9 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in 2018

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Maggie Bendis   January 22 2018

Supply Chain Events to Attend in 2018

Looking to shake up and optimize your logistics and supply chain this year but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of the 9 top 2018 Supply Chain Events for logistics and supply chain professionals. Whether you’re looking for the latest ideas in SCM or need some new tech for your business, these events have what you need and will see your supply chain through 2018.

Live Americas 2018 by SCM World
February 4-8, 2018
Miami, Florida

For exclusive access to bright ideas surrounding digitization and supply chain management, SCM World’s Live Americas 2018 is the forum of choice. SCM World is a global network spanning across not only continents, but industries as well to bring you the latest developments in supply chain management. Send your high-level executives to Miami for ideas and roadmaps around digital disruption in the supply chain.



2018 IWLA Convention & Expo
March 11-13, 2018
Tampa, Florida

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) is a vast North American network of warehouse owners dedicated to becoming the leading resource for warehouse logistics. With this goal in mind, the 2018 IWLA Convention & Expo promises to be a showcase of the leading warehouse, supply chain, and logistics technologies and trends. The 3 day event is peppered with sessions and discussions to help you advance your warehouse through 2018.



American Supply Chain Summit 2018
April 9-10, 2018
Dallas, Texas

The American Supply Chain Summit 2018 hosted by Generis is an annual meeting for strategies around enhancing supply chain and procurement. This year’s summit focuses on the themes of profitability and risk management, cost optimization, technology, and workforce management. This global meeting is not for the faint of heart; for the latest trends and strategies for vast global supply chains, secure your spot.



MODEX 2018 by MHI
April 9-12, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

With literally hundreds of exhibitors, MODEX 2018 by MHI has something for everyone. Global supply chains are showing no signs of slowing down, so explore the latest and greatest in manufacturing and assembly solutions, smart city and connected supply chain solutions, transportation and logistics solutions, IT solutions, and fulfillment and delivery solutions. Including networking, keynotes, and seminars, you’ll walk away with more ideas than you know what to do with.



ISM 2018
May 6-9, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee

The Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) is hosting its annual event in Nashville this year. ISM 2018 by the numbers: 2500 conference attendees, 150 sponsors & exhibitors, 100 educational sessions, 3 keynote speakers, 1 great event. ISM 2018 is the event to drive business; 76% of attendees at ISM 2017 planned to do business with an exhibitor they met at the event. Exposure, knowledge, and brainstorming – all in one place.


Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
May 14-17, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

The theme of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2018 is Move to Mastery: Innovate, Disrupt, and Scale the Digital Supply Chain. Gartner has cultivated this annual conference to identify the most relevant supply chain challenges for executives and craft a relevant agenda so attendees discover what they need to succeed. Check out their page for the full list of topics to be addressed at this year’s conference.



3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Atlanta
June 5-7, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

The 3PL & Supply Chain Summit hosted by eyefortransport (eft) is designed to bring every part of the supply chain together in one huge conference from top to bottom and start to finish. The conference focuses on logistics and supply chain in 3 different tracks: technology, eCommerce, and strategy. Meet with companies that represent each of these categories, forge valuable connections to key players, and learn best practices for success in 3PL & supply chain.



APICS 2018
September 30-Oct 2
Chicago, Illinois

This annual exhibition has, of course, all the same excellent offerings as the other conferences in this list – innovative speakers, diverse exhibitors, stimulating discussions – but also includes facility tours. These are tours arranged by APICS to give attendees insight into local supply chains and allow attendees to see different practices in action. Curious to know more?


Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018

October 24-25
Chicago, Illinois

The Innovation Enterprise prides itself on offering insight into new innovations in various industries – the supply chain is no exception. The Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018 takes a look at “Redefining your Supply Chain through Data”. This summit unites supply chain leaders from around the globe to provide insight and spark discussion about the latest trends and challenges in the supply chain.


For more way to make 2018 the best year yet for your distribution operation, take a look at our post on 2018 Supply Chain Trends!