Why Attend Jump Start

What is Jump Start? Held each January in Atlanta, Jump Start focuses on the biggest topics facing the year ahead. From technology and infrastructure to operational trends, Jump Start touches virtually every aspect of today’s modern, complex supply chain. Jump Start facilitates deeper knowledge and collaboration between logistics and transportation professionals from carrier, shipper, logistics service provider and technology verticals. Register today for one of transportation’s most strategic educational and networking events, featuring cutting edge, forward-thinking sessions, top-tier presenters and unrivaled networking opportunities.

Powerhouse Content

At Jump Start 2018, there’s plenty of information for shippers, 3PLs, carriers and technology providers. Under this year’s theme of “Disruptors and Opportunities in a Year of Complexity,” you’ll explore the latest developments in API technology, how the regulatory environment will impact business in 2018, and new trends in last-mile shipping, among other substantive topics.

Unrivaled Networking

Take advantage of more than 17 hours of dedicated networking opportunities. From our top-rated Ignite Speed Meetings to a networking reception held at state-of-the-art Mercedes Benz Stadium, there’s more than ample time for you to connect with other industry key players!

Actionable Ideas

After leaving Jump Start 2018, you’ll return to your company equipped with the information you need to make informed, prompt decisions about supply chain pain points and ground-breaking new ideas, better positioning your business for the long haul.

Hot Spot Location

Held in the transportation hub of the Southeast, Jump Start brings the center of the logistics world to you! From the Loews hotel in Midtown, you’ll benefit from everything Atlanta has to offer. Once the sessions wrap up for the day, you’re only steps away from Technology Square, the technology and innovation nucleus of the region.

Cutting-Edge Insights

From the most trusted logistics leaders to newcomers that are shaking up the supply chain game, Jump Start 2018 includes a diversity of voices to ensure attendees leave with a holistic picture of the evolving supply chain. You’ll hear from an impressive array of thought leaders and industry experts about the latest technological disruptors and supply chain challenges and trends, better positioning you to avoid missed opportunities.


There’s a lot to soak up at Jump Start! Not only will you hear from more than 30 industry experts but you’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to attend our Transportation Contract Law workshop (at no additional cost!), put on by The Academy, SMC³’s educational body. Jump Start 2018 is engineered to provide the right learning experience to jump start your new year.

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Who Attends Jump Start

Carriers looking to sort through the latest government regulations and learn about technological advancements that save time and money
Shippers trying to quiet the incessant buzz about emerging technologies in order to find the truly game-changing solutions
3PLs who want a leg up on the competition and value being plugged into the latest developments in a dynamic industry
Businesses needing a true understanding of the customer experience and how shifting customer expectations are changing the supply chain

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