The hottest FreightTech Event of the year!

November 12-13, 2019   //  Chicago, IL  //  McCormick Place

FreightWaves LIVE Chicago is the premier freight conference of the year, featuring quick-fire demos of the latest technologies, keynote presentations from top-ranked speakers, and visionary fireside chats designed to keep attendees on the cusp of the latest trends and factors impacting the freight industry as we head into 2020. Data-driven discussions and presentations will provide deep insight into current, near-term and forward-looking trends that are shaping the freight and logistics market. When the daily sessions end, you’ll also have the evenings to network and connect with leading minds in the industry and engage with your peers or see all that Chicago has to offer.

As the industry is becoming increasingly digitized, FreightWaves LIVE Chicago will also showcase technologies and services that use quantitative data to project and monitor the freight markets. Whether you’re a shipper, carrier, broker, 3PL, investor, VC, association, technology company, analyst, media representative, academic, or an executive in the world of pricing, finance, or operations, FreightWaves LIVE Chicago will provide the fuel you need to propel your business toward a successful future. Get your team ready for success in 2020 and beyond at the best freight conference the industry has ever seen.

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Future of Freight Media

11/12/19 7:30 am

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Emily Szink
EVP of Content
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote with Ben Mezrich

11/12/19 8:00 am

Ben Mezrich
Best-Selling Author
"Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions"
Speaker Bio
Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Building a FreightTech Company

11/12/19 8:40 am

Lidia Yan
CEO
NEXT Trucking
Speaker Bio
JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Building a Forwarder in the Middle of the Country

11/12/19 8:40 am

Mike Powell
Chief Technology Officer
SEKO Logistics
Speaker Bio
Henry Byers
Market Expert - International Freight Forwarding & Maritime
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Town Hall: Brokering in 2025: The Future of Brokerage

11/12/19 9:00 am

George Abernathy
President
Emerge
Speaker Bio
Andrew Silver
CEO
MoLo Solutions
Speaker Bio
Matt Pyatt
CEO
Arrive Logistics
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: No Shortage of Trucking Topics

11/12/19 9:20 am

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Rachel Premack
Editorial Director
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Vaporware vs. The Real Thing: Making the Jump

11/12/19 9:25 am

Paige Cox
SVP Digital Supply Chain Business Networks
SAP
Speaker Bio
Jett McCandless
Founder and CEO
project44
Speaker Bio

Industry Keynote with Mark Rourke

11/12/19 9:45 am

SONAR 5.0

11/12/19 10:25 am

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Nadeen Vawter
Quality Assurance Engineer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The Amazon Is Burning: The Amazon Effect and Your Business

11/12/19 4:00 pm

Ryan Rogers
Chief Transformation Officer
Covenant
Speaker Bio
Matt Waller
Dean, Sam M. Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Speaker Bio

WavesTalk: How the Uberization of Freight is Transforming Logistics

11/12/19 4:20 pm

Fireside Chat: Brian Yormak and Chris Thomas

11/12/19 4:40 pm

Chris Thomas
Co-Founder
Detroit Mobility Lab
Speaker Bio
Brian Yormak
Partner
Story Ventures
Speaker Bio

Debate: The Greatest Freight City?

11/12/19 5:00 pm

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Matt Silver
CEO
Forager
Speaker Bio

FreightTech Award Reveal

11/13/19 7:30 am

Industry Keynote with Shelley Simpson

11/13/19 8:10 am

Shelley Simpson
Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of People and Human Resources
J.B. Hunt
Speaker Bio

Keynote with Jordan Belfort

11/13/19 8:40 am

George Abernathy
President
Emerge
Speaker Bio
Jordan Belfort
Author
"Wolf of Wall Street"
Speaker Bio

Keynote with Howard Green

11/13/19 1:10 pm

Howard Green
Journalist, Founding Anchor of BNN & Best-Selling Author
Speaker Bio
JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Industry Keynote with Frank McGuigan

11/13/19 1:40 pm

Fireside Chat: The Impact of Automation on Logistics

11/13/19 1:40 pm

Alden Woodrow
Co-Founder and CEO
Ike
Speaker Bio
Bill Pescatello
Founder & Managing Partner
Evolv Ventures
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Where’s My Truck?! Carrier Tracking Transparency & Ubiquity

11/13/19 2:15 pm

David Broering
President, Non-Asset
NFI
Speaker Bio
Dean Croke
Chief Insights Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Demystifying freight pricing promises benefits for all

11/13/19 2:15 pm

Ruthie Amaru
Chief Marketplace Officer
Freightos Marketplace
Speaker Bio
John Larkin
Operating Partner
Clarendon Capital
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The Next Big Thing

11/13/19 2:40 pm

Matt McLelland
VP of Sustainability and Innovation
Covenant Transportation
Speaker Bio
Emily Szink
EVP of Content
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Southwest Airlines to begin bar coding cargo in 2020

11/13/19 2:40 pm

Wally Devereaux
Managing Director, Cargo & Charters
Southwest Airlines
Speaker Bio
Brandon Fried
Executive Director
Airforwarders Association
Speaker Bio

Industry Keynote with Graham Parker

11/13/19 3:20 pm

Graham Parker
CEO
Kontainers
Speaker Bio
Brian Laung Aoaeh
Co-Founder and General Partner
REFASHIOND Ventures
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Will It Ever Stop? The Chinese Trade War and Its Impact on Global Freight

11/13/19 3:20 pm

Stephen Dedola
Co-Owner and CIO
Dedola Global Logistics (DGL)
Speaker Bio
John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Waves Talk: Lee Klaskow

11/13/19 3:45 pm

Lee Klaskow
Senior Analyst—Transportation & Logistics
Bloomberg Intelligence
Speaker Bio

Town Hall: Peter Rentschler

11/13/19 4:10 pm

Fireside Chat: IMO2020

11/13/19 4:10 pm

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Scott Susich
Director, Data Analytics and Advisory Services
DTN
Speaker Bio

Waves Talk: Making or Breaking Your Business with Machine Learning

11/13/19 4:35 pm

Fireside Chat: Customer-Centered Startups Attract Maersk Growth Fund's Attention

11/13/19 4:35 pm

Laura Fava
EVP
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Sune Stilling
Head of Growth
Maersk Group
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Data, Partnerships and the Modern Shipper

11/13/19 5:00 pm

Adam Robinson
VP, Product Marketing SONAR
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jenny Xu
CEO
Carggo
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Scott Ausland

11/13/19 5:00 pm

JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Scott Auslund
COO
Gulf Relay Logistics
Speaker Bio

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