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July 16-17 Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS)

“Life Beyond Operating Ratio—Growing Pains” is the theme of the semiannual event that includes speakers, presentations and panels focusing on current issues facing the freight rail industry. Railroad operating practices, new innovations in transportation and legislative matters are among the topics addressed by key transportation executives and experts. Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, (800) 558-3417;

Aug. 7-9 ANUTEC Brazil 2018

Get a “taste of technology” with food-industry presentations on process technology, packing and packaging technology, data processing, transport and storage installation and ingredients. Expo Trade Convention Center, Curitiba, Brazil, (773) 326-9928.

Sept. 5-6 LogiPharma 2018

Optimizing the supply chain to contain costs in an ever-changing healthcare environment is the goal of this conference. Activating the digital supply chain to increase efficiencies and better meet patient needs is also discussed. Hilton Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;

Sept. 11-12 IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference

Warehouse IT and operational professionals address operational challenges in the warehouse; increasing warehouse productivity and efficiency; and improving return on investment. JW Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana;

Sept. 11-12 IWLA Safety & Risk Conference 

Warehouse managers, safety managers and operations personnel with risk responsibility knock around best practices and strategies to minimize on-the-job risks and improve the bottom line. JW Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana; 

Sept. 16-18 Intermodal Expo 2018 

Intermodal Association of North America shares with intermodal freight stakeholders the future of intermodal terminals. Dealing with tight trucking capacity, what brokerage means for intermodal and the implications of the next generation of smart equipment on intermodal are among the topics addressed. Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California;

Sept. 24-26 Parcel Forum 18

Optimizing the international supply chain, analytics for controlling one’s spend and choosing between conveyor-based or cart-based picking are among the topics. Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago, Illinois;

Sept. 24-27 Cold Chain Global Forum 2018

Top pharma supply chain executives and suppliers address end-to-end supply chain optimization at the 16th annual fall event. Strategies to maintain temperature controlled products are presented by the leading minds from such companies as Eli Lilly & Co., Sanofi US and Novo Nordisk. Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;

Sept. 27-29 ANUTEC International Food Technology India

The international supplier fair for the food and drink industry features presentations on packing, ingredients, logistics and the view of the world food scene. Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India, (773) 326-9928.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 APICS 2018

American Production and Inventory Control Society’s conference explores best practices to drive supply chain innovation, including key strategies to create more sustainable, strategic and value-driven supply chains. Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 CSCMP EDGE Supply Conference & Exhibition 

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals unveils real-world strategies to increase visibility, integrate business planning and maximize and transform supply chains. Global supply chain best practices are also shared. Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee;

Oct. 2-4 Breakbulk Americas

Project freight management from the shippers’ perspective, maximizing cargo safety and vessel efficiency and steel challenges in 2018 and beyond are among the topics addressed. George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas;