A Running List of Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Watch for in 2022

Take a sneak peek at upcoming events that logistics and supply chain management professionals should have on their radar

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If you’re planning ahead for professional development in 2022, these are the events to keep an eye on

Are you already looking ahead to 2022? If one of the things you’re looking forward to is professional development, we’ve got you covered. This preview of the top conferences for logistics and supply chain management professionals listed by month is your guide for the events to watch in 2022. Check back for additional information as new conferences and details are announced.

Please note: As always, safety should always be your top concern when deciding whether to travel and/or attend large events in person. While COVID-19 restrictions may be loosening in many areas, you and your team should weigh the risks and benefits, especially if you are at an increased health risk.

January 2022

Jump Start
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When: January 24-26, 2022
Where: Atlanta, GA
Format: In person

Who Should Attend: Carriers, shippers, logistics service providers and technology providers

The Conference in Their Words: “Jump Start explores emerging trends, current challenges and new innovations in the supply chain. It touches virtually every aspect of today’s modern, complex supply chain. As the definitive supply chain intelligence gathering of the new year, Jump Start is a one-of-a-kind experience that blends informative panels, from industry experts with top-tier networking opportunities.”

February 2022

Food Shippers of America Conference
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When: February 20-22, 2022
Where: Orlando, FL
Format: In person

Who Should Attend: Supply chain professionals engaged in the business of shipping or receiving food and related products in the food and beverage industry

The Conference in Their Words: “The American Supply Chain Summit is a leadership focused meeting
If you're a supply chain professional who wants to grow your business and keep your career headed in the right direction, you can't afford to miss the next annual Food Shippers of America conference.

“Every Food Shippers of America Annual Conference features nationally noted speakers delivering up-to-the-minute presentations on a broad range of business, management, and industry topics. Alongside industry executives, suppliers, customers, and colleagues, you'll take advantage of excellent professional development options and outstanding networking and business-building opportunities.”

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LINK 2022: Retail Supply Chain Conference
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When: February 20-23, 2022
Where: Dallas, TX
Format: In person – Review health and safety information

Who Should Attend: Retail supply chain professionals who are ready to confront today's supply chain challenges, explore new solutions, and shape the industry's future.

The Conference in Their Words: “The LINK 2022 Retail Supply Chain Conference gathers top executives in retail supply chain to network and learn from each other through case studies, leading practices, and expert thought leadership. It gives you new perspectives, ideas, and solutions that allow your company to innovate its retail supply chain.

“New this year, LINK will feature both a business hub and social hub in the Expo Experience to help you build your network and forge new connections. The new Retail Innovation Center Stage will bring you experts on hot topics, trends and research, as well as breakout session deep dives.”

TPM22 – The Premier Conference for the Trans-Pacific and Global Container Shipping and Logistics Community
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When: February 27-March 2, 2022
Where: Long Beach, CA
Format: In person

Who Should Attend: Those who have a hand in the international container shipping supply chain: shippers, carriers, forwarders, technology providers, trucking operators, railroads, ports and terminals

The Conference in Their Words: “The American Supply Chain Summit is a leadership focused meeting TPM, organized by The Journal of Commerce within IHS Markit, is the premier conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community. TPM is based on an editorially independent and rigorous program developed by the leading team of specialized journalists covering international transportation and logistics. TPM annually presents the industry’s most in-depth program delving into the most pressing challenges affecting container shippers in North America and globally. The event annually attracts the most senior-level audience in this industry, and is a platform for a week of essential and intensive networking, negotiations, and relationship building among the multiple parties in the international container shipping supply chain: shippers, carriers, forwarders, technology providers, trucking operators, railroads, ports, terminals, and many others who participate in this market.”

April 2022

TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition (Transportation Intermediaries Association)
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When: April 6-9, 2022
Where: Sand Diego, CA
Format: In person

Who should attend: Individuals in the third-party logistics industry

The Conference in Their Words: TIA lists these as reasons to attend:

  • Sessions & learning labs geared solely for 3pls
  • 3PL intelligence to take your business to the next level
  • Practical look at the latest technology developments
  • Network & collaborate with your peers

Check back: TIA plans to announce details for the 2022 conference soon, including the schedule, speakers, sessions, networking events, and sponsors.

Ecommerce Operations Technology Summit
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When: April 11-13, 2022
Where: Orlando, FL
Format: In person - Review health and safety information

Who Should Attend: Individuals responsible for e-commerce operations and direct-to-consumer (DTC) supply chains

The Conference in Their Words: "We’re bringing the experts to give you tools to meet today’s operational challenges, and strategies to achieve tomorrow’s technological success. The Ecommerce Operations Technology Summit gives you access to insight and ideas to set up your entire DTC operations for What’s Next. This conference covers everything from warehousing to workforce management, cybersecurity to robotics, automation to shipping logistics, and payment processing to fulfillment. Everything needed to come together to create one seamless, cost-efficient, customer-centric operation."

May 2022

WERC DX 2022 (Warehousing Education and Research Council Digital Experience)
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When: May 1-4, 2022
Where: Louisville, KY
Format: In person

Check back: Details are coming soon for WERC DX 2022. View the 2021 program to see what last year’s conference offered.

American Supply Chain Summit 2022
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When: May 3-4, 2022
Where: Dallas, TX
Format: In person

Who Should Attend: Individuals responsible for supply chain and procurement strategies.

The Conference in Their Words: "The American Supply Chain Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving supply chain and procurement strategy across the globe. The Supply Chain Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas and collaborate on the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future supply chain and operations leaders. This year’s event creates an opportunity to examine key case studies on how to navigate supply chain disruptions as well as how workforce management, advanced analytics, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Join the in-depth discussions on achieving innovation, maximizing supply chain profitability and increasing visibility and flexibility to mitigate risk."

North American Rail Shippers (NARS)
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When: May 9-11, 2022
Where: Kansas City, MO
Format: In person

Who Should Attend: Rail owners, transportation and logistics professionals that utilize and support rail in North America

The Conference in Their Words: "A gathering of the leaders in the North American rail shipping community. The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) is the umbrella organization that links five regional associations of rail owners, vendors and users in Canada, Mexico and the United States."

Check back: Conference details have yet to be released, but visit the website to add the event to your calendar.

See Also: NARS’ five regional associations also hold their own conferences throughout the year. Check out their websites here:

June 2022

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2021
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When: June 6-9, 2022
Where: Orlando, FL
Format: In person

Check back: Gartner hasn’t released the 2022 conference date yet, but the company has stated that 2022 conferences will be held in person. Visit the website to see what happened at the 2021 Xpo. 

September 2022

IANA Intermodal EXPO 2022
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When: September 12-14, 2022
Where: Long Beach, CA
Format: In person

Check back: IANA has only released the date of the 2022 Intermodal EXPO, but check the website for details to be announced in the future.

EDGE 2022: Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition
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When: September 18-21, 2022
Where: Nashville, TN
Format: In person

Who Should Attend: Supply chain management professionals

The Conference in Their Words: "EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is the event you need to attend in 2022 and we are just breaking the ice. The global landscape has fundamentally shifted, accelerating the need for supply chains to broaden their mission and deliver competitive advantage. Connect with your global supply chain community to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices like never before."

Check back: Additional details haven’t been released yet, but visit the website for details to be announced at a later date.

Learn More

For the most up-to-date conference information, be sure to check back here and on the websites for each event. For more supply chain and logistics resources, check out our list of Top Supply Chain Publications and Top Transportation Tips.

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