IMHX Connect set to reconnect the intralogistics community
Professionals from across the intralogistics industry are preparing to get back to business at IMHX Connect, an innovative online experience that takes place from 13 – 17 September 2021.
Logistics leaders will have the opportunity to engage with some of the most influential companies from the fast-paced logistics, supply chain and online fulfilment services sectors at this essential event.
The COVID pandemic has radically transformed the global logistics landscape and IMHX Connect will tackle many of the challenges facing today’s supply chains in a packed programme that delivers more than 50 hours of educational content, available both in real-time and on-demand.
With over 100 companies presenting solutions to key issues through a series of presentations, panel discussions, one-to-one interviews, webinars and podcasts, IMHX Connect attendees will hear about the challenges, threats and opportunities facing the logistics industry and receive actionable insights that will enable them to deliver real business benefits to their organisations.
Hosted on an interactive online event platform, IMHX Connect will use augmented AI to provide attendees with targeted networking opportunities with like-minded professionals as well as world-class suppliers of relevant products, technologies and systems solutions.
Rob Fisher, Group Director IMHX, said: “We are putting together a line-up of content that is shaped by our attendees’ business goals as well as their current pain-points. Attendees will be part of an inspiring and educational experience that will enable them to generate fresh solutions to apply at their own company.”
For exhibitors, IMHX Connect is the platform that will reach a network of senior logistics and supply chain buyers who influence or make the final decision when purchasing materials handling solutions and services.
Rob Fisher commented: “Virtual events have grown in effectiveness and now play a vital role when it comes to generating qualified, in-market, sales leads and IMHX Connect exhibitors are justifiably excited by this brand-new opportunity to build meaningful connections.”
Confirmed IMHX Connect sponsors include: Swisslog, Locus Robotics, Geek+, Autostore, Wise Robotics, Element Logic, System Logistics, Distrisort, B&B Attachments, Investec and ASG/Warehouse Partners.
Russell Holmes, Business Development Manager at Autostore - one of IMHX Connect’s key sponsors, commented: “By taking part in IMHX Connect we hope to hear about new industry trends and meet with industry leaders to discuss ways that we can support their businesses. With the continued e-commerce boom it is important for us to see what prospective clients require so that we can facilitate those needs with our flexible solutions.”
DistriSort’s Hanneke van Rooijen said: “During the last 18 months retail and e-commerce operations have faced big challenges in material handling. While retail decreased during the lock downs, e-commerce exploded and presented new challenges and opportunities in picking, packing and expedition. DistriSort helped many customers with this warehouse transformation and we will be using IMHX Connect to highlight how automated sortation technology can improve logistics flows for many companies.”
Sherry Law from Geek+ added: “Geek+ will provide insights in to the trends for automation in logistics and the supply chain. We will introduce our AI-driven robotic goods-to-person and bin-to-person solutions and explain how this technology can improve warehouse productivity and accuracy.”
Meanwhile, Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the UK Material Handling Association, stated: “As the economic recovery gathers pace, I am sure buyers of intralogistics equipment and solutions will welcome the chance to get together online at IMHX Connect and judging by the mood and appetite of both sponsors and attendees, IMHX Connect looks set to be a very exciting event.”
IMHX Connect 2021 is the online partner of the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) – the popular bi-annual live event series which has been the UK’s biggest and most successful exhibition of supply chain technology and intralogistics equipment and services for nearly three decades.
Rob Fisher added: “The launch of IMHX Connect is exciting. It adds to our reach and audience engagement opportunities and complements our plans for the next full IMHX physical experience when it returns in September 2022.”