In an industry characterised by rapid change such as logistics and supply chain management, it’s essential that you keep your industry knowledge and skills up-to-date.
Attending logistics and supply chain management conferences gives you the opportunity to hear from professionals who are at the forefront of industry changes and directly ask them any questions you might have. It also gives you the opportunity to network with your industry peers, enabling you to gain even deeper industry insights and perspectives.
Here are the top 5 logistics and supply chain management conferences you should attend (or if you're unable to make it, follow updates from on social media) in 2019/20:
1. Inforum 2019
When? 23-26 September 2019
Where? New Orleans, USA
A leading multinational enterprise software company, Infor’s Inforum will bring together clients, partners and professionals interested in finding out more about Infor’s logistics solutions and services.
At Inforum, you’ll learn from industry experts so you can acquire the knowledge and skills you need to maximise the technology you’re utilising today and prepare for what’s to come.
You’ll be able to connect with a community of product experts, partners and peers at networking events, panels and roundtables. You’ll also hear from pioneering global leaders in technology and learn about game-changing applications of science in enterprise software.
2. Supply Chain and Logistics Summit and Expo 2019
When? 24-26 September 2019
Where? Antwerp, Belgium
One of the most established industry events in Europe, the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit and Expo gives you the opportunity to discover the latest insights in supply chain management.
With participants from 33 countries in attendance, the event provides a forum for world-class organisations to meet to maximise efficiency and minimise costs through supply chain strategies focused on current and future success.
During the 3-day event, you’ll be able to hear from some of the most inspiring thought leaders from across a wide range of industries.
3. hyperLOG – Transport and Logistics Future Forum 2019
When? 24-25 October 2019
Where? Łódź, Poland
The hyperLOG – Transport and Logistics Future Forum will feature presentations, debates and networking sessions with some of the leading industry decision-makers and visionaries in Europe.
The 2-day conference in Łódź aims to provide industry professionals with a practical insight into the key industry trends that will transform the transportation and logistics industry in the coming years.
It will also feature a dedicated Tech Zone, where you’ll be able to see and interact with the latest technologies shaping the industry.
4. Global Sources Summit 2019
When? 27-29 October 2019
Where? Hong Kong
Global Sources Summit 2019 will bring together the world’s leading eCommerce experts to share their knowledge and insights and help you better understand and navigate the ever-evolving world of eCommerce.
If you’re interested in delving deeper into eCommerce and how it impacts the global logistics and supply chain industry, you’ll gain actionable advice that’s relevant and tactical.
5. American Supply Chain Summit 2020
When? 5-6 May 2020
Where? Dallas, USA
Focusing on improving supply chain and procurement strategy globally, the American Supply Chain Summit is an annual platform for exchanging ideas and collaborating on the impacts of market dynamics and new technologies for supply chain and operations leaders.
The 2020 Summit will provide you with an opportunity to examine key case studies on how advanced analytics, workforce management, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in some of the world’s best facilities. You’ll be able to join in-depth discussions around achieving innovation, maximising supply chain profitability, and increasing visibility and flexibility to mitigate risk and improve success in the industry.
If you’re interested in learning more about logistics and supply chain management and expanding your global industry network, the University of Hull Online offers a flexible online MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management that will boost your knowledge and skills and connect you with a global network of industry professionals.