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7:00 AM     //   Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM    //    DEMO Day Keynote Speaker

8:30 AM    //    20 Quick-Fire Live Product Demos

Experience 20 fast-paced demos from cutting-edge freight-tech startups and innovators. Get an intimate live product demo on the latest technologies changing the industry-direct from the disruptors.

11:50 AM    //    Networking Lunch

Enjoy lunch with industry leaders and demo presenters. This lunch will give you additional time and opportunity to network with demo presenters and learn more about their technologies.

1:20 PM     //    20 Quick-Fire Live Product Demos

Experience 20 fast-paced demos from cutting-edge freight-tech startups and innovators. Get an intimate live product demo on the latest technologies changing the industry-direct from the disruptors.

4:40 PM    //    R&R Time before the Kick Ass MW18 Party

5:00 PM    //    Networking Reception and Kick Ass MW18 Party at the Glass Cactus Night Club on the Gaylord Texan Property - Shuttles will rotate through the evening from the Tour Bus Lobby Entrance

 

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Tuesday brings a new format to the Waves events. We lead off with a Keynote from Michael Lewis, the award-winning author. Then, we begin a series of short-form talks that are limited to  25-minutes. We call this format "WavesTalks." This new and exclusive Waves format will give leading visionaries a chance to make a case for the future of our industry in 2018, 2019 and beyond.

WavesTalks are presentations by industry experts and thought leaders highlighting major subjects that create market volatility and changes in the freight markets. Each Waves talk is delivered with a focus on current trends, near-term outlook (2019) and beyond (5+ years).  

Hear perspectives on how technology changes and market developments will impact the freight markets:

  • Consumer retail trends and final mile
  • Enterprise truckload
  • Freight brokerage
  • Agriculture 
  • Automobiles/autonomous
  • Labor shortages (drivers, warehouse workers)
  • Global trade policy
  • Domestic energy production
  • Demographic shifts and population
  • Warehousing and final mile delivery  

Each session is limited to 25 minutes, with up to three experts on the stage. One expert will over the current state of things; one will cover the outlook into 2019; and one will project the long-term future. 

7:00 AM    //    Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM    //    Keynote Speaker – Michael Lewis

Journalist and Best-Selling Author of The Big Short, The Blind Side and Moneyball, Michael Lewis will join us on the MarketWaves18 stage for an intimate chat. We will dive into his theories and predictions of how the financial market will drive the industry. This is a non-live stream event, so get your ticket. You will not want to miss this session!

9:45 AM    //    WavesTalk - How to Survive Freight Market Volatility

10:15 AM    //    WavesTalk - The Economic Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

10:50 AM    //    Coffee Break

11:20 AM    //    WavesTalk - The Impact of Global Trade on the Freight Markets 

11:55 AM    //    WavesTalk - Commodities and the Impact on the Freight Markets

12:30 PM    //    Networking Lunch

Enjoy lunch with industry leaders and demo presenters. This lunch will give you additional time and opportunity to network with demo presenters and learn more about their technologies.

1:15 PM    //    WavesTalk - Manufacturing Outlook and Risk Management in a Time of Uncertainty: The Case for Developing Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies

1:45 PM    //    WavesTalk - Enterprise Truckload Carriers Speak Out 

2:20 PM    //    WavesTalk - The Impact of Technology on the Freight Markets

2:55 PM    //    WavesTalk - The Future of Freight Brokerage is Digital - Companies Shaking It Up

3:30 PM    //    WavesTalk - Consumer Demand Is Changing: How consumer macro trends are changing how the freight markets work (Retail and E-Commerce)

4:35 PM    //     WavesTalk - Future of Warehousing & Final Mile Delivery

5:10 PM    //    WavesTalk - The Changing Automobile Markets and How it Impacts Freight Demand

5:45 PM    //    Closing Remarks

*Agenda subject to change

 

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The BiTA Fall Symposium, a members-only event, will immediately follow MarketWaves18 on Wednesday.