Miami is a global freight hub and number one in the nation for international freight. Trade and Logistics is an important economic engine that contributes billions of dollars and makes us the world’s largest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.
With this in mind, LAB Miami Ventures decided to create the Future of Logistics Technology Summit to fill a void to bring together industry leaders and some of the brightest and most innovative logistics startups in the region.
The Future of Logistics Tech Summit is the first events of its kind, focusing solely on technology and how it is causing rapid and unprecedented change in the logistics industry. The program has a curated agenda including panels on topics such as blockchain and autonomous vehicles – a startup pitch competition, and keynote speeches by leading industry disruptors. Thanks to our highly curated audience of executives connections made at this boutique summit have lead to investment rounds, partnerships and pilot programs escalating new business opportunities for everyone in attendance.
The audience is comprised of executives from top logistics firms, freight companies, investors, technology innovators and service providers involved in supply chain, retailers, manufactures as well as third and forth party logistics providers.
Join us and learn how technological advances are radically changing the industry landscape, and how you can stay ahead of the game.
Future of Logistics Tech Summit 2019 Startup Pitch Competition
Want the opportunity to pitch your startup to the most influential investors in the logistics and supply chain industry? Apply for the Future of Logistics Tech Summit 2019 Startup Pitch Competition!
The top 10 finalists will be given the opportunity to get their ideas on the big stage to a distinguished investor panel, influential media, global partners, and over 400 esteemed guests. Startups are also invited to participate in a private 1-on-1 “speed dating” session with interested investors and executives from established logistics companies. Thanks to our highly curated audience of executives connections made at this boutique summit have lead to investment rounds, partnerships and pilot programs escalating new business opportunities.
Startups must be developing innovative technology for the logistics & supply chain industry, have been in business for less than 5 years, and have under $5 million in funding with at least 1 customer.
The combination of technology and innovation is changing the business of transportation in ways that have the potential to radically alter the landscape of the industry and critical to improving the existing process. In the past six years, more than $3.3 billion has been invested into digital startups in the shipping and logistics sector. As digitalization and automation penetrate the industry at rapid speed how are companies adapting to the continuous technological advancements and digital disruption? What are today’s investors excited about and where to they see the future of the industry heading?
Andre Schmidt, Founder & CEO of Schmidt & Company
Aaron Michel, Partner at 1984 Ventures
Victoria Grace, Founder of Colle Capital & Director at Agility Tech Innovation Board.
Javier Villamizar, Partner of Joint Ventures & Portfolio Synergies, SoftBank
With more retailers offering same-day and other fast delivery options, retailers and others have an increasing need to turn orders around quickly and manage their warehouses more efficiently. Customer expectations for fast deliveries are requiring warehouse and fulfillment center operators and suppliers to become more innovative. From multilingual voice- picking and augmented reality to autonomous robots and the connected warehouse revolutionary technologies are changing and improving warehouse operations.
With innovation and technology continuing to shape business markets globally and penetrate all aspects of the supply chain, it has become near impossible to grow a distribution business without improving digitally. What are the key drivers for digital transformation in the supply chain and how are companies leveraging data to anticipate market volatility, inform buying patterns and streamline operations?
Hans Hickler, CEO of Ellipsis Advisors
Henadi Al Saleh, Chairperson at Agility
Inna Kuznetsova, President & COO of Inttra Logistics
Fast, low-cost delivery to the home is no longer just an option- it is essential to survival. Robots, drones, mobile apps, electric and autonomous vehicles are just a few of the innovations revolutionizing the last-mile delivery space. What are some of the challenges? Best practices for integration? What do these new delivery methods mean for the industry? This conversation will explore how technology is disrupting the last mile of delivery.
Bruce Chan, Equity Research of Global TransLog at Stifel Nicolaus
Equity Research of Global TransLog at Stifel Nicolaus
Columbia MBA and former IBM VP with serial experience in scaling up and turnarounds of B2B companies. Extensive experience in change management, growth strategies, M&A and international business. Experienced board member of private and public companies, active Independent Non-Executive Director, committed to strong corporate governance. Trusted advisor to CEOs and boards on innovation, accelerated revenue growth, high-performance sales organizations, transition to the cloud and international business.
President & COO of Inttra Logistics
Henadi Al Saleh
Chairperson of Agility’s Board of Directors, and has been designated one the most powerful businesswomen in the Middle East by Forbes Magazine. Agility is a $4 billion logistics company operating in more than 100 countries. I oversee the company’s corporate governance program while safeguarding the interests of investors and stakeholders. I also leads the company’s technology ventures team, which partners with start-ups and entrepreneurs that are reshaping the supply chain.
Henadi Al Saleh
Chairperson at Agility
CEO of Locus Robotics
As the founder of DSI and the co-founder of Port Logistics Group, I am well versed in customer relationship management, business development, operations, as well as pioneering new technologies and value-added services to support the dynamic, rapidly evolving retail supply chain. Our operations include 14 omnichannel facilities, encompassing nearly 6 million square feet of warehouse space, located throughout the four major U.S. gateways.
CEO of Port Logistics Group
Jan founded ShipMonk in 2014 to change the way ecommerce companies manage their supply chain and ship orders to their customers through game changing software, automation and exceptional service. His passion for problem solving, operations and technology has enabled him to bootstrap and build ShipMonk into what it is today.
CEO of ShipMonk
Founder & CEO of Schmidt & Company
CEO & Founder of Point Pickup
Partner at 1984 Ventures
CEO of Ellipsis Advisors
Stevon D. Darling is a venture capitalist at the IFC, which has invested more than $1 billion globally in early-staged companies. Stevon allocates capital to ventures across Latin America.
VC Investor at IFC
COO at Ryder System, Inc.
Founder of Colle Capital & Director at Agility Tech Innovation Board.
Partner at Northbridge Capital
Co-Founder, CEO at JASCI Software
CRO at Xeneta
VP of Innovation, Development, & Research at Kenco Group
Partner of Joint Ventures & Portfolio Synergies, SoftBank
Venture Partner, UPS Ventures
Investing Principal, Boeing
Founder and CPO at Loggi, a tech company doing logistics for the new commerce. Graduated in Film at FAAP, he began his life studying economics at the University of São Paulo (USP), but preferred to dedicate himself to software engineering. He has worked as CTO for digital advertising and non-profits.
Founder & CPO of Loggi
Global Leader of Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions consulting for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a $7 billion, Fortune 500, professional services firm founded in 1783.
International Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions at JLL
Experienced engineering leader with a deep technical background and a passion for well-thought-out, scalable, highly reliable code.
Founder and CTO at Convoy
President and Chief Operating Officer at Hub Group