TOC Americas (17-19 October 2017) will take place in Lima, Peru for the first time in its 17-year history. The country has been one of Latin America’s star economic performers over recent years. Its ports handled 460,000 TEU in 2000 growing steadily to more than 2.2 million TEC in 2014. There are however challenges to the continuing prosperity of the region, and these new supply chain challenges will be discussed in detail at TOC Americas over three days of learning and networking.
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?
The first day of the Container Supply Chain Conference track at TOC Americas looks at the risks, challenges and opportunities in the region’s transformational supply chains. How the industry should adapt to the challenges of disruption and digitalization, and avenues to pre-empting the entry of new digital enterprises into the container space. The day is sub-divided into three separate sessions – cargo, shipping and ports – stakeholders will take away what they need to know about the coming revolution in container supply chains.
Talking points across the sessions will cover
• The changing supply chain model: traditional vs. digital supply chains
• A long-term view of digital transformation
• Who are the new disruptive digital players redesigning container supply chains?
• Does the liner industry have the IT resources and budget to embrace this new force?
• Retaining a competitive advantage in a changing era
The Cargo Session
This session features two mega shippers - clothing retail chain Charlotte Russe and food manufacturer Natural Foodworks Group.
The Shipping Session
The leading shipping lines in the region come together in this stand-out session.
The Port Session
Peru, Cuba and Colombia are represented in this must-attend port operator session.
The Supply Chain Interactive Roundtable Discussion
After all the major supply chain stakeholder groups have finished presenting their thoughts on the subject from their respective viewpoint in the supply chain, all speakers will return for a roundtable discussion, lead by the audience. This will be an opportunity for all supply chain interests to align and cross examine one another, for the audience to pose their thoughts and question the participants. The objective is to outline pragmatic and forward-thinking strategies for the industry to embrace at this momentous time. There will be no PowerPoint presentations in this session, and the audience are encouraged to question the panellists directly, or through the new TOC Events App.
TOC Americas format
3-track conference programme: TOC Container Supply Chain, TECH TOC and, for the first time, Bulk Logistics & Technology form a comprehensive conference programme
One port tour – two terminals: A two terminal tour of Port of Callao as attendees will be able to visit both the terminals of APM Terminals Callao and DP World Callao.
Comprehensive networking programme: No less than three official receptions will allow attendees to mingle and swap ideas. During the Port tour, an ice-breaker drinks reception will be hosted by DP World Callao, while at the end of Day 1 a spectacular gala dinner is to be hosted by APN. Then on Day 2 the Embassy of The Netherlands hosts a cocktail reception. Throughout the conference premium buffet lunches will be served.
The TOC Americas Conference App: Participants at the conference will benefit from a bespoke conference app which allows attendees to put questions directly to panels (anonymously if preferred) as well as create bespoke agendas and meeting lists of exhibitors.
The TOC Americas port technology exhibition will feature suppliers from across the globe including Hyster, Bromma, PowerPool Plus, Musco Lighting, Houcon, RAM Spreaders and ZPMC.
TOC Americas 2017
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