Conferences are a gold-mine for leads. Go to the right conference with the right technique, you’ll walk out with hundreds of prospects in your pipeline. In addition to retail conferences, CPG conferences can also help us to find leads. However, on the flipside, conferences are expensive! The flight tickets, the accommodation, networking costs, and the conference tickets can be a huge chunk of your budget especially if you are an early-stage company like us. We, at PipeCandy, have put together a list of transportation and supply chain CPG conferences around the globe that you can attend in 2020. The conferences are arranged in a chronological order.
27 Jan – 29 Jan – Atlanta, GA
Jump Start 2020 is an event that covers all things supply chain, such as industry disruption predictions, ethical AI, cross-border logistics, freight profitability analysis, blockchain strategies and much more. Each day is filled to the brim with highly qualified speakers and insightful keynotes which will be delivered by some of the most powerful minds in the field. To sweeten the deal even more, organizers have planned spouse events to be held on each day of the 3-day conference. For special pricing, contact the Jump Start 20 organizers.
4 Feb – 6 Feb – Vancouver, Canada
CLC will use much of its conference time discussing the global impacts of China’s $1 trillion One Belt One Road (OBOR) and the massive global e-commerce surge. Additionally, speakers and attendee workshops will focus on topics such as commodities and cold chain, manufacturing and retail and consumer products.
4 Feb – 6 Feb – Vancouver, Canada
The RLA Conference and Expo, organized by Reverse Logistics Magazine, is an annual event that brings together a wide range of international attendees. 2020’s Las Vegas-based conference will focus specifically on solutions and technologies surrounding reverse logistics and the circular economy. For the exposition portion, various 3SPSs will be exhibiting their cutting-edge products and services. Attendees can take advantage of discounted room rates when they reserve with the Mirage Hotel and Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
11 Feb - 12 Feb - Cascias, Portugal
In the conference last year, the primary discussion was on data leapfrog projects wherein the new working streams like transportation, new code, and other latest trends. There was a lot of Emphasis to find ways to add value to the supply chain. Last year saw the record participation of 40 members. This year even more CPG brands and related companies will be attending than before. More exciting and current topics are to be discussed.
19 Feb – 20 Feb – New Orleans, LA
Each year, the Mississippi Valley Trade & Transportation Council organizes the Annual World Trade and Transport Conference. 2020 marks the 38th year of this summit, making it one of the longest-running river-related logistics events in existence. This upcoming year will feature a roster of expert panelists speaking on a range of important topics, including river statistics, port updates and commodities.
23 Feb – 25 Feb – Vancouver, Canada
Another long-running annual conference that will be held in the spring of 2020 is the Food Shippers of America 65th Annual Logistics Conference. This event will be held at the J.W. Marriott Grand Lakes in Orlando, FL. This is an invitation-only conference that is extended to those working in the food shipment field.
24 Feb – 27 Feb – Orlando, FL
This conference is open to executives from retail and consumer goods product manufacturing companies. LINK2020 is a great place to connect with peers, engage with partners, and find insights and solutions to impact your bottom line. The goal at LINK is to provide top executives with the next “big idea” that will supercharge their retail supply chain. Past attendees have rated LINK one of the most valuable retail industry events.
29 Feb – 3 Mar – Las Vegas, NV
AFFI Con 2020, presented by the American Frozen Food Institute, is the “premier event for frozen food and beverage makers, industry suppliers, and logistical partners.” The conference boasts a packed roster which includes 500 companies and 1,600+ attendees. According to its organizers, AFFI Con is a place where frozen food and beverage makers and their logistics experts do business and make deals. In fact, the average attendee manages to line up 20+ important meeting during and following the event. AFFI Con 2020 will be held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
1 Mar – 3 Mar – Kissimmee, FL
The 82nd TCA Annual Convention is “the premier networking and education event in the truckload industry.” TCA is currently working hard to develop a strong agenda filled with diverse speakers, workshops and an insightful keynote. To learn more about 2020’s exhibiting companies, check out the exhibitor’s list.
1 Mar – 4 Mar – Long Beach, CA
One of the largest logistics, business and transportation events scheduled for 2019 is none other than the 20th-Annual TPM Conference. The 4-day conference will be held in Long Beach, CA and will include a variety of industry roundtables, workshops and mixers. The event also features the TPM 2019 Open at the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, as well as TPM Challenge Cup 2020, which sets sail from the Long Beach Downtown Marina.
2 Mar – 5 Mar – Orlando, FL
The Elevate 2020 Conference will bring together a diverse group of HighJump users, experts and industry leaders and partners. HighJump supply chain solutions include Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Third Party Logistics Software (3PL) and Direct Store Delivery (DSD). Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to attend keynote speeches, product demonstrations and discussions about the impact that technology can have on business performance. There are also over 100 educational sessions planned, including some advanced product training.
9 Mar – 12 Mar – Atlanta, GA
MODEX is the annual conference of host Materials Handling Industry (MHI), the largest materials handling, logistics and supply chain association in the United States. The event brings together 950 solution providers and industry professionals from over 140 countries around the world. It provides an important forum for reviewing the latest in technology and business process solutions that have a lasting impact on supply chain operations. Registrants can receive free access to the exhibits and events including over 100 free education sessions.
10 Mar – 11 Mar – Oslo, Norway
The Working Group Meeting is conducted to discuss the optimization of the End to End transportation process to adapt better to the changes in the consumer demands and increasing prominence of technology in the field. The attendees would get benefitted from the industry experts speaking regarding improving the transportation and other supply chain components with keeping environmental sustainability in mind.
10 Mar – 12 Mar – Stuttgart, Germany
LogiMAT 2020 describes itself as being the “opening event for intralogistics in the heart of Europe.” The Stuttgart-based conference acquaints attendees with Western Europe’s ever-evolving intralogistics market, one that is currently in the midst of embracing high-tech trends, such as digitization, interconnectivity, artificial intelligence and, of course, big data. LogiMAT 2020 also offers a comprehensive exposition portion of the event. To learn more about the exhibiting companies, check out the official exhibitor list.
15 Mar – 17 Mar – San Diego, CA
The 2020 IWLA Convention and Expo comes with the theme “Your Warehouse Reimagined.” For this conference, organizers are creating a space in which logistics experts the world over can collaborate and share their ideas. In addition to a convention filled with valuable speeches, workshops and mixers, attendees also have the chance to meet with suppliers and supporting firms at the expo and even play a round of golf at the IWLA-sponsored tournament.
16 Mar – 18 Mar – San Antonio, TX
This year’s SAP-Centric Supply Chain will take place on 300 acres of historic ranchland at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country. Organizers are still in the process of confirming the details of the agenda, but we do know that the event is sure to attract the best talent that supply chain and logistics has to offer. To get more information on this developing event, be sure to join the #SAPEAM VIP list.
17 Mar – 18 Mar – London, UK
At the annual Supply Chain Conference, you’ll learn from some of the world’s most inspiring supply chain leaders, including practitioners from companies like Procter & Gamble, Superdry, Heineken and Sky TV, among others. There are ample opportunities to learn about current best practices, network with hundreds of industry peers and get up to date on the industry trends and latest developments. Attendees can also participate in CDP accredited sessions for professional development.
31 Mar – 1 April – London, UK
IntraLogisteX is a must-attend event for logistics professionals in search of solutions for current and future challenges. At IntraLogisteX, you’ll learn about everything from the latest material handling technologies to full-scale warehouse automation solutions, robotics, picking and sortation, IT and software, packaging, storage and warehouse infrastructure and services. The event is designed for end-user practitioner logistics professionals including warehouse managers, distribution leaders, project managers and IT directors.
1 April – 4 April – Austin, TX
In 2020, TIA will welcome business owners and senior managers to the only conference devoted to third party logistics providers looking for a premier networking and educational experience. In the past, TIA has won praise for its top tier mix of speakers, panels and exhibition kiosks designed to enhance 3PLs’ success.
3 April – 5 April – Philadelphia, PA
Home Delivery World focuses on important retail logistics topics such as parcel, heavy goods, supply chain management, data & analytics, grocery and city freight. This is an amazing opportunity to network and learn from retailers and grocers including Etsy, Walgreens, Nordstrom, QVC, Meijer and Home Depot — just to name a few. Retail senior executives, forward-thinking grocers, supply chain experts and logistics professionals should consider attending this event.
5 April – 7 April – Chicago, IL
The SCOPE Supply Chain Summit is a spring conference that provides a “100% peer-driven” curriculum to the logistics and supply chain-focused attendees. This year’s conference consists of 5 key themes, including supply chain strategies to increase visibility, workforce and talent management, adoption of rising technologies, transportation management strategies to reduce costs, and warehouse management and optimization.
14 April – 16 April – Orlando, FL
The Ecommerce Operations Summit is the only conference dedicated to the topics of direct-to-customer (DTC), omnichannel operations and fulfillment. This annual event receives over 800 visitors each year and topics range from workforce management to payment processing and systems integrations. The goal of the Ecommerce Operations Summit is to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the innovation, best practices and strategies that are necessary for success in today’s complex business environment.
3 May – 8 May – Lansing, MI
Located at Michigan State University’s James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, the Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar is a 6-day intensive program that has been in existence for more than 50 years. This seminar is geared toward high-level personnel working in the supply chain industry, specifically senior managers and executives in the customer service, warehousing, logistics, planning and supply chain spaces. All classes will be taught by top-level academics and industry leaders who have their finger on the pulse of proven and emerging technologies.
7 April – 10 April – Houston, TX
ISM2020 is guaranteed to spark creative thinking with over 70 breakout sessions, 3 keynote sessions and over 100 suppliers who are offering new solutions and innovative supply chain technology. You'll join more than 2,500 of the world's leading professionals to collaborate and learn during this dynamic event. This event is geared toward senior executives who manage supply chain, logistics, planning, distribution, serialization, strategic sourcing or operations.
8 April – 11 April – Chicago, IL
Held on alternating years with MODEX, ProMat is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals with over 1,000 exhibitors. Sessions feature industry experts and highlight the latest supply chain and manufacturing trends, technology and innovations. This event attracts visitors from over 115 countries for a truly global scope. At Promat, you'll be able to network with other supply chain executives, manufacturing and production managers, IT directors, 3PL professionals, warehousing managers and procurement professionals.
9 April – 11 April – Columbus, OH
This conference is focused on helping multichannel merchants optimize their operations and their customers' experiences with their brands. Topics include: omnichannel distribution, inventory management, operations improvement, global expansion, warehousing, fulfillment, packaging, shipping and delivery. This event is for anyone who works in customer experience management, e-commerce management, corporate management and operations management.
9 April – 1 May – Columbus, OH
WERC is the only professional association focused on logistics management and its role in the supply chain. Its conference is the premier education and networking event for logistics and warehousing professionals. Over the course of three days, WERC offers nearly 100 educational sessions, on top of facility tours, networking events and an interactive Solutions Center with leading suppliers. This event is recommended for anyone in a manager level or above.
13 May – 16 May – Phoenix, AZ
When you attend the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, you'll be joining fellow chief supply chain officers and their teams to learn how to build a more responsive, agile and customer-centric supply chain. You'll discover how to better position your company for success while implementing new technologies.
19 Jun – 12 Jun – Atlanta, GA
At the Supply Chain Summit, you'll learn how to improve operational efficiencies with the right technology decisions. With over 60 C-level speakers and 100 educational sessions, you can learn how to implement successful strategies for seamless operations, reducing risk, managing costs and delivering to meet customer expectations.
23 Jun – 25 Jun – Lunzern, Switzerland
The Springboard Transportation Summit is conducted to discuss the optimization of End to End transportation processes to adapt better to the changes in the consumer demands and increasing prominence of technology in the field. Attendees will get to hear from a number of industry experts on improving the transportation and other supply chain components keeping environmental sustainability in mind.
5 Aug – 7 Aug – Lauderdale, FL
Retail Delivery Connect is an interactive event designed exclusively for a high-level audience of retail leaders in charge of their delivery strategy. It's a great platform to discuss current trends, share valuable experiences and best practices to keep up with customer expectations. This event is extremely intimate, with only 75 hand-selected senior executives from cutting edge retailers in attendance.
15 Sep – 18 Sep – Anaheim, CA
This conference delivers cutting-edge solutions while providing opportunities for professionals to develop and improve their supply chain management skills. At Edge, attendees will learn from valuable industry research that will assist them in developing, defining, understanding & enhancing their supply chain management profession on a global basis.
16 Sep – 18 Sep – Las Vegas, NV
Those in management and above in supply chain, operations, warehousing, logistics or fulfillment should consider attending this event. Why: This influential conference from the world's leading supply chain organization brings together more than 2,000 people from 50+ countries. You'll make invaluable contacts, explore new ways of thinking and meet people from many of the world's most respected organizations. From planning and procurement to production, delivery and return, ASCM 2020 is the place to be for end-to-end supply chain education.
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