INNOVATION_THEATER_teaser-(1).jpgInnovation Theater

Discover cutting-edge products, solutions and concepts to improve your bottom line. It’s the one-stop shop to experience and get educated. Be the first to discover the latest trends and products to hit the market.
The theater provides a platform for the latest innovations including drones, new vehicle technology, virtual reality and more to help keep your business on the cutting edge.

EXPO Theater Sessions

Expo Floor

Monday, October 29

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Innovation That Moves You

Speaker: Great Dane

Innovation is the pursuit of excellence, and Great Dane is driven to deliver innovation that moves its customers’ businesses forward, helping them achieve new levels of safety and efficiency. In this session, learn about some of the innovative transportation solutions Great Dane is developing to help make the transport of refrigerated goods cleaner and more efficient and to improve the overall future of goods mobility.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
The Future of Trucking: Electric Mobility

Speaker: Alex Coates, Thor Trucks

After years of hype, the electric truck will soon be hitting the highways. Join us for this engaging session and get the latest on this exciting technology.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
ABCs of Drones – What You Need to Know

Speaker: John Falk, Founder & President, Vigilent, Inc.
Easy Aerial

High costs and operational shortcomings limited the potential uses of drones until recently. What do these changes mean for businesses who are eager to embrace the technology and implement drone applications? In this session, John M. Falk of Vigilent, Inc. will review the state of the art UAS/UAV technology and current capabilities of drones today and what you need to know about the security of your data.

Tuesday, October 30 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
The Future of Freight is Here: How Uber is Transforming Freight

Speaker: Bill Driegert, Director of Uber Freight

Uber Freight’s innovative new marketplace and how it will improve efficiencies across the freight industry. Using examples of improved efficiency and transparency already seen as a result of Uber Freight’s technology, the session will provide a glimpse into the future of freight and explain how you can capitalize on the rise of this real-time freight marketplace.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
The Insider's Guide to Emerging Technologies

Speakers: Fred Rudolf and Luke Nuber, Account Executives, Fortna

There’s a wave of new technologies that may deliver real competitive advantage in your distribution operations. In this session we’ll update you on the latest technologies for inside your DC and help you start to determine if a return on investment exists. You will learn which technologies are likely to become mainstream, plus trends to watch for in the future.

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Making the Transition from Diesel to Electric Transport Refridgeration Unit’s

Speaker: Gary Cullen, Advanced Energy Machines

Understanding the changes in fleets refrigeration needs for the future.  Hear about the sustainable benefits, health benefits and cost benefits to electric refrigeration and how to best manage this transition in your fleet.