SC Logistics TechTalk Forum Explores Industry Changing Technology

Columbia - SC Logistics, an industry cluster initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, will be hosting the Second Annual Tech Talk event on Wednesday, October 31 at Sterling Hall in the Hyatt Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina’s Historic District. The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.

TechTalk is South Carolina’s only technology-focused logistics event. The annual event brings together thought leaders and decision makers from transportation, distribution, and logistics companies from across the state and throughout the nation to discuss industry-changing technology.

The agenda for Tech Talk 2018 includes presentations from Michelin, Knightscope, New York Shipping Exchange, and a panel focused on cybersecurity risks and trends. South Carolina Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt, will provide a lunchtime keynote address.

“The ability to transport goods to market is critical to the success of industry in South Carolina, and this upcoming logistics-focused Tech Talk event will provide us with a platform to discuss innovation and technological advancements being made in this area,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “As a keynote speaker at this event, I look forward to participating in the discussion regarding the future of South Carolina’s burgeoning logistics sector.”

The South Carolina Ports Authority is the premier event sponsor for TechTalk 2018 and is supporting SC Logistics in ensuring that the state’s logistics professionals are exposed to the latest advancements in the industry. “As the Port continues to grow, so does our commitment to having state-of-the-art technology,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “Technology is often invisible compared to our terminal equipment, but it is a vital system of the Port. Sophisticated technology supports our efforts in advancing growth as we continue to experience record-breaking volume.”

“South Carolina's logistics sector employs more than 113,000 people and contributes approximately $32 billion to the state's economy,” said Suzanne Dickerson, Director of Logistics Industry Initiatives for the Council. “Logistics truly is an integral part of business in this state and it is important that we highlight innovation and technology advances at TechTalk so that South Carolina’s Logistics sector can continue to remain competitive.”

Susie Shannon, President and CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness said that the Council’s focus on changing trends in the industry is a cornerstone of the Council’s work in the logistics industry. “South Carolina has a robust logistics industry and we remain at the forefront of supporting the industry through research and professional development opportunities like Tech Talk. I am very excited that, year after year, we’re able to bring so many leaders from the logistics industry to South Carolina for this event.”

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