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New EVP of Events and Training for FreightWaves

16 April 2018

Steve McCarthy will be joining FreightWaves as Executive Vice President of Events and Training following a long career with S&P Global Platts.

McCarthy spent nearly 15 years at Platts, growing their conference, awards and training businesses.

He was a two-time recipient of the McGraw Hill/S&P Global Corporate Achievement Awards for sales and marketing excellence.

He also worked for Cambridge Energy Research Associates (now part of IHS Markit) where he led program development and overall operations for CERAWeek.

In a notice posted on the FreightWaves website today (16 April), Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves, said: “Over the past two years, we have studied commodity markets around the world, including those that have been successful and those that have not.

“We have learned that it takes a very specific formula to create a liquid futures market in any industry. This includes market-level news and data, a strong community that believes and support the market, and a lot of education. Steve’s track record for developing a platform for education and community events will be instrumental in accelerating the development of a liquid futures market. As a bonus to our BiTA Community support, Steve was instrumental in launching S&P Global Platts’ highly successful Digital Commodities Summits, which rapidly have become worldwide in scope.”

FreightWaves is hosting its first event focused on the future of transportation in Atlanta on 22-23 May. The event will bring over 600 senior executives at some of the largest transportation providers and the technology companies that service them. In September, FreightWaves is hosting an event in conjunction with Georgetown University related to safety, security, and public policy. The notice on the FreightWaves website added that there are also plans to launch an event in November in Chicago that focuses on the freight markets and how companies should be thinking as 2019 approaches.

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