The cancellations and postponements of industry events due to the Coronavirus pandemic left a void for technology vendors and thought leaders to showcase the tools they've created to help transportation and logistics companies
PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) April 06, 2020
Hubtek, a workforce optimization provider for the transportation industry, today announced that its free one day conference was highly successful in creating connections and displaying technologies and solutions that will be incredibly beneficial as companies weather the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The cancellations and postponements of industry events due to the Coronavirus pandemic left a void for technology vendors and thought leaders to showcase the tools they've created to help transportation and logistics companies,” said Trey Griggs, global director of sales at Hubtek. “Our one-day virtual conference was a platform for these companies to display their solutions and expertise, including many that committed to provide discounted services during this challenging and unprecedented time.
“We had all planned to be together at the Transportation Intermediaries Association conference, but when that was postponed until August we decided to sponsor this free virtual event in its place,” Griggs added. “It was an opportunity for supply chain professionals to stay connected and to hear about the latest technology innovations and trends in the transportation industry.”
The Hubtek conference attracted over 800 people who had the option to attend 16 presentations over the course of an 8-hour day. Each presentation, which was facilitated by a technology vendor or industry leader, allowed attendees to watch and listen online to product demonstrations and discussions about technology and trends, as well as interact with presenters. Following opening remarks, presentations by technology innovators included:
- FreightWaves - SONAR
- Coolfire - Collaborative Logistics
- Cover 3 Consulting - How to Build your Bench During a Recession
- AscendTMS - What To AVOID In Your Next TMS
- TruckPark - Secure and Guaranteed Truck Parking & Operational Safety
- Hubtek - Overcoming the Talent Crisis in Logistics through Staffing & Automation
- Teknowlogi - Transportation Management Software That Saves You Time
- Front - How to Unlock Efficient Email Communication in a Remote World
- Parade - Get to know Parade
- AMT Squirrel Works - Clarifying Your Message to Drive New Revenue
- PortTMS - Cloud vs Premise-based TMS
- Optym - Optimize Decision Making and Maximize Profits with a TMS for your Truckload Fleet
- Level One Technologies - ePay Manager
- C4 - Improve Your Booking Workflow
- FourKites - Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility with Real Time Visibility
- Shipwell - Navigating Black Swan Events: The Power of Cloud-Based Automation, Visibility, and Data
Session recordings are available online to anyone at: http://www.1dayvc.com/recordings
To develop the conference, Hubtek was joined by Parade, the creator of big data and artificial intelligence solutions for transportation companies.
“This is new territory for most, to rethink how we connect with our communities,” said Anthony Sutardja, chief executive officer of Parade. “We’re thrilled to have helped organize this transportation community event and hear about all of the innovation that will continue to shape our industry over the next few months and beyond.”
"This was an awesome way to get the industry together during these unusual circumstances,” said Vishal Vibhaker at Front. “I applaud Hubtek for bringing together great speakers and companies to discuss some of the most pressing topics of the day. We’re looking forward to participating again and staying connected with the community.”
“I had an outstanding turnout for my session filled with leaders in the transportation space,” stated Adrian Chapman at Cover 3 Consulting. “In a season in history where the economy is bad and people aren’t hiring, we had a virtual room full of leaders learning and looking for ways they can grow and develop their teams. Thanks for the opportunity to join the conference and we hope to be a part of future events.”
“Like many other companies, we were disappointed when industry meetings began to cancel and it looked like we would be missing opportunities to connect with new and old companies,” said Jason Kirkpatrick, Level One Technologies ePay Manager. “Then Hubtek sprang into action with a great idea of holding a virtual conference. It was a genius idea and they put it together so fast and efficiently. We were pleasantly surprised with how many companies participated with such short notice. We would definitely participate again and I can easily see the value of doing this type of conference many more times a year.”
“As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ripple through the economy, transportation and logistics companies continue to provide critical solutions for challenges facing the supply chain,” Griggs stated. “This has led transportation solutions providers and influencers to find creative ways to connect with customers. This highly successful conference was a way to create connections and display technologies and solutions we’ve all been working on that will be incredibly beneficial in helping companies weather this storm.”
Hubtek is a technology and talent firm that offers task automation, outsourced talent and effective training in the logistics industry. Its extensive experience solving complex business problems leads to highly effective growth strategies for success. Hubtek was formed in 2018 as a joint venture between TranStrategy Partners in the U.S. and a leading provider of logistics talent management in Colombia. For more information, visit http://www.gohubtek.com.