The Road to Recovery Starts Here!


London 17 December 2020 

TOC Europe – the AGM for global ports and terminals will return in 2021 from 7-9 September, and after what has been a year unlike no other, will provide the industry with a long overdue chance to meet, learn and do business – both in-person, and virtually.

“The venue is confirmed and dates are set as 7-9 September, and the TOC team and I cannot wait to welcome the industry back to Rotterdam next year” said Paul Holloway, Event Direct at TOC Events Worldwide.

“We are delighted that we will be able to continue our support to organisations from across the container supply chain, and allow them to recalibrate, recover, and re-imagine their business models following the massive global disruptions of 2020.”


Big plans set for 2021

TOC Europe is planning a truly dynamic return, with digital at the heart of the event’s re-invigorated format.

Last taking place in 2019 and attracting over 4,000 participants, TOC Europe 2021 will draw upon a luminary speaker lineup representing leading port authorities, terminal operators, innovative equipment manufacturers, the startup community and more, and will also welcome hundreds of attendees also online, blending the best of in-person and virtual experiences for a truly global attendance.

The event’s conference sessions will also be delivered through TOC’s new innovative ‘Bitesize agenda’ – covering 12 core themes, allowing attendees to mix and match individual sessions to create a personalised agenda, maximising precious time and adding even more value to their visit.

2021 floorplan now ready to view!

TOC Events are also delighted to announce that our new floorplan is ready to download, and still features a multitude of visitor attractions and opportunities to enable exhibitors to network and showcase their products, and visitors to get the most from their attendance.

Designed with safety at its heart, we are proud to share details of “Informa AllSecure” – a detailed protocol of measures developed collaboratively with industry associations, event organisers and venues, along with input from health, government and local authorities in order to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety.

“The safety and wellbeing of our guests is at the forefront of our in-person event planning,” commented Paul Holloway.  “All Informa Markets events around the world, regardless of format or location, follow the Informa AllSecure protocol.  Therefore, attendees can expect temperature screenings at entry, mask and physical distancing requirements as directed by local and government guidance both on the show floor and in public spaces, as well as continuous sanitisation and deep cleaning measures.  These are just a few of the rigorous protocols that will be followed to keep our attendees safe in 2021.”


To download the new floorplan, click here

To view a copy of TOC’s safety guidelines, click here

(Please note that in the event of the pandemic situation improving, TOC Events will look to reduce certain measures in accordance with local guidelines)


Now’s the time to jump aboard the Road to Rotterdam!

As well as the exciting return to the live show, TOC in 2021 will also be releasing an innovative programme of monthly content building up to the big return in September.

With 2020 witnessing an explosion of digital content uptake including webinars, reports, virtual events, video and podcasts, TOC will continue to build upon its extensive line-up released this year, all aiming to deliver inspiring insights and cutting edge research for FREE to the industry as it looks to recovery in 2021 , starting with our first webinar in January  – “Changing HSSE in Ports & Terminals.”

For more information on TOC’s Digital programme and branding opportunities, download our event brochure here


Light is at the end of the tunnel, and we can’t wait to welcome you back…

TOC Events is working closely with the Port of Rotterdam on delivering an unforgettable event experience, which will once again act as THE central meeting point for the industry’s leading senior decision-makers and key influencers.

With supercharged interactive sessions, a state-of-the-art exhibition show floor specially adapted so it is fully COVID-secure and so much digital content to look forward to in 2021, rest assured you’ll be in exceptional company for the big return.


Get involved with our ‘Road to Rotterdam virtual’ packages – for more information click here

For more information about TOC Europe 2021, visit the website here

About TOC Worldwide

For 40 years, TOC Worldwide has provided the market-leading conference and exhibition forums for the global port and terminal industries, their customers and suppliers. With the addition of the TOC Container Supply Chain conference alongside established coverage of port development, operations and technology, the TOC event portfolio has now evolved to attract a wider audience of container supply chain professionals.

Taking place each year in the world’s key shipping hubs, including Europe, Middle East, Americas and Asia, each TOC is now a complete maritime supply chain event for its region, bringing together cargo owners, logistics providers, carriers, ports, terminals and other key stakeholders to learn, debate, network and foster new business solutions.

TOC also provides a platform for port operations, technology and shipping professionals in the dry bulk sector to come together and advance best practice in bulk cargo handling and supply chain operations. | | | |

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