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Datebook May-June ’14

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May 22-23

East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference

The sixth Annual East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference brings together domestic, regional and international trade leaders to explore the latest developments, challenges and key issues facing this market. Huge emphasis is placed on the importance of networking, and delegates also have the opportunity to plan and organize private meetings with fellow attendees prior to the conference via the pre-event networking website. Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya. +44-0-20-8673-9666

June 9-12

The Big M

The Big M answers the big questions about the future of manufacturing while still being focused on the entire manufacturing process—design, production, quality, sustainability and much more. Event highlights include the Innovation Factories, exhibit floor “tech talks” and Q&As with industry experts in the M Exchange. Small group networking sessions, matchmaking opportunities and social events serve to help you make connections and build alliances across multiple industries. COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan. 800-733-4763

June 11-13

3PL Summit

With 600 attendees, the 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives. It brings together leading thinkers and practitioners in logistics and supply chain to network, learn, debate challenges, discuss trends and share ideas. More than 80 top-executive speakers lead through each key topic. Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel, Chicago, IL. 800-814-3459, ext. 7249

June 18-20

GTAP Conference

This conference promotes the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis is placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data and application. Participants present their work, interact with other professionals in the field and learn about the most recent developments in global economic analysis. King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal. +1-765-494-4267

June 24-26

TOC Europe

TOC Container Supply Chain Conference is Europe’s leading container transport and trade forum, providing shippers and their logistics partners with exclusive access to the insights and analysis that drives international trade, transportation and logistics. The Port Centric Logistics (PCL) Village, a platform for suppliers of materials handling equipment, logistics and intralogistics services to engage with key buyers across Europe, is launching at this year’s conference. ExCel, London. +44-0-207-551-9557

June 30-July 2

The Cargo Show Africa

The Cargo Show Africa hosts an exclusive keynote program, bringing together the world’s leading masters in cargo transportation and management. This is an opportunity for cargo owners who are looking for solutions to protect their margins, minimize transportation costs, improve efficiencies and ultimately move more cargo. Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg. +27-0-11-516-4015

July 27-Aug. 1

Grand Renewable Energy

This conference and exhibition deals with, among other topics, the policies and integrated concepts of electric power companies and renewable energy technologies. Many prominent experts and organizations from various countries involved in the fields of academia, industry and government participate in the committee. In parallel, a world exhibition is open for three days beginning July 30. Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. 03-3502-6871