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  October 15th, 2018 | Written by

GT Expo Outlook 2018

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As 2018 comes to a close, there’s still time to get the latest news, solutions and education in your industry at an expo, conference or trade show.

Don’t miss hearing  from experts in your industry offering their unique perspectives on the trends and issues shaping the future. Expos give you the chance to talk to new people about new ideas, new partnership opportunities, and they are always focused on growth and driving the business forward – you can even get all your business done!

Just looking for products, suppliers or solution providers?  Expos showcase the latest products and services to advance the industry.  Below  we’ve compiled the top shows left for 2018  and the up and coming 2019 shows you might want to get on your calendar!

November Shows:

NOV. 1-3
Terminal Expo 2018

The Passenger Terminal Industries, Equipment and Technologies Exhibition gathers global private companies, government agencies, senior level professionals, technologies and ideas in a special platform to dominate the terminal industry.

Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey;

NOV. 6-7
LogiChem 2018

Supply chain, logistics, and transportation management executives in the chemical manufacturing sector discuss industry trends; chemical logistics, transportation, and distribution challenges; and how to accelerate the digitalization of the chemical supply chain.

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, New Jersey;

NOV. 6-7
Logistics CIO Forum

Industry experts and thought leaders provide blueprints for tackling the most important information technology challenges in the logistics industry. Participants come from DHL, UPS, Cisco, Werner, Americold and others.

Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas;

NOV. 15-16
Supply Chain Strategy and Management

Logistics and supply chain professionals discover the next big trend in supply chain strategy and the key skills required to be successful.

MIT Sloan Executive Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts;

NOV. 27-30

Economic Forum Generescence (FEG Dakar)

This annual economic event promotes business in Africa while soberly pointing out the problems of investing there. Expected to register are 1,500 economic actors from 15 Asian, African and European countries, each drawn by the theme, “Investments in Africa: Senegal Gateway to African Markets.”

Dakar, Senegal;

NOV. 28-30
X2 Cold Chain

The Asia Cold Chain Show hosts companies connected to agriculture, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, retail, chemical and many others that rely on cold storage, material handling and temperature-controlled logistics.

BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand;

NOV. 29-30
RailTrends 2018

Rail industry professionals bat around the state of the industry, from today’s economic operations and directions in rail to the ways to achieve growth at lower costs.

New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, New York;


January 2019 Shows


JAN. 20-22
Retail CEO Forum

Limited to 100 hand-selected retail industry executives, this elite gathering offers meetings, networking and the exchanging of ideas. The most influential U.S. retail and product manufacturer CEOs, along with a few select members of their C-suite teams, attend, to share business insights, assess trends and tackle the critical issues facing the retail industry today and in the future.

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida;

JAN. 21-25
OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2019

At the 20th annual OPEX Week, operational excellence and business transformation executives focus on aligning transformation strategy, OPEX, and process architecture; 3M’s value-driven global transformation; harnessing intelligent technology solutions and process reengineering.

Omni Orlando Resort, ChampionsGate, Florida;

JAN. 21-23
2019 Transportation Summit

National Industrial Transportation League brings logistics professionals together to get a highway transportation update and learn trends in rail and ocean transportation; navigating the intergenerational workforce; rail, ocean, and highway freight transportation challenges; and energy trends and outlook.

Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, Texas;

February Shows


FEB. 3-5
Georgia Foreign Trade Conference

Georgia Ports Authority brings together senior-level shippers, maritime executives, senior managers and decision-makers, who discuss current and future market conditions and growth opportunities; challenges facing shippers, carriers, ports, terminals, and the maritime community; changing legislation; and new technologies impacting global trade.

The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia;

FEB. 22-27
X2 Conference 2019

X2 Logistics Networks’ sixth annual event includes massive networking, the always spectacular Gala Dinner, a pool-side cocktail reception at the “X2 Beach House” and a mysterious event called “Cargo Weekend” that was apparently dreamed up at the 2018 X2 Conference.

Marriott Marquis Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand;

FEB. 24-27
Retail Supply Chain Conference 2019

Retail Industry Leaders Association brings together stakeholders in the retail supply chain for best practices in a changing retail landscape. The supply chain’s key role in serving customers and leveraging analytics for supply chain advantage are among the other topics to be discussed.

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida;