15 Great Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2024

You work in a competitive, complex industry. Success in your field — as a logistics professional — hinges on an ability to improve supply chain efficiency and overcome challenges. It doesn’t take long for people in your role to discover just how diverse these challenges can be, and how difficult forces (out of your control) can make things

You’re not alone in this struggle, though. Thousands of logistics experts, like you, dedicate themselves to improving their business’ inbound and outbound supply chains. The same issues you encounter, they experience too. 

This is why supply chain and logistics conferences exist; a healthy international supply chain makes for a healthy world economy and, in turn, a more prosperous global community.

Every year, hundreds of supply chain conferences host thousands of logistics professionals around the world. 

Each conference is put on to educate logistics professionals within a niche/industry, providing an opportunity for like-minded people to gain insights and develop strategies that will help them forward. The impact of these conferences is undeniable and attending one is worth your time

That said, you have a lot on your plate, leaving little time to sift through every option. 

To save you some effort, we’ve narrowed down a list of 15 of the most renowned supply chain and logistics conferences you should know about in 2024. 

Here at Anderson Trucking Service (ATS), we’ve been attending supply chain events for more than six decades, across several disciplines. Over the years, we’ve exhibited at and attended many of the best logistics conferences in the U.S. — and a few conferences that weren’t so great. 

Below, you’ll find a list of logistics conferences you should consider attending in 2024, complete with location details, summaries and scheduling information.  

Note: these conferences are ordered alphabetically. 

15 Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2024

  1. American Supply Chain Summit
  2. ASCM Connect 2024: North America
  3. Breakbulk Americas
  4. CSCMP Edge Conference 2024
  5. Food Shippers of America Conference 
  6. Gartner Supply Chain Symposium | Xpo
  7. GS1 Connect Thrive
  8. ISM World Conference
  9. RILA LINK 2024: The Retail Supply Chain Conference
  10. Manifest
  11. Modex 2024
  12. Pack Expo International
  13. RLA Conference and Expo
  14. Supply Chain USA 2024
  15. TPM24

American Supply Chain Summit

The American Supply Chain Summit is an annual conference held to help companies around the globe improve their supply chain and procurement strategies. With the key themes of cost optimization, workforce management, technology and profitability & risk management, the American Supply Chain Summit provides a valuable experience for every logistics leader. 

Who should attend?: Supply chain leaders across industries. 

Dates: April 30-May 1, 2024

Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Featured Speakers This Year: Meghan Nicholas (Walmart), Dan Key (Solenis), Scott Degroot (Kimberly-Clark), Dr. Thomas Schulte (Robert Bosch GmbH).

Notable Attendees: Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Cummins, GE, Good Year, The Home Depot, Cargill. 

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ASCM Connect 2024: North America

Each year the Association for Supply Chain Management puts on a conference focused on bringing together logistics leaders from across industries. This conference, which is held both in-person and virtually, lets attendees network with industry leaders, gain valuable insights on trending supply chain topics and participate in more than 70 educational sessions presented by prominent logistics leaders. 

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Who should attend?: Logistics professionals, managers, engineers and sales staff across industries. 

Dates: September 9-11, 2024

Location: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas

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Breakbulk Americas

Breakbulk Americas is hosted each year to bring together individuals responsible for the movement of out-of-gauge and project cargoes. As the largest trade event for project cargo/breakbulk stakeholders in the U.S., this conference is attended by more than 5,000 individuals and 370 global shippers. Along with a robust panel of presentations, Breakbulk Americas provides extensive networking opportunities.   

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Who should attend?: Logistics and supply chain managers responsible for moving breakbulk products. 

Dates: October 15-17, 2024

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

Notable Attendees: Acme Truck Line, DHL Industrial Products, Mammoet 

Check out the Breakbulk Americas website

Here is the 2023 agenda

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CSCMP EDGE Conference 2024

This renowned conference, hosted by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, brings together global supply chain leaders for a three-day exhibition wherein valuable insights and information are shared, emerging logistics trends are explored and networking is encouraged. No matter which industry you work in, as a logistics professional the CSCMP EDGE's more than 100 sessions will leave you with actionable takeaways.

Who should attend?: Supply chain executives, directors, managers and specialists — particularly those involved in international transportation projects/decisions.

Dates: September 29-October 2, 2024

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Visit the CSCMP EDGE 2024 website

Here is the 2023 agenda

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Food Shippers of America Conference

The 68th annual Food Shippers of America conference will be held in Palm Springs, California. This conference, which brings together stakeholders in the food and beverage industry for education and networking, has become increasingly successful over the years. At the Food Shippers of America conference expect to hear from renowned speakers and receive valuable insights that apply to every organization moving these products. 

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Who should attend?: Logistics and supply chain managers at companies that ship food and/or beverage products. 

Dates: March 3-5, 2024

Location: Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida

Featured Speakers This Year: Brian Everett (MindShare Strategies, Inc.), Jennifer Hedrick (Women in Transportation Association), McKenzie Meehan (General Mills), Eric Starks (FTR Intel).

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium | Xpo

As always, Gartner’s Supply Chain Symposium | Xpo promises to deliver helpful insights, tools, strategies and frameworks for supply chain leaders across industries. Round-table discussions, end-user case studies, peer-to-peer conversations and a panel of guest speakers are only a few of this symposium’s offerings.

Who should attend?: Supply chain leaders, heads of sourcing and procurement, chief supply chain officers, heads of manufacturing, heads of logistics.

Dates: May 6-8, 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida

Featured Speakers This Year: Ian Bremmer (Eurasia Group), Haben Girma, Tom Enright (Gartner), Maria Nieradka (Gartner).

Notable Attendees/Exhibitors: Amazon, BlueYonder, Oracle, FourKites, e2open, Google, DHL, Microsoft, John Galt. 

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GS1 Connect Thrive

GS1 Connect is a premier supply chain conference with sessions catered to the diverse needs of the modern supply chain. No matter which industry you work in, GS1 Connect has something of value for you. Among other things, GS1 Connect offers packages that include breakout sessions, keynote speakers and networking opportunities.  

Who should attend?: Supply chain leaders, namely those in the food service, grocery, healthcare and retail industries. 

Dates: June 4-6, 2024

Location: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida

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ISM World Conference 2024

ISM World is a world-class supply chain and procurement event. This event offers educational opportunities focusing on key supply chain management and procurement topics. The Institute for Supply Management’s goal is to have every attendee walk away better equipped to facilitate their duties. This is done through a mix of networking sessions, small groups, short program education programs, idea labs and more. ISM Conference Logo

Who should attend?: Company thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and solution-driven suppliers.

Dates: April 29-May 1, 2024

Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada

Featured Speakers This Year: Anirban Basu (Sage Poliicy Group, Inc.), Shami Anand (Power Your Impact), Cesar Ayala (Aon), Thomas Bailey (GSK).

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RILA Link 2024: The Retail Supply Chain Conference

This conference is heavily focused on the retail industry. Top executives from retail supply chains attend this conference each year to share case studies, network, share best practices and discover emerging logistics trends in this space. If you work in the retail industry, this conference is a great opportunity to start 2024 ahead of the curve. 

Who should attend?: Global retail, manufacturing, grocery, and technology supply chain stakeholders from shippers to transportation companies. 

Dates: February 25-28, 2024

Location: Dallas, Texas

Featured Speakers This Year: Miguel Almeida (Nordstrom, Inc.), Bill Belichick (New England Patriots), Sean Barbour (Macy's, Inc.), Tanja Dysli (IKEA US).

Notable Attendees/Exhibitors: L.L. Bean, Foot Locker, Petco, Fossil, Meta, Guitar Center, REI, Apple, Hallmark, SC Johnson.

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Manifest is “the global community for logistics and supply chain tech." Manifest’s annual conference brings together more than 4,000 industry leaders, 1,000 investors and innovators from around the globe for a three-day presentation of technologies and innovations developed to propel logistics, supply chain and transportation into the future. 

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Who should attend?: logistics-industry executives and leaders, those responsible for managing their company’s logistics and transportation supply chain. 

Dates: February 5-7, 2024

Location: Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada

Featured Speakers This Year: Zane Adams (FedUp Foods PBC), Maddy Alcala (Gooten), Ninaad Acharya (Fulfillment IQ), Stuart Ahlum (SuperCircle/Thousand Fell).

Notable Attendees/Exhibitors: Loop, Ryder, EASE, ArcBest, Flexport, OneRail, Nikola, SUGERE.

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MODEX 2024

MODEX features more than 100 educational sessions designed to help make your manufacturing processes and supply chain/transportation protocols more efficient and transparent. More than 45,000 individuals attend MODEX each year to see exclusive product launches, improve their knowledge base and keep their company on the cutting edge of innovation within its space.

Who should attend?: innovation leaders at your company.

Dates: March 11-14, 2024

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Featured Speakers This Year: Bill Seward (UPS), Gerd Leonhard (The Futures Agency), Jeremy Renner, Jon Paxton (MHI)

Notable Attendees/Exhibitors: Berkshire Grey Inc., BestPack Packaging Systems, DL Manufacturing, Doosan Bobcat North America, Gather AI.

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Pack Expo International

Pack Expo is an international conference attended by more than 45,000 stakeholders in any industry that uses packaging — for shipping, retail purposes and/or distribution. Pack Expo attendees receive networking and educational opportunities as well as hands-on experience with the newest technologies in the packing space. 

Who should attend?: Logistics professionals, managers, engineers and sales staff across industries. Here is a breakdown of who usually attends.

Dates: November 3-6, 2024

Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

Visit Pack Expo’s website

Here is the 2024 agenda

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RLA Conference and Expo

The Reverse Logistics Association’s conference and exposition is a must-attend for any logistics specialist, manager and leader. Since 2002, the RLA’s conference has brought together supply chain leaders for keynote speeches, content-driven panel discussions and networking opportunities. Reverse logistics is a crucial piece of international business, RLA’s conference and exposition is its premier event.  

Who should attend?: Reverse logistics professionals responsible for overseeing the upstream movement of products/materials. 

Dates: February 6-8, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Notable Attendees/Exhibitors: RL Liquidators, Liquidity Services, Service Central, Verdi Commerce, Quincy Recycle, BacTracs.

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Supply Chain USA 2024

Put on by Thomas Reuters, the Supply Chain USA conference is a start-to-finish logistics event — covering everything from inbound logistics to last-mile delivery. Re-design your supply chain the right way using insights from logistics leaders who are modernizing the way the global supply chain functions. 

Who should attend?: Logistics managers, supply chain leaders, logistics planners, transportation managers, etc. 

Dates: May 22-23, 2024

Location: Atlanta Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Featured Speakers This Year: Erik Owino (Mars Wrigley), Lynne Urbina (Danone North America), Susan Johnson (AT&T), Karen Jordan (PepsiCo).

Notable Attendees/Exhibitors: Uber Freight, Blume Global, Oracle, Veho Tech, Blue Ridge Global, Tiger Analytics.

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TPM is the premier conference for international logistics technology. At TPM attendees network with industry peers, stay on top of the market by learning from others, find new customers/nurture existing relationships and get informed on international shipping market data/trends. 

Who should attend?: Global supply chain stakeholders, from shippers to transportation companies. 

Dates: March 3-6, 2024

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California

Featured Speakers This Year: Michael Amri (Hellmann Worldwide Logistics), Jim Bonsteel (Wesco), Casper Ellerbaek (DHL Global Forwarding), Trenton Chen (GoFreight).

Notable Attendees/Exhibitors: Apple, Ace Hardware, Abbott, Costco, Coca Cola, Dell Technologies, ExxonMobil, Fender, Kohl's, Shaw Industries. View the full list.

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Conferences Aren’t Your Only Opportunity to Improve

On this list there is certainly a conference that will benefit you — we’re willing to bet there are a couple. However, even though these events provide valuable opportunities, they’re also expensive, making attending multiple cost prohibitive. 

Luckily, attending these events isn’t the only way you can improve your supply chain processes and logistical efficiencies. There is plenty of learning to be done outside of these venues as well. 

This article, outlining 5 ways to gain efficiencies in your transportation supply chain is a great place to start. Here at ATS, we take pride in helping companies like yours succeed by publishing educational content to our Learning Hub multiple times per week. 

Check out the Learning Hub’s robust library of content and take your supply chain to the next level. We look forward to seeing you at some of the conferences referenced above. That said, there’s no reason your journey toward perfection should stop in the interim.

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Crystal Lahr

Written by Crystal Lahr

Crystal is the vice president of corporate sales for ATS Logistics, where she develops business plans and strategies, among other things, to promote the continued success and growth of ATS Logistics. Since coming to ATS in 2012, Crystal has served in several positions, including Regional Carrier Representative and National Sales Representative, before earning her way to director. Watch Crystal's Bio Video: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/4cyfataDrLRiHy9WGvgN6z?

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