MIAMI, FL - Sept. 13, 2019 - From Silicon Valley to Kuwait, the best and brightest in the logistics and technology world will share insights on a wide range of topics including digitalization of the supply chain, warehousing automation and last mile, and judge a global pitch competition featuring 10 cutting-edge startups during the Future of Logistics Tech Summit 2019 on Tuesday, October 22 at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables, Fla.
Hosted by LAB Miami Ventures, the second annual summit is expected to attract a curated audience of 500 executives from top logistics firms, freight companies, investors, technology innovators and aspiring disruptors. The one-of-a-kind event features spirited panel discussions about technological advances that are radically changing the industry landscape, the startup pitch competition, a keynote address from Hub Group CEO Phillip Yeager and unparalleled networking opportunities.
Last year's inaugural summit resulted in attendees securing investment rounds, partnerships and pilot programs. Applications for the startup pitch competition close on Sept. 16.
"With Miami's unique positioning as a global freight hub and the world's gateway to Latin American and the Caribbean, the summit fills a void to bring industry leaders together and expose them to the talented members of our region's startup community," said LAB Miami Ventures Managing Partner Tigre Wenrich. "We are excited to build off the momentum generated from our 2018 debut with an even bigger program this year."
Confirmed speakers include:
• Henadi Al Saleh, Chairperson at $4 billion logistics company Agility and one of Forbes Magazine's "Most Powerful Businesswomen in the Middle East"
• Patrick Coughlin, COO of Miami-based transportation and supply chain titans Ryder System, Inc.
• Greer Carper, Investing Principal of Boeing
• Tom Fiorita, Founder and CEO at Point Pickup Technologies
• Todd Lewis, Venture Partner at UPS Ventures
• Paul Mullins, Chief Revenue Officer at Xeneta
• Javier Villamizar, Partner of Joint Ventures & Portfolio Synergies, SoftBank
"I believe delivery will change the world in many ways, from less waste and fuel consumption, efficiency for consumers, predictability for drivers and better margins for enterprise," said Fiorita. "I want to be part of the change and make a difference. With that in mind, I would not miss a chance to participate in the Future of Logistics Tech Summit."
Mullins cited how the summit showcases "the power of collaboration to provide market transparency" and provides a forum "where different perspectives from the industry can debate about the future, be open about our challenges and try to find solutions" as key factors for his involvement.
For more information about the summit, visit www.futureoflogistics.miami.
About LAB Miami Ventures:
LAB Miami Ventures ideates new tech businesses and then develops them from scratch in partnership with highly motivated entrepreneurs. Our team provides marketing, finance and product services, and through our events we bridge a gap that connects leading startups with established corporations and investors. To learn more, visit https://labventures.co/.
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