Top 50 logistics conferences

Top 50 logistics conferences to attend in 2020

Carolina Monroy Last Updated: November 18th, 2019

As the world’s economy continues to evolve and expand, so does the way we do business, particularly, the complex logistics with which companies use to deliver their goods. As new technologies and innovation are always on the horizon, logistics and supply chain leaders are always on the lookout for opportunities to connect with and learn from their peers.

Whether you’re looking for the latest strategies to improve the order fulfillment process or tools to help you to cope with labor challenges during peak, attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay in the know on the latest trends and new technologies. At logistics conferences, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to thought leaders, learn about new warehouse equipment and emerging technologies and network with other professionals in the field.

What conferences and logistics industry events should you be planning to attend in the coming year? We’ve put together this list of 50 top logistics conferences to help you fill your calendar for 2020. Each of these events boasts a full schedule of workshops, insightful speakers events, keynotes, networking opportunities and more. To keep things simple, the 50 logistics events below are listed in chronological order; they’re not ranked or rated in any way.

Q1 logistics conferences

1. National Retail Federation (NRF)
@NRFBigShow
January 12-14, 2020
New York City, NY
Event Hashtag: #NRF2020
National Retail Federation (NRF) 

The NRF 2020 conference, called Retail’s Big Show, is part of NRF Retail Week and the event includes over 38,000 retailers, vendors and expert participants. It represents an important opportunity to network at what is considered the largest gathering in the retail industry. The event will open with a keynote from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft and there are expected to be over 300 additional speakers throughout the conference. A focus this year’s gathering will be cultivating greater vision about the future direction of retail.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Retailer Members: $950-$1,375
  • Retailer Non-Members: $1,000-$2,375
  • Non-Retailer Members: $2,275
  • Non-Retailer Non-Members: $3,275
  • Venture Capital / Investment Firms Members: $1,175-$1,375
  • Venture Capital / Investment Firms Non-Members: $2,175-$2,375
  • Educator: $500-$1000
  • Press: $500

2. Nulogy Presents: xChange 2020
@nulogy
January 19-21
Phoenix, AZ

Nuology Presents: Xchange

Nulogy Presents: xChange 2020 is the preeminent conference for CPG brands and co-pack suppliers. According to its organizers, xChange “is focused on delivering content and experiences that facilitate optimal partnerships between contract packaging/manufacturing suppliers and CPG Brands to deliver the perfect order to retailers.”

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird – Nulogy Customer (by Nov. 30, 2019): $399.00
  • Early Bird – Friend of Nulogy (by Nov. 30, 2019): $499.00
  • General Admission – Nulogy Customer (by Jan. 18, 2020): $599.00
  • General Admission – Friend of Nulogy (by Jan. 18, 2020): $699.00

3. Jump Start 20
@SMC3_Inc
January 27-29
Atlanta, GA
Event Hashtag: #JS2020

Jump Start 20

Jump Start 20 is an event that covers all things supply chain, such as industry disruption predictions, ethical AI, cross-border logistics, freight profitability analysis, blockchain strategies and much more. Each day is filled to the brim with highly qualified speakers and insightful keynotes which will be delivered by some of the most powerful minds in the field. To sweeten the deal even more, organizers have planned spouse events to be held on each day of the 3-day conference. For special pricing, contact the Jump Start 20 organizers.

Cost to Attend:

  • Advance (before November 27) SMC3 Members: $750
  • Advance SMC3 Associates: $995
  • Advance General: $1195
  • Advance Spouse: $395
  • Regular (after November 30) SMC3 Members: $895
  • Regular SMC3 Associates: $1095
  • Regular General: $1,395
  • Regular Spouse: $395

4. Cargo Logistics Canada
@CargoLogistics
February 4-6
Vancouver, Canada
Event Hashtag: #cargo2020

Cargo Logistics Canada

Although details are still being planned, we do know that CLC will use much of its conference time discussing the global impacts of China’s $1 trillion One Belt One Road (OBOR) and the massive global e-commerce surge. Additionally, speakers and attendee workshops will focus on topics such as commodities and cold chain, manufacturing and retail and consumer products. For more information on the welcome reception and keynote remarks, visit the CLC website. Expo tickets are free before 12/20, so this is a particularly good value for anyone seeking to connect with a specific company or vendor.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Exposition Registration Early Bird: FREE (great value)
  • Exposition Registration After December 20: $30
  • All-Access Pass Early Bird: $175
  • All-Access Pass After December 20: $275
  • Keynote-Only Pass Early Bird: $145
  • Keynote-Only Pass After December 20: $175
  • Priority Shipper Pass: FREE or $145 after December 20

5. 17th Annual RLA Conference and Expo Las Vegas 2020
@RL_Association
February 4-6
Las Vegas, NV
Event Hashtag: #RLAVegas2020

17th Annual RLA Conference and Expo Las Vegas 2020

The RLA Conference and Expo, organized by Reverse Logistics Magazine, is an annual event that brings together a wide range of international attendees. 2020’s Las Vegas-based conference will focus specifically on solutions and technologies surrounding reverse logistics and the circular economy. For the exposition portion, various 3SPSs will be exhibiting their cutting-edge products and services. Attendees can take advantage of discounted room rates when they reserve with the Mirage Hotel and Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Cost to Attend:

  • Retailer and Manufacturer Attendee: $1,499
  • Registrations for RLA Conference: $1,699

6. 38th Annual Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Conference
February 19-20
New Orleans, LA

38th Annual Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Conference

Each year, the Mississippi Valley Trade & Transportation Council organizes the Annual World Trade and Transport Conference. 2020 marks the 38th year of this summit, making it one of the longest-running river-related logistics events in existence. This upcoming year will feature a roster of expert panelists speaking on a range of important topics, including river statistics, port updates and commodities.

Cost to Attend:

  • MVTTC Member – $675.00
  • Non Member – $850.00

7. Food Shippers of America 65th Annual Logistics Conference
February 23-25
Orlando, FL

Food Shippers of America 65th Annual Logistics Conference

Another long-running annual conference that will be held in the spring of 2020 is the Food Shippers of America 65th Annual Logistics Conference. This event will be held at the J.W. Marriott Grand Lakes in Orlando, FL. This is an invitation-only conference that is extended to those working in the food shipment field. If you have attended the conference in the last 3 years, you will receive an invitation via email. If you have not yet attended the conference and would like to, contact organizers at media@foodshippersofamerica.org.

Cost to Attend: Given the current mix of attendees for 2020, only shippers/receivers are able to register for the 2020 event going forward. To be added to the first come first serve waiting list for 2020, contact Paul Newbourne at executivedirector@foodshippersofamerica.org.

8. LINK2020: The Retail Supply Chain Conference
@rilatweets
February 23-26, 2020
Dallas, TX
Event Hashtag: #LINK2020

LINK2020: The Retail Supply Chain Conference 

The LINK Conference is an important gathering for retail supply chain professionals and is hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). RILA is a US trade association that seeks to promote operational excellence and innovation within the industry. Their focus for LINK2020 will be the challenges impacting retail supply chains and how companies can improve their flexibility and speed to stay competitive. The conference will include over 24 breakout sessions, an Expo experience and the presentation of the supply chain startup innovation awards.

Cost to Attend:

  • RILA Member Rate: $995-$1,395
  • Non-Member Rate: $1,295-$1,695
  • Retailer Expo Experience-Only Pass: $195
  • Solution and Service Provider Rate (Member): $3,000
  • Solution and Service Provider Rate (Non-Member): $3,500

9. AFFI Con 2020
@AFFI
February 29-March 3
Las Vegas, NV
Event Hashtag: #AFFICON

AFFI Con 2020

AFFI Con 2020, presented by the American Frozen Food Institute, is the “premier event for frozen food and beverage makers, industry suppliers, and logistical partners.” The conference boasts a packed roster which includes 500 companies and 1,600+ attendees. According to its organizers, AFFI Con is a place where frozen food and beverage makers and their logistics experts do business and make deals. In fact, the average attendee manages to line up 20+ important meeting during and following the event. AFFI Con 2020 will be held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Cost to Attend:

  • AFFI Member Advance (through 1/8): $800
  • AFFI Member On-Site: $900
  • Non-Member Advance: $1,550
  • Non-Member On-Site: $1,750
  • Company-Based First Timer: $975
  • Spouse/Partner: $100-200

10. 82nd TCA Annual Convention
@tcanews
March 1-3
Kissimmee, FL
Event Hashtag: #2020TCA

81st TCA Annual Convention

The 82nd TCA Annual Convention is “the premier networking and education event in the truckload industry.” TCA is currently working hard to develop a strong agenda filled with diverse speakers, workshops and an insightful keynote. To learn more about 2020’s exhibiting companies, check out the exhibitor’s list.

Cost to Attend: 

Before February 1, 2020:

  • For-Hire Carrier/Private Fleet: Member: $899.00, Non-Member: $1,249.00
  • Host Company: Member: $1,099.00
  • Associate/Vendor: Member: $1,299.00, Non-Member: $1,799.00
  • School: Member: $549.00, Non-Member: $849.00
  • Spouse/Life-Partner: Member: $150.00, Non-Member: $150.00

After February 1, 2020:

  • For-Hire Carrier/Private Fleet: Member: $999.00, Non-Member: $1,349.00
  • Host Company: Member: $1,199.00
  • Associate/Vendor: Member: $1,399.00, Non-Member: $1,899.00
  • School: Member: $649.00, Non-Member: $949.00
  • Spouse/Life-Partner: Member: $150.00, Non-Member: $150.00

11. TPM 20
@JOC_updates
March 1-4
Long Beach, CA
Event Hashtag: #TPM20

TPM 20

One of the largest logistics, business and transportation events scheduled for 2019 is none other than the 20th-Annual TPM Conference. The 4-day conference will be held in Long Beach, CA and will include a variety of industry roundtables, workshops and mixers. The event also features the TPM 2019 Open at the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, as well as TPM Challenge Cup 2020, which sets sail from the Long Beach Downtown Marina.

Cost to Attend: 

  • JOC Member: $1,495-$1,625
  • Standard: $2,550-$2,795

12. Elevate Annual Users Conference
@highjump
March 2-5, 2020
Orlando, FL
Event Hashtag: #HighJumpElevate
Elevate Annual Users Conference 

The Elevate 2020 Conference will bring together a diverse group of HighJump users, experts and industry leaders and partners. HighJump supply chain solutions include Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Third Party Logistics Software (3PL) and Direct Store Delivery (DSD). Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to attend keynote speeches, product demonstrations and discussions about the impact that technology can have on business performance. There are also over 100 educational sessions planned, including some advanced product training.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

13. MODEX
@poweredbymhi
March 9-12, 2020
Atlanta, GA
Event Hashtag: #MODEX2020
MODEX

MODEX is the annual conference of host Materials Handling Industry (MHI), the largest materials handling, logistics and supply chain association in the United States. The event brings together 950 solution providers and industry professionals from over 140 countries around the world. It provides an important forum for reviewing the latest in technology and business process solutions that have a lasting impact on supply chain operations. Registrants can receive free access to the exhibits and events including over 100 free education sessions.

Cost to Attend: FREE to attend

14. LogiMAT 2020
@LogiMAT_Messe
March 10-12
Stuttgart, Germany
Event Hashtag: #LogiMAT2020

LogiMAT 2020

LogiMAT 2020 describes itself as being the “opening event for intralogistics in the heart of Europe.” The Stuttgart-based conference acquaints attendees with Western Europe’s ever-evolving intralogistics market, one that is currently in the midst of embracing high-tech trends, such as digitization, interconnectivity, artificial intelligence and, of course, big data. LogiMAT 2020 also offers a comprehensive exposition portion of the event. To learn more about the exhibiting companies, check out the official exhibitor list.

Cost to Attend:

  • Voucher: FREE
  • One-Day Ticket: €28
  • Three-Day Ticket: €42
  • Students: 50-75% Discount

15. The 2020 IWLA Convention and Expo
@IWLA_US
March 15-17
San Diego, CA
Event Hashtag: #IWLA2020

The 2020 IWLA Convention and Expo

The 2020 IWLA Convention and Expo comes with the theme “Your Warehouse Reimagined.” For this conference, organizers are creating a space in which logistics experts the world over can collaborate and share their ideas. In addition to a convention filled with valuable speeches, workshops and mixers, attendees also have the chance to meet with suppliers and supporting firms at the expo and even play a round of golf at the IWLA-sponsored tournament.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Member: $1,749
  • Early Bird Nonmember: $2,849

16. SAP-Centric Supply Chain
@sapcentricscm
March 16-18
San Antonio, TX
Event Hashtag: #SAPEAM

SAP-Centric Supply Chain

This year’s SAP-Centric Supply Chain will take place on 300 acres of historic ranchland at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country. Organizers are still in the process of confirming the details of the agenda, but we do know that the event is sure to attract the best talent that supply chain and logistics has to offer. To get more information on this developing event, be sure to join the #SAPEAM VIP list.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Pre-Sale: $1,150
  • Last Chance: $2,499

17. PBExpo
@PbExpo2020
March 18-19, 2020
Miami Beach, FL
Event Hashtag: #PBEXPO2020
PBExpo

PBExpo is a technology tradeshow for the aviation industry that creates an interactive environment for its attendees. The expo was designed by the aviation marketplace PartsBase as a venue for professionals in the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries to experience technology and eCommerce solutions for their applications firsthand. The two-day event includes product demonstrations, keynote speeches and expert-facilitated discussions about the latest trends in Big Data, aviation industry best practices and new product innovations on the horizon.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Q2 logistics conferences

18. TIA 2020
April 1-4
Austin, TX

TIA 2020

In 2020, TIA will welcome business owners and senior managers to the only conference devoted to third party logistics providers looking for a premier networking and educational experience. In the past, TIA has won praise for its top tier mix of speakers, panels and exhibition kiosks designed to enhance 3PLs’ success.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

19. SCOPE Supply Chain Summit
April 5-7
Chicago, IL

SCOPE Supply Chain Summit

The SCOPE Supply Chain Summit is a spring conference that provides a “100% peer-driven” curriculum to the logistics and supply chain-focused attendees. This year’s conference consists of 5 key themes, including supply chain strategies to increase visibility, workforce and talent management, adoption of rising technologies, transportation management strategies to reduce costs, and warehouse management and optimization.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

20. Ecommerce Operations Summit
@MCMerchant
April 14-16, 2020
Orlando, FL
Ecommerce Operations Summit

The Ecommerce Operations Summit is the only conference dedicated to the topics of direct-to-customer (DTC), omnichannel operations and fulfillment. This annual event receives over 800 visitors each year and topics range from workforce management to payment processing and systems integrations. The goal of the Ecommerce Operations Summit is to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the innovation, best practices and strategies that are necessary for success in today’s complex business environment.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Retail Pass: $795
  • Partner Pass: $1,295

21. AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium
@gis_t_symposium
April 14-17
Minneapolis, MN

AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium

The AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) GIS for Transportation Symposium will be held in Minneapolis. This conference is geared toward “persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes.” There, attendees will network, share experiences and learn about emerging, state-of-the-art software used in the field.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

22. 5th Annual D3 Retail Supply Chain Summit: New York
@eyefortransport
April 22-23
New York, New York

4th Annual D3 Retail Supply Chain Summit: New York

The 5th Annual D3 Retail and Supply Chain Summit is an event that connects 400+ supply chain executives into one energizing space. This year’s speakers include supply chain officers, logistics experts and CEOs from major companies, such as Best Buy, La-Z-Boy, Glossier, The Home Depot and more. The main topics for discussions at this upcoming event are inventory visibility and optimization, warehouse logistics and network design.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

23. ISM2020
@ism
April 26-29
Boston, MA

ISM2020

ISM2020 is predicted to attract 2,500 global supply chain and procurement specialists. Developed by the Institute for Supply Management, this event consists of 4 days of over 70 breakout sessions, 3 keynotes and 100+ suppliers. Organizers are still busy settling the details, but we do know that Nikki Haley and General James Mattis are scheduled speakers. For discounted tickets, consider an ISM membership.

Cost to Attend: 

Members:

  • Through Jan 11, 2020: $1,395
  • Jan 12 – Feb 10, 2020: $1,695
  • Feb 11 – Mar 30, 2020: $1,895
  • Mar 31 – Apr 25, 2020: $1,995
  • Purchase Onsite: $2,095

Non-Members:

  • Through Jan 11, 2020: $1,895
  • Jan 12 – Feb 10, 2020: $2,195
  • Feb 11 – Mar 30, 2020: $2,495
  • Mar 31 – Apr 25, 2020: $2,595
  • Purchase Onsite: $2,695

24. WERC 2020: 43rd Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals
@werc
May 3-6
Providence, RI

43rd Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals

WERC 2020, otherwise known as the 43rd Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals, is an event that prides itself on focusing in on the equipment that makes supply chains thrive. This 4-day conference consists of networking lunches, educational sessions, informative facility tours and much more. WERC 2020 will be held at the Providence Convention Center.

Cost to Attend: 

Practitioner – Before March 25, 2020:

  • Member: $1,245
  • Non-Member: $1,570

Practitioner – After March 25, 2020:

  • Member: $1,420
  • Non-Member: $1,745

Supplier, Consultant or 3PL Employee – Before March 25, 2020:

  • Member: $1,775
  • Non-Member: $2,100

Supplier, Consultant or 3PL Employee – After March 25, 2020:

  • Member: $1,950
  • Non-Member: $2,275

Full-Time Educator or Student – Before March 25, 2020:

  • Member: $790
  • Non-Member: $920

Full-Time Educator or Student – After March 25, 2020:

  • Member: $925
  • Non-Member: $1,095

25. Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar
@MSUBroadCollege
May 3-8
Lansing, MI

 Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar

Located at Michigan State University’s James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, the Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar is a 6-day intensive program that has been in existence for more than 50 years. This seminar is geared toward high-level personnel working in the supply chain industry, specifically senior managers and executives in the customer service, warehousing, logistics, planning and supply chain spaces. All classes will be taught by top-level academics and industry leaders who have their finger on the pulse of proven and emerging technologies.

Cost to Attend: $4,995

26. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2020
@Gartner_inc
May 11-14
Orlando, FL

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2020

2020’s installment of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference will feature discussions, workshops and networking events, organized around hot topics such as strategy and transformation, talent and leadership, demand forecasting, customer fulfillment, customer service and much more. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in inspiring talks lead by a team of Gartner’s most successful research VPs and distinguished analysts.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Price (through March 13): $4,200
  • Standard Conference Fee: $4,725
  • Public Sector Rate: $3,925

27. SAP Sapphire Now + ASUG Annual Conference
@sapphirenow
May 12-14
Orlando, FL

SAP Sapphire Now + ASUG Annual Conference

The SAP Sapphire Now + ASUG Annual Conference boasts the mission statement, “Come with questions, leave with a plan.” The organizers’ aim is to bring together the best minds in business and IT and introduce them to the cutting-edge technologies that will make their plans thrive. To learn more about how logistics professionals can benefit from attending the conference, complete this handy, interactive questionnaire.

Cost to Attend: Sign up for event updates

28. Momentum 2020
@manhassocnews
May 18-21
Las Vegas, NV

Momentum 2020

In 2020, Momentum is celebrating the 26th anniversary of its annual supply chain-centered conference. The 4-day event will feature an agenda packed with insightful sessions led by some of the most important supply chain movers and shakers across a variety of sectors. To learn more about the specialized Momentum sessions, explore the Momentum sessions page.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

29. Richmond Logistics and Supply Chain Forum USA
@richmondevents
May 31-June 2
Naples, FL

Richmond Logistics and Supply Chain Forum USA

Located at the Luxurious Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, the Richmond Logistics & Supply Chain Forum USA is a conference that assembles together a powerful mix of suppliers and logistics leaders. The Forum is an invite-only event, which allows organizers to equally balance the supplier and delegate ratio. Once there, both sides will participate in pre-scheduled meetings that are arranged for optimum networking potential.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

30. Home Delivery World
@Terrapinn
June 3-4, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
Home Delivery World

Home Delivery World is a premier retail industry event that hosts attendees from a large range of industries including Pharmaceutical, Grocery, Alternative Fuels and Real Estate. Each year over 5,000 professionals, experts, and executives attend the conference to visit the Expo space and attend the numerous expert talks and sessions. The upcoming event for 2020 will feature over 500 speakers who will cover topics including parcel, autonomous vehicles, intralogistics, data & analytics, heavy goods and more.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Non-Retailer: $590
  • Retailer/Grocer/Government: $390

31. 2020 TMSA Logistics and Marketing Sales Conference
@TMSAToday
June 7-10
Nashville, TN

2020 TMSA Logistics and Marketing Sales Conference

The 2020 TMSA Logistics and Marketing Sales Conference serves to bridge the gap between sales and logistics experts working across a variety of different channels. The summer conference will feature 30+ sessions, as well as plenty of opportunities to mingle with fellow attendees. To learn more about the participants, take a look at TMSA’s current member directory.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

32. IRCE @ RetailX
@IRCE_Official
June 9-11
Chicago, IL

IRCE @ RetailX

The International Retailer Conference and Exhibition, otherwise known as IRCE, is holding its 2020 event at RetailX in Chicago. Over the course of the 4-day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to select from a staggering 130 sessions that cover a range of topics and trends, created by the editorial team at Internet Retailer Magazine. This conference allows attendees to customize their own tracks.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

33. 3PL and Supply Chain Summit: Chicago
@eyefortransport
June 16-18
Chicago, IL

3PL and Supply Chain Summit: Chicago

EFT is getting set to host its 18th Annual North American 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta in the summer of 2020. This is the largest high-level logistics and 3PL Summit in North America, boasting an average annual attendance of 700+ participants. To receive up-to-the-minute info on the summit’s forthcoming agenda and speaker schedule, check the EFT website.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Retailer/Manufacturer: FREE; $2,699 after February 28
  • Non-Retailer/Manufacturer: $1,799-$3,999
  • Start-Up: $1,499

34. CLDA Annual Meeting
@TheCLDA
TBA (Q2)
TBA

CLDA Annual Meeting

Each year, the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) holds its CLDA Annual Meeting. All of these meetings keep a similar structure, wherein facilitators and participants are divided into groups to create the most optimal and collaborative learning/networking environments possible.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

35. CRO Summit at ProMat
@roboticbusiness
TBA (Q2)
TBA 

CRO Summit at ProMat

 

The CRO Summit at ProMat offers educational sessions for Chief Robotics Officers at the ProMat event. Attendees connect with peers and discuss regulatory challenges, new technologies, shifts in consumer behavior impacting the industry and tactics for maintaining a competitive edge in the robotics field.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

36. ECA MarketPlace Home
@ExpressCarriers
TBA (Q2)
TBA

ECA MarketPlace Home

ECA MarketPlace Home is a 2-day conference held in the spring that aims to connect shippers and carriers through a series of one-on-one, pre-arranged interviews. In addition to the meetings and networking potential, this conference also introduces attendees to emerging technologies through its informative and bustling expo.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Q3 logistics conferences

37. ACSM 2020
@APICS
September 13-15
New Orleans, LA

ACSM 2020

The Association for Supply Chain Management, otherwise known as APICS, will be holding its flagship conference, ASCM 2020, in New Orleans in the fall. ASCM represents APICS’ “new, broader-reaching supply chain organization,” and one that puts its focus on educating and connecting international supply chain leaders. This conference’s topics include S&OP, inventory and materials management, robotics, IoT, virtual reality and much more. Registration for ASCM 2020 will open in early 2020.

Cost to Attend: $1,179

38. IANA Intermodal Expo
@Intermodal
September 13-15
TBA

IANA Intermodal Expo

For veterans of the industry and new intermodal professionals alike, IANA’s Intermodal Expo is “where experience and education meet.” Featuring more than 125 exhibitors and more than 60 industry experts, the IANA Intermodal Expo is where you’ll want to be to learn about the latest trends and issues shaping the future, as well as the products and services advancing the industry.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

39. CSCMP 2020 Edge
@cscmp
September 20-23
Orlando, FL

CSCMP 2020 Edge

In September, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be holding the CSCMP 2020 Edge, an event that boasts “leading-edge content to cutting-edge supply chain solutions.” CSCMP 2020 Edge will be held at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando and is set to feature talks and workshops on topics such as emerging trends, global supply chains, government regulations, leadership, risk management and much more.

Cost to Attend: 

  • CSCMP Professional Member: $1,895
  • CSCMP Academic Member: $995 US (includes Academic Research Symposium)
  • CSCMP International Member: $995 US
  • CSCMP Military Member: $995 US
  • CSCMP Young Professional Member: $995 US
  • CSCMP Student Member: $450 US
  • Regular Rate: $2,495

40. 18th Annual Cold Chain Global Forum
@ccglobalforum
September 22-25
Boston, MA

18th Annual Cold Chain Global Forum

Each year, the top pharma supply chain executives and suppliers gather at the Cold Chain Global Forum. 2020 marks the Forum’s 18th year, and organizers are set to make this the best year yet. Some of the thought leaders that will be speaking at this event include executives from Lonza Biologics, Merck & Co., Inc., Teva, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many more.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Bronze: $2,099 ($1,199 before May 5, 2020)
  • Silver: $2,699 ($1,799 before May 5, 2020)
  • Gold: $2,999 ($2,099 before May 5, 2020)
  • CCGF Platinum Plus: $3,199 ($2,299 before May 5, 2020)
  • Sea Freight Focus Only: $899
  • Pre-Conference Master Class: $899
  • Ala Carte Workshops (Choose 3): $899
  • Ala Carte Site Tour (Choose 1): $899

41. SOAR 2020
@myblujay
September 28-October 1
Orlando, FL

SOAR 2020

SOAR 2020, presented by BluJay, is the annual supply chain conference where “connections spark ideas.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, the agenda for this event is heavy on mixers and workshops and was built on a culture that promotes collaboration. This 4-day conference kicks off with a Welcome Luau Dinner and ends with a morning filled with inspiring breakout sessions.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

42. Breakbulk Americas 2020
@Break_Bulk
September 29-October 1
Houston, TX

Breakbulk Americas 2020

In the fall of 2020, Breakbulk Americas will be celebrating its 30th year of connecting shippers and suppliers in the gas capital of the world. This forthcoming conference is centered around generating new business between the projected 5,000 attendees. To learn more about the upcoming agenda, as well as the event space, sign up for Breakbulk Americas event alerts.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

43. FLOW
@6riversystems
TBA (Q3)
TBA

FLOW

FLOW brings the 6 River Systems community together for three days packed full of high-energy learning, feedback, inspiration, and fun. Attendees — including customers, partners, key stakeholders and employees — can learn about and influence new products, network with peers and hear keynote addresses, as well as attend training sessions and earn certifications.

Cost to Attend: Attendance is free of charge and by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact us.

44. In.sight User Conference 2020
TBA (Q3)
TBA

Insight User Conference

Organizers of the In.sight User Conference 2020 have yet to announce an agenda or location, but the conference is sure to bring together some of the brightest minds in supply chain and logistics innovation. To learn more about what to expect from the forthcoming In.sight User Conference and Expo 2020, check out this highlights video.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

45. Smart Warehousing & Logistics
@IQPC
TBA (Q3)
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Smart Warehousing & Logistics

Smart Warehousing & Logistics is an intimate conference that provides a unique opportunity to collaborate and network with key leaders, partners and solutions providers, as well as subject matter experts across the warehousing and logistics community. This year’s event focuses on digitizing the supply chain and warehouse innovation, with opportunities to learn from case studies, interactive sessions and breakout sessions. Topics include strategy development for implementing industry 4.0 technologies, enhancing operational efficiencies with robotics, automation, IoT and real-time analytics and more.

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46. 22nd Edition Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Expo
@SCLNetwork
TBA (Q3)
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21st Edition Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Expo

The 22nd Edition Supply Chain and Logistics Summit and Expo serves as one of Europe’s most bustling, highly-attended logistics-centered conferences. Each year, organizers secure influential directors and C-suite executives to provide valuable insight to attendees through a series of talks and workshops. To learn more about the agenda, check out the Summit features page.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

 

Q4 logistics conferences

47. RoboBusiness 2020
@roboticbusiness
TBA (Q4)
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RoboBusiness 2019

RoboBusiness, produced by Robotics Business Review, is a  conference that brings together a wide array of senior and mid-level executives, CEOs, robotic design engineers, supply chain and logistics managers and startups. Organizers are still working hard to create an agenda for the 2020 event, but we do know that it will consist of a variety of breakout sessions for both engineers and end users, as well as keynotes, networking opportunities and even a startup pitch fire. To learn more about the forthcoming event as its details emerge, visit the conference website.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

48. Dangerous Goods Symposium
@Labelmaster
TBA (Q4)
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Dangerous Goods Symposium

The Dangerous Goods Symposium provides opportunities to network with and learn from government regulators, trainers and other dangerous goods professionals. Focused on dangerous goods shipping compliance and safety from around the world, the Dangerous Goods Symposium keeps logistics professionals up-to-date on regulatory updates, innovation, training best practices and practical solutions.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

49. FUEL 2020
@enVistapplyChn
TBA (Q4)
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FUEL 2020

Each year, enVista hosts FUEL, a summit that revolves around supply chain, transportation and unified commerce executive professionals. Last year’s keynote speakers included industry leaders from Adelante, Supply Chain Digest and CSCMP. Organizers are still working hard to gather together the details of the 2020 conference. Contact them if you have any questions about conference dates and location.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

50. PARCEL Forum
@PARCELForum
TBA (Q4)
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PARCEL Forum

PARCEL Forum will take place sometime in the fall of 2020. It’s a conference that will be celebrating its 18th year of educating the shipping, packing, warehousing and distribution leaders of the world. PARCEL Forum 19 featured 14 business-focused learning pods for enriched educational and networking experiences, such as Leg-Up Strategies, Tech Trends, Fulfillment Strategies and more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost