FreightWaves LIVE CHI

The hottest FreightTech Event of the year!

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

Headline Sponsor: JB Hunt 360

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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What To Expect

  • Encounter fast-paced demos of cutting-edge freight-tech startups
  • Network with some of the top minds and thinkers in freight
  • Gain key market insights from industry leaders to help you position for the future
  • Connect with senior-level transportation industry executives, venture capitalists, industry analysts, developers, media, bloggers, and entrepreneurs from across the industry
  • Meet the decision-makers behind the biggest brands and startups who create buzz around high-impact technology across all industry segments: shippers, carriers, 3PLs, supply chain management, manufacturing, media, and more.

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Rapid-Fire Demos

FreightWaves was the first company in the freight industry to successfully launch a high-energy, live product demo format, with no vaporware or PowerPoint presentations allowed. Over the course of our two-day event, we will be featuring dozens of live, 7-minute product demos from the industry’s leading technology and solution providers. This format allows the audience to see exactly how these technologies work while hearing how they can be used to transform the industry. It is a perfect format for both startups and leading freight technology companies to get their products in front of potential customers, media, prospective partners, and VCs.

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Hyatt Regency


We are pleased to offer two hotel options for guests coming to Chicago for FWLIVE – the Hyatt Regency, connected to the convention center itself, and the Marriott Marquis, located directly across the street. You may use the links on the lodging page (link to the left) to reserve your rooms or call each hotel directly, referencing FreightWaves LIVE to receive a discounted room rate. Discounted room options will expire on October 15 for the Hyatt Regency and on October 25 for the Marriott Marquis.

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Thank You To Our Headline Sponsor

J.B. Hunt 360

Thank You To Our Title Sponsors

8VC, K Ratio, TTN

Thank You To Our Universal Sponsors

Daimler, Echo, Emerge, LeanTech, Platform Science, SkyBitz, Transflo, TriumphPay, Uber Freight

Thank You To Our National Sponsors

Front, Schneider, Trimble

Thank You To Our Regional Sponsors

ArcBest, DLCartel, FreightFriend, Here, McLeod Software, nlb services, OTR Capital, Pilot Flying, WeWork

Thank You to Our Media Partners

American Shipper, DC Velocity, Chatbots Journal, FreightWaves, Investable Universe, Lets Talk Supply Chain, The Logistics of Logistics, SupplyChainBrain, CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, The IoT Magazine

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