The port city of Cartagena de Indias in the Colombian Caribbean will host the nineteenth version of TOC Americas, the main conference and international exhibition of the port industry and the containerized logistics chain, which will be held between October 29 and October 31, 2019.
TOC Americas is part of a global portfolio of events that bring together stakeholders of the container supply chain to learn, debate and network.
TOC has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers. The TOC of today has evolved into a complete container supply chain event, delivering both technical content and also offering a platform to the stakeholders higher up in the cargo chain.
Therefore, there are now two distinct elements of the event:
The exhibition is a showcase for port & terminal technology and operations plus free technical seminars (including TECH TOC) aimed at terminal operators and their suppliers. Technology and service providers come together to showcase cutting edge solutions to their clients, the terminal operators and ports.
The high-level Container SupplyChain Conference which is co-located with each TOC event, is aimed at C-Suite strategic personnel including shippers, carriers and 3pl’s as well as the global operators and port authorities. In 2019 many of the conversations within the conference will focus on Digitalization & Disruption from the viewpoint of the key stakeholders within the container supply chain.
The common denominator in each of these forums is The Port. The port is firmly established as the critical link within the container supply chain. Any bottle necks or delays that occur at the quayside or port hinterland, dramatically affect the time it takes for cargo to arrive at its destination. Ports therefore need to process cargo in a timely and cost effective manner using the latest technology on the market to do so. At TOC we place the port at the centre of the supply chain in line with our 40-year history and heritage.