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MarketWaves18 – Schedule

7:00 AM     //   Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM    //    Opening Remarks

8:15 AM    //    Market Expert Leaders // Daily Watch LIVE!

8:25 AM // Panel Discussion – Investing in Freight Companies from a VC’s Point of View (Jenny Xu, FreightWaves // Angel Pu, Warburg Pincus // Nimay Mehta, Lead Edge Capital // Jake Medwell, 8VC)

8:50 AM    //    Fireside Chat With Christopher Kirchner,

9:00 AM    //    20 Quick-Fire Live Product Demos

BlockArray // Cargo Chief // 1ShiftLogistics // Citizens Reserve // Drivewyze // DLT Labs // EBE Technologies // FreightWaves SONAR // eShip Global Inc. // Filament

10:25 AM    //    Coffee and Networking Break

11:05 AM     //    20 Quick-Fire Live Product Demos

Freight Friend // Full Circle TMS // HubTran // JackFruit Systems // SmartDrive // KPMG // McLeod Software // Routique – Northstar Venture Technologies // Opus9 // Truckload Carriers Association

12:25 PM    //    Networking Lunch, Presented by TCA inGauge

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.

1:55 PM     //    20 Quick-Fire Live Product Demos

ORBCOMM // project44 // Phillips Connect Technologies // Platform Science // Redwood Logistics // Scroll Network // Shipwell //

3:00 PM    //    Coffee and Networking Break

3:40 PM     //    20 Quick-Fire Live Product Demos

TAC Index // Trimble // Transflo // Triumph Pay // Trucker Tools // TruckHub // Vector // Venus Technology Ventures // J.B. Hunt // Keyturn

5:00 PM    //    Panel Discussion | From Start Up to Market Leader (John Engstrom, Stifel // Chris Hines, Finca Global Holdings // Bob Farrell, GlobalTranz // Mark Yeager, Redwood Logistics

5:30 PM // Closing Remarks

6:30 PM    //    Waves After Hours With Uber Freight Dinner and 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

8:00 AM    //    Opening Remarks

8:15 AM    //    Keynote Speaker – Michael Lewis, Presented by K Ratio

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!

9:15 AM    //    Market Expert Leaders // Daily Watch LIVE!

9:25 AM // WavesTalk – Understanding the Metrics of the Business (Brian Bowers, FreightWaves ll Chris Henry, TCA Profitability Program (TPP), Truckload Carriers Association ll Scott Friesen, Echo Global Logistics // David Roush, KSM Transport Advisors)

9:55 AM    //    WavesTalk – How to Survive Freight Market Volatility (John Kingston, FreightWaves ll Craig Fuller, FreightWaves ll Doug Waggoner, Echo Global Logistics ll Paul Cusenza, Nodal Exchange and Nodal Clear)

10:35 AM    //    WavesTalk – The Economic Outlook for 2019 and Beyond (Donald Broughton ll Broughton Capital ll Ibrahiim Bayaan, FreightWaves ll Dean Croke, FreightWaves ll Daniel Pickett, FreightWaves)

11:00 AM    //    Coffee and Networking Break

11:20 AM    //    WavesTalk – The Impact of Global Trade on the Freight Markets (John Paul Hampstead, FreightWaves ll Garrett Neil Olson, Maersk ll Philip von Mecklenburg-Blumenthal, Freightos ll Marc Levinson, Author)

11:45 AM    //    WavesTalk – Commodities and the Impact on the Freight Markets (Kirk Purcell, FreightWaves ll Jesse Gastelle, USDA-AMS ll J. Scott Susich, DTN, LLC ll Jaco Booyens, Eden Green Technology)

12:10 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.

1:00 PM    //    Keynote – Manufacturing Outlook and Risk Management in a Time of Uncertainty: The Case for Developing Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies, Presented by TCA inGauge (Jason Schenker, The Futurist Institute / Prestige Economics)

1:30 PM    //    WavesTalk – Enterprise Truckload Carriers Speak Out (John Larkin, Stifel ll Eric Fuller, U.S. Xpress ll Don Daeske, Daeske Companies ll Shaleen Devgun, Schneider)

1:55 PM    //    WavesTalk – The Impact of Technology on the Freight Markets, Presented by Spireon (Eric Rempel, Redwood Logistics ll Shoaib Makani, KeepTruckin’ ll David Dolan, DCS Advisory ll Brad Hollister, SwanLeap)

2:25 PM    //    WavesTalk – The Future of Freight Brokerage is Digital – Companies Shaking It Up (Fergus Caldicott, FreightWaves ll Nick Gowen, Sr., J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. ll Jeff Tucker, Tucker Company Worldwide ll Grant Goodale, Convoy)

2:55 PM    //    Keynote – Consumer Demand Is Changing: How consumer macro trends are changing how the freight markets work (Retail and E-Commerce) (Jon Birger, Economist and Author)

3:25 PM    //    Coffee and Networking Break

3:55 PM    //     WavesTalk – Future of Warehousing & Final Mile Delivery, Presented by Prologis (George Abernathy, FreightWaves ll Kristi Montgomery, Kenco Innovation Labs ll William O’Donnell, Prologis Ventures ll Eric Berdinis, Uber Freight)

4:20 PM    //    WavesTalk – The Changing Automobile Markets and How it Impacts Freight (Jenny Xu, FreightWaves ll Chris Stallman, Fontinalis Partners ll Alden Woodrow, Ike // Jake Medwell, 8VC

4:45 PM // Freight.Tech Awards

5:00 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.

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