Cargo sustainability in North America’s second great railway boom to be debated at Multimodal Americas

Multimodal Americas to feature debates on supply chain challenges and opportunities in an age of transforming transport infrastructure in North America

Toronto, Canada, Wednesday 27th June 2018 – North America’s transforming cargo infrastructure, from the second great railway boom to strong growth in inland waterway transport, will go under the limelight at the inaugural Multimodal Americas show this fall in Toronto, Canada.

Experts from leading logistics companies from across the globe will convene at the October event, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, to debate sustainability and quality in the supply chain, at a time when rail freight transport on the continent is projected to grow five per cent by 2021.

“North America’s transport infrastructure is undergoing an exciting period of change, which presents many new opportunities and challenges for logistics stakeholders,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.

“Our inaugural Multimodal Americas show will build on the legacy of its UK counterpart, providing a platform to establish a best practice approach that helps different sectors of the industry to learn from one another and grow.”

Representatives from the Canadian National Railway Company, the Freight Management Association of Canada, railroad company Genesee & Wyoming Inc, and industrial minerals producer Omya Inc will discuss how to maintain service quality and avoid overcapacity at a time of strong growth for the rail freight industry.

Another panel led by transport and logistics advisory firm Global Logistics Development Partners will explore the hype behind inland waterway transport, and to see whether it is the “next big thing” for the supply chain industry.

The event also features a number of panel discussions with a strong technology-focus, ranging from the warehouse of the future and unmanned freight aircraft, to Blockchain in logistics and the Fifth Industrial Revolution, in which humans and machines collaborate.

Multimodal Americas is now open for registration and over 300 exhibitors are expected to attend.

The show has teamed up with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s 2018 Air Cargo Forum and the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA)’s 70th anniversary conference and exhibition, bringing together key stakeholders from across the entire global transport and logistics industry.

Multimodal Americas is also being backed by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA), the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), and the Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters (I.E. Canada).

To find out more about visiting, exhibiting, sponsoring, or speaking, visit multimodalamericas.com or contact:

Robert Jervis
Logistics Portfolio Director
Clarion Events
T: +44 (0) 20 7384 7760
E: robert.jervis@clarionevents.com

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The inaugural Multimodal Americas show will take place in Toronto, Canada, from 16 to 18 October 2018. Pictured is the show’s UK counterpart, Multimodal UK, which took place in Birmingham in May.

The inaugural Multimodal Americas show will take place in Toronto, Canada, from 16 to 18 October 2018.
Pictured is the show’s UK counterpart, Multimodal UK, which took place in Birmingham, in May.

 

About MULTIMODAL AMERICAS

Multimodal Americas is a new event for the North American supply chain, logistics, and transportation industries.

The event is run by Clarion Events and Urban Expositions, who run an additional seven annual events worldwide, including the flagship Multimodal UK – the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics and transport exhibition.

The inaugural Multimodal Americas is being staged from 16 to 18 October 2018 in the city of Toronto, Canada, and is co-located with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Air Cargo Forum, and the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA)’s 70th anniversary conference, bringing together thousands of experts from across the entire global logistics and transport industry.

The three-day, free-to-attend event also features a series of topical seminars and masterclasses led by logistics leaders and top business experts, as well as numerous networking opportunities with leading logistics companies and suppliers.

More than 300 exhibitors from across the supply chain are expected at the show.

More at multimodalamericas.com