Four Kites Visibility 2019 Screenshot

FourKites conference goes virtual

Aug. 19, 2020
Visibility 2020 to host supply chain leaders from Bayer, Eastman Chemical Company, C&S Wholesale Grocers, more Sept. 10

FourKites is moving its annual user conference online.

The supply chain solutions company said its Visibility 2020 conference will convene virtually Sept. 10, with approximately 1,000 supply chain leaders expected to participate in the interactive, state-of-the-art summit.

Now in its third year, FourKites’ Visibility conference gathers the world’s premier shippers, carriers, 3PLs and brokers, along with industry experts and influencers, to share best practices and collaborate with FourKites on the coming year’s technology innovations. Supply chain leaders from Bayer AG, Eastman Chemical Company, Kimberly-Clark and C&S Wholesale Grocers, among others, will lead sessions about their experiences and learnings with real-time supply chain visibility. Gartner Vice President of Research Bart De Muynck will share his latest research and perspectives, while FourKites leadership will share its vision and product roadmap for the next 12 months.

“We’re excited to participate in Visibility 2020 to share highlights of Eastman’s transformational efforts, including expansion of our digitization capabilities across our global supply chain,” said Tom Morton, vice president of global supply chain at Eastman. “Improving visibility of our value chains is critical to enhancing service to our customers, while enabling structural improvements in our logistics network. Eastman’s collaboration with FourKites is proving valuable, and I expect to gain additional insights to incorporate into our overall digitization journey at this conference.”

In addition to presentations, networking and collaborative sessions—all delivered via state-of-the-art virtual event technology—FourKites also will announce the winners of its annual Golden Kite Awards, which recognize companies that are leveraging real-time visibility to achieve greater results in five categories: Customer Experience, Green Earth, Supply Chain Excellence, Collaboration & Globalization, and Crisis Management.

“We are truly humbled to see such unprecedented interest and participation in this year’s conference from supply chain leaders all over the world,” said FourKites founder and CEO Mathew Elenjickal. “As the pandemic surges on, visibility will continue to be a critical capability in keeping goods moving. We are thrilled to be able to hold a second-to-none virtual event to serve our users and the broader supply chain community with the solutions they need during this critical juncture.”