15 Top Logistics Events to put in your Calendar for 2019

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Whether you’re a logistics company or supplier, Trade Shows and conferences are great places to meet new business prospects, catch up with old clients and learn about best practices.

They allow you to streamline your business by utilising current and new technologies, create efficient workflows and minimise costly errors.


So, we have put together a list of 15 not-to-be missed trade shows and conferences in the UK and abroad.


1. IntraLogistex


About: This exhibition is one of the fastest growing intralogistics shows in Europe. It is packed with everything practitioners need to improve productivity, safety, maximise space and cut costs.


The two-day exhibition is a comprehensive platform for all the latest cutting-edge technology available to transform your operations and give your business the power to stay one step ahead of the competition.


Where: Ericsson Exhibition Hall 1, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK

When: 26th Feb 2019 – 27th Feb 2019

Price: Register for Free

Website: https://www.intralogistex.co.uk/


2. Road User Charging Conference

About: Road User Charging Conference provides the latest insight, case studies and debate on current trends and future challenges that affect senior decision makers.


Spread over two days this is a gathering of the industry’s leading practitioners from around the world aims to encourage proactive discussions around the industry.


This is the perfect place to get up to date international perspectives on the future of intelligent transportation systems.


Where: Radisson Blu, Brussels, Belgium

When: 6th Mar 2019 – 7th Mar 2019

Price: From £695

Website: https://www.roaduserchargingconference.co.uk/


3. Supply Chain Conference

About: This is the 17th annual Supply Chain Conference. The Supply Chain Conference brings together some of the world’s most inspiring expert practitioners and aims to shed light on new intelligent systems and best practices.


Where: ETC venues Monument, 8 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1AE

When: 19th Mar 2019 – 20th Mar 2019

Price: From £495

Website: https://www.supplychainconference.co.uk/


4. LogiMAT

About: International exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade and the service sector attend LogiMAT to find new business partners and catch up with their current network.


This is one of the world’s largest intralogistics trade shows, which offers a complete overview of everything driving the intralogistics industry, from production to procurement to shipping.


International exhibitors gather early in the year to showcase innovative technologies, products, systems, and solutions for streamlining operations, optimizing processes, and cutting costs in a company’s internal logistics.


Where: Stuttgart, Germany

When: 19-21 February 2019

Price: Tickets range from €0 to €42.

Website: https://www.logimat-messe.de/en


5. Logistics CIO Forum EU

About: The Logistics CIO Forum: Europe brings together 200 senior IT executives and industry experts from Europe’s leading logistics providers to discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities that technology disruption is creating for the logistics industry.


At the event, the speakers and attendees discuss the changing role of technology, the evolving responsibility of the CIO, and how to adopt the latest technology to enable winning customer experiences.


Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: 5-6 March 2019

Price: Free for CIOs or senior IT executives at a logistics provider and €2,995 for solution providers.

Website: https://events.eft.com/cioeu/


6. Logistics Meets Innovation

About: Logistics Meets Innovation is an annual invite-only evening conference. They provide a meeting place for senior professionals and executives from the logistics and supply chain fields.


Here they can learn about and discuss the latest innovations and topics happening in these industries.


The event gathers more than 50 decision makers from the leading companies such as DHL, P&G, Amazon, DPD, Air France, McKinsey & Co., and others.


This time, the main focus is on the practical examples of Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Supply Chain.


Where: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: TBA

Price: The conference is an invite-only event for the senior executives from the logistics and supply chain industry.

Website: http://transmetrics.eu/logistics-meets-innovation/


7. SITL Europe

About: As in 2018, when the event had a special presentation from Amazon on its logistics strategy, SITL 2019 will build the event around major players who are developing creative methods in logistics approaches.


SITL aims to develop discussion around key points of service around the transport of goods and for the logistics chain.


Jointly held with Intralogistics Europe and Transport Next Generation, SITL offers a high concentration of logistics providers, and transport users from industry, trade, and distribution.


Where: Paris, France

When: 26-28 March 2019

Price: Free with an invitation code, otherwise tickets from €61.

Website: http://www.sitl.eu/


8. Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel 2019 Europe

About: Comprising two forums, the Innovation in Operations day and the two-day Post & Parcel Europe Summit, this post and parcel conference offers actionable insight to ensure continued business success.


The strategy-led post & parcel conference explores the critical trends shaping the future of the industry.


Some of the topics to be explored are: Harnessing technology to implement change; Liberation through automation; Engaging with the explosion of e-commerce; Recognizing mail as the heart of the postal business; Growing the workforce of tomorrow and other important discussion points.


Where: Madrid, Spain

When: 26-28 March 2019

Price: Tickets range from €995 to €2,345

Website: https://new.marketforce.eu.com/leaders-in-logistics/events/post-parcel-europe/


9. Intermodal Europe

About: Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries and covers all areas of container transport and logistics across road, rail and sea.


The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers and key exhibitors.


Where: Hamburg Messe

When: 05 – 07 November 2019

Price: Register your Interest Now

Website: https://www.intermodal-events.com/en/home.html


10. European 3PL & Supply Chain Summit

About: European 3PL & Supply Chain Summit is an annual meeting which brings together the leading C-Level 3PL executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts to explore the future of supply chain and logistics.


Over 350+ senior supply chain and logistics executives attend the event every year, making the 3PL Summit the one event that you cannot afford to miss.


Last time, the event focused on 3 key tracks for the industry professionals: Logistics Track, Supply Chain Track and eCommerce Track.


Where: Brussels, Belgium

When: 14 – 16 October, 2019

Price: Tickets range from €1,795 (early-bird, 2-day basic pass) to €3,495 (regular price, 3-day executive pass).<

Website: https://events.eft.com/eu3pl/


11. 36th International Supply Chain Conference

About: The 36th International Supply Chain Conference by BVL is one of Europe’s leading business gathering for logistics and supply chain management professionals.


Since it was first staged in 1983, the three-day conference has developed into a wide-ranging forum attracting more than 3,000 participants from all areas of logistics.


Industry leaders use the conference as a platform to share knowledge recommendations for action and as a forum for the discussion of current issues and future themes in the field of supply chain management.


The exchange of ideas drives innovations and synergies between industry, trade and logistics services while also involving state and academia.


Where: Berlin, Germany

Dates: TBA

Price: To be announced, registration starts from February. In 2018, the ticket prices were the following: €1,780 for BVL-Members, €1,980 for Non-BVL-Members.

Website: https://www.bvl.de/en/n


12. Transport Logistic

About: With more than 2,000 exhibitors and 55,000 trade visitors from around the world, this biannual trade fair is a must for industry leaders of logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management.


It offers and excellent platform for discussing the latest developments and concepts, getting a comprehensive market overview and closing important deals.


Where: Munich, Germany

Dates: 4-7 June 2019

Price: €24 – €38

Website: https://www.transportlogistic.de/index-2.html


13. TOC Europe

About: TOC Europe is the world’s leading port technology and terminal operations event.


A truly global showcase of equipment, technology, and services – this is a must-attend for port and terminal professionals.


Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Logistics Providers, Shipping Lines and Cargo Owners attend TOC Europe as visitors and delegates to learn, debate and network.


On the other hand, Port Equipment Manufacturers and Technology Providers participate as exhibitors and sponsors to showcase the excellence of the industry.


Where: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

When: 18-20 June 2019

Price: Register for Free

Website: https://www.tocevents-europe.com/en/Home.html


14. POST-EXPO 2019

About: POST-EXPO 2019 will provide one the most significant opportunities for postal operators, courier and express companies, and fulfilment and logistics companies, to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale.


With more than 3,000 people attending each year from 100+ countries, the event is the global meeting place for the post, courier and express industry.


Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: 1-3 October 2019

Price: Register for Free

Website: http://www.postexpo.com/en/index.php


15. City Transport and Traffic Innovation Exhibition

About: The City Transport & Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Exhibition is an exciting brand-new event that will gather the industry together to explore how innovations within traffic and transport will help the movement of people and goods through an urban environment safely and efficiently.


Where: Arena MK, Milton Keynes

When: 18th June 2019 – 19th June 2019

Price: Register for Free

Website: https://www.cittiexhibition.co.uk/


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