Recent research we conducted reveals that, on average, logistics executives attend just over one conference annually. With literally hundreds of logistics-related events taking place all over the world in 2014, the reality is you will miss most of them. That's where we come in.
With by far the largest and most experienced editorial team in the logistics market, we have the capacity to cover ground you can't, gathering and delivering the business intelligence you might otherwise miss. In other words, even when you can't be there, DC Velocity will be there for you. Count on it.
Here's just a sampling of the 50-plus key trade shows and conferences where at least one member of our team, and sometimes as many as nine, will be there for you.
The year kicks off with the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York. While not a logistics trade show per se, it offers attendees a chance to hear about best practices in retail distribution. At a time of skyrocketing interest in e-commerce and omnichannel distribution, we consider it a hidden gem.
We'll also be halfway around the world in January bringing you coverage of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' global conference in Singapore. After all, supply chains by their very nature are global, so how could we expect to bring you the information you want and need if we don't cover the globe ourselves?
There's no slowing down for our editors in February, as we will be covering, among other events, the Retail Industry Leaders Association's (RILA) annual supply chain conference. Like the January NRF show, the focus will be on retail, but unlike NRF, RILA offers a conference that's designed specifically for retail logistics and supply chain executives.
March brings four events, including the Modex Show in Atlanta that is so big, and provides so much useful content, that we send a small army of editors to cover it. We'll also be at the annual meeting of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) and the Georgia Logistics Summit.
April brings us the annual conference and exhibition of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), which we consider among the Top 5 opportunities to harvest valuable content. April also includes NASSTRAC's annual conference, a smaller, but nonetheless extremely valuable and well-run event. The annual meeting of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) and the National Logistics & Distribution Conference are among six other April events at which we will be on site.
After a brief summer lull, we start racking up frequent flier miles again in September, starting with Dematic's Material Handling & Logistics Conference, an event that always impresses with the quality of speakers. We'll also be at the National Defense Transportation Association confab and the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Expo before our full editorial team reports for duty in San Antonio to mine the mother lode of conferences and shows: the Annual Global Conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
October and November bring such great events as Pack Expo, the annual meeting of the American Society of Transportation & Logistics, the Parcel Forum, and MHI's Annual Meeting and Executive Conference. It all winds up with the venerable granddaddy of logistics shows and conferences, the National Industrial Transportation League's Annual Conference and TransComp exhibition. Even after all these years (100-plus), the NITL event remains the pre-eminent stop on the conference and trade show circuit for a deep and targeted look at the state of freight transportation.
While we urge you to attend as many events as you can, we know being everywhere just isn't possible. That's where you can rely on us. We'll be there for you!