The TPM24 event, set to take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, March 3-6, 2024, is a pivotal gathering for professionals in the global freight forwarding and logistics community. This year’s event is notable for several new additions and enhancements, aiming to enrich the experience for attendees. These include expanded networking areas, TPMTech focusing on technology in supply chains, and TPM Cold Chain addressing containerized cold chain processes.
The agenda of TPM24 offers a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking sessions, covering a wide range of topics pertinent to current industry trends and future outlooks. It’s an invaluable opportunity for attendees to gain insights, share experiences, and connect with industry leaders.
A key component of TPM24 is TPMTech, dedicated to exploring the technological advancements in containerized supply chains. It highlights the impact of digital transformations and emerging technologies on logistics and shipping, making it an essential platform for professionals to understand how technology is reshaping the industry.
A standout session at TPMTech is “Democratizing Access to Software for Forwarders: A Conversation with GoFreight CEO Trenton Chen and Logistics Technology Senior Editor Eric Johnson” happening Tuesday, March 5, at 3:20pm at TPMTech. This session promises to offer valuable insights into how digital solutions can enhance efficiency and accessibility in the logistics sector, especially for freight forwarders and represents a unique opportunity to understand and leverage technological advancements in operations.
The vast majority of forwarders globally rely on a homegrown operating system or one provided by the handful of incumbents that tend to dominate the market — or they have no operating system at all. There’s a reason for that development: Small to mid-sized forwarders have trouble carving out enough margin to invest in a proprietary system or established providers in the market. Those name-brand providers, meanwhile, tend to focus on the top end of the forwarder market, rationalizing that the time it takes to close a deal with a multibillion-dollar forwarder isn’t much longer than one with a mid-size forwarder with nine figures of revenue. But, in raw numbers, the SMEs in forwarding vastly outnumber the large players, and need technology to keep pace with the diverse landscape of 3PLs trying to win shipper customers. In this one-on-one chat, Trenton Chen, CEO of upstart forwarding software vendor GoFreight, will talk about democratizing software for the forwarding masses, competing in the market with established and difficult-to-dislodge vendors, and what specific problems technology providers can solve for forwarders.
For more details on the event and the sessions, visit the TPM24 website.
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