Global, virtual, future-proof: the premiere of the digital-format Material Handling and Logistics Conference (MHLC), hosted by Dematic, has attracted registrations from more than 5,000 logistics industry experts, start-up founders and decision-makers. The event, originally scheduled to take place physically in Stuttgart in early 2020, will now be held digitally and run from October 27 to 29.

It is not just the format that has changed. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on the intralogistics industry. Under the banner of Future Forward, Dematic, a global intralogistics specialist and provider of integrated supply chain solutions, has therefore rethought the agenda, and will examine the sector’s key issues from a variety of perspectives, in cooperation with many proven experts.

Reset, Shift, Disrupt, Transform: The virtual conference will examine current and future challenges in four streams. Major topics will include the resilience of supply chains, the vulnerabilities of current models, and the willingness of companies to restructure. Keynote speeches, video presentations and interactive roundtables will also highlight new technologies, artificial intelligence and robotics. Moreover, KION Group, of which Dematic is a member, will demonstrate at a dedicated pavilion how start-ups can use corresponding products to grow quickly, effectively and efficiently.

In addition to a number of new faces and the focus topics of the event, the digital conference will also feature the keynote speakers announced for the spring: these will include Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson, former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard and former manager of Chinese online giant Alibaba, Porter Erisman.



The Material Handling and Logistics Conference (MHLC) will take place virtually from October 27 to 29, 2020. Content will be provided in English in line with the corresponding time zone. Attendees from anywhere in the world can register for this exclusive event until October 23. Further information and tickets (limited in number) are available here