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Chicago Summits Will Showcase City’s Growing Logistics Tech Sector

World Business Chicago, 1871 and Accenture are sponsoring two new events intended to highlight Chicago’s fast-growing logistics tech sector. They include the inaugural 1871 Supply Chain Innovation Summit with Accenture at 500 W. Madison, Oct. 5; and the inaugural Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Logistics by World Business Chicago, to be held at 167 N. Green, Oct. 5-6. 

“Chicago is the country’s leading transportation and logistics hub,” said Michael Fassnacht, president and CEO of World Business Chicago, and chief marketing officer for the City of Chicago. From a central location to our diverse talent pipeline and rapidly expanding tech and innovation, logistics tech companies and startups are well positioned for success here.” 

He continued, “With an 802% increase in growth capital between 2019 and 2021, we’re excited to host investors, corporate innovators and founders from around the world at the inaugural Chicago Venture Summit, Future of Logistics.” 


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