The Best ERP and Supply Chain Events and Conferences to Attend in 2020

The Best ERP and Supply Chain Events and Conferences to Attend in 2020

This is a directory of the best Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain events and conferences. We do our best to provide readers with buyer and practitioner resources, including the Solutions Review Buyers Guide. Sometimes though, you need extra exposure, the kind you can only get in person.

The editors at Solutions Review have created this list of the best ERP and supply chain events and conferences to attend in 2020. We’ve scoured the web, consulted with conference representatives, and identified where the industry’s top brass will be spending their time. If you are looking for top-notch keynotes, interesting sessions, best practices demos, and legitimate networking opportunities, mark your calendar.

ICMT 2020

When: January 17-20

Where: Seattle, WA

Description: The International Conference on Manufacturing Technologies (ICMT) conference will present the latest research and results of scientists related to Manufacturing Technologies topics. This conference provides opportunities for the different areas delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

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Acumatica Summit 2020

When: January 26-31

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Description: This year, the Acumatica Summit will feature over 60 sessions and workshops presented by the leading product, sales and marketing experts from around the world covering roadmap, strategy, storytelling, ROI, demand generation, AI, and more while gaining valuable insights into future roadmap and live demonstrations. The Summit will give you an opportunity to experience the Acumatica platform, network with peers in your industry, and speak with the Acumatica Partners on their incredible solutions to business problems.

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EXPO MANUFACTURA 2020

When: February 11-13

Where: Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Description: EXPO MANUFACTURA 2020 acts as an important international forum, connecting the influential community in the manufacturing sector featuring: machinery/forming technologies, material alliance, laser application, micro and nano – technologies, robotics, mechatronics, control and instrumentation, quality control systems, precision engineering systems, sustainable manufacturing systems and additive manufacturing.

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MODEX 2020

When: March 9-12

Where: Atlantia, GA

Description: From 150 illuminating educational seminars to 950 exhibits of next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain for years to come. MODEX 2020 will allow you to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give you a leg up on the competition. Here, you’ll encounter the best our industry has to offer – all under one roof. MODEX 2020 will let you learn from the industry’s best minds how key industry trends and innovations can transform your manufacturing and supply chain operations.

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2020 Distribution Management Conference and Expo

When: March 8-11

Where: San Diego, CA

Description: The Distribution Management Conference (DMC) and Expo is Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s largest supply chain education event, attended by 600 manufacturers, distributors, consultants and third parties who keep the pharmaceutical distribution industry moving. The conference immerses attendees in topics related to the healthcare supply chain, and provides a forum to engage in operational and strategic discussions. The conference is a must-attend for influential managers, executives and specialists from across the pharmaceutical supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, consultants and other third parties.

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Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD 2020

When: March 24-25

Where: Milton Keynes, UK

Description: The Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD event offers a unique opportunity to meet, compare and experience leading ERP vendors and their products. Compare 12 leading ERP vendors and their products at one event. Vendors such as: IFS, Epicor, Microsoft, Oracle NetSuite, SAP and Unit4. – Attend keynote speeches on ‘Are you ERP Ready?’ and ‘What Makes Successful ERP Projects,’ meet vendors face-to-face, and listen to a panel discussion addressing the most common mistakes made during ERP projects. The ERP HEADHtoHEAD lets you network and compare experiences with other organizations also planning to implement ERP.

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American Manufacturing Summit 2020

When: March 24-25

Where: Chicago, IL

Description: The Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing, operations and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Join the in-depth discussions to build your road-map to achieving innovation, maximizing manufacturing profitability, optimizing plant floor operations and establishing standardization across multiple manufacturing facilities.

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Modern Business Experience 2020

When: March 23-26

Where: Chicago, IL

Description: Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience will provide you with expert perspectives on the future of the supply chain, and teach you how enterprise-wide planning and operations affect customer experiences. Discover how analytics, IoT, machine learning, and blockchain can create transparency, automate processes, and support more flexible fulfillment and see how supply chain leaders are reducing costs and adapting to changing market conditions through agile logistics processes. At the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference you have the chance to network with your supply chain colleagues to acquire tactical tips and best practices that you can apply when you get back to the office.

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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2020

When: April 7-8

Where: Chicago, IL

Description: The North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit brings together the “who’s who” of manufacturing executives, cutting-edge technology providers and media partners for North America’s premier manufacturing event. The conference will give you the chance to network with industry peers to discuss supply chain strategies, emerging technologies that are making a difference, and much more.

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SuiteWorld 2020

When: April 20-23

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Description: SuiteWorld is Oracle NetSuite’s annual conference for the NetSuite community. Over four energy-packed days, NetSuite customers, partners, and developers gather together to make new connections, exchange ideas, and learn how to unlock the power of their NetSuite investment.

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Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020

When: April 20-21

Where: Anaheim, CA

Description: Microsoft Business Applications Summit will give you the opportunity to meet the engineers behind the tools and products you use every day, learn hands on and explore many of the new capabilities across Dynamics 365, Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate, Mixed Reality, and more under one roof with experiential learning, hackathons, and workshops. Plus, discover how Microsoft business applications work together seamlessly so you can get great insights out of your data to make better decisions with real-time intelligence to drive the digital transformation of your business.

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Epicor Insights 2020

When: May 3-6

Where: Nashville, TN

Description: Customers who attend will have dedicated education tracks focused on their specific products and solutions, and more opportunities to network across products and industries. Learn about your specific Epicor solution, network with your peers, and enjoy the core benefits of a global customer conference. Gain valuable insight on how to utilize your Epicor solution to grow your business, your employees, and your bottom line. Plus, you’ll be given the opportunity to attend extended education sessions offer a deep dive into the business software you’re using today.

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American Supply Chain Summit 2020

When: May 5-6

Where: Dallas, TX

Description: The Supply Chain Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas and collaborate on the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future supply chain & operations leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies on how workforce management, advanced analytics, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Join the in-depth discussions on achieving innovation, maximizing supply chain profitability and increasing visibility and flexibility to mitigate risk.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo

When: May 11-14

Where: Orlando, FL

Description: At Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and their leadership teams will gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business. Join thousands of your peers to discover insight and frameworks you can use to:

  • Evolve your strategy to adapt to current market conditions – refine your supply chain to bring agility and robustness for systems, processes and decision making.
  • Measure successes and failures – know what to look for when making decisions to evolve your supply chain.
  • Harness your talent – create a culture that awards innovators and risk-takers.
  • Develop the mindset to focus on long-term, allowing you to progress during uncertainty while other organizations slow down.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo

When: June 15-18

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Description: At Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and their leadership teams will gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business. Join thousands of your peers to discover insight and frameworks you can use to:

  • Evolve your strategy to adapt to current market conditions – refine your supply chain to bring agility and robustness for systems, processes and decision making.
  • Measure successes and failures – know what to look for when making decisions to evolve your supply chain.
  • Harness your talent – create a culture that awards innovators and risk-takers.
  • Develop the mindset to focus on long-term, allowing you to progress during uncertainty while other organizations slow down.

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Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD 2020

When: June 16-17

Where: Utrecht, Netherlands

Description: The Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD event offers a unique opportunity to meet, compare and experience leading ERP vendors and their products. Compare 12 leading ERP vendors and their products at one event. Vendors such as: IFS, Epicor, Microsoft, Oracle NetSuite, SAP and Unit4. – Attend keynote speeches on ‘Are you ERP Ready?’ and ‘What Makes Successful ERP Projects,’ meet vendors face-to-face, and listen to a panel discussion addressing the most common mistakes made during ERP projects. The ERP HEADHtoHEAD lets you network and compare experiences with other organizations also planning to implement ERP.

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Manufacturing & Technology 2020

When: June 23-25

Where: Orlando, FL

Description: Designed to keep manufacturing decision-makers, from design to delivery, at the forefront of manufacturing’s digital transformation! Our three-day conference & expo hall focuses on the key elements that are driving manufacturing excellence. At the Manufacturing & Technology Conference, you’ll have the chance to interact with C-level executives, including: VP of Operations, Presidents, Plant Managers, and other manufacturing decision-makers.

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Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD 2020

When: October 13-14

Where: Dublin, Ireland

Description: The Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD event offers a unique opportunity to meet, compare and experience leading ERP vendors and their products. Compare 12 leading ERP vendors and their products at one event. Vendors such as: IFS, Epicor, Microsoft, Oracle NetSuite, SAP and Unit4. – Attend keynote speeches on ‘Are you ERP Ready?’ and ‘What Makes Successful ERP Projects,’ meet vendors face-to-face, and listen to a panel discussion addressing the most common mistakes made during ERP projects. The ERP HEADHtoHEAD lets you network and compare experiences with other organizations also planning to implement ERP.

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Distribution Solutions Conference 2020

When: October 25-28

Where: Tampa, FL

Description: The IFDA DSC is the premier annual event on the industry calendar where leaders in operations, transportation and technology gather with renowned speakers, innovators and disruptors to chart the future of foodservice distribution. From solutions to help you meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, tailored education sessions, and exclusive networking opportunities – DSC is a truly unique experience that facilitates the right conversations, enabling individuals and organizations of all sizes to achieve their goals and grow!

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Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit 2020

When: October 26-27

Where: London

Description: To successfully deliver on your business outcomes, it’s crucial to improve supply chain capabilities and evaluate current supply chain planning processes and strategies. Be a part of the very first Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit, where you’ll gain access to our Gartner experts, the latest supply chain planning research and best practices that will help you transform and build a more robust and cost-effective supply chain planning strategy.

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