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Metafora at TIA Capital Ideas 2023


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Metafora is proud to be attending this year's TIA Capital Ideas Conference, and we hope to see you there. We'll be presenting, exhibiting, and networking!

Come visit us at booth 404 to chat with our experts, explore new opportunities, and learn about our business, tech, and software development offerings.

Who is attending from Metafora?

  • Peter Rentschler, CEO
  • Ryan Schreiber, CGO
  • Alex Philo, VP Consulting
  • Adam Perlmutter, Director of Industry Consultant and Co-Host of The Extra Mile Podcast
  • Teresa Ronquillo, Marketing Director and Co-Host of The Extra Mile Podcast
  • Joe Laskey, Sr. Product Manager

Full list of where to catch Metaforians at TIA Capital Ideas Conference coming through below!
*Info subject to change. Be sure to check the event's official agenda here.

Thursday April 20, 2023

Investing Through A Recession - How To Navigate Turbulent Freight Markets

11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Future & Forecasting Track
Oceana Ballroom 10
Moderator: Peter Rentschler, CEO, Metafora


  • Matt Parry, Senior Vice President, Werner Logistics
  • Trish Skoglund, Corporate Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, Crowley Logistics 
  • Ashesh Pansuria, VP, Tenney Group

  • Nikhil Sathe, Managing Director, Logisyn Advisors, Inc.

Don't hold back on investing to improve your business, even in, or rather, especially in a turbulent freight market. The knee-jerk reaction to a recession tends to be to tighten the purse strings and weather the storm. However, if that's what your competitors are doing, and you're still actively making thoughtful investment decisions, you've poised yourself to come out ahead.

For example:
- Don't hold back on tech spend
- Don't hold back on hiring people you need
- Don't hold back on training the people you need
- Take time away from the day-to-day business to strategize
- Define what success looks like for your business - near term and long term

TIA Capital Ideas Conference 2023- Investing Through A Recession - How To Navigating Turbulent Freight Markets

Thursday April 20, 2023

What to do When the Market Turns

11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Business Operations Track
Pacifica Ballroom 8-10
Moderator: Ryan Schreiber, Chief Growth Officer, Metafora


  • Jason Roberts Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, MODE Global
  • Mark Carrol Executive Vice President (EVP) of Product Strategy. Transportation Insight (TI)/Nolan Transportation Group (NTG)
  • Rush Feldhacker, VP of Development at Neon Logistics

If your third-party logistics (3PL) business is like most, you grew revenues and profits over the course of 2020 and 2021. Demand for capacity was high and the market was completely in your favor. Now, as the market slows, analysts are debating whether this is a temporary lull or if a freight recession is on its way. Inflation is escalating, spot rates are on the decline, fuel prices are soaring, and capacity is loosening. During times like these, it's important to be continuously assessing your business and what you need to do to stay competitive. When freight markets are volatile, there are several things 3PL businesses can do to minimize impact and emerge stronger. 

Ryans session TIA Capital Ideas Conference 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Visit us at Booth 404

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit us at booth 404 to chat with our experts, explore opportunities, and learn about our business, tech, and software development offerings.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Glass Chatter VIP Networking Event

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Space is limited. Request your invite here.

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Friday April 21, 2023

Visit us at Booth 404

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come visit us at booth 404 to chat with our experts, explore opportunities, and learn about our business, tech, and software development offerings.

Won't be at TIA Capital Ideas Conference, but still want to connect?

We'd love to chat!

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Metafora is the leading consulting & software development firm for transportation, logistics, and supply chain businesses. Metafora partners with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help you optimize your business and build software to fuel their growth. Welcome to the new way forward. Welcome to Metafora.

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