM

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Storytelling and Personal Branding get introduced to global logisitcs practioners

Gary Vaynerchuk
Chairman
VaynerX
Speaker Bio
Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio

Fuller Speed Ahead: Evolution of Professional Athletes as Investors

Tuesday

3/2/2021 9:35 AM

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kelvin Beachum
NFL Athlete, Investor, Philanthropist & Speaker
Arizona Cardinals
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: FreightTech Investing and Themes

Tuesday

3/2/2021 10:05 AM

Join us as we explore fund raising and investing in freight technology prior to, throughout, and after COVID-19. In addition, we will discuss changes in in supply chains as a result of changing demands on the freight industry.

Brian Laung Aoaeh
Co-Founder and General Partner
REFASHIOND Ventures
Speaker Bio
JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The future of the global container shipping industry

Tuesday

3/2/2021 10:20 AM

In the years to come, what will container shipping look like? Will ownership still be this consolidated? Will regulators break up the alliances? Will ships remain the current size and ply the same trade lanes?

Peter Sand
Chief Shipping Analyst
BIMCO
Speaker Bio
Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Freightonomics

Tuesday

3/2/2021 10:45 AM

Maritime capacity continues to push rates higher. Dr. Zac Rogers comes on to discuss how this has pushed many shippers to look for other options as supply chains are reformed throughout the globe.

Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Zachary S. Rogers Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
Colorado State University
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Navigating volatility and unpredictability in container shipping

Tuesday

3/2/2021 11:15 AM

Container freight rates are at all-time highs, yet service levels are at all-time lows, causing stockouts for shippers, as well as unbudgeted freight expenses. Gordon Downes from NYSHEX will discuss how 2-way committed contracts have proven to enable reliable supply chains and predictable landed costs.

Gordon Downes
CEO
New York Shipping Exchange, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Coast Guard breaks the ice for smoother shipping lanes

Tuesday

3/2/2021 11:40 AM

The U.S. Coast Guard has special ships capable of breaking ice in polar regions, clearing lanes for container ships. Their missions also include strategic national security objectives and scientific research. We'll chat with Capt. William Woityra about these missions and the logistics behind them.

Nick Austin
Director of Weather Analytics & Sr. Meteorologist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
William Woityra
Commanding Officer, Polar Star
U.S. Coast Guard
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Tuesday

3/2/2021 12:00 PM

Fireside Chat: Managing the storm: The FMC’s role in addressing the container shortage

Tuesday

3/2/2021 12:35 PM

Booming imports and the effects of COVID-19 are straining container supply chains while causing transportation rates to surge and port congestion get worse. U.S. exporters, meanwhile, contend there’s more to the picture than just the economy: container line operators should be held to account for declining service and management decisions that are hurting customers’ bottom line. This fireside chat will feature Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel in a discussion about the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission's role in this unprecedented confluence of events and the options the agency has to deal with it.

John Gallagher
Chief Washington Correspondent
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Carl Bentzel
Commissioner
Federal Maritime Commission
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: artificial intelligence Based Automation in the Logistics Industry

Tuesday

3/2/2021 1:00 PM

Deep Cognition is a lead provider in Artificial Intelligence development and deployment platforms and solutions. In this Fireside chat, we will discuss our unique AI-based OCR software that offers data entry automation that is directly integrated into TMS or ERP systems. From commercial invoices and table extractions to bill of ladings, our software is intelligent to do it all without using templates.

Kate Curtin
VP of Marketing
Deep Cognition
Speaker Bio
Travis Rhyan
Chief Product Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: On, off, near, sure: Shoring-up the supply chain

Tuesday

3/2/2021 1:10 PM

Supply-chain digitalisation is accelerating at pace, while customer demand is driving an increased desire for transparency and visibility. Successfully navigating these buzzwords, while keeping spending under control often means that supply-chain security is often overlooked. Join industry veteran and noted academic Amy Broglin-Peterson, cyber / info / physical security expert Rich Mason, and Australian-based technology Founder Jonathan Kempe with a playful and thought-provoking take on supply-chain security: Layer 1 (physical), the role of IoT devices and biometrics, generating trustworthy data, supply-chain risks (and risk mitigation), and how all of these concepts are encompassed in the emerging #sureshoring movement.

Jonathan Kempe
CEO/Founder
Verifai
Speaker Bio
Rich Mason
Exec Advisor
Parsons Corporation
Speaker Bio
Amy Broglin-Peterson
Adjunct Faculty
Michigan State University
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The next revolution in containerization: how a smart container can improve maritime transportation

Tuesday

3/2/2021 1:20 PM

While our everyday lives have been changed by the widespread adoption of technology and e-commerce in 2020, the ocean-going container hasn't changed much since its first introduction in the 1970s. That may be changing. Rebecca Fenneman will interview MG (Ret.) Charlie Fletcher about the development of a global secure container and its potential impact on container shipping.

Rebecca A. Fenneman
Principal
Jeffrey/Fenneman Law + Strategy, PLLC
Speaker Bio
Charlie Fletcher
Fletcher Consulting
President & CEO
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Contracting, the good, the bad, and the ugly

Tuesday

3/2/2021 1:40 PM

Stephanie Loomis
Vice President of FCL Product, USA and Canada
Vanguard Logistics Services
Speaker Bio
Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio

Get a Leading Indicator on Inland Freight Volumes and Pricing with SONAR

Tuesday

3/2/2021 2:05 PM

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Tune into this segment to see how SONAR's maritime indices provide deep insights into the impacts on drayage and inland truckload freight pricing and capacity. Learn how both carriers and brokers can use the maritime data to reposition sales an assets to those ports where there is increased activity. Further, the SONAR team will showcase a dashboard that displays these flows in a great visualization.

Fireside Chat: Prospects for VC-backed startups in maritime

Tuesday

3/2/2021 2:20 PM

There’s more funding available to startups focused on maritime. Some startups are seeking to create operational efficiencies, saving costs and reducing ships’ greenhouse gas emissions. Others are seeking to provide more visibility on cargoes and vessels.

Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Evan Efsathiou
CEO
Burmester & Vogel/SkySail Advisors
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

Tuesday

3/2/2021 2:45 PM

Welcome

Wednesday

3/3/2021 9:00 AM

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

Keynote: the impact of global supply chains in a post-covid world

Wednesday

3/3/2021 9:05 AM

James Pomeroy
Global Economist
HSBC Bank
Speaker Bio
Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Forward Air's CEO reviews an enormously eventful year for LTL carriers

Wednesday

3/3/2021 9:40 AM

A company like Forward Air has been whipsawed during the pandemic. Air freight, which serves as the backbone of many Forward Air operations, saw new customers looking to take advantage of airlines that were trying to fill planes with something instead of passengers. The company then got hit with a cyberattack late in the year that served as a cautionary tale for companies not just in the supply chain everywhere. He’ll sit down with editor at large John Kingston for a fireside chat.

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tom Schmitt
Chairman & CEO
Forward Air Corporation
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How You Can Build Niche Influence

Wednesday

3/3/2021 10:10 AM

How to position yourself on social media to build your following.

Tom Augenthaler
Founder
551 Media LLC
Speaker Bio
Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The drama of Cargo claims and and Post-Pandemic landscape for shippers globally

Wednesday

3/3/2021 10:40 AM

Have you ever wondered why in the era of global e-commerce, customer satisfaction and one click solutions, cargo claims remain a nightmare for importers and exporters worldwide?  Lina and Steve discuss billions of waste absorbed by the cargo interest for damaged in transit cargo and how to take action to defend yourself.

Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio
Lina Jasutiene
Managing Director
Recoupex
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Changes in the air cargo market

Wednesday

3/3/2021 11:00 AM

How will the surging demand for air cargo transport last into the new year? Will emerging technologies (like drones) have an impact on the future of cargo delivery?

Brian Whitley
President
Taimen Transport & Trucklines
Speaker Bio
Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

fireside chat: crafty BCO ideas for next gen contracting

Wednesday

3/3/2021 11:20 AM

Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio
Jack Conaghan
Director of Logistics
AutoZone
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Wednesday

3/3/2021 11:45 AM

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Wednesday

3/3/2021 12:15 PM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about winter storm impact on Texas network two weeks later; critical infrastructure for sea freight; SeaTech that’s investible; and the state of blockchain at sea. Plus, at least 15 dead in California crash involving a truck; regulators weigh in on fight between tankers and container ships; sustainable trucking faces regulation and cost barriers; spot rates hit new high; KeepTruckin vs NTSB; Pokemon theft ring busted; and more. They’re joined by special guests Patrick Maher, VP, Business Development, Gulf Winds International; Juan-Jose Ruiz, Head of Strategy and Business Development, TradeLens; Jenna Bryant, Co-Founder, CEO, General Partner, Embedded Ventures

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Patrick Maher
VP of Business Development
Gulf Winds International
Speaker Bio
Juan-Jose Ruiz
Head of Strategy and Business Development
TradeLens - IBM Industry Platforms
Speaker Bio
Jenna Bryant
Co-Founder, CEO, General Partner
Embedded Ventures
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The power shift from shippers to ocean carriers

Wednesday

3/3/2021 1:30 PM

The balance of power between ocean carriers and cargo shippers has changed. Carriers are now firmly in the driver’s seat – with major implications for service contract negotiations and spot rates. Is it the new normal or just temporary?

Tom Craig
Supply Chain/Logistics Consultant & Advisor
LTD Management
Speaker Bio
Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The Roadmap to Maritime Sustainability

Wednesday

3/3/2021 1:50 PM

Andrew Stephens
Executive Director
Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: investing in container shipping stocks

Wednesday

3/3/2021 2:20 PM

Traders and investors have three main ways to play container shipping: They can buy shares of listed container liner companies, ship-leasing companies or box-leasing companies. Each offers different exposure to today’s cargo boom.

Randy Giveans
SVP, Equity Research
Jeffries
Speaker Bio
Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Using SONAR Data with Economic Data for Rich-Insights

Wednesday

3/3/2021 2:30 PM

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Zack Strickland sits with Anthony Smith, FreightWaves Economist to discuss key economic data like housing and construction numbers, correlating these data points to insights from SONAR to provide potential leading indicators on the freight market.

Zach Strickland
Market Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

#WithSONAR: Leading Indicators from SONAR

Wednesday

3/3/2021 2:40 PM

On today's episode of #WithSONAR, Luke and Kyle will take you through some of the most upstream leading indicators SONAR can provide for the freight market. With SONAR's exclusive 'Ocean Bookings Dataset', you can see ocean imports and exports weeks in advance before they ever start their ocean journey.

Kyle Taylor
SONAR Account Executive
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Luke Falasca
SONAR Account Executive
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

Wednesday

3/3/2021 3:00 PM

Post-Show Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Wednesday

3/3/2021 3:10 PM

FEB.22-MAR.3.2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

Even with a global pandemic, supply chains of the future will be increasingly global in nature. During this full week of supply chain insights, you’ll hear from different sectors of the supply chain universe: automotive; food and perishables; retail; manufacturing; consumer packaged goods; and much more. Expect to hear about the most important trends affecting every mode of transportation, from first- to last-mile and everything in between. Additionally, FreightWaves will get you up to speed with all of the important developments in trade relations that can open up opportunities for your organization in the future. We no longer live in the world of isolated supply chains. Disruptions in one corner of the world can impact your operations at home. With the turbulence of 2020 behind us (hopefully), Global Supply Chain Week will examine where the dust has settled and share lessons on reacting to the enormous disruptions of the previous year. We’re covering all the bases in eight straight days of supply chain  focus. 

EIGHT DAYS. WORLDWIDE IMPACT.

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Military/Aerospace & Manufacturing

Day 1 of the Global Supply Chain Week will dive into the defense and military supply chains that keep us safe. After all, many of the logistics practices used today were pioneered by the U.S. military. It operates globally, its bases are far-flung, and its supply chains must be protected and function smoothly 24/7. Logistics providers and companies working with the U.S. military won’t want to miss this impactful day so they can better serve the needs of our armed forces. We’ll examine the inputs and coordination needed to keep the defense sector producing the materials essential to maintaining a strong military. 

Additionally, with recent technology improvements and market swings, Day 1 of Global Supply Chain Week will cover the latest trends and best strategies for success in global manufacturing. How can organizations become more agile in an increasingly complex world? Lean supply chains are crucial to successful manufacturing strategies.

Retail & Building/Construction

Tag in for Day 2 when attention turns to the growing complexities and demands of retail supply, building and construction supply chains. Consumer expectations are rapidly changing and retail businesses are having to reevaluate age-old practices to keep up with e-commerce. From warehousing to navigating the turbulent waters of exporting and importing, expect to hear from big-name organizations and the next generation of innovative retail strategies. 

In addition, the unique qualities of the construction sector are up for discussion on Day 4. Unlike other sectors, virtually every finished product in the construction industry is different from the last. This creates unique challenges for supply chains. From design to procurement to suppliers and contracts, expect to hear discussions around managing the execution of these chains from start to finish.

Food/Perishables, CPG

From sourcing through consumption, food and CPG supply chains were pivotal to keeping the world sane in 2020. Without the strength of these vital sectors, the stress and anxiety that so many people experienced would have been exponentially worse. Getting food to the places that need it most, whether in the developed or developing world, requires intense coordination and forward planning. This day will cover agriculture, restaurants, perishables and more! Produce transportation has never looked so good!

Automotive

Automotive supply chains, just like other supply chains, have seen significant disruptions throughout the entire network over the past year. COVID-19 halted production for weeks. Suppliers and OEMs experienced labor shortages as outbreaks wreaked havoc. However, the industry’s recovery process has been well underway as suppliers play catch-up on orders. Tune in today as we dive deeper into the issues that are driving the auto industry, including cross-border trade, the push toward electrification, and Asian suppliers’ role in trans-Pacific volatility.

Energy, Chemicals & Mining

From oil and gas to everything hazmat and underground, the fifth day of the Global Supply Chain Week will dive into the raw materials and energy industries. After a year that saw the price of a barrel of oil dip into negative territory, what can transportation professionals and others expect from the turbulent energy sector? The ripple effects caused by drastic market changes in oil and gas can be felt throughout the economy and especially in transportation and supply chains. What can we expect from demand for new pipelines and drilling equipment? Don’t miss out on this impactful day during the Global Supply Chain Week. 

Global Maritime Logistics

Week two is certain to let it all out. We’re diving into everything maritime, geopolitics, air cargo and container shipping. Getting goods from point A to point B when there are customs and international regulatory hurdles is an ever-evolving challenge. Expect to hear conversations on global logistics, importing/exporting, trade relations, sustainability, containerized trade, ports and, of course, the technology propelling all of these topics forward.

In addition, we’ll introduce influential speakers from outside the world of freight. Attendees will hear from leaders who have a history of shaking things up and who can bring experience and insights unique to their lives. These are keynotes that you simply do not want to miss. Hop on the bus and ride along with the future of global supply chains!

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