Logistics trade fairs 2023: Idea exchanges and platforms for innovation

The Corona era has proven one thing with its premise of social distancing: Despite all the advantages of virtual communication, personal dialog vis-à-vis remains irreplaceable. Trade shows, conferences and congresses have lost none of their importance - quite the opposite. The trade is looking forward to the logistics trade fairs in 2023 with excitement and curiosity. In the following, we present an overview of the most important dates.

Table of Contents:

  1. Personal exchange at logistics trade fairs still in demand
  1. Logistics trade fairs in Germany 2023 at a glance
  1. Logistics trade fairs in Germany finally live again since 2022

Personal exchange at logistics trade fairs still in demand

Trade fairs and congresses fulfill many functions: They bring together business partners, suppliers and potential customers, companies and potential employees. They are important platforms of exchange to discuss current market trends and challenges.  

At the same time, the events are idea exchanges that put the focus on new technologies and innovations and thus enable market participants to work together on business models and forward-looking solutions. And last but not least, the personal encounters serve active networking - a value that has not lost any of its importance after Corona.

Focus on digitization and automation  

The need for discussion is likely to be great in any case. Current challenges such as the high costs of energy and raw materials as well as the further adaptation of global supply chains move the industry just as much as future topics that extend far beyond short-term developments. Rapidly advancing digitization, which involves all participants in supply chains, is just as much a part of this as the potential opened up by automation and future technologies such as artificial intelligence.  

The goal is clear: The logistics of tomorrow will become even more efficient, sustainable and smarter. How it will get there and what hurdles still need to be overcome is a topic that is likely to be the focus of numerous logistics trade shows in 2023.

LogiMAT will also take place again in 2023.

Logistics trade fairs in Germany 2023 at a glance

The German and international logistics community will come together at numerous trade fairs and events in 2023. Here you will find an overview of the most important events:

Logistics & Automation

January 25 and 26, 2023

Zurich fair

The potential for increasing efficiency through warehouse optimization and consistent digitization is enormous. The renowned Swiss trade fair focuses on current intralogistics topics ranging from materials handling technology and infrastructure to picking and packing.

Fruit Logistica

February 8 - 10, 2023

Fair Berlin

Perishable goods naturally place high and very specific demands on delivery, storage and transport. The leading international trade fair for the fruit trade deals with innovations and future topics in this area.


March 29 and 30, 2023

Dortmund fair

The Dortmund trade show covers current granulate, powder and bulk solids technologies. The event also deals with logistical processes and solutions for the entire sector, from storage to transport and processing of the materials.

Trade Logistics Congress  

March 29 and 30, 2023

Congress Center North, Koelnmesse

Tight margins, the highest demands on fast availability and efficient logistics processes, plus the continuing boom in e-commerce: the retail logistics sector is facing a variety of upheavals. The renowned congress is likely to offer many exciting future perspectives and insights in its 29th edition as well.

Logistics Day  

April 20, 2023

Throughout the country

A day just for logistics: For the 16th time, companies, organizations and institutes will provide insights into current trends, technologies and new developments on site and online.

LogiMAT 2023

25 - 27 April 2023

Stuttgart trade fair

LogiMAT is considered the first address for everything to do with intralogistics and is also dedicated as an international trade fair to the topics of distribution, material flow and information flow. Visitors to the trade fair will get a complete overview of trends and standards in the areas of procurement, Sites-, production and distribution logistics.

transport logistic  

May 9 - 12, 2023

Munich Trade Fair

The trade community is likely to be looking forward to this date in particular: after all, transport logistic is regarded as the world's leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management. After the last trade fair in 2021 could only take place online due to corona, the anticipation for this year's presence event is all the greater. Countless innovations will be presented on a total of around 110,000 square meters of exhibition space.


May 16 and 17, 2023

Leipzig Trade Fair

Logistics requirements, digitization and effective process management are the topics at Germany's leading event for hospital management. The congress with associated trade fair is dedicated to process optimization in medical logistics from various perspectives.


May 24 and 25, 2023

Dortmund fair

The regional trade fair in Dortmund (North Rhine-Westphalia) covers the entire intralogistics value chain with in-depth content and a broad range of topics. Visitors gain insights into new technologies in conveyor technology, sortation systems as well as for sustainable, automated intralogistics solutions and e-logistics.

Last Mile City Logistics  

28 and 29 June 2023  

Motorwerk Berlin

The proverbial last mile is a particular focus of attention when it comes to optimizing logistics processes. Here, efficiency and speed are just as important as questions of sustainability and the ecological and social acceptance of logistics in urban areas. The event is thus dedicated to formative future issues of the industry.

58th Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

18 - 20 October 2023

Station Berlin

The live comeback last year after the Corona break was a success. The Purchasing and Logistics Symposium will therefore be held again in 2023. The organizer is the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME), founded in 1954.

Logistics Summit

October 11 and 12, 2023


The Logistics Summit is dedicated in particular to perspectives on digitization in logistics. The young trade fair has thus established itself as an important platform for exchange in a very short time. In addition to the presentations, workshops and an exhibition area round off the two days of the event.

German Logistics Congress 2023

18 - 20 October 2023

Berlin Hotels Intercontinental and Schweizerhof

The German Logistics Congress of the German Logistics Association (BVL) has long been considered "the" networking event for logistics and supply chain management - and for good reason! This year, too, up to 2,000 participants are expected to address future topics in specialist lectures, workshops and the accompanying exhibition. Another highlight is the annual presentation of the German Logistics Award for outstanding innovations in the field of supply chain management and logistics.

FMB Fair

8 - 10 November 2023  

Bad Salzuflen Exhibition Center

The mechanical engineering world comes together every year at the FMB in North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition to manufacturing technologies, logistics trends and automation topics also play a defining role at this trade fair.

The logistics trade fairs are not only suitable for exchanging specialist knowledge, but also for networking and making initial contacts.

In personal dialog

Get to know new solutions first hand, gather inspiration and discuss new impulses for your own daily business: That's what trade shows and events are for. Would you like to find out about ways to optimize your warehouse and increase the efficiency of your logistics processes? We will be happy to answer your questions individually at any time.

Logistics trade fairs in Germany finally live again since 2022

While 2021 was still dominated by the Corona specifications, 2022 was already characterized by relaxations. Numerous logistics trade fairs were finally able to be held in Germany again in 2022. The very great response that events such as Fachpack or LogiMAT received clearly show the high importance. 2023 also promises to be an exciting trade show year.

As a company that has set itself the goal of preparing logistics for the future and optimizing supply chains today, we will of course also be represented at some of the trade fairs. You will find out exactly which ones in the course of the next few weeks on our LinkedIn account. We look forward to exciting discussions with you.

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