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AdexinBlogTop 10 supply chain events in 2024. List of 150+ events downloadable

Top 10 supply chain events in 2024. List of 150+ events downloadable

Jun 7, 2024
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Considering how important it is for your business's development to stay up-to-date and remain well-informed in your industry, we have compiled a list of the most important events in 2024 dedicated to the supply chain. Here, you can find out where to go, in which country, and who you can meet during these valuable networking events. Below, we provide a sneak peek of the ten most important events, listing and classifying them separately for the US, UK, and Europe markets. You can get a list of over 150 events in 2024 by downloading it in the middle of the article. Take a look at what might be interesting for you to visit this year.

Supply chain events 2024. Visit the top 10 conferences

There's probably a conference on this list that will benefit you, we're willing to bet there are a couple. However, while these events provide valuable opportunities, they are also expensive, making them not always cost-effective to attend. Therefore, when attending such shows, always stick to the plan of work on it, improve your experience, and improve in subsequent participation. Today, given that the US, UK, and European markets have great potential for business growth, we have highlighted events from these regions. 

Here are our top 10 supply chain conferences:

1. SMC3 Jumpstart

January 22 - 24, 2024 | USA, Atlanta

Industry: Supply Chain

SMC3 Jumpstart is not just an event. It's an immersive experience where industry leaders come together to cultivate meaningful connections. With cutting-edge supply chain information, you can gain valuable insights and start the new year. The events offer an overview of carrier opportunities and meet shippers, logistics service providers, and technology pioneers. For three days of unparalleled networking, you can listen to top presentations. The event is an opportunity to learn about current content that sets the tone for annual innovation and development.


2. MODEX 2024

March 11 - 14, 2024 | USA, Atlanta

Industry: Supply Chain

MODEX 2024 is a dynamic hub where the entire supply chain industry comes together to shape the future of operations. With a focus on agility, efficiency, and transparency, MODEX offers end-to-end solutions for your operations. You can learn more about the collaborative environment where exhibitors showcase cutting-edge solutions and offer insights into custom software development. It ensures that every decision contributes to building a more flexible and future-proof supply chain.


3. IntraLogisteX

March 19 - 20, 2024 | UK, Birmingham

Industry: Logistics, Supply Chain

IntraLogisteX is a must-attend event for logistics professionals seeking solutions to current and future challenges. This engaging experience goes beyond traditional conferences. The event offers a platform where exhibitors showcase the latest material handling technologies and full warehouse automation options. Along with software solutions, it offers many benefits to a hundred industry leaders. You can learn about innovative solutions and gain insights that will shape the future of logistics. 


Top 10 logistics events in 2024. List of 150+ events downloadable

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4. Warsaw Pack Expo

April 23 - 25, 2024 | Poland, Warsaw

Industry: Logistics, Supply Chain

Pack Warsaw Expo guarantees a transformative experience. Explore innovative packaging and warehouse or production management solutions. Connect with exhibitors and be part of a community committed to shaping the future of logistics and supply chain.


5. Hispack

May 7 - 10, 2024 | Spain, Barcelona

Industry: Logistics, Supply Chain

Hispack is a vibrant showcase that unites professionals and exhibitors from the packaging world. Over four days, you can engage in a dynamic environment where the latest products, trends, and innovations take center stage. It is a place where opportunities foster new partnerships and contribute to the sustainable development of the packaging industry.


6. SIL Barcelona

June 5 - 7, 2024 | Spain, Barcelona

Industry: Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain

SIL Barcelona is the leading exhibition dedicated to logistics, transportation, intralogistics, and supply chain. The event offers a transformative experience through excellent collaboration across the operational landscape of various industries. SIL Barcelona is celebrating its 26th edition with synergies with SIL Knowledge and the 20th Medalogistics Summit. It is a unique combination of insights, networking opportunities, and presentations of leading-edge solutions that are defining the future of transportation and logistics.


7. Intermodal EXPO

September 9 - 11, 2024 | USA, Long Beach

Industry: Supply Chain

Intermodal EXPO is a platform where the broadest range of suppliers in the industry meet. It is the place where thought leaders meet and where discussions take place. You can discover solutions and participate in conversations on terminal design, driver productivity, sustainability, and more. It is an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and the latest developments in the supply chain.


8. Total Supply Chain Summit

October 14 - 15, 2024 | UK, Manchester

Industry: Logistics, Supply Chain

Total Supply Chain Summit is a select experience for senior professionals directly responsible for supply chain excellence. Over two days, you can network with industry leaders. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest products and services. This time can help shape the future of the supply chain in the working environment. The summit is designed to stimulate innovation and collaboration.


9. Intermodal Europe

November 12 - 14, 2024 | Netherlands, Rotterdam

Industry: Transportation, Supply Chain

Intermodal Europe is a collaborative space where the intermodal transportation sector unites for networking, learning, and industry cooperation. Over three days, you can share engaging experiences and gain insights from thought leaders and the latest developments defining the future of transportation and the supply chain.



November 3 - 6, 2024, USA, Chicago

Industry: Logistics, Supply Chain

In 2024, PACK EXPO International will be more than just an exhibition. It will be the most extensive packaging and processing event for supply chain leaders. You can connect with over 40 industry verticals and network with 2,500 exhibitors under one roof. The event is the perfect place to discover the innovations that will shape the future of packaging and processing.  



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Our notes on recent visits to supply chain events

From our customers' requests, we have noticed a trend that consumers expect greater speed and convenience every day, and global supply chains do not always keep up with these trends. Companies need specialized technologies and new solutions to optimize their supply chain to cope with these new challenges. 

Attending supply chain events lately, we have seen a trend toward robotization and digitalization, and this is changing processes that are already familiar to everyone. Here we will share our experiences from the recent events we attended.

Industry Automatica in  Warsaw, Poland

This year's event edition, Warsaw Industry Automatica, has attracted nearly 10K visitors from various industries. At this conference, we had the opportunity to learn about current developments in automation and robotics in manufacturing, supply chain, and inventory management through modern systems that streamline operations across multiple locations. Besides, we had talked with many companies from the software industry and it gave us brilliant insights into where the software market stands in the area of manufacturing.

E-Commerce in Berlin, Germany

The event was attended by experts worldwide, providing opportunities to exchange experiences, followed by the latest innovations in the eCommerce market. As a software development company, what was most essential for us was to focus on logistics solutions dedicated to the eCommerce and retail industry. We discovered many gaps and problems in the modern e-commerce market, for example, the lack of digitalization of document flow. Although, in general, most companies are focused on digitalization and the use of AI to increase efficiency.

Supply Chain Europe in Brussels, Belgium

At Supply Chain Europe 2023, custom application software took center stage as more than 400 executives and senior managers explored its impact on cybersecurity, document quality control, sustainability, customer loyalty, and revenue growth. The event showcased how software solutions are transforming supply chains and helping companies remain agile in the face of changing challenges.

Why visit supply chain conferences?

The supply chain is a fairly competitive and complex industry. Success in your field as a logistics professional depends on your ability to improve supply chain efficiency and overcome challenges. It will take a long time for industry professionals to understand how varied these problems can be and how complex the solutions can be. 

However, this is not a solo fight. Thousands of logistics experts are looking to improve their businesses' inbound and outbound supply chains through digital transformation processes. All businesses and professionals experience the same problem to one degree or another. This is why supply chain conferences exist because optimizing the international supply chain contributes to a healthy global economy and, in turn, a more prosperous global community.  

Every year, hundreds of supply chain conferences attract thousands of logistics professionals from around the world. The US, UK, and European markets belong to one of the most critical supply chains. This market remains one of the innovative but also very lucrative regarding possibilities for business expansion and opportunities for growth and improving your supply chain solutions. For these reasons, participating in trade fairs in the North American, European Union, and the United Kingdom regions is a must-visit. 

Benefits of visiting supply chain conferences
Benefits of visiting supply chain conferences

Here are the benefits that you can gain from such conferences:

Get feedback on your projects

Conferences offer a valuable opportunity to present preliminary research results and get expert feedback. Whether you are discussing recent experiments or future ideas, it is very useful to tap into various expertise. It can help you anticipate reviewers' comments, improve the quality of your work, and get feedback on your company's business offerings.

Expand your business network

Conferences are the ideal place to make contacts in your field. Trade shows provide potential collaboration, advice, and support. Building a network makes it easier to share knowledge and solve problems with peers at similar career stages and can also help you gain prospects. 

Stay up to date

Conferences reveal the latest findings in a particular field, such as supply chain, logistics, and transportation. You can often see previously unpublished work by your competitors, too. These insights can inspire and inform your research. You can validate your business by offering insights into current projects and innovations. You can learn more about the best supply chain technologies from experts and confirm your future choices for possible participation and collaboration.

Participate in high-level debates

Conferences foster lively debates that can help develop and refine ideas and activities. Active participation in discussions allows you to gain new perspectives and learn to challenge existing concepts. For example, you may find a supply chain software development partner to engage in your business project, contributing to high-level operability in your field. It can also contribute to long-term collaboration and help you become more successful in your industry.

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Final takeaway

The supply chain industry strives for agility, efficiency, and transparency. Attending these conferences means visiting significant events and actively shaping the future of supply chain operations. You can gain much experience by networking and learning about business offerings from leading industry players. We've compiled a comprehensive list of events to help you embark on a journey to leverage progress in your industry.

Today's supply chain activities highlight the urgent need to integrate advanced systems. Dedicated supply chain software solutions can solve the needs of most businesses. If you want to optimize your production processes, then the best solution is to invest in custom software that integrates all processes, including legacy ones, into one generated flow. Contact us today to find out how we can help streamline your operations and make your business more resilient.



What is a supply chain event?

Combining exhibitions, conferences, business meetings, and supply chain events offers professionals a unique platform to discover and develop new business opportunities and technologies.

Why attend supply chain conferences?

Supply chain is a competitive and dynamic industry and success in it depends on how resilient a business is and how it overcomes challenges. Supply chain events provide the following opportunities:

  • Get feedback on your projects

  • Expand your business network

  • Stay up to date

  • Participate in high-level debates

What are supply chain optimization technologies used for?

Supply chain optimization technologies provide real-time information about operations, inventory, and demand, and improve processes in various business areas. This helps companies quickly respond to signals from suppliers, customers, and the outside world to minimize costly disruptions.

What is the next big thing in the supply chain?

The next big trend in logistics and supply chain management will be digital transformation. Companies are now increasingly recognizing that the effective use of data and technology can significantly improve their competitiveness and enable more flexible and efficient supply chain management. Here are a few aspects that can be highlighted:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors

  • Blockchain

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Robotization and automation

  • Environmental sustainability

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