The Terminal Operations Conference & Exhibition (TOC) Europe 2010, high level event for maritime industry took place in Valencia, Spain.

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The Terminal Operations Conference & Exhibition (TOC) is the longest-running series of trade events for the international shipping, port and terminal communities in the world. TOC was originally launched in Europe in 1976, followed by the addition of TOC Asia in 1993 and TOC Americas in 1997.

TOC brings together executives from shippers, liner shipping, ports, terminals, inland transport, finance and other stakeholder groups to discuss challenges and opportunities for maritime container trade, with particular focus on ports and terminals as critical nodes in international transport chains.
Each TOC event provides a high level conference, practical workshops, exhibition, networking opportunities at evening receptions and, usually, a site visit to the local port/terminal facilities. TOC's longevity is testament to its continued strong emphasis on providing high quality networking, business and learning opportunities.

TOC Europe 2010 was a successful event and showed that there are signs of a recovery in the industry. There was a good atmosphere on the exhibition floor and it was great to see that most of the visitors to the show were the key decision makers at companies, interested in doing business. TOC Europe 2011 moves to the heart of Europe in Antwerp, Belgium. We are waiting you at the event!

TOC events bring together executives from the port, terminal and shipping industries, plus government, to discuss the evolution of global maritime trade and how to improve the performance of shipping, port and hinterland services to support trade growth. The focus of TOC is on the maritime terminal, as the "relationship hub" linking ocean and land in the maritime supply chain.

TOC's unique conference format covers both strategic business development and practical operational issues under the same roof, ensuring a larger audience of industry professionals and thereby improving networking, learning and business opportunities for everyone involved.

The TOC Europe exhibition brings together suppliers of terminal services, handling equipment, systems and software, enabling delegates and visitors to review the latest technology and benchmark their procurement strategies.

Attendees to TOC come principally from the following sectors:

  • Ocean carriers and other port users
  • Port authorities
  • Terminal operators
  • Other members of the maritime transport chain, ie rail, haulage
  • Handling equipment suppliers
  • Software/technology/IT providers
  • Government/NGOs
  • Consultants and design engineers
  • Financiers, banks, lawyers