In a recent announcement made by Women In Trucking Association, the group is going to organize the 2019 Accelerate Conference & Expo from September 30 until October 2 of this year. The event is to be hosted at the Sheraton Dallas. There are a number of considerations when choosing the venue but they ended up with this choice because WIT is expecting over a thousand attendees which might even include trucking in Cambridge if the company is interested.
The facility which is located in downtown Dallas was just recently renovated with a funding worth $100 million. The remodeling is expected to be finish by February of this year. The venue is suitable because there are very limited options given the expected number of attendees coming and evident by the solid growth exhibited by WIT.
WIT’s president and CEO, Ellen Voie, said that the conference is gaining a lot of attention because many have been looking forward to gender diversity when it comes to transportation which is an industry commonly dominated by men in the years passed.
Voie said that it is the only conference that highlights the importance of women in the said industry and it also tackles the challenges women are facing. This way, solutions are developed in order to conquer these hurdles.
The conference will have more than 60 education sessions which will tackle critical transportation problems and the latest trends in the industry. It will also talk about the positive changes brought by women in the male-dominated industry.
The content of the conference will be divided into four major areas – leadership, sales and marketing, operations and hiring and talent management. There will also be networking opportunities and discussions regarding the gender diversity and its benefits in the trucking industry.
For participants of the conference who are also WIT members, the registration will be $695 while there will be discounts given to students as well as professional drivers. This is also the time for the association to announce the 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking which is an award given to industry’s leading female.