FreightWaves Presents MarketWaves18

November 12-13, 2018  //  Grapevine, TX  //  Gaylord Texan Resort & Conv Center

Want to learn and get caught up to date with all of the trends attacking freight going into 2019 and beyond, without being bored? MarketWaves18 will electrify you, while providing deep insight into current, near-term and forward-looking trends impacting the freight and logistics market. We’re building on the format of Transparency18, with quick-fire demos of disruptive technologies, top-ranked keynote speakers, and adding a new 25-minute WavesTalk format with thought leadership from some of the top minds in the industry.

For this event, MarketWaves18 focuses on the market and economic outlooks going into 2019 and beyond. As the industry is becoming more digitized, MarketWaves18 will also be showcasing technologies and services that use quantitative data to project and monitor the freight markets.

It’s the perfect venue for pricing, operational, financial, sales and marketing executives, and anyone that is focused on the impact of the freight markets on their business now, and in the future.

Marketwaves18 Will Be Held At The Gaylord Texan On Lake Grapevine Just North Of The Dfw Airport In Grapevine, Texas.

Day one features cutting-edge short-form demos from 40 freight-tech startups demonstrating the very latest in technological innovation shaping the freight industry. 

This dynamic format provides a proven platform for freight-tech companies to achieve the next level of success with new customers, strategic partnerships, expert feedback, press coverage and VC funding. Several networking opportunities are scheduled between the demos. 

Day two provides the latest thinking on freight markets from visionaries and industry and market leaders. Keynotes and panels provide both high-level strategic and specifically actionable insights giving you the best competitive intelligence on freight markets anywhere. 

MarketWaves18 will also feature a new “WavesTalk” format with 25-minute power-packed presentations by industry experts and thought leaders. Hear the latest on topics covering Autonomous Vehicle Systems, Global Trade, Agriculture, Oil, Freight Futures and more. This new and exclusive MarketWaves18 format will give leading visionaries a chance to make a case for the future of our industry in 2018, 2019 and beyond

Exclusive Keynote Speaker

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Big Short, Moneyball, The Blind Side and Flash Boys – Michael Lewis – will be a keynote speaker for MarketWaves18. This is an event-only exclusive, 60-minute Q&A with Mr. Lewis. There will not be event recording or live-streaming of this keynote. You’ve got to be there in person! 

The MarketWaves18 Experience

  • Encounter fast-paced demos of cutting-edge freight-tech startups.
  • Network with some of the top minds and thinkers on the future of 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 spectrum.
  • 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 and media.

New to MarketWaves18: InnovationLab for Startups

As a startup, socializing and gathering feedback on your new, or early stage, concept can be one of your biggest challenges. Finding access to an audience of industry participants, potential customers and partners, investors and VCs should be step one. If you are developing an innovative technology solution for one of the many challenges facing the freight and logistics industry, our new Waves InnovationLab is the perfect platform for you! Waves InnovationLab will be launching as a part of MarketWaves18 November 12-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

The Waves InnovationLab can help you simplify the complex journey to commercialization and fundraising:

– Connect with potential customers and collaborators across the freight/logistics market

– Receive insight/feedback on your product/service

– Win a spot on a bigger Demo Day platform to reach a broader audience