List of The Best Transportation Events To Attend in 2023

Published on
March 22, 2023

Transportation and logistics events present a great opportunity for innovative start-up and scale-up companies to showcase their new and exciting technologies to a myriad of potential buyers from around the world. As experienced attendees of such events, forming a key part of our client’s growth strategies, we've handpicked the 11 best conferences in the Transportation industry globally so you can plan your 2023 calendar and drive the growth of your business.

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The following list is in chronological order and date format is DD/MM/YYYY.

(1) Accelerate Rail UK 2023

Location: London, England, Europe.

Dates: 21/03/2023

Airport: London Heathrow (LHR)

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Event Description: Accelerate Rail UK, hosted in London, is an established conference and exhibition that brings together rail industry leaders to discuss and showcase the latest developments in the UK rail sector. This must-attend event features an array of thought-provoking sessions, panel discussions, and innovative product showcases that cover topics such as technology advancements, infrastructure improvements, and sustainability initiatives. Accelerate Rail UK fosters a vibrant atmosphere for networking, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas, ensuring attendees stay informed and inspired by the rapidly evolving rail landscape.

(2) Commercial Vehicle Show 2023

Location: NEC Birmingham, England, Europe.

Dates: 18/04/2023 – 20/04/2023

Airport: Birmingham Airport (BHX)

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Event Description: The Commercial Vehicle Show, hosted at Birmingham's NEC, is a premier event in the UK catering to the road transport, logistics, and commercial vehicle industries. This annual exhibition attracts a diverse range of industry professionals, including fleet operators, manufacturers, and suppliers. Visitors can expect to discover cutting-edge technologies, explore the latest innovations in vehicle design, and engage with various seminars addressing key challenges facing the industry. The show offers ample networking opportunities, fostering growth and collaboration among businesses in this dynamic sector.

(3) Railtex 2023

Location: NEC Birmingham, England, Europe.

Dates: 09/05/2023 – 11/05/2023

Airport: Birmingham Airport (BHX)

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Event Description: Railtex 2023, set to take place in Birmingham, is a biennial international exhibition that showcases railway equipment, systems, and services from the UK and beyond. This prestigious event draws a global audience of experts, manufacturers, and suppliers eager to discover novel technologies, learn about the latest trends, and forge strategic partnerships. With its diverse program of workshops, panel discussions, and product presentations, Railtex offers a unique platform for participants to connect, exchange ideas, and drive innovation within the ever-evolving railway landscape.

(4) Transport Logistic 2023

Location: Munich, Germany, Europe.

Dates: 09/05/2023 – 12/05/2023

Airport: Munich Airport (MUC)

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Event Description: Transport Logistic 2023, hosted in Munich, Germany, is a renowned biennial international trade fair that focuses on logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain management. This comprehensive event attracts a global audience of industry professionals, including manufacturers, suppliers, and decision-makers, eager to explore state-of-the-art technologies, innovative solutions, and emerging trends in the field. With its extensive program of workshops, panel discussions, and product showcases, Transport Logistic provides a unique opportunity for networking, fostering partnerships, and exchanging ideas in the ever-evolving world of logistics and supply chain management.

(5) Supply Chain USA 2023

Location: Chicago, United States.

Dates: 17/05/2023 – 18/05/2023

Airport: Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

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Event Description: Supply Chain USA 2023, hosted in Chicago, is a highly anticipated conference and exhibition that delves into the intricacies of supply chain management and logistics in the US. This premier event brings together industry leaders, logistics providers, and technology innovators to explore cutting-edge solutions, best practices, and emerging trends in the field. Attendees can expect a diverse program, including insightful workshops, panel discussions, and product demonstrations, all tailored to address the industry's evolving challenges. Supply Chain USA 2023 fosters an ideal environment for networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange, empowering participants to excel in the dynamic world of logistics and supply chain management.

(6) ICCSTE 2023

Location: Ottawa, Canada, North America.

Dates: 04/06/2023 – 06/06/2023

Airport: Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

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Event Description: The 8th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering (ICCSTE 2023) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to Civil, Structural, and Transportation Engineering. The goal of ICCSTE 2023 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the relevant fields and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

(7) Multimodal 2023

Location: NEC Birmingham, England, Europe.

Dates: 13/06/2023 – 15/06/2023

Airport: Birmingham Airport (BHX)

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Event Description: Multimodal 2023, taking place in Birmingham, is a top-tier UK event concentrating on freight transport, logistics, and supply chain management. This comprehensive gathering brings together key industry players, including shipping companies, logistics providers, and technology experts, to discuss innovative solutions and strategies for optimising supply chains. The event features interactive workshops, insightful panel discussions, and cutting-edge product demonstrations, enabling participants to stay ahead of the curve. Multimodal serves as an essential platform for networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange in the fast-paced world of logistics and supply chain management.

(8) Rail Live 2023

Location: Warwickshire, England, Europe.

Dates: 21/06/2023 – 22/06/2023

Airport: Birmingham Airport (BHX)

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Event Description: Rail Live, held in Warwickshire, is an outdoor rail exhibition that highlights the latest innovations in the UK's rail industry. This annual gathering brings together industry professionals, suppliers, and decision-makers to explore cutting-edge technologies, infrastructure advancements, and sustainable solutions. Attendees can expect to engage in insightful discussions, attend informative seminars, and participate in live demonstrations. By fostering collaboration and sharing of best practices, Rail Live provides an unparalleled opportunity for networking and growth within the rapidly evolving rail sector.

(9) Intermodal Expo (IANA) 2023

Location: Long Beach, California, United States.

Dates: 11/09/2023 – 13/09/2023

Airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

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Event Description: At Intermodal Expo, you’ll find the widest range of providers and solutions, the industry’s best known thought leaders, and its most relevant discussions. Topics to be tackled include terminal design, transloading, driver productivity, sustainability, regulatory risk and chassis provisioning, just to name a few. Learn about advances in intermodal industry technology, automation, applications and more, all at one show. Network with peers and explore ideas from transportation providers, as well as support services including logistics, warehousing, and staffing. Talk directly with the experts about industry trends, milestones and their outlook. Support the next generation of intermodal leaders and develop a pipeline of future talent.

(10) North American International Auto Show 2023

Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Dates: 16/09/2023 – 24/09/2023

Airport: Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

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Event Description: The North American International Auto Show, held in Detroit, is one of the largest and most prestigious auto shows on the continent. This highly anticipated event attracts global automakers, industry professionals, and car enthusiasts alike, all eager to explore the latest innovations and trends in automotive design, technology, and sustainability. Visitors can expect a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge vehicles, from luxury and concept cars to electric and autonomous models. In addition to the impressive vehicle displays, the show features engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, making it an essential event for anyone interested in the ever-evolving automotive landscape.

(11) Logistics & Transport Show 2023

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.

Dates: 24/10/2023 – 25/10/2023

Airport: Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (GOT)

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Event Description: The reputable trade fair Logistics & Transport will give both visitors and exhibitors the chance to see the trends in storage and transportation. In addition, since there will be representatives of all branches from the industry chain, it is indisputable that visiting this event is equal to establishing many business connections. So, don’t hesitate to book a hotel in Gothenburg for the 16th edition of this well-known exhibition. This international trade fair will present a variety of solutions in the logistics and transportation industry.

The Karve International team hopes to see you at one of the expos throughout the year!

Written by
Transportation Director
Leading a range of multi-million pound procurement activities from a client public-sector perspective, including in the fields of transportation, BPO and a wide range of new technology implementations. Extensive experience in navigating a range of public sector procurements to achieve desired objectives, from framework optimisation to bespoke tender development. Done from a position of service having led a range of public sector procurement project teams.
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