Check out the Connections 2018 highlights!

Why Attend?

Why Attend Connections?

What is Connections? Held each June at a strategic location, Connections explores emerging trends, current challenges and new innovations in the supply chain. Connections touches virtually every aspect of today’s modern, complex supply chain as industry experts dissect the current state of the industry. Connections is a one-of-a-kind experience that blends informative panels and keynotes with ample time to network, make new contacts and relax.

Powerhouse Content

At Connections 2018, there’s plenty of information for shippers, 3PLs, carriers and technology providers. We’re dissecting the year’s most relevant and up-to-date topics, like creating value in reverse logistics, mobile apps for profit and delivery, and how the regulatory environment will continue to impact business throughout the remainder of the year.

Unrivaled Networking

Take advantage of more than 21 hours of dedicated networking opportunities. From our top-rated Ignite speed meetings to our 2018 SMC³ Golf Classic, there’s more than ample time for you to connect with other industry key players.

Actionable Ideas

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

Cutting-Edge Insights

From the most trusted logistics leaders, Connections 2018 includes a diversity of voices to ensure you’ll 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 supply chain challenges and trends, better positioning you to avoid missed opportunities.


You’ll hear from industry experts who are strategically poised to share their insights, challenges and predictions for the future of the industry. Connections 2018 is engineered to provide the right learning experience at the right time, with the right people.

Who Attends Connections


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 the industry

Technology Providers

Businesses need a true understanding of the customer experience and how shifting customer expectations are changing the supply chain