• Soumya Nair

Top 11 Supply Chain Events You Cannot Afford To Miss!

Updated: 6 days ago


"Supply chain is like nature; it's all around us …" – Dave Waters.


Supply chains are everywhere; within a top-performing industry or even our households, it's ingrained within our day-to-day activities even without us knowing it. So even if we are tired of hearing about supply chains, we can not ignore them!



What better place to learn the latest about the supply chain industry than an event?

Listed below are the top 11 Supply chain events you must attend in 2023.

1. JUMP START: January 23-25, 2023, Atlanta, GA

Kick-starting 2023, we have one of the year's first events, Jump Start, a 3-day supply chain event that is educational and great for networking.


What to expect:

Comprehensive and in-depth panel discussions on the latest supply chain trends, transportation regulations, infrastructure, and emerging technologies.


Who should attend:

Carriers, shippers, 3PLs, and other supply chain and logistics Service professionals (LSPs).


2. MANIFEST: Jan 31-Feb 2, 2023, The Paris, Las Vegas, NV

Manifest is one of the supply chain's most significant events of the year.


What to expect:

Cutting-edge logistics and supply chain technologies from Automation, AI, and ML to everything about industry 4.0 will be showcased.

Who should attend:

Manifest event is the place to be if you want to see top industry leaders, innovators, investors, and the latest trends of 2023 all under one roof.

3. 19TH Annual RLA Conference and Expo: Feb 7-9th ,2023, Las Vegas, NV

(Pre-event on February 6, 2023)

This is an event to bring all the Reverse Logistics Professionals together for two days of many eventful activities and is organized by the Reverse Logistics Association.


What to expect:

The 3-day event promises jam-packed sessions with powerful keynote speakers, content–driven panel discussions, and many networking opportunities.

Who should attend:

This event is especially for reverse logistics professionals and other supply chain professionals.

4. TPM 23 : Feb 26th -Mar 1st ,2023, Long Beach , CA

TPM is a must-attend conference for all trans-pacific and global container shipping and logistics communities organized by the Journal Of Commerce (JOC).


What to expect :

It's an annual event presenting the industry's most in-depth program focused on global challenges affecting container shippers. This event attracts the most senior-level audience and showcases intensive networking and relationship-building.

Who should attend :

Professionals from different supply chain fields, including shippers, carriers, forwarders, technology providers, trucking operators, railroads, ports, terminals, and other logistics service providers.

5. TPM Tech: Feb 23 -24, 2023, Long Beach, CA


Organized by JOC, TPM Tech is the world's most substantive conference covering the intersection of global logistics and technology to manage container ships.


What to expect:

The event connects the industry's leading technology executives, thinkers, buyers, and sellers over a two-day deep-dive session into how technology is upgrading supply chains in real-world scenarios.


Who should attend:

Professionals from different supply chain fields, including shippers, carriers, forwarders, technology providers, trucking operators, railroads, ports, terminals, and other logistics service providers.

6. America's Procurement Congress 2023: March 21 -23, 2023, Eden Roc, Miami, FL

“The future of procurement is about speed, clarity, and purpose.” The tagline for the upcoming event in Miami 2023.


What to expect:

This year's theme is "Total Procurement," which integrates all the stakeholders (upstream, internal and downstream) into the procurement process. This event is two days of panel discussions and delivers 12+ hours of networking opportunities.

Who should attend:

CPOs, Digital Leaders, solution providers, excellence leaders, category leaders, and sustainability leaders.

7. Gartner Supply Chain Symposium: May 8-10, 2023, Orlando, FL


The event is mainly for Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) and senior supply chain leaders to think big and drive real impact by managing risk and maximizing return on tech investments.


What to expect:

Symposium offers 140+ sessions of the latest Gartner research to help supply chain leaders grow. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.


Who should attend:

CSCOs, supply chain leaders, and other supply chain professionals


8. American Supply Chain Summit: May 16-17, 2023, Dallas, TX

The supply chain summit is an annual platform to exchange ideas and collaborate on the impact of market dynamics and the latest technologies for the present and future supply chain leaders.

What to expect:

The summit's key themes include quality and risk management, cost optimization, and technology and workforce management. In addition, this year's event sets an opportunity to learn case studies on navigating supply chain disruptions, managing the workforce, advanced analytics, automation, and much more.

Who should attend:

Supply chain and logistics professionals, supply chain leaders, Digital leaders, Solution providers

9. Supply Chain Execution USA 2023: June 13-14, 2023, Chicago, IL


This Reuters event covers end-to-end logistics, from inbound to warehouse to last-mile delivery.


What to expect:

900+attendees, 100+ speakers, and 40+booths. This event will bring together peers from Fortune 500 Retailers, Manufacturers, and Logistics Providers specializing in functions across Supply Chain Operations: Supply & Demand Planning, Sourcing & Manufacturing Operations & Logistics execution. They will provide you with answers and actions you need to create a supply chain for the future.


Who should attend:

CSCOs, COOs, VPs, Senior Directors, Directors, and other supply chain and logistic professionals.


10. Future of Supply Chain: June 21-23, 2023, Cleveland, OH

The greatest minds in transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries will share insights, predict future trends, and showcase emerging technology the FreightWaves way through engaging discussions, rapid-fire demos, and more.


What to expect :

A FreightWaves event in Cleveland, OH brings the greatest minds in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries to share insights, predict future trends, and showcase technologies.


Who should attend :

Supply chain and logistics professionals, solution providers, digital leaders, and supply chain leaders.


11. CSCMP Edge Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition: Oct 1-4th, 2023, Orlando, FL


EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition claims to be the event to attend for all business needs in 2023. The event claims to exhibit the latest innovations, strategies, and best practices for all supply chain operations in a very unbiased way.


What to expect:

The EDGE boasts over 100 sessions spanning the end-to-end supply chain that will help strategize, reinvent or re-establish one's organization in the marketplace. Their keynote speakers include renowned experts and industry leaders from Fortune 500 companies.


Who should attend:

Supply chain and logistics professionals, solution providers, digital leaders, and supply chain leaders.

Conclusion

So, now that we have the list ready for you, choosing which one to attend will be a choice one has to make.

Prioritize which event you want to attend depending on your business needs, and career growth, or to gain insights about the supply chain industry.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller.


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