To stay relevant in today’s market, it’s vital for haulage companies to keep abreast of the current state of the industry. Sending representatives to industry conferences, shows and expos remains one of the best ways to do so while remaining well-networked. Here is our pick of some of the European trade shows to watch out for in 2017:
3rd – 5th April 2017 – European Conference on Integrated Optics 2017
The best show in Europe for all things optical, the European Conference on Integrated Optics is essential for haulage companies whose managers like to be aware of all the latest technological developments. All major developments in the industry involving photonics and optical technology will find their way through here at some point.
Eindhoven University of Technology
5th – 6th April 2017 – eDelivery Expo 2017
It’s no secret that online retail is a huge part of the market, and haulage companies play a starring role in both supply chains and fulfilment. The eDelivery Expo focuses on the role that hauliers and supply chain managers play in the world of online retail.
Novotel London West
3rd – 4th May 2017 – Sixth Supply Chain Finance Summit
Held by the International Chamber of Commerce, this is a summit dedicated to the growing field of supply chain finance. Bringing together industry professionals, finance corporations and bankers, here’s a perfect chance to stay informed about developments in supply chain finance.
Thomson Reuters Auditorium
30 South Colonnade
18th – 19th May 2017 – Seventh Annual Temperature Controlled Logistics
Focusing on temperature-controlled supply chains, the Seventh Annual Temperature Controlled Logistics is a must-attend for haulage companies specialising in food supply chains, or in any supply chains where temperature control is a key consideration.
18th – 19th May 2017 – Eleventh Annual Pharmaceutical Logistics Event
This event covers the growing practice of outsourcing pharmaceutical logistics jobs to third party firms. Pharmaceutical logistics is an especially interesting field because of all the regulations that must be observed, as well as the fact that pharamaceuticals often require cold supply chains.
Copthorne Tara Hotel
7th – 8th June 2017 – The Sixteenth Responsible Business Summit Europe 2017
An important event for haulage companies whose management has an interest in ethical, sustainable operation, the renowned Responsible Business Summit is entering its sixteenth year.
Hilton Tower Bridge
5 More London Place
13th June 2017 – The Food & Drink Supply Chain Conference – Boosting Efficiency & Collaboration
This conference boasts attendees from some of the UK’s biggest food industry players, all coming together to help establish the most efficient supply chains possible. Attendance here should pay dividends in terms of less wastage and increased profit margins.
44 Grosvenor Square
5th – 6th July 2017 – The Future of Transportation World Conference
With an eye to the future, this conference focuses on the future of large-scale transportation.
14th November 2017 – Supply Chain Excellence Awards
To wind down the year on a celebratory note, you’ll want to send a few representatives to the Supply Chain Excellence awards. Acting as both a prime networking event and a place to keep an eye on what’s being recognised most within the industry, these awards are one of the year’s major events.
London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Lane
Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage companies with jobs in road transport and haulage work. Over 4,000 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe ‘wholesale’ environment.