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Political Pollster Frank Luntz to Headline Connections 2016

Peachtree City, Ga. – Political pollster Frank Luntz will serve as the keynote speaker during SMC³’s Connections 2016 conference, held June 27-29 in Chicago.

The conference, which will feature more than 20 hours of transportation content and 15 hours of dedicated networking opportunities, exists to provide shippers, 3PLs, carriers and logistics technology providers with up-to-date information on relevant trends in the supply chain arena. Conference speakers will dissect the emergence of Amazon as a global 3PL and discuss how freight dimensioning is making an impact on the trucking industry, among other topics. These panels will be populated with the supply chain industry’s preeminent professionals, including UPS’ Tom Jensen, Estes Express’ Paul Dugent and Ken Miller of J.B. Hunt.

Additional panels will cover topics such as the economy, recovery in the intermodal market and using data to optimize profitability. SMC³ will also present a program on transportation contract law, as part of its educational venture The Academy. During Connections, golfers can compete in the 2016 Annual Golf Classic at Cog Hill’s Dubsdread course, which underwent a redesign in 2008 to update the original 1964 course design. To top it all off, attendees will be entertained by Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy on June 28.

“Hundreds of supply chain insiders cultivate their network and knowledge at SMC³’s conferences,” stated SMC³ President and CEO Andrew Slusher. “At SMC³, we’re committed to providing attendees with strategic content and quality networking opportunities.”

“Our goal is to provide attendees with accessible, in-depth knowledge, and multiple networking and alliance-building opportunities to prepare for tomorrow’s business-impacting legislative, economic and technological changes,” said Danny Slaton, SMC³’s chief innovation and strategy officer.

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About SMC³

SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³ delivers its core competency – LTL pricing expertise – through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. Best known for its CzarLite®, Bid$ense® and RateWare® solutions, the company serves more than 5,000 customers throughout North America, including shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies. The company also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability.

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