FreightWaves “F3: The Future of Freight Festival” will bring leading freight and logistics companies and employees to Chattanooga in two weeks. There will also be six keynote speakers from November 1-3, who will discuss topics ranging from the future of the industry to overcoming adversity in the state of the Chinese economy.

Keynote speakers include:

Spencer Fraser is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. In this role, Fraser is responsible for developing JB Hunt’s commercial growth strategy, driven by the company’s investment in people, technology and capacity. He leads an integrated team of sales, marketing, customer experience and international professionals focused on creating and delivering value for JB Hunt clients.

Rosemary Coates has been a management consultant for 25-plus years, helping more than 80 global supply chain clients around the world. She is an bestselling author of five books on supply chain management, including The Supply Chain Management Guide, The 42 Rules of Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, and The Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes supply”. » She also serves as an expert witness in litigation involving global supply chain disputes.

JOn Ibbitson co-authored “Desert Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline” which has been translated into nine languages ​​and is sold worldwide. Since his arrival in 1999, v Globe and MailCanada’s national newspaper, he has served as Washington bureau chief, Ottawa bureau chief, chief political writer and, since 2015, writer in general.

Leland R. Miller is a frequent commentator on media outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV & Radio, CNN, BNN, BBC and FOX Business, and has been a guest host on two of the financial world’s top morning news shows, CNBC Squawk Box and Bloomberg Surveillance. His work is regularly published by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, New Yorker, The Atlantic, Forbes, Foreign Policy, The Hill, and the South China Morning Post.

Manti Te’o rose to national prominence during his college years at Notre Dame, culminating in his senior season when he finished second in Heisman Trophy voting and led the Irish to a national championship appearance. While in college, Monty fell victim to an elaborate catfishing hoax that was recently documented in the Netflix movie UNTOLD: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist.

Peter Zeihan is a critically acclaimed author whose first two books, The Accidental Superpower and The Missing Superpower, set the stage for his latest publication, “The End of the World is Only the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization.” By understanding what drives tomorrow’s headlines, Zeihaan’s approach turns dense and difficult topics into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences. Bringing together expert insights on demographics, economics, energy, politics, technology and security, Zeihan will discuss the changing global landscape, its impact on domestic and global supply chains, and what we can do now to prepare for an uncertain future.

While these are the main speakers at F3, there are dozens of additional speakers participating in F3. There is much more to an immersive experience rapid demonstrations of the latest FreightTech, interactive sponsor exhibitions and a festival that will include exclusive VIP experiences, entertainment and music. ‍

Attendees will explore the future of FreightTech, network with industry leaders and FreightWaves staff, and attend panel discussions covering all modes of transportation: truck, air, sea and rail. There will be sessions with experts and entrepreneurs, as well as plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and new acquaintances from across the industry.

For tickets, to learn more about the event’s speakers and the agenda, visit F3: Future of Freight event site.

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