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SMC³ Announces Connections 2019 Lineup

Bob Biesterfeld, COO of C.H. Robinson; Darren Hawkins, President and CEO at YRC Worldwide; and Worldwide Express CEO Tom Madine are among the first supply chain experts booked to speak at SMC³’s Connections 2019. The supply chain networking and education conference will be held June 24-26 at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs.

For more information and to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount ending May 15, visit Additional speaker announcements are coming soon.

Winter Olympian Apolo Ohno, the most decorated American Winter Olympics athlete in history, is scheduled to speak about the keys to his overwhelming success and how these strategies can be applied to the business world.

The Connections 2019 agenda includes in-depth panel discussions of trends in the 3PL arena, transportation regulations, emerging supply chain technology, and supply chain infrastructure. The panel lineup has been tailored to provide carrier, shipper, 3PL and other supply chain attendees with a 360°-view of the multimodal supply chain. Panelists are invited to speak at the event because they are the top supply chain knowledge leaders and executives; their insightful and informative presentations arm audience members with concrete, action-oriented information about how to succeed in the modern supply chain arena.

The Connections agenda features ample time for attendees to cultivate new business relationships and discuss current supply chain pain points – either during the 2019 SMC³ Golf Classic or the multiple evening entertainment events.

Attendees interested in maximizing their LTL education during Connections 2019 can attend LTL 203: Carrier Pricing and Costing, a required class in the SMC³ LTL Certification course, for a separate fee. With SMC³ LTL Certification, the company is extending its lifetime of LTL expertise past its two annual conferences and into the classroom, where students can achieve a thorough understanding of the industry from the LTL specialists at SMC³.

“SMC³ is committed to providing unrivaled data, technology and education services to the transportation industry. As part of that mission, we bring speakers and panelists to our twice-yearly conferences who present complete, thoughtful pictures of real-world transportation issues and discuss innovative solutions to these problems,” according to SMC³ President and CEO Andrew Slusher. “We take pride knowing that attendees will not only benefit from the material presenting during the sessions but also the many targeted networking opportunities.”

About SMC³

SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. Best known for its CzarLite®, Bid$ense® and RateWare® solutions, the company serves thousands of shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies with logistics technology solutions spanning the entire shipment lifecyle. SMC³ also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability.

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