The Best Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Many companies are taking large strides to improve the way they grow and expand their supply chain and logistics processes. It’s a smart move because in order to maintain business success, your supply chain must be successful, too.

2018 is a huge year for supply chain and logistics, and industry experts are gearing up to talk about exciting trends and future opportunities.

Here’s a list we compiled of the best U.S.-based supply chain and logistics industry conferences you need to attend in 2018:


Retail Supply Chain Conference: Re-Imagining the Retail Supply Chain Accelerating What’s Possible (February 25-28 in Phoenix, FL). Learn and network surrounded by the top executives in retail.


18th TPM Annual Conference: (March 4-7, 2018 in Long Beach, CA). Learn about the latest marketing forecasts, analysis, and expert opinions about container shipping, freight rates, labor issues and more.

High Jump Elevate: Think Big (March 11-14,2018 in Dallas, TX). Receive advanced product training in over 100 educational sessions. Meet vendors and network with over 700 industry peers.

SAP-Centric Supply Chain: 2 SAP-Centric Conferences 1 Ticket (March 26-28 in Austin, TX). Supply chain and asset management professionals all in one location. Learn how to become more effective and efficient by collaborating with your supply chain counterparts.


Ecommerce Operations Summit: Direct-to-customer + Omnichannel + Fulfillment Solutions (April 3-5, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio). Learn new innovation, strategy, and tactics to increase customer satisfaction, cut costs, and boost productivity.

TIA 2018: Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition (April 8-11 in Palm Desert, CA). Join an in-depth discussion about today’s brokerage-based 3PL logistics industry.

Modex 2018: The Foolproof Way to Futureproof Your Business (April 9-12, 2018 in Atlanta, GA). Education on next-generation technology and equipment to futureproof your supply chain.

Georgia Logistics Summit: Connect. Complete. Grow. (April 9-12, 2018 in Atlanta, GA). 50 speakers present ranging from prominent shippers in the industry, leaders in the state’s infrastructure and economic development community, and keynote speakers from large corporations.

Home Delivery World 2018: The Event for Retail Logistics (April 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, GA). 1,500+ attendees, 200+ speakers, 150+ exhibitors, 350+ speakers covering the entire delivery cycle. The topics include new business models, customer loyalty, smart technology, and warehousing.


WERC 2018: The Association for Logistics Professionals (May 6-9, 2018 in Charlotte, NC). Peer-to-peer education on innovation and best practices to implement in your warehousing world.

Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA): 2018 CLDA Annual Meeting & Expo (May 9-12, 2018 in New Orleans, LA). 400 participants gather to learn about supply chain management and how to build better relationships between logistics companies and shippers.

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference: The World’s Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders and Their Teams (May 14-17, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ). Learn how to innovate, disrupt, and scale the digital supply chain.


The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum: Spring Conference (June 3-5, 2018 in Ponte Vedra, FL). Listen to research-based feedback from senior logistics and supply chain professionals. Conference sessions led by peers and industry experts.

3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Think Differently About Supply Chain (June 5-7, 2018 Atlanta, GA). Attend an exclusive C-level 3PL speaker event who will give you insight and help you plan for 2018. There will also be dedicated sessions for 3PL and supply chain.

2018 TMSA Logistics Marketing and Sales Conference: Align for Growth (June 10-12 in Fort Myers, FL). Learn how to overcome challenges that prevent sustainable growth by using alignment.


APICS 2018: The Flagship Conference From the Premier Supply Chain Association (September 30-October 2 in Chicago, IL). Covers all areas of supply chain. Explore topics related to your role. Gain knowledge and expertise from trainings.

Edge Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition: Celebrating 50 Years as Supply Chain’s Premier Event (September 30-October 3, 2018 in Nashville, TN). Receive resources from leading-edge content and supply chain solutions. Includes 100 sessions about maximizing and transforming supply chains.


The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum: Fall Conference (November 4-6, 2018 in Tucson, AZ). Built around your logistics and supply chain needs with first-class speakers and intimate sessions.

LogiChem: The Only Conference for Chemical Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (November 12-13, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA). A senior networking-focused conference for chemical logistics and supply chain professionals.

Final Notes

When choosing the best supply chain and logistics conference to attend, make sure they align with your 2018 initiatives. Be prepared to learn something new, think critically and implement the strategies that make sense for your business.

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