FreightWaves Presents MarketWaves19

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

MarketWaves19 is the premier event for the freight industry, featuring quick-fire demos of the latest technologies, keynote presentations from top-ranked speakers, and expert panels 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, MarketWaves19 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, MarketWaves19 will provide the fuel you need to propel your business toward a successful future.


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  • 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


7-Minute Live 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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We are pleased to offer a group rate at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, which is connected to the McCormick Place conference center. To make your reservations, click the link below. You may also book your room by calling the hotel property directly at (402) 593-6018. Please reference the "MarketWaves19" room block when calling to receive the discounted rate of $239 per night. Our room block rate will expire on October 15, 2019.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at events@freightwaves.com.