Meeting # 70 took place on September 26,27 and 28, 2017 in Skt Petersburg. Click to go to the webpage of Meeting # 70

The SMDG meetings format has been enhanced by the addition of a permanent 3rd day dedicated to Common Intercompany Communication and business Process.

The format will now be:

  • 1st day Subgroup meeting to wrap up actions and materials produced between both bi annual sessions:
  • 2nd day will be the plenary sessions will be used to communicate on the achievement and start the nest action plan with the input of the full SMDG attendance.
  • 3rd day will be dedicated to the Common Intercompany Communication and business Process.

It will address the issues of the business implementations and process to enable efficient and accurate usage of the EDI format and industry feedback on regulation implementations or business needs (VGM, COPRAR exchange within alliances, TPFREP…).
It will also address recommendations for IT providers for their own development road map to insure proper and efficient systems integrations through EDI et al.
This will enable the SMDG to move forward on the implementation actions plan, define the business requirements of the industry for the next SMDG bi annual general meetings, implement further subgroups work.


Next meeting:

The 71th SMDG Meeting is hosted from 11-12-13 April 2018 in Paris/ France by BIC, Bureau International des Containers











Address of the Venue and conference fees will be announced by December 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Subgroup meeting
Thursday     12 April 2018 Plenary session
Friday          13 Apil 2018 Intercompany communications and and process review


Further details to be announced.

See the Next Meeting page for more information.