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Transparency19 unveils new immersive format, keynotes

FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller speaks at MarketWaves18 last month. ( Photo: FreightWaves Staff Photographer )

FreightWaves is proud to officially announce Transparency19, the return of the cutting-edge transport tech-focused conference. Transparency19 will take place over the course of three days from May 6 through May 8 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC).

“Transparency19 is about game-changing companies and the technology they’re building,” said Craig Fuller, FreightWaves CEO. “Attendees will stay on top of leading trends in transport tech and encounter the most insightful thinkers in our industry and beyond. Our team has worked very hard to make every moment of this conference truly exciting.”

Transparency19 will bring a diverse set of the most knowledgeable thought leaders from transportation together with fresh, compelling perspectives from the wider world of business and technology.

Those thought leaders include: Gary Vaynerchuk, the digital marketing guru and CEO of VaynerMedia; David Rowan, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Wired UK; Andrew Clarke, CFO of C.H. Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW); and Shelley Simpson, EVP and CCO of J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT)

Last May at Transparency18 we pioneered a new two-day event for the transportation and logistics industry: a full day of live technology demos from startup companies and incumbents, followed by a day of exciting speakers and expert panels.

Since our first conference we’ve continued to innovate, expand, and disrupt. Transparency19 will be packed with even more exciting content over three days, and we’ve reimagined the event to make it even more engaging.

Instead of dividing up the event between demos and panels, we’re weaving all the different formats together so that each day will have a constant flow of keynotes, demos, panels, and fireside chats.

“The ‘Waves’ events are considered the hottest events in the industry for a reason,” said Lisa McGinty, FreightWaves’ Chief Marketing Officer. “Just like the companies demonstrating their cutting-edge technology on stage, we strive to continually innovate and make each of our events more compelling and stimulating than the one before it. We want our conferences to be highly differentiated from what the freight community is accustomed to and more relevant and valuable than the current industry standard.”

Members of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) will convene at the BiTA Spring Symposium following Transparency19 on May 9 at the GICC.

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John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

John Paul writes about current events and economics, especially politics, finance, and commodities, and holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Michigan. In previous lives John Paul studied Shakespeare in London and Buddhism in India, but now he focuses on transportation and logistics in the heart of Freight Alley--Chattanooga. He spends his free time with his wife and daughter herding cats, collecting books, and walking alongside the Tennessee River.