Events & Trade Shows

Upcoming Shows

The 24th Annual Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice

Neal Blaisdell Center • 777 Ward Ave. • Honolulu, Hawaii

July 11 – 12, 2018

Booth 327
honolulu sunset - hawaii lodging hospitality foodservice expo

Approved Freight will be at this year’s Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo in Honolulu. Open to the public, and free admission, makes this a top show for the hospitality industry. Last year’s show was a great success and we hope to see you there!

From Douglas Trade Shows:

Now in its 24th year, the Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo was launched in 1995 as the Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Expo. It is now the largest trade exposition in the State and the only event providing access for industry buyers to a full range of products and services for Hawaii’s most important economic sectors. Although seminars are occasionally offered, the objective of the Expo is to bring industry buyers and suppliers together for an effective marketplace for all on the exhibition hall floor.


Douglas Trade Shows Official Site



CSCMP Edge – 2018

Gaylord Opryland  – Nashville, TN

Sep 30 – Oct 3, 2018

Booth 338 & 340

CSCMP Edge Conference

From the CSCMP official site:

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosts the must-attend supply chain event of the year — CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference, EDGE.

From leading-edge content to cutting-edge supply chain solutions, EDGE reflects the unparalleled resources CSCMP offers today and symbolizes our unwavering commitment to supply chain in the future.

The Approved Team will be announcing some special in-show giveaways and topics very soon. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to stay connected and in the know!


CSCMP Edge Official Site




 Past Shows

HD Expo – 2018

Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV

May 2 – 4, 2018

Booth 2185

HD Expo 2018 - Approved booth 2185


Filled with inspiration and ideas for hospitality interior design professionals, this year’s HD Expo promises to be spectacular. From their website, “Over 97% of attendees reported finding new products in 2017, with many exhibitors selecting HD Expo as their launch pad for new hospitality products and design concepts.” The Approved team will be at booth #2185 discussing how to achieve better phase planning of projects through using a single source provider.

HD Expo 2018 Official Site



Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel – Orlando, FL

April 29 – May 1, 2018

Booth 519



With educational sessions aimed at everyone from the absolute transportation beginner to the seasoned veteran, the 2018 Shippers Conference by NASSTRAC promises to be the best yet. The Approved Freight team will be at NASSTRAC at booth #519. We will be discussing how using a single source provider can help streamline supply chains, and how utilizing technology can improve your bottom line.

NASSTRAC 2018 Official Site


MODEX 2018

Georgia World Congress Center – Atlanta, GA

April 9 – 12, 2018

Booth C1454

Over 800 exhibitors will descend on the Georgia World Congress Center on April 9 – 12 for MODEX 2018. “The MODEX Supply Chain Conference brings together leading experts from the industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. The conference also includes valuable opportunities to network with your peers.” This is Approved Freight’s first time exhibiting at MODEX and we are looking forward to learning from and meeting with the materials industry’s top professionals.

MODEX Official Site

Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo – 2018

Neal Blaisdell Center – Honolulu, HI

March 7 – 8, 2018

Booth 119
Honolulu skyline - approved freight is at the hawaii buildings, facility, & properties management expo 2018

For the 11th year, Douglas Trade Shows is back again with their Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo. Hosted at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, the show boasts over 3,000 attendees, many exhibitors, and vendors from all niches. This will be the second show for Approved Freight, and if it’s anything like last year, you won’t want to miss it. Open to the public and free admission – stop by the booth, grab some swag, say “Aloha,” and learn how Approved and our sister companies can help make your supply chain more effective.

Douglas Trade Shows Website

Guam Industry Forum – 2018


March 7 – 9, 2018

Booth 14
Latte stone - approved freight is at guam industry forum 2018

The Approved Freight Ohana is teaming up with our sister company Dewitt Guam for this 3-day event in the heart of the island – Tamuning. Recent announcements of investments into military infrastructure has opened opportunities for industries of all kinds. From the Guam Industry Forum page:

During the last year, over $300 million in military contracts have been awarded to contractors. This will trigger several billion dollars in design, construction and other service investments.  The Government of Japan is shouldering a portion of the overall expense. This collaboration between Japan and the United States makes the relocation of US Marine Corps forces to Guam one of the largest U.S. defense design and construction initiatives in recent time.

This event promises to bring together some of the top professionals of Guam, the Mainland US and across the globe. Stop by our booth to learn how Approved and DeWitt Guam can help your company thrive in these exciting times.

Guam Industry Forum Website

RILA – Retail Supply Chain Conference – 2018

PHX Convention Center – Phoenix, AZ

February 25 – 28, 2018

Booth #650
Approved Freight at RILA 2018

The Retail Industry Leaders Association will host their annual conference in sunny Phoenix, AZ this year. The event which has some of the best breakout sessions we’ve attended will offer multiple tracks for attendees.  A week-long gathering of “top executives in retail supply chain” boasts speakers from some of the top companies in the industry. We can’t wait to listen, learn, and talk logistics. Hope to see you in Phoenix!

RILA Official Site


Cargo Logistics Canada

Vancouver Convention Centre West – Vancouver, BC

February 6-8, 2018

Booth #435
Approved Freight at Cargo Logistics Canada 2018

For the first time, Approved Freight will be venturing to Vancouver, Canada for “North America’s ONLY Multimodal Expo & Conference:” Cargo Logistics Canada. This is Canada’s largest supply chain event, and we hope to gain a fresh perspective from our neighbor’s to the North. We’ll be there offering some fresh ideas on Canada to Hawaii freight, as well as presenting our fast-growing Air and International Service. Stay tuned for more details on special giveaways by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn below!


NIT League Transportation Summit – 2018

InterContinental Dallas – Dallas, TX

January 29 – 31, 2018

Booth #22
Approved Freight at NITL 2018 Transportation Summit

This year’s NITL Transportation Summit is entitled “Embrace the Future: Developing Your Transportation Survival Kit”

Join the Approved Freight Team at booth #22 on the Exhibitor Floor! We’ll be helping shippers prepare and move forward.