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Operations Research Expo 2020 at MIT

January 29, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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MIT Samberg Conference Center
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142

Operations Research Expo 2020 at MIT
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Here is a chance to see the next wave of innovations in logistics and operations.   At RESEARCH EXPO 2020, over 180 supply chain master’s students from over 40 countries will showcase their company-sponsored thesis projects.  Stroll among the e-posters, chat with the next generation of supply chain leaders, and vote for the “Best Project.”1

  • This year’s projects (100+) are sponsored by global companies such as Procter & Gamble, Uber Freight, CH Robinson, Ahold-Delhaize, Coyote Logistics (UPS), Niagara
    Bottling, ATL Partners, Coppel, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.
  • Enjoy an evening of a large food buffet, desserts, drinks, and champagne, while you network with 200 fellow executives in operations, supply chain, logistics, and transportation from both sponsoring companies and from the New England region. This will be a “target rich environment” for new ideas, new contacts, and new talent.

1Students are from MIT’s Global Supply Chain And Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network centers in Spain, Malaysia, Latin America, China, Luxembourg, and Cambridge, MA. They average 30 years old with five years of work experience.     

Date: WEDNESDAY January 29, 2020
Time: 5:00-8:00pm (Registration opens at 4:30pm)
Location: MIT Samberg Conference Center (located at 50 Memorial Dr. Cambridge, MA 02142).

Parking: Parking at MIT's East Garage (Map to Event Location and Parking is below(MIT map to parking)
Food: Hors D’oeuvres, Pasta, Champagne, Beer, Wine, Soft drinks, Desserts  
Attire: Business Formal (Coat and tie)
Price: FREE! (all inclusive - the normal $40.00 cost is 100% subsidized by the Supply Chain Mgt Program!)
Register at (You can register now – be sure to select APICS Massachusetts Minuteman / Boston-North Shore!) 

Please note: Non-students can register.
Unfortunately the event is NOT open to students
from other universities, per MIT.

This event will not be postponed due to weather  

Expo Schedule

   APICS Massachusetts Minuteman check-in opens

  4:30 pm

   Student Projects / e-Poster Displays & Voting for Best Poster

  5:00 pm

   Welcoming Remarks by MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi

  7:30 pm

   Presentation of Best Poster Awards

  7:45 pm


  8:00 pm


Please make your reservation by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 27th, 2020

Here is the detailed agenda for the evening:

4:30 PM
Check-in opens. Attendees pick up a listing of all the posters, and a ballot to vote for the Best Poster Award.

5:00 - 8:00 PM
Poster Session with Supply Chain MS students from MIT’s centers in Spain, Malaysia, Latin   America, China, Luxembourg, and MIT itself. Attendees stroll around the room networking with each other, visiting the posters, and chatting with the students. Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Pasta, Coffee, and Desserts are served from the Buffet. Food will be hearty enough to be the dinner meal if desired.

Research Expo 2020: Held at MIT Samberg Conference Center located at 50 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA.

Parking Garage: MIT’s East Garage located at 100 Main Street Cambridge, MA. Parking is only $11 after 2:30 pm, payable by credit card at the exit gate. At this time, only credit card payments are accepted at this garage. NOTE: This garage is CONNECTED to the E52 MIT Samberg Conference Center (no walking outside!) Also, there are a number of other parking garages in the area. Printable map direct from MIT:



This is a fantastic opportunity to see the next wave of innovations in logistics and operations.
We hope to see you there!


Map to Event Location and Parking

Event Flyer