The 16th Annual Shipper Symposium: Breakout Sessions

May 4 / US
The 16th Annual Shipper Symposium: Breakout Sessions

An Inside Look at the Latest Trends and Issues Faced by Shippers

At the 16th annual Shipper Symposium (May 8-10), we are proud to be hosting transportation experts and leading supply chain professionals to discuss topics that affect the shipment of goods across the globe. During the event, attendees will be able to network with some of the industry’s best and brightest, discover innovative technologies that are delivering greater operational successes and break down current economic trends that are impacting shippers. It’s a whole world of knowledge and thought leadership in one location!

This year, we’re presenting a variety of breakout sessions all geared toward strengthening relationships and helping your supply chain run more efficiently. Here are highlights from a few of the many great sessions:

  • Bridging the Gap Between Hype and Reality: An Interactive Discussion (Wednesday, May 9th, 9:45 – 10:45 AM): Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics and Dan Dershem of Supply Chain Ventures will lead an interactive discussion on emerging trends and technologies such as blockchain, urbanization of freight, autonomous trucks, AI and machine learning. Join this session to find out what’s truly disrupting the supply chain industry!
  • Carrier Behavior in a Capacity Constrained Market (Wednesday, May 9th, 1:30 – 2:30 PM): With capacity tightening and companies finding it increasingly harder to secure freight, shippers are placing additional focus on their carrier partners to improve transportation efficiency. Join Steve Mitchell, director of procurement at Transplace, in this breakout session to gain a better understanding of current carrier behaviors – including how carriers have changed low volume lanes, initiated give backs on bids and more.
  • LTL Market Outlook, Trends and Strategic Solutions (Wednesday, May 9th, 3:00 – 4:00 PM): Within the last few years, less-than-truckload (LTL) has had a significant impact on shippers – making it important to understand the pricing methods for LTL shipments, what’s currently happening in the LTL industry, and some of its key market challenges and innovations. Join Ben Cubitt, senior vice president, engineering and strategic carrier management at Transplace, and a panel of experts as they share current LTL market trends facing the industry.

All of this year’s breakout sessions are packed with actionable information and plenty of fun along the way. You can find a full schedule of all of the breakout sessions here. Which are you planning to attend?

Stay up-to-date on what’s going on during Shipper Symposium by following us on Twitter – @Transplace – and by using the hashtag #ShipperSymposium!

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