January 19 – 21   |   Atlanta, Georgia
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Ignite Speed Meetings
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2014 Alliance Awards
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January 19 – 21   |   Atlanta, Georgia
Days Until
Jump Start 2015
Registration Now Open

Shippers

You make critical decisions about your freight every day and your role is complicated by shifting industry standards. Stay ahead of the curve at Jump Start 2015 with impactful general sessions, targeted breakouts and strategic networking opportunities. It’s the perfect forum for keeping up-to-date on best practices used by global supply chain leaders.

Carriers

Your shipper customers and LSP partners depend on you for reliable service and thorough understanding of their needs. Get prepared to exceed their expectations at Jump Start 2015. Impactful general sessions, targeted breakouts and strategic networking opportunities make it the ideal platform for keeping up-to-date on the trends that shape the needs of your customers.

Logistics Providers

Shippers are looking to you for a wider range of services and with higher expectations than ever before. Discover how your service offerings are perceived at Jump Start 2015. Impactful general sessions, targeted breakouts and strategic networking opportunities make it the perfect platform for keeping up-to-date on the trends that are driving change throughout the supply chain.

Technology Providers

Your expertise is providing solutions for better, stronger, faster supply chain management. Jump Start 2015 will help you fully understand your customer’s goals with impactful general sessions, targeted breakouts and strategic networking opportunities. And – it’s the perfect platform for keeping up-to-date on the trends that drive innovation in the supply chain.

Sponsorships

SMC³ offers unrivaled opportunities for carriers, logistics service providers and technology professionals
to connect with the supply chain’s most informed decision-makers through a wide range of sponsorship packages.



Speakers

Learn from the supply chain leaders of today who are driving tomorrow’s success. We’ve gathered the industry’s preeminent professionals to probe the innovations, challenges and latest technology shaping today’s transportation climate. Surround yourself with industry experts and see what it means to lead the supply chain.

Previous Speakers From:

  • ABF Freight
  • ATA
  • Auburn University
  • BlueGrace Logistics
  • CH Robinson
  • CISLA
  • Con-way Inc.
  • CSCMP
  • Dal-Tile
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • FMCSA
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Global Cold Chain Alliance
  • Home Depot
  • Interface Inc.
  • JB Hunt
  • Journal of Commerce
  • MercuryGate
  • Mettler-Toledo
  • NASSTRAC
  • Office Depot
  • Old Dominion
  • Oracle
  • Tech Mahindra
  • U.S. Dept of Agriculture
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation
  • UPS Freight
  • PepBoys
  • SAP
  • Sargento Foods
  • Schneider National
  • University of Tennessee
  • Welch Foods
  • WT100
  • YRC Worldwide
  • MercuryGate
  • Mettler-Toledo
  • NASSTRAC
  • Office Depot
  • Old Dominion
  • Oracle
  • Tech Mahindra
  • U.S. Dept of Agriculture
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation
  • UPS Freight
  • PepBoys
  • SAP
  • Sargento Foods
  • Schneider National
  • University of Tennessee
  • Welch Foods
  • WT100
  • YRC Worldwide

Back by Demand

Ignite speed meetings are a rapid-networking event designed to help you super-charge your conference networking opportunities. You’ll have a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse group of carrier representatives, third party logistics providers and technology leaders of your choice.


Here’s How It Works

Ignite consists of a series of ten minute speed meetings between you and the contributors of your choice with a three-minute transition between appointments. With profiles and meeting requests match electronically, schedules will be generated based on preferences and availability. You’ll be asked to fill out a short attendee profile and select your top five-to-ten contributors... it’s that simple!

Your Ignite meeting schedule will be emailed two weeks prior to the event – so please plan accordingly. As a courtesy, if you are unable to attend any of your Ignite meetings, please notify us so we can release your scheduled time slots.


How Do I Become a Contributor?

Are you ready to grow your business? To reserve your contributor table at Ignite, you must be registered for Jump Start 2015 and have paid the $1,000 Ignite fee by December 31, 2014. Become a Jump Start 2015 sponsor and attend Ignite for free – it’s included in all sponsorship packages*!

*Registration required.

There will be no additional contributors onsite.

CLICK HERE to see everything you’ll receive as a contributor!

Participation in Ignite speed meetings is contingent upon completion of your attendee profile in advance of the conference. We will not be able to accommodate onsite requests. For additional information, please contact Melissa York at myork@smc3.com or 770.486.5829.Contact Melissa York at myork@smc3.com or 770.486.5829.

Past Contributors Include:

3rd Annual Alliance Awards

Presented by SMC³ and World Trade 100

SMC³ and World Trade 100 are proud to co-host the 3rd Annual Alliance Awards presentation at Jump Start 2015. The Alliance recognizes excellence in supply chain performance resulting from the close cooperation and collaboration of supply chain partners. Winners will be announced in December and awards will be presented in five distinct categories at a special ceremony on Tuesday, January 20. Join us for this brief, informative awards presentation to learn how companies are driving supply chain excellence throughout our industry.

Categories:

  • Domestic Freight – Single Mode
  • Domestic Freight – Multimodal
  • International Freight
  • Warehousing
  • Sustainability

There's still time to enter... find out how!

FIND OUT HOW!

Entry deadline: August 31, 2014

Past Winners Include:

Venue

Loews Atlanta Hotel

1065 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30309
404.745.5000
1065 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta GA 30309
404.745.5000

Stay right in the heart of Atlanta at this year’s conference venue,The Loews Atlanta Hotel. A sublime combination of Southern charm and city sophistication, the Loews is nestled in the heart of Midtown – the ideal setting for your first (or fifth) Jump Start conference. Come to Jump Start 2015 poised for different perspectives – all from one amazing view.

Mention SMC³ or Jump Start 2015 to secure our special room rate of $184 per night (single/double). This rate is only available through December 29, 2014 and is subject to availability.


Easy Atlanta Travel

Just 20 minutes from the Atlanta airport, Loews offers convenient and accessible Atlanta travel!

By Train

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train system has connections between the airport and Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and the Perimeter for easy Atlanta travel. The closest station to the hotel is the Midtown stop just two blocks away. The fare is $2.50 each way, and passengers must purchase the Breeze Card from station vending machines to ride. Multi-trip passes are also available.

By Taxi

Taxi rides are charged at a flat rate of $5 for one passenger and $1 each additional passenger; otherwise, fares are meter-based. The fare between the airport an the hotel is a flat rate of $32, plus $2 for each additional passenger.

Pricing

Advance – Ends Nov. 4 Regular – After Nov. 4
SMC³ Members $395 $475
SMC³ Associate Members $575 $685
General Registration $675 $785
Groups of 3 or More *Contact SMC³ Registrar
Guest Program $195 $195
Advance – Ends Nov. 4
SMC³ Members $395
SMC³ Associates $575
General Registration $675
Guest Program $195
Groups of 3 or More: Contact SMC³ Registrar

Regular – After Nov. 4
SMC³ Members $475
SMC³ Associates $685
General Registration $785
Guest Program $195
Groups of 3 or More: Contact SMC³ Registrar

Questions?

SMC³ Registrar: Amy Stankosky
800.845.8090 x5802
astankosky@smc3.com

SMC³ Cancellation Policy

The conference registration, less a $105 fee, is refundable only if cancellation is submitted in writing to
Amy Stankosky on or before December 29, 2014. No refund will be issued if a cancellation is received
after December 29.

The conference registration, less a $105 fee, is refundable only if cancellation is submitted in writing to Amy Stankosky on or before December 29, 2014. No refund will be issued if a cancellation is received after December 29.


The value received from attending is immeasurable. Whether it be networking opportunities,
business development, best practice insights, industry trends or educational opportunities,
the value is there in mass amounts.”