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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Ahoyweg 10, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The largest and longest-running international bulk liquid storage event draws thought leaders from across the world.
Work Truck Week
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
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
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
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
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
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.
MHI MODEX 2022
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
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
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.