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September 13 – 15

Billed as “The Premier Forecasting Event of the Year,” this conference features two full days of content broken out into four channels: State of Freight; Shippers, Brokers & Carriers; Truck & Trailer Equipment; and Rail Equipment. “This year we will continue to bring together many of the brightest thought leaders in the transportation industry,” says Eric Starks, CEO of FTR. “Not only will attendees be able to network with transportation professionals from all parts of the supply chain, but they will return from the conference with actionable information for their businesses.”

Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana. 888.988.1699

September 19 – 20

This 4th annual conference offers attendees the chance to “learn from the experts” in cool-chain application for the pharma and bioscience industries. The slate of more than 30 speakers includes Debashis Sinha, head of Supply Chain at GlaxoSmithKline; Gino Vleugels, senior manager of EMEA Temperature Control for The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; and Ronald Schaefer, head of Cargo and Ground Handling Consulting at IATA. Pervious attendees include some of the biggest names in the industry: DuPont, Merck, Boeing and logistics firms such as FedEx, DHL Global Forwarding and DB Schenker.

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E. +

September 25 – 28

CSCMP’s 2016 Annual Conference presents opportunities to learn from industry experts, hear dynamic speakers and network with the most influential supply chain leaders in the world. You’ll also connect to the latest supply chain management knowledge, research and industry developments. The 16 Educational Tracks include options such as Current Research and Surveys, Demand Planning and Government and Regulations among many others that delve into the nuts and bolts of operating a global supply chain. This year’s keynote speaker is NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, recently returned from his record-breaking year in space.

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida. 630.574.0985

October 11 – 12

Cargo Logistics America (CLA) addresses the needs of cargo owners, managers and agents who contract the flow of goods through American supply chains. CLA encompasses the entire cargo spectrum—all major transportation modes and all cargo types, under one roof. More than 100 industry professionals are lined up to speak, including Bjorn Vang Jensen, VP of Global Logistics at Electrolux; Jock O’Connell, international trade advisor at Beacon Economics; and Paxton Bowman, VP of Operations at Ports America. A cruise tour of Long Beach Harbor, hosted by Port of Long Beach, is just one of the high-end networking events at this year’s CLA.

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California. 877.739.2112, ext. 62058

October 26 – 28

Network with air freight decision-makers and hear from industry leaders during panel discussions and workshop sessions at this year’s Air Cargo Forum (ACF), hosted by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). More than 3,000 air cargo decision-makers and 200-plus exhibitors from around the world gather at ACF to network and address current industry challenges and opportunities. This year’s series of workshops tackle regulations and issues affecting members, with such titles as “Disruptive Innovation: An inspirational roadmap for tomorrow’s leaders;” “The New EU Customs Code Explained;” and “Multimodal Opportunities & Challenges in Europe.”

Porte de Versailles, Paris, France. + n

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