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3 - 5 September, 2019 Dubai, UAE Visitor Registration

Conference & Events

The comprehensive complementary programme of events rounds off your visit to Materials Handling Middle East. The top themes and events give you a concentrated overview of the latest trends and developments in your sector.

Forklift Operator of the Year Challenge

Materials Handling Middle East - Forklift Challenge

A unique competition where skilled forklift operators will be judged on their ability to safely and efficiently manoeuver forklift machinery in tight and narrow spaces, replicating a warehouse environment.

Supply Chain + Logistics Forum

Materials Handling Middle East - Supply Chain+Logistics Forum

Hear industry experts share their insights on strategies, policies, trends, innovations and key growth opportunities in the supply chain and logistics sector in the Middle East.

Supply Chain + Logistics Forum Agenda

Session One: Setting the stage for the next era in supply chain

10.00 – 10.15 : Opening remarks by session chairperson


10.15 – 10.45 :  Keynote

Supply chain and its digital facelift

  • Ai, big data and robotics in supply chain
  • Feasibility and caution


10.45 – 11.15 : Presentation

Can robotics change the face of supply chain?

  • How ready is the Dubai market ready for it?
  • Managing the transitions?


11.15 – 12.00 : Panel discussion

Is the Middle East ready to embrace the next wave in supply chain?

The panel explores the roadblocks to the seamless implementation of digital and IoT solutions in the Middle East for a transparent, intelligent and predictive supply chain.


12.00 – 14.00 : Session break


Session Two: Cold chain management in supply chain

14.00 – 14.15 : Opening remarks by session chairperson


14.15 – 14.45 : Keynote

Are pharma supply chains ready for disruption?


14.45 – 15.30 : Panel discussion

An unbroken cold chain; challenges + opportunities in UAE


15.30 – 16.15 : Panel discussion

Case study: Digitizing your cold chain supply chain

Join success stories of digitization to understand the transition journey, red flags and benefits.

Session Three: Complexities of e-com fulfillment

10.00 – 10.15 : Opening remarks by session chairperson


10.15 – 10.45 : Keynote

Untangling the complexities of e-fulfillment and operation excellence


10.45 – 11.30 : Panel discussion

Managing a lean supply chain to operate a competitive e-commerce business

  • Enabling automation and differentiating SKUs by velocity
  • Rethinking inventory placement
  • Last mile delivery


11.30 – 12.00 : Presentation

Managing blurring boundaries: omnichannel retail strategy and its challenges  


12.00 – 14.00 : Session break


Future of retail

14.00 – 14.15 : Opening remarks by session chairperson


14.15 – 14.45 : Keynote

The transition of the retail space in the Middle East – what does it mean for players in supply chain?


14.45 – 15.15 : Presentation

The logistics perspective: do’s and don’ts


15.30 – 16.00 : Panel discussion

Supply chain blackhole; preparing for the unexpected and mastering predictive supply chain

  • Managing sale spikes and slumps
  • Inventory management

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