TOC Europe announces its core agenda themes

London, 27 January 2021

TOC Europe – the AGM for the globe’s ports and terminals, will be back from 7-9 September in Rotterdam, and after a year like no other, will provide the industry with a long overdue chance to meet, learn and do business – both in-person, and virtually. Pre-register your interest to attend here.



A truly dynamic return awaits…with digital at its heart

Long established as the world’s meeting place for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers to discuss solutions to common challenges, network and do business, the event has a 40+ year heritage of setting the industry agenda by bringing together the leaders, technology experts and policymakers at the centre of today’s highly-complex global container supply chain. With 2019’s event attracting 4000+ attendees, and with the effects of the pandemic still strongly felt, there hasn’t been a more critical time for the industry to pull together…

Announcing TOC Europe’s core agenda themes…

As our industry continues to face a future disrupted by evolving challenges, TOC Europe 2021 presents a comprehensive programme with ‘Refocus and recovery’ at its heart, and as we head into this ‘New Normal’ era, these core themes will be fundamental to the speed of the industry’s comeback this year, and must be tackled through a collaborative industry approach.

Taking centre-stage of TOC’s ‘Road to Rotterdam’ campaign, these key areas
will now be focused on every month until September through our extensive
portfolio of webinars, newsletters, industry trend reports, whitepapers, interviews, thought leadership articles and more, with the conversation and outcomes to be continued at the live TOC Europe event. With the power of digital never greater, and the industry’s thirst for fresh content insatiable due to the constantly changing nature of today’s world, now’s the time to jump aboard the industry’s ‘Road to Rotterdam’ and positioning yourself a market-leader in your specialist field.

2021 floorplan now ready to view

TOC Europe is also delighted to announce that its new floorplan is ready to download, and 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)


One event – two audiences! Take advantage of TOC’s combined live event and digital bundles

We are working closely with the Port of Rotterdam on delivering an unforgettable TOC Europe event experience, including both live and virtual supercharged sessions, and a state-of-the-art exhibition floor specially adapted so it is fully COVID-secure.

With TOC past attendees keen to return to in-person events but demanding more digital content than ever, why not take advantage of both our unique live event sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and our digital bolt-ons, all in one?

Position yourself as an industry thought-leader in your area of expertise and ‘Own the month’ as our ‘Road to Rotterdam’ stops off at each checkpoint, ahead of the big return to TOC Europe 2021.

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

Get involved with our ‘Road to Rotterdam live and digital bundles – for more information click here

Alternatively contact:

Leonard Field
Commercial Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 4661 
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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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