Dr. James Canton, renowned global futurist and media commentator, will serve as keynote speaker at the 2011 AmeriQuest Transportation Industry Symposium, a conference of senior management from best-in-class transportation companies in North America, April 7-8 in Orlando.

The event brings together leaders from private fleets, truck leasing companies, truckload carriers, and transportation supply chain companies and tackles topics that have a major impact on how to guide businesses today and into the future. Dr. Canton's insightful predictions of future trends have earned him recognition from The Economist, which calls him 'one of the leading futurists worldwide.'

In addition to his role as futurist, Dr. Canton is also a social scientist, business advisor, and author of two books The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.

A frequent media commentator named "the Digital Guru" by CNN and "Dr. Future" by Yahoo, Canton has appeared on CNBC, FOX, PBS, ABC and in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and CEO, CIO and CFO magazines.

At present, Dr. Canton is Chairman and CEO for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded that advises business and government on future trends.
He regularly advises Global Fortune 1000 companies on trends in innovation, financial services, energy, security, and globalization. He has also advised three White House administrations, the National Science Foundation, and MIT's Media Lab, Europe.

The AmeriQuest Transportation Industry Symposium takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

More information on the event, including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, can be found at AmeriQuest Transportation Industry Symposium.