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18th TPM Annual Conference

March 4-7, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California

Hear the latest market forecasts, analysis, expert opinion and more concerning container shipping, freight rates, labor issues and more. Case studies featuring shippers and transportation providers showcase how business problems were solved or cost savings achieved. Meet with shippers, carriers, port officials, 3PLs, freight forwarders, government officials and more. Participate in Q&A during live sessions and interact with speakers who are known authorities in the transportation and logistics field. events.joc.com

Trade and Jobs: Exploring Global Value Chains

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045, 50 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Hear a debate presenting opposing views on trade and global value chains, and how they affect employment, followed by a panel discussion featuring experts from the retail, automotive, agriculture, and services sectors, who will offer industry-specific examples and explore emerging trends, policies, and issues. Sponsored by Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and The George Washington University Center for International Business Education and Research. Free. Get more information and register here.

LogiMed 2018

March 6-8, Westin Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia

The fifth annual conference is the go-to event for medical device supply chain innovators. Meet senior-level logisticians and supply-chain executives from the top med-tech and medical device companies in the country. Participating executives come from Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Advanced Bionics, Avera Health System, Baylor College of Medicine, Boston Scientific, ConMed, Integra LifeSciences, MicroPort Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and more. logimedusa.wbresearch.com/

Finished Vehicle Logistics North America

March 13-15, Paséa Hotel and Spa, Huntington Beach, California

Organized by the Ultima Media Limited, the conference covers vehicle logistics and strategies concerning such long-standing issues as rail capacity, terminal throughput and delay. These briefly went away during the financial crash but have returned with our buoyant markets. www.ultimamedia.com

Anuga FoodTec

March 20-23, Koelnmesse Messehochhaus (exhibition center and administrative building), Cologne, Germany

The leading global supplier trade show for the food & beverage industry draws 50 exhibiting countries and more than 45,000 international trade visitors to nine exhibit halls, more than 1,500 exhibits and 1.4 million square feet of exhibitor space. Food processing, food packaging, food safety, food ingredients, services and solutions are all covered. Anugafoodtec.com or (888) 482-6012

Design Build in Transportation

March 21-23, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

Organized by the Design-Build Institute of America, the conference draws several hundred professionals to meet, network and seek solutions and project team experts in areas such as highways, rail, bridges, transit, ports and airports. www.dbia.org

Truckload Carriers Association Convention

March 22-25, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida

Organized by the Truckload Carriers Association, the conference covers safe, high quality, reliable and efficient transportation services. What is presented is beneficial to all members, regardless of their entity’s size. www.truckload.org

X2 Conference

March 24-28, Dusit Thani Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

X2 Group has taken notice of the acceleration of technology and solutions service providers in the global logistics and freight forwarding industry and has made it a feature of its fifth annual conference. Software solutions providers, insurance officials and industry experts from WiseTech Global, Softlink, ConsolFreight and Nacora are among the professionals you can meet (and grill for answers). www.x2globalmedia.com

ICC Banking Commission 2018 Annual Meeting 

April 2-6, Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, Florida
The International Chamber of Commerce event brings together more than 500 banking executives and leading policymakers from over 65 countries to discuss the future of trade financing. Unparalleled networking opportunities are promised. ICC Banking Commission task forces and working groups discuss technical areas related to bank guarantees, risk mitigation, supply chain finance, forfeiting, legal issues and regulation. iccwbo.org

MODEX 2018 

April 9-12, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia

The largest supply chain expo in North or South America showcases more than 250,000 net square feet of intralogistics solutions from over 800 exhibitors. New this year is an additional 40,000 square feet of exhibits covering the latest supply chain solutions for the transportation and logistics industries. Get in front of 30,000 manufacturing and supply chain professionals who will travel from 115 different countries to attend, with some representing the Fortune 1000 and Top 100 retailer companies as well as mid-size organizations. mhi.org

Supply Chain Conference Orlando

April 15-17, Hilton Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Dedicated to the trade of supply chain, the conference is presented by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and FMI GMA Trading Partner Alliance. Several directors, vice presidents, managers and regional managers from the spheres of logistics, operations, supply chain as well as direct store delivery attend. www.fmi.org

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