MAY 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM




8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Craig Fuller, Founder & CEO, FreightWaves


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

WavesSide Chat

Gary Vaynerchuk, Inventor, Serial Entrepreneur, Five-Time New York Times Bestselling Author, and CEO of VaynerMedia and Craig Fuller, Founder & CEO, FreightWaves

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

LIVE: FreightWaves Market Experts

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM

Quantum Leap Into the Future of Freight

Greg Price, CEO, Shipwell

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

CEO M&A Panel

Renee Krug, CEO, GlobalTranz; Mark Yeager, CEO Redwood Logistics; Doug Waggoner, CEO Echo, John Larkin, Managing Director Investment Banking Transportation and Logistics, Stifel (moderator)

Coffee & Networking Break

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

10:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Rapid-Fire Demos


12:10 PM - 1:20 PM

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

PowerTalk 2

Scott Shechtman, Head of New Markets, Nasdaq

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Anthony Levandowski, CEO and Co-Founder, Pronto; John Kingston, Executive Editor, FreightWaves (moderator)

AV on the Level

Rapid-Fire Demos

2:10 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Coffee & Networking Break

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Trucking Freight Futures

Craig Fuller, Founder and CEO, FreightWaves; Don Thornton, Senior Vice President, DAT Solutions; Patrick Draut, Principal at K-Ratio; Addison Armstrong, Executive Director, FreightWaves (moderator)

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM

WavesSide Chat

Andrew Clarke, Former Chief Financial Officer, CH Robinson; George Abernathy, President, FreightWaves (moderator)

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

PowerTalk 3

Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete


5:10 PM - 5:40 PM

Allison Robinson, CEO, The Mom Project; Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women in Trucking Association; Blythe Brumleve, Founder, Digital Dispatch and Brumleve Brands; Lisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)

The Female Factor: How can it help reshape the industry?



5:40 PM - 5:45 PM

Lisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves

Closing Remarks


JB Hunt Party

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MAY 7, 2019


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Lisa McGinty, Chief Marketing Officer, FreightWaves

8:05 AM - 9:05 AM

Visionary Keynote Town Hall

Brad Jacobs, CEO, XPO Logistics

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

LIVE: FreightWaves Market Experts

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM

FreightWaves SONAR 4.0

Nadeen Vawter, SONAR Account Executive, FreightWaves

9:35 AM - 10:15 AM


Brad Stone, Author and Bloomberg Writer

Coffee & Networking Break

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

Rapid-Fire Demos

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Building a Future Based on a Legacy

Shelley Simpson, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, and President of Highway Services, J.B. Hunt; George Abernathy, President, FreightWaves (moderator)


11:50 AM - 1:10 PM

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Rapid-Fire Demos

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Trevor Milton, President and CEO, Nikola Motor Company

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

High-Growth CEO Panel

Drew McElroy, Transfix, Lidia Yan, CEO and Co-Founder, NEXT Trucking; Brad Hollister, CEO, SwanLeap; John Engstrom, Vice President Investment Banking Transportation and Logistics, Stifel (moderator)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Rapid-Fire Demos

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

The New South

Michael Randle, Owner, Editor, Publisher, and Founder, Southern Business & Development

4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

Jason Palmer, Chief Operating Officer, SmartDrive

Data Convergence and Safety Considerations

5:05 PM - 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks

Championship BBQ from TriumphPay

5:10 PM - 7:30 PM

MAY 8, 2019


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Opening Remarks

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

8:15 AM - 9:00 PM


David Rowan, Editor-at-Large and Founding Editor-in-Chief, Wired

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Sector Talk 1: MultiModal Freight Matching

Martin Lew, Founder and CEO Commtrex; Matt Tillman, Founder and CEO, Haven; Graham Parker, CEO Kontainers, Dean Croke, Chief Insights Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sector Talk 2: IMO2020

John Kingston, Executive Editor, FreightWaves

Rapid-Fire Demos

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Coffee & Networking Break

11:10 AM - 11:40 PM

Sector Talk 3: Investing/VC

Thiago Olson, Brian Yormack, James Kulinski, Fergus Caldicott, Chief Technology Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)

11:40 PM - 12:10 PM

Sector Talk 4: Disaster Relief Logistics

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network; Bettina Stix, Amazon

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM

Sector Talk 5: Hope is Not a Strategy. Data Benchmarking to Improve Profitability

Chris Henry, Program Manager, TCA Profitability Program; David Roush, President, KSM Transport Advisors; Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst, Logistics Trends & Insights, Benjamin Gordon, Founder and Managing Partner, BG Strategic Advisors (moderator)


12:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sector Talk 6: The Bull, The Bear and The Other Guy

John Larkin, Managing Director–Investment Banking, Transportation and Logistics, Stifel; Donald Broughton, Managing Partner, Broughton Capital; Thom Albrecht, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Celadon Group; George Abernathy, Chief Revenue Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sector Talk 7: Consumer Tech Trends Impacting Transportation

Matt McLelland, Innovation Strategist, Covenant Transport; Mario Pawlowski, CEO,; Randy Mullett, Founder, Mullett Strategies; John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor, FreightWaves (moderator)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sector Talk 8: Impact of Emerging Technology on Freight Visibility

Trent Broberg, General Manager and Vice President of Customer Success,; Grant Crawford, President, Emerge; Jai Ranganathan, Head of Product, KeepTruckin; Dean Croke, Chief Insights Officer, FreightWaves (moderator)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sector Talk 9: Headwinds Created by FreightTech

Ryan Rogers, Chief Transformation Officer, Covenant Transport; Ken Evans, Konexial, Charley Dehoney, CEO, Manning’s Truck Brokerage; Daniel Pickett, Chief Data Scientist, FreightWaves (moderator)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sector Talk 10: Digital Brokers - Who is Winning?

Geoff Turner, President and CEO, Choptank Transport; Eric Rempel, CIO, Redwood Logistics, Shawn Graves, VP JB Hunt 360; George Abernathy, President, FreightWaves (moderator)

4:30 PM -5:00 PM

Shipper of Choice Award

Grant Goodale, CTO, Convoy; Arlen Stark, Executive Vice President of Research, FreightWaves; Tim Almack, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller

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