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Top 20 Logistics Trade Shows and Conferences in 2024

by Jaidyn Farar

The supply chain and logistics industry is ever-changing. It seems like every time you blink, new concerns have arisen and new solutions have been developed. How can you stay on top of trends and learn which technologies will help your business scale? While the internet is a valuable tool for staying informed, nothing beats an in-person experience. 

With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of the top supply chain and logistics trade shows and conferences in the United States in 2024. These are some of the most well-established, well-attended events in the industry. 

While most of them come with a price tag, it’s usually worth the investment. You’ll be able to learn from expert presenters and keynote speakers, network with like-minded professionals, and discover the most cutting-edge supply chain technology and service providers. 

In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about the most popular logistics trade shows of 2024: dates, locations, and key details about each event’s purpose and theme. What are you waiting for? See which event catches your interest and mark it on the calendar!

Event
Dates
Location
Manifest
Feb. 5-7, 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada
LINK
Feb. 25-28, 2024
Dallas, Texas
eTail Palm Springs
Feb. 26-29, 2024
Palm Springs, California
Food Shippers of America
Mar. 3-5, 2024
Orlando, Florida
TPM24
Mar. 3-6, 2024
Long Beach, California
Modex
Mar. 11-14, 2024
Atlanta, Georgia
IWLA Convention & Expo
Apr. 21-23, 2024
Orlando, Florida
ISM World Annual Conference
April 29-May 1, 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada
American Supply Chain Summit
Apr. 30-May 1, 2024
Dallas, Texas
Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™
May 6-8, 2024
Orlando, Florida
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May 13-16, 2024
Grapevine, Texas
National Postal Forum (NPF)
Jun. 2-5, 2024
Indianapolis, Indiana
WERC
Jun. 2-5, 2024
Dallas, Texas
Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE)
Jun. 4-6, 2024
Chicago, Illinois 
ASCM Connect
Sept. 9-11, 2024
Austin, Texas
PARCEL Forum
Sept. 16-18, 2024
Dallas, Texas
CSCMP Edge
Sept. 29-October 2, 2024
Nashville, Tennessee
Deliver America
October 10-11, 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada
Breakbulk Americas
October 15-17, 2024
Houston, Texas

Logistics trade shows and conferences to attend in 2024

Without further ado, we present the best logistics events of 2024 …

Manifest

When: February 5-7, 2024

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

In their words: “Manifest is designed for innovators at the forefront of changing the end-to-end supply chain landscape. [It’s] the premiere gathering that unites the entire eco-system of Fortune 500 global supply chain executives, logistics service providers, innovators and investors at the forefront of logistics tech and end-to-end supply chain.”

Highlights:

  • 4,500+ attendees
  • 1,500+ shippers
  • 1,000+ startups and investors
  • 250+ speakers
  • 50+ countries represented

Who should attend? Supply chain executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. 

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LINK: The Retail Supply Chain Conference

When: February 25-28, 2024

Where: Dallas, Texas

In their words: “LINK: The Retail Supply Chain Conference is the only dedicated supply chain event built by and for retailers, grocers, and product manufacturers—with a conference program developed by a steering committee comprised of leading supply chain executives.”

Highlights: 

  • 2,000+ retail supply chain leaders
  • 100+ speakers
  • 50+ breakout sessions and working groups
  • 350+ solution providers and partners

Who should attend? Upper-level retail supply chain executives and professionals. 

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eTail Palm Springs

When: February 26-29, 2024

Where: Palm Springs, California Registration cost: $2,399 (Four-Day Pass), $1,499 (Three-Day Pass)*

In their words: “eTail is where the top minds in retail meet, collaborate and learn about what's disrupting the industry today and what'll change tomorrow. Designed to build your business and your profit, we cut out the fluff and provide you with content from retail innovators in the trenches.”

Highlights:

  • 65% retailer rate (more buyers than sellers)
  • Curated daily networking sessions 
  • 20+ years as the leading industry conference

Who should attend? Ecommerce professionals looking to enhance their digital strategies and omnichannel customer experience. 

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*Note: we’ve included registration costs for the trade shows that make them publicly available. Please visit websites to confirm costs.

Food Shippers of America Annual Conference

When: March 3-5, 2024

Where: Orlando, Florida

In their words: “Industry news, best practices, and market intelligence you need to know. Attend the only industry event bringing together food chain pros through education and networking! Year after year, food shippers delivers a power-packed speaker lineup featuring nationally-recognized professional speakers, academic scholars, and high-level executives within the food and beverage industry.”

Who should attend? Stakeholders in the food shipping and logistics industry, including manufacturers, distributors, and transportation providers. You can attend this conference by invitation only. 

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TPM24

When: March 3-6, 2024

Where: Long Beach, California Registration cost: $2,195-$2,760 (Early Bird Rate) $2,330-$3,090 (Advanced Rate), $2,520-$3,395 (Standard Rate)

In their words: “An extensive program of keynotes, fireside chats, panels, TED-style talks, shipper case studies, and the TPM Academy, will anchor shippers and other participants in the realities of where the market is as of early 2024 and illuminate where it's headed during the balance of the year and further into the future.”

Who should attend? Maritime and transportation professionals involved in container shipping and logistics. This can include shippers, carriers, port officials, 3PLs, freight forwarders, and government officials.

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Modex

When: March 11-14, 2024

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

In their words: “As the speed of manufacturing and supply chain operations continues to accelerate, building a more agile, efficient and transparent supply chain depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. MODEX 2024 brings together the entire industry together to provide end-to-end solutions for your operations.”

Highlights: 

  • 150 educational sessions
  • 1,000 leading manufacturing and supply chain providers
  • Over 45,000 professionals seeking solutions
  • Free registration for exhibits, show floor sessions, and keynotes

Who should attend? Warehouse and distribution center managers, as well as those interested in material handling and logistics automation.

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IWLA Convention & Expo

When: April 21-23, 2024

Where: Orlando, Florida

In their words: “The 2024 IWLA Convention & Expo is the place to be if you are a warehousing leader. If you’ve never attended an IWLA Convention, now is the time. You won’t want to miss the unique opportunities and connections available only when IWLA-member logistics leaders gather.”

Who should attend? 3PL providers, warehouse operators, and logistics service providers.

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ISM World Annual Conference

When: April 29-May 1

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Registration cost: $1,895-$2,495 (Early Bird Rate), $2,395-$3,195

In their words: “The ISM World Annual Conference is the conference of the year for over 2,000 professionals in procurement and supply chain. This event offers an unparalleled experience, providing cutting-edge education, networking opportunities with industry thought leaders and peers, and the chance to connect with innovative suppliers and discover the latest products and solutions.”

Who should attend? Procurement and supply chain executives, managers and directors, and emerging professionals.

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American Supply Chain Summit

When: April 30-May 1

Where: Dallas, Texas

In their words: “The American Supply Chain Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around improving supply chain and procurement strategy across the globe.”

Highlights:

  • Discussions on supply chain market dynamics and new technologies.
  • Case studies on navigating supply chain disruptions.
  • A focus on the real-world application of workforce management, advanced analytics, process improvement, and automation.

Who should attend? Senior-level executives and decision-makers across various industries focused on optimizing supply chain processes.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™

When: May 6-8, 2024

Where: Orlando, Florida Registration cost: $4,950 (Early Bird), $5,600 (Standard), $4,400 (Public Sector)

In their words: “Join us at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2024 conference for pragmatic advice and future-focused insight for supply chains to deliver now and in the future.”

Highlights:

  • 3,000+ attendees
  • 150+ sessions
  • New technologies at the Exhibit Showcase
  • Focused on a changing supply chain landscape, including heightened expectations, geopolitical uncertainty, and economic volatility

Who should attend? C-level executives and supply chain leaders seeking strategic insights and solutions from industry experts. 

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When: May 13-16, 2024

Where: Grapevine, Texas

Registration cost: $1,895 (Early Bird), $2,095 (Standard), $2,295 (Onsite)

In their words: “At Blue Yonder, we’re empowering supply chain teams to be superheroes, helping you see across enterprises, plan into the future with infinite outcomes, and move with the speed of change.  Join us to learn how next generation cognitive supply chains powered by cutting-edge AI and a unified data cloud are helping companies take leaps and bounds in their business performance.”

Highlights:

  • 140+ guest sessions
  • 50+ special interest groups
  • Innovation Experience Zone

Who should attend? Retail, manufacturing, and logistics leaders. 

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National Postal Forum (NPF)

When: June 2-5, 2024

Where: Indianapolis, Indiana Registration cost: $800-$1,100 (Full), $750-$1,000 (Three-Day), $700-$900 (Two-Day)

In their words: “Explore the intersection of USPS innovation and Industry expertise! Optimize your mailing and shipping operations while forming meaningful and impactful industry connections. NPF, in partnership with the United States Postal Service, presents a dynamic forum for education, networking and growth.”

Highlights:

  • Direct access to USPS executive leadership
  • 120+ educational workshops and sessions
  • 4,000+ industry attendees
  • 100+ industry influencers

Who should attend? Middle to upper-level professionals whose companies ship and mail products frequently.

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WERC

When: June 2-5, 2024

Where: Dallas, Texas

In their words: “Join us for a relaxed, collaborative event where warehousing, distribution, and logistics professionals come together. You will make deep connections at the conference and leave armed with fresh insights to share with your team and implement into your operations.”

Highlights:

  • Keynote sessions
  • Facility tours
  • Networking events
  • Peer-reviewed and solution-focused sessions

Who should attend? Mid to upper-level warehousing and logistics professionals.

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Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE)

When: June 4-6, 2024 

Where: Chicago, Illinois Registration cost: $995 (All-Access Pass), $725 (Conference Track Pass), $25 (Expo Hall Pass)

In their words: “The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo will create a dynamic environment where attendees can explore new business possibilities.  Whether you want to meet fellow industry leaders and organizations to accelerate business outcomes, stay ahead of emerging trends, connect with industry colleagues, advance your career, or all the above, RICE will help you address your needs and priorities.”

Highlights:

  • Spans the retail ecosystem: start-ups, mid-size, and big-box retailers
  • 4,000 decision-makers
  • Focuses on store design, ecommerce, social media marketing, and omnichannel strategy

Who should attend? Retail leaders, director level and above. 

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ASCM Connect

When: September 9-11, 2024

Where: Austin, Texas

At the time of this article (1/2/2024), the ASCM website hasn’t been updated with information on the 2024 event, other than the location and dates. The following descriptions give insight into what the 2023 event was like. 

In their words: “Your destination for end-to-end supply chain education, networking and innovation.”

Highlights:

  • Focused on planning, procurement, sustainability, talent, and leadership
  • Explores how supply chain, finance, retail, IT, and manufacturing intersect
  • Facility tours
  • 50 educational sessions
  • Earn up to 24 points toward an APICS certification

Who should attend? Logistics professionals across industries. 

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PARCEL Forum

When: September 16-18, 2024

Where: Dallas, Texas

In their words: “For the past 22 years, we’ve focused on one thing and one thing only… enlightening, educating and entertaining small-package supply chain professionals on how ship more packages, more efficiently and more cost-effectively via our top-rated conference program, peer-to-peer networking and one-of-a-kind exhibit hall experience.”

Who should attend? Direct-to-consumer and/or business-to-business leaders responsible for shipping, warehousing, picking, packaging, distribution, and package delivery. 

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CSCMP Edge

When: September 29-October 2

Where: Nashville, Tennessee Registration cost: $2,495 (Nonmember; costs for members vary)

In their words: “At EDGE you’ll curate your own unique agenda and return home with practical strategies and concepts to invigorate and establish your profession and organization in the marketplace. Connect with shippers from around the world and gain valuable insights into diverse supply chain landscapes. From last-mile solutions to international freight, EDGE covers it all. Tap into the collective wisdom of our global community and expand your understanding of the intricacies of modern shipping.”

Highlights:

  • 2,700+ supply chain management professionals
  • 100+ sessions
  • 175+ exhibitors

Who should attend? Manager, director, or executive-level supply chain management professionals. 

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Deliver America

When: October 10-11, 2024

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

In their words: “Since our first industry-leading Europe event in 2015, DELIVER has paired the biggest commerce decision makers with the most innovative supply chain vendors – all via our easy-to-use digital meeting selection platform. Choose your pre-qualified prospects, pre-book your one-to-one meetings, and seal the deal on-site in your pre-fitted and branded stand. Every DELIVER event proudly hosts a diverse keynote speaker programme: inspiring retail and brand thought leadership from America, Europe, and around the world.”

Highlights (2023 event): 

  • 400 delegates 
  • 210 retailer delegates
  • 41 sponsor brands
  • 75 vendors
  • 500+ retailers
  • 32 content sessions

Who should attend? C-level executives and decision-makers in the ecommerce and retail industry.

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Breakbulk Americas

When: October 15-17, 2024

Where: Houston, Texas

In their words: “Breakbulk Americas, the region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, welcomes global sector leaders, including decision-makers from leading energy companies and EPCs, as well as specialized service providers.This is the place for industry networking and to discover the trends shaping project opportunities. With a full show floor, two-day conference program and a variety of networking activities, Breakbulk Americas builds the connections you need to support the completion of global projects.”

Highlights: 

  • 5,000+ attendees
  • 280+ exhibitors
  • 375+ global shippers

Who should attend? Senior-level executives and decision-makers.

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What to consider when choosing a trade show 

Ok, so this is a pretty long list. Not sure which event best fits your expertise or area of interest? To help you narrow things down, this section includes four things to consider when selecting a show (or shows) to attend in 2024.

  • Scope. Does the conference cover the specific aspects of logistics you're interested in? Some trade shows focus on specific niches within logistics, so make sure the shows you attend align with your business and personal goals.
  • Exhibitors and speakers. Check out the list of exhibitors and speakers. Are there industry leaders or companies you've been wanting to connect with? A trade show with influential players can offer great networking opportunities.
  • Location. Is it feasible for you to travel to the trade show location? Consider the costs and time involved in attending. 
  • Format. Think about the format of the trade show. Is it more conference-oriented with seminars and presentations, or is it heavily based on exhibitions and product showcases? Choose a format that aligns with your preferred style of learning and networking.

Come say hello to the EasyPost team

We’ll be at the following trade shows this year. Come find the EasyPost booth to get to know our team and pick up some cool swag—see you then! 

  • Manifest
  • eTail Palm Springs
  • Modex
  • National Postal Forum (NPF)
  • Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE)
  • PARCEL Forum