8 must-attend European events in Logistics & Supply Chain in 2019

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Year after year, thousands of logistics and supply chain professionals are attending various logistics and supply chain events worldwide. To learn about best practices in the industry today but moreover, to give them insights about the trends and technologies of the future. To help you avoid the trouble of scanning the web for hours and hours looking for relevant events, we compiled a list of worthwhile events below.

1. LogiMAT


February 19-21 | Stuttgart, Germany | Event info

This event is coming up very soon but even so, we want to list it here. During LogiMAT, technologies needed for intralogistics solutions and process management are the main focus. LogiMAT is one of the world’s largest intralogistics trade shows, offering a complete overview of all the components making up the intralogistics industry, from production to procurement to shipping. What makes LogiMAT such a successful trade fair is that they offer a market place for trade talks, trade forums and live demonstrations.

The largest share of visitors at LogiMAT are working at SMEs and enterprise companies located in Europe. If you look at the reasons for visiting the trade fair, information about novelties and trends is the most popular one to visit. With a specific interest in software for warehouse systems, inventory management, distribution, and transportation.

2. Logistics CIO Forum EU


March 5-6 | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Event info

At Logistics CIO Forum Europe, over two-hundred senior executives and industry experts from Europe’s leading logistics providers discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities that technology disruption creates for the logistics industry. Topics are the changing role of technology, the evolving responsibility of the CIO and how to adopt the latest technology to enable successful customer experiences.

The event is attended by C-, SVP-, VP-level people and directors and managers from different industries like information technology, innovation, logistics, supply chain technology, etc. If you’re a CIO or senior IT executive at a logistics provider, you can register for free.

3. SiTL


March 26-28 | Paris, France | Event info

SiTL is definitely worth adding to your events-to-attend list if you’re active in the transport, logistics and supply chain sector. SiTL covers all products and services for the transport of goods and for the logistics chain. Various areas of freight expertise are represented at the event: modal transport (road, shipping, rail) and specialisms (temperature-controlled, dangerous goods, urban etc.), information systems/RFID (TMS and WMS software), supply chain management, infrastructure, real estate, transport equipment (fuels, onboard systems, tyres), robotics, etc. The programme of this event is composed by a committee that discusses industry news, pinpoints problems encountered by professionals, identifies trends and innovations.

Visitors mainly consist of transport and logistics users, transport and logistics service providers and equipment and solutions providers.

4. Transport Logistic 2019


June 4-7 | München, Germany | Event info

Transport Logistic is the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management. They keep on growing in the number of participants, exhibition space and their international flair. From all around the world, more than two thousand exhibitors and more than fifty-five thousand trade visitors come together. This makes it the perfect platform to discuss the latest developments, to get a comprehensive market overview and to focus on networking and sales.

If you’re a department head, managing director or employee in logistics services or manufacturing, it is a great trade fair to add to your agenda.

5. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


June 17-19 | Barcelona, Spain | Event info

Gartner hosts quite some events throughout the year, one of them being the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Barcelona. With a focus on digitizing your supply chain, this conference will be the right fit for you. Join fellow supply chain leaders and their teams to discover how to set strategic goals appropriate to your organization’s maturity level. Look at how your supply chain will be successful, in the short and long term. Redefine the concept of what a supply chain should do to drive value for your organization.

Last year’s edition attracted over nine hundred attendees ranging from supply chain officers and procurement professionals to supply chain planning executives. Everyone attends with the goal to find solutions for the next big challenge.

6. Transport Compleet


September 3-5 | Gorinchem, Netherlands | Event info

This year the fifteenth edition of Transport Compleet will take place, the network event where the transport sector gathers. This event has less of an international focus but is nonetheless remarkable with more than twelve thousand visitors each year. Last year ninety-one percent of the visitors indicated they want to visit the 2019 edition. (Inter)national market leaders and regional suppliers come to this fair to show their newest products and solutions. And most of all, to network with peers.  

Transport Compleet mainly attracts Dutch transport companies, buyers, export companies, production companies and government representatives.

7. Supply Chain Summit: Europe


October 14-16 | Brussels, Belgium | Event info

Supply Chain Summit Europe takes place in Brussels and brings together leading supply chain executives from retailers, manufacturers and Consumer Packaged Goods with the C-suite of logistics and transport providers to discuss the biggest disruptions in the industry and build the future of logistics and supply chain. To ensure you find the information that’s relevant for your business, the event is divided into three key tracks (Logistics, Supply Chain and eCommerce).

Who visits this event? Mainly C-, VP- and director level people from for example Adidas, Henkel, Pfizer, Philips, P&G, and IBM. If we look at the breakdown of attendees fifty-four percent are retailers, brands and manufacturers, thirty-one percent comes from transport and logistics and the remaining fifteen percent are industry enablers.

8. Transport & Logistics Antwerp


October 15-17 | Antwerp, Belgium | Event info

Three days long, Transport & Logistics Antwerp provides you with the possibility to network, pick up information and inspiration and conduct business at your own level. Exhibitors who are present at the event are active in transport & distribution, storage and handling of goods and data communication & software. On their website, Transport & Logistics Antwerp announces that a number of new activities will be launched this year. Keep an eye on their website if you’re interested in knowing more.

Who visits this event? Logistics and traffic managers, warehouse and distribution managers, general managers, ICT managers, supply chain managers and transport & logistics buyers.

Hopefully, this list helps you on the way with choosing the Logistics and Supply Chain events you want to attend this year. If you’re curious to know where Sensolus will be present, you can contact us and we’re happy to plan a meeting with you on the event.

Did we forget to mention any other high-quality Logistics and Supply Chain events happening in Europe in 2019? Feel free to let us know in the comments which conferences, exhibitions and fairs you are planning to attend in 2019.