Transplace Shipper Symposium to Address Transportation, Innovation & the Millennial Supply Chain

Posted Feb 06, 2018

16th Annual Signature Event to Focus on Consumers, Economic and Supply Chain Trends Impacting Shippers

February 6, 2018 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced the featured speakers and topics for its 16th annual Shipper Symposium. The signature event will be held at the Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star in Frisco, TX on May 8 – 10, 2018.

Transplace’s Shipper Symposium is an educational forum that brings together shippers, transportation practitioners, analysts and academics, and has become the symbol of Transplace’s dedication to helping its customers successfully navigate the latest trends and challenges impacting the supply chain. A broad range of seminars from leading supply chain and economic visionaries will address topics such as harnessing innovation to deliver results, making your supply chain millennial-ready, as well as capacity constraints, regulations and other issues affect the transportation of goods across the globe.

This year’s featured speakers include:

- Ken Hughes, Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist

- Brian Beaulieu, CEO, ITR Economics

- Josh Linkner, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author

- Drew Pearson, Former American Football Wide Receiver for the Dallas Cowboys

“The global supply chain continues to evolve and become more complex, making it critical for shippers to examine the current landscape and discuss strategies for successfully navigating both present and future challenges,” said Frank McGuigan, chief executive officer, Transplace. “As part of Transplace’s commitment to making its customers’ businesses better, this year’s event will focus on leveraging data and intelligence to establish impactful, customer-focused supply chain strategies, and enable each attendee to drive innovation and operational excellence within his or her own organization.”

Key Highlights

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. His success has led to him twice being named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year as well as a recipient of the President Obama Champion of Change Award. Linkner 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 bottom-line results.

As one of the world’s leading consumer and shopper behaviorists, Ken Hughes blends his expertise in consumer psychology, trends and neuromarketing to determine why shoppers buy and how to make them buy more. In this session, Hughes will share will how the growing demands of the new generation of shoppers is shaping the supply chain of the future, and examine the question: is your supply chain millennial-ready?

Brian Beaulieu is the CEO of ITR Economics and a recognized economist and speaker, consulting with 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.

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, from unknown to legend. Named to the All-Decade Team of the 1970s by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, Pearson earned 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 those characteristics of personal development, leadership, team work, communications and performance improvement (that he learned on the field) have translated into business success.

Registration for the 2018 Transplace Shipper Symposium and further details regarding the agenda and speakers can be found at

About Transplace
Transplace is the leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, helping manufacturers, retailers and distributors optimize supply chain operations and increase financial performance. Offering a complete suite of transportation management, strategic capacity, and cross-border & global trade services, Transplace’s customizable logistics solutions and best-in-class technology gives businesses greater control of their transportation operations and enhanced visibility of shipments and overall supply chain performance. With deep expertise in key vertical markets, including consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, retail and chemicals, Transplace works to strategically design and manage customer networks in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. As North America’s largest transportation management provider, Transplace leverages its entire network to solve large-scale, complex supply chain problems for its customers. From small-to-medium businesses to global brands, Transplace delivers the optimal blend of actionable business intelligence and operational excellence you need to manage your supply chain with certainty.

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