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TOC Worldwide is still open for business – and more so than ever before!

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In all my time working at TOC Events Worldwide I have never experienced anything that has had such a profound impact as COVID-19 on the port, shipping & supply chain industries. Of course, the events industry has been hit hard too, for obvious reasons.

The world’s ports – large and small – have seen their container volumes slump as a result of the pandemic and the concern the statistics suggest is that for the second quarter of the year this situation will remain the same.MTM20TEM-RR-Paul-Holloway.jpg

But as we all know… with major disruption potential opportunity can arise…

The industry has been using this time wisely, taking steps to improve its port technology infrastructure and overhaul its container yard fleets using the internet-of-things (IoT), artificial intelligence and blockchain.

We at TOC have also tried to use this time to make changes to the way we work.  In response to the latest guidance from the British Government, since Tuesday 17th March our team has been working fully from home. Our offices in London have been are temporarily closed, and we have cancelled all business travel.

However, we’re fortunate enough to have robust systems and policies in place that allow home working safely and securely, so please be rest assured that TOC is still open for business as usual and will remain fully so, to offer our help and support to you in these challenging times. 

While we cannot predict exactly what the future will bring, we do know that this situation will pass! TOC will be here for you every step of the way and has been for the past 40 years, championing the container supply chain in the good times and the bad.  We will celebrate your successes and stand by you in your setbacks because that is what community means.

Once again, we do not foresee any disruption to the continuity of our services, but if you have any questions, or need any assistance, then I encourage you to get in touch with me at [email protected]

We do of course place safety first so keep an eye on the TOC social media platforms and web site for continuous updates on the status our products and services. Also – we will be working more closely with venues and other suppliers to ensure the safety of our clients. More details to follow.

TOC goes Digital!

With all the uncertainty around COVID-19, I am delighted to announce that TOC events is now going digital.

After much feedback from the industry, we will be holding a new series of webinars, with our first to take place on 26th May – “The New ‘New Normal’ – Will Supply Chains be the Same Again after Covid-19?”  You can register to listen live here.

 TOC-site-seatrade-maritime-news.pngAs well as this, we will be offering a host of content including whitepapers, reports, handy infographics as well as all the latest news that affects you through our brand new newsletter and news portal here

We’ll be working in close partnership with the industry’s key associations and influencers, allowing us to deliver high-quality content direct to you wherever you find yourself working. TOC’s new content is an exciting opportunity for sponsors and partners to address TOC’s global following, directly acquire leads, and benefit from prominent branding in the run-up to each of our market-leading events. 

Much more will be happening in the coming months – please keep an eye on our news platform for all the latest updates. 

TOC is looking ahead to a positive 2H!

We believe that it is as important as ever for TOC to continue to play its part in generating business and contributing towards economic stability. With this in mind, we are gearing up for a strong end to the year, heavily focussing our efforts on our upcoming shows – TOC Americas on 27-29 October 2020 in Peru and TOC Middle East on 7-9 December 2020 in Dubai.

These must-attend events will provide the perfect opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest industry responses to the challenges raised by COVID-19 and most importantly offer the chance to reunite with the entire industry, opening numerous business and networking opportunities.   

Interested in getting involved?  Find out more:

TOC Americas 2020click here

TOC Middle Eastclick here

Please feel free to sign up to our brand-new TOC Newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest industry and event news and developments, however, in the interim, should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself or a member of the TOC team - we are always here to help.


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