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Let the Show Begin: Conferences that Should be on your Radar in 2022.


Let the Show Begin: Conferences that Should be on your Radar in 2022.

With 2021 officially behind us, the supply chain and logistics industries look ahead to gauge the year’s conference opportunities to network, connect, and learn what’s in the works for industry players both near and far. From distribution and warehousing to shippers and maritime logistics, the following list provides something for everyone.

In this edition of our Datebook feature, we start with the end of January through the last day in March – allowing plenty of time for one to fill their trade show and networking calendar before the arrival of the next season. Grab your planner and check out these upcoming trade shows. You might even see us at a few of these.

Washington International Trade Conference

Jan. 31-Feb. 1

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

Leaders in international trade from across the U.S. and around the world come together to explore the trade landscape and look toward the future of trade. All virtual except for the luncheon on day two.

Convenience Distribution Marketplace

Feb. 7-9

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa, Florida

It’s the only national conference and trade show exclusively for U.S. wholesale distributors of convenience products.

Reverse Logistics Conference & Expo 

Feb. 7-9
The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada

Improving brand reputation and customer satisfaction while increasing asset recovery is the secret sauce for 700 attending returns and reverse logistics professionals.

Supply Chain Visibility Conference

Feb. 9-11

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs, Florida

Health Industry Distributors Association manufacturers, distributors, group purchasing organizations and providers discuss ways to work together better to ensure product availability, improve forecasting and support patient care. 

LINK2022: The Retail Supply Chain Conference

Feb. 20-23

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas

The Retail Industry Leaders Association gathers top executives in the retail supply chain to network and learn from each other. 

Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Conference

Feb. 23-24

The Westin, New Orleans, Louisiana

Industry leaders will offer their opinions on the river system, the economy and regulatory, logistical and transportation challenges at this 40th-anniversary conference.


Feb. 27-March 2

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California

For the first time since 2019, Trans-Pacific Maritime reconvenes this must-attend conference for the global container shipping and logistics community. 

Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference

March 1-3

Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California

The 36th annual conference includes discussions on OEM, the supply chain landscape, Industry 4.0 and digitalization, the aviation ecosystem, mergers and acquisitions and more. Held concurrently at the same location on the first day (March 1) is the Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference that focuses on the military and commercial aircraft supply chain.

Distribution Management Conference & Expo

March 6-9

JW Marriott, Austin, Texas

Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s largest supply chain education event is attended by 600 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving. 

Air Cargo Americas

March 8-10

Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, Florida

Top executives from all sectors of the aviation and logistics industries exchange views and experiences to enhance the growth of the cargo industry in the Western Hemisphere. 

StocExpo 2022

March 8-10
Ahoyweg 10, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The largest and longest-running international bulk liquid storage event draws thought leaders from across the world.

Work Truck Week

March 8-11

Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

North America’s largest work truck event is held concurrently with the Green Truck Summit, a conferenced dedicated to “the green revolution.” 

SWARS Annual Meeting

March 16-17

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, The Woodlands, Texas

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers presents this open forum for railroads and shippers to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest. 

TCA Annual Convention 

March 19-22

Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Receive the latest updates about the Truckload Carriers Association, which represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, tanker and intermodal container carriers operating throughout North America. 

Transportation and Logistics Council Conference

March 21-23

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida

The goal of the 48th annual conference is to facilitate mutual understanding between shippers of brokers. 

On Course for the Future – the 2 + 2 on Innovation in Logistics

March 22-25

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California

Transport Logistics Americas Forum and The International Air Cargo Association Executive Summit come together with programs and networking. 

Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24-26

Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky

The largest annual trade show dedicated to the heavy-duty trucking industry offers face-to-face interaction between industry representatives and trucking pros.


March 28-31 

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia

It’s the largest international supply chain expo held in North or South America. Solution providers demonstrate their equipment, systems and services to manufacturing, supply chain and transportation professionals.

CMA Shipping Conference

March 29-31

Hilton Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut

The expo hall will showcase leading technology, maritime equipment, fuel and lubricant, safety and sustainability suppliers, ship repair, navigation and communication, software solutions, energy, salvage and more.

Mexico’s Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit

March 31

El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, El Paso, Texas

Leading OEMs in Mexico and potential suppliers discuss the latest developments in manufacturing and supply chain dynamics south of the U.S. border.