The logistics industry by nature is international in its scope and operation, as such logistics exhibitions also need to focus on the international element of the industry.
The American and European industries have, for a long time, been working independently of each other, resulting in very few similarities in their business practices. But this is changing thanks in a large part to the mergers and acquisitions within the industry.
To mirror this, a newly created international Transportation & Logistics Americas (TLA) exhibition is being launched, to be co-located with the already established MODEX supply chain exposition. Both events will take place on April 9-12, 2018 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. MODEX is sponsored by MHI and is the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo held in North and South America with over 800 exhibitors covering over 250,000 square feet and a conference of over 100 sessions.
MHI intends to further expand its MODEX event more into the areas of external logistics. To help facilitate this, MHI is partnering with the two industry leading exhibition organizers in ITE Group, known for Breakbulk and Messe München, known for their transport logistics exhibition brand. ITE and Messe München will host the co-located Transportation & Logistics Americas independently of MODEX.
“The decision to co-locate MODEX 2018 and TLA was made for several reasons,” according to George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer for MHI. “The co-location will allow manufacturing and supply chain professionals the opportunity to take advantage of unparalleled education and networking opportunities as well as exposure to the largest equipment and technology display of any show of its kind in the Americas. In today’s world where agile and innovative supply chains are a requirement, the co-location represents a win-win for exhibitors and attendees.”
“Both events provide excellent synergies as the two areas of supply chain and logistics present themselves jointly in the future,” says Laurent Noel, Industry Director of ITE. “Co-locating with the very well-established MODEX event offers TLA exhibitors an excellent venue to showcase their solutions.”
“International logistics providers will get an easy market entry while American exhibitors also benefit from a strong logistics exhibition,” added Gerhard Gerritzen, Member of the Managing Board of Messe München. “With the co-location, a large show covering the entire supply chain management and transportation spectrum will be born.”