Following an extensive period of consultation involving many of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and technology to the logistics sector as well as other partners and stakeholders, IMHX – the International Materials Handling Exhibition – will increase its frequency to every two years.

This means that the next event in the IMHX series takes place on September 14-16, 2021, at the NEC, Birmingham.
IMHX Event Director, Rob Fisher, comments: “The show has been held every three years since it was launched in 2001 and our sector-wide research demonstrated that the industry is overwhelmingly in favour of resetting IMHX’s cycle.”

He continued: “The greater frequency will enable the event – which is the UK’s largest international logistics solutions exhibition – to meet the demands of its exhibitors, who want more regular contact with potential customers, as well as its visitors, who need to keep up-to-date with rapidly evolving industry developments.”

“It is well publicised that the speed of change within logistics operations has never been greater. As the UK’s leading supply chain event we cannot be left in the wake of this change. We need to be at the forefront of it – enabling discussion and debate and providing exhibitors with a dynamic platform where they can showcase cutting-edge solutions.”

“This is a positive move that will ensure that IMHX keeps pace with the innovation and changes in technology that are driving modern supply chain processes. We will continue to invest in exciting new initiatives and further grow the reach of the event. Our plans are bold and exciting and will see us deliver an even more agile IMHX going forward.”

James Clark, Secretary General, of BITA (the British Industrial Truck Association) who, in partnership with Informa Markets, co-own IMHX, says: “ IMHX’s three year cycle was set almost two decades ago and the logistics industry has changed dramatically since then. The feeling among BITA members and other key stakeholders is that the change to a biennial cycle will better suit the sourcing and procurement demands of the show’s visitors and provide exhibitors with enhanced opportunities to engage with key customers and connect with prospective new ones. “

IMHX 2019 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham this week (September 24-27) and attendance is free. Tickets can be secured in advance at or, alternatively, visitors can register at the show’s entrance on the day.