It’s time to mark your calendars for the 16th annual Shipper Symposium! This year, our signature event will be held at the Omni Hotel at The Star in Frisco, TX on May 8 – 10, 2018.
After more than a decade, the Shipper Symposium has become a symbol of educational excellence in the transportation industry. We’re thrilled to be offering another opportunity for attendees to take advantage of learning from experts through industry trend discussions, thought leadership content, networking opportunities and legislative updates – all geared toward helping operate your supply chain more efficiently and prepare your organization for the future of transportation.
Today we announced this year’s featured speakers and put together a preview below to get you geared up for the event. Check out all of the details and let us know who you are most excited to see in the comments!
The Lineup: 2018 Keynote Speakers
Ken Hughes, Consumer & Shopper Behavioralist: As one of the world’s leading consumer and shopper behavioralists, Ken Hughes blends his expertise in consumer psychology, trends and neuromarketing to determine why shoppers buy and how to make them buy more. Hughes will share how the growing demands of the new generation of shoppers is shaping the supply chain of the future, and examine the burning question: Is your supply chain millennial-ready?
Josh Linkner, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author: Josh Linkner has spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption. As a five-time tech entrepreneur and investor in dozens of successful startups, Linkner has built businesses into a combined value of over $200 million. He will examine why some companies are able to harness their creativity to create game-changing drivers of growth and innovation while others miss the mark, and share practical tools to increase creative output and deliver the bottom-line results that your organization needs.
Drew Pearson, Former American Football Wide Receiver for the Dallas Cowboys: In 11 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Drew Pearson rose from undrafted free agent rookie to one of the club’s all-time leading receivers, earning a niche as one of the top clutch receivers in football history. Pearson will share his experience as a former professional football player and how the characteristics of personal development, leadership, teamwork, communications, and performance improvement on the field can translate into business success.
Brian Beaulieu, CEO, ITR Economics: Brian Beaulieu is the CEO of ITR Economics and a recognized economist and speaker – he consults with and advises companies who need a domestic and global perspective on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Brian will speak on the business cycle outlook for several industries, including manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, automobile/trucking and chemical, examining leading indicator trends and putting it into the context of what it means for the consumer.
This May, we hope you come to Frisco to make connections, discover new technologies that deliver greater transparency and efficiency, and learn the latest trends and issues faced by shippers. It’s a whole world of knowledge and thought leadership in one location!
Are you attending this year’s Shipper Symposium?