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March 12, 2019

Launch of The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup Announced

The first monthly event will be held March 27th at the SCPA headquarters

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Charleston, South Carolina, March 12, 2019 - The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, a collaborative, and mutually supportive coalition of global grassroots communities focused on technology and innovation in the global supply chain industry, today announces the launch of a new chapter, The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup in Charleston, South Carolina.

The first event will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from 5-9 PM at the South Carolina Ports Authority's (SCPA) new headquarters: 200 Ports Authority Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC. Registration is encouraged and it is free to attend.

The event theme is 'Supply Chain, Innovation, and Disruption in South Carolina'. The agenda is as follows:
5-5:30 PM Pre-event networking
5:30 PM Welcome remarks from G. Michael Rentz Jr.
And Brian L. Aoaeh (#TWSCF)
5:45-6:30 PM Keynote address by Jim Newsome, President and CEO of The South Carolina Ports Authority.
6:35-7:20 PM Panel 1: Intro to Supply Chain. Where Charleston has been, where we are, and where we are going.
7:25 PM-8:10 PM Panel 2: Introduction to innovation and disruption in South Carolina.
8:15 PM Closing Remarks from G. Michael Rentz Jr.
8:20 PM-9:00 PM Post-event networking
Timothy Simpson, Brand & Engagement Strategist with the Design Studio by Maritz Global Events, will moderate the event.

"We applaud the launch of the Charleston Supply Chain Meetup and its mission to collaboratively advance global supply chain technology and innovation. Their mission has the potential to strengthen the services and ongoing logistics needs of our customers, as well as economically benefit the citizens and businesses of South Carolina," said Jim Newsome, CEO and President, South Carolina Ports Authority.

G. Michael Rentz, Jr., CEO and Co-Founder of AntiMatter, the organizer of the Charleston Meetup commented on why he wanted to bring the Supply Chain Meetup to Charleston, "Charleston, as well as the entire state of South Carolina, is dedicated to global trade, the infrastructure to support it, which includes an extremely effective distribution and logistics network. This is an ideal location to expand the The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation's network of meetup communities. I'm thrilled to initiate this in an area where we can build strong, collaborative global connections with the other chapters of our rapidly growing network. ."

The goal of The Charleston Supply Chain Meetup is to bring together the existing assets, players, and progress already accomplished in South Carolina to further stimulate innovation and progress to advance startups and established supply chain businesses.
For additional information and to register, please access: https://www.meetup.com/The-Charleston-Supply-Chain-Meetup/events/258865212/

About The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation
Established November 2017, The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation is the collaborative, and mutually supportive coalition of grassroots communities focused on technology and innovation in the global supply chain industry. The New York Supply Chain Meetup is its originating chapter.
Each local community brings together startups, large corporations, small and medium-size businesses, technologists, supply chain professionals, investors, journalists, corporate treasury, regulators, academics, and research and development specialists - for the purpose of helping them navigate the complex, evolving, and changing supply chain landscape through conversations, and subsequent partnerships, with one-another. We provide a forum for mutually beneficial interactions to occur.

The New York Supply Chain Meetup has 1600 members and there are more than 1,700 across the network. Other Meetup chapters include: Vancouver, Athens, Singapore, Chicago and Charleston.

Worldwide Supply Chain Federation website - http://www.tnyscm.com/twscf
Charleston Supply Chain Meetup information - https://www.meetup.com/The-Charleston-Supply-Chain-Meetup/events/258865212/
Hashtag: #TCHSSCM

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