Shippers - Why attend?

Why attend?

Supply chains are fundamentally changing: Disruptive technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, digital and nano-technologies, cloud computing, and big data, offer immense possibilities for box trades and could reshape “business as usual” for container supply chains. Learn how to adapt to the challenges of disruption and digitalisation, and avenues to pre-empting the entry of new digital enterprises into the container space.

Avoiding risk in the supply chain: As supply chains become deeper and more complex, the risk of disruption escalates. Cargo theft, political caprice and even terrorism all carry the potential to unpick the best thought-out logistics networks.

Maintaining growth in cool logistics trades: Fresh produce trade is critically important in this region, thus, ports, carriers and cold storage providers have invested large sums in infrastructure, equipment, technology and personnel, to support cold chain logistics. What are the opportunities and challenges to maintaining growth in cool logistics trades, and what further investments are needed to ensure critical mass.

Key Sessions

TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAINS: RISK, CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES

Disruptive technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, digital and nano-technologies, cloud computing, and big data, offer immense possibilities for box trades and  could reshape “business as usual” for container supply chains. But how cognisant are supply chain stakeholders of these opportunities – and the threats they also carry for conventional container business models?

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

As supply chains become deeper and more complex, the risk of disruption escalates. Cargo theft, political caprice and even terrorism all carry the potential to unpick the best thought-out logistics networks. 

In Latin America, the risk of theft, counterfeit and improperly manifested cargo are rated severe in Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Argentina. So, what can stakeholders do mitigate supply chain risk and resultant impact? 

COLD CHAIN

Fresh produce trade is critically important in this region. For example, Peru, Mexico and the United States were,
respectively, the world’s first, second and third biggest exporters of asparagus by dollar value in 2015.

Thus, ports, carriers and cold storage providers have invested large sums in infrastructure, equipment, technology and personnel, to support cold chain logistics across the Americas. But the market continues to be plagued by carrier consolidation and low rates threaten to erode service and performance. Moreover, concerns over creeping protectionism create continued uncertainty for cargo owners.

TOC Americas will weigh up the opportunities and challenges to maintaining growth in cool logistics trades, and what further investments are needed to ensure critical mass.  

Contact the sales team

If you have any enquiries regarding delegate bookings please contact:

Kinga Gradalska
Sales Executive

Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 7325
 Email Kinga

Vinay Sud
Conference Sales Executive

Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 4352
 Email Vinay

Other aspects of the show >>

In depth sessions

There will be In depth sessions that will drill down into the macro and micro issues facing supply chain stakeholders

Comprehensive Networking Programme

  • Welcome Reception hosted by DP World Callao 
  • Evening Networking Reception hosted by APN 
  • Closing Reception hosted by Dutch Embassy

Interactive panel & roundtable discussions

  • Hear from the whole supply chain from cargo to ports at the end of day 1
  • An informative and interactive roundtable discussion