ACEX – Exhibitor of the Largest World Exhibition Transport Logistic-2019
The international exhibition Transport Logistic-2019, which has been the center of the “haute couture” for logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain management since 1978, was hold from 4 to 7 June in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, Germany.
This year, the exhibition confirmed its role as the world's leading logistics center, receiving more than 64,000 visitors from 125 countries. 10 pavilions of Messe München, one of the largest exhibition sites in the world, had stands of 2,374 exhibiting companies in an area of 125,000 square meters, which can be compared to the size of 6 Russian “Red Squares” and 20 football fields.
How were Russia and the CIS countries represented among the global logistics and transport companies?
Representatives of Russia traditionally include the largest air cargo players like Volga-Dnepr/ AirBridgeCargo, AviaconZitotrans, Cargo Terminal Pulkovo, Zhukovsky International Airport Cargo, Moscow Cargo Sheremetyevo airport, as well as representatives of the ocean freight industry like Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port, major rail cargo industry players RZD Logistics and Transcontainer, as well as biggest road freight operators Sovtransavto-Moscow JSC, Rusta Group, and Trasko.
ACEX presented a joint booth of Russia, Finland and the Baltic countries, showing the capabilities of its offices in these countries.
“The main purpose of the ACEX participation in the exhibition was to show the “face” of the company on the international arena, to find new contacts of potential partners in the logistics market of Europe and Asia. In my opinion, we succeeded,” Edvinas Neverovskis, CEO of ACEX in Lithuania comments.
ACEX group of companies takes part in the Transport Logistic Exhibition for the second time, in 2017 it presented the concept of the Russian Worldwide logistic Alliance. This time ACEX expanded its geography and positioning at the exhibition, thanks to representative offices in Lithuania, Estonia and Finland.
Exhibitors from 63 countries of the world attended Transport Logistic-2019. The top ten main exhibiting countries after Germany were Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, France, Poland, China, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom and Czech Republic.
“Participation at Messe Transport is one of the most popular and fastest ways to find new partners and customers, opportunities and knowledge, information and innovations in the field of logistics. This is a platform for exchanging experience, getting solutions from specialists of world renown companies,” - Alexandra Chagina, Deputy General Director for Business Development, ACEX Russia notes. “Due to the fact that the exhibition is held every 2 years and the technology development in the world has fast pace, you could see a lot of IT innovations, technical developments and cases of their implementation in real life and work.”
A number of business events took place at the exhibition, where representatives of the world's transport companies discussed current logistics issues: the development of the New Silk Road, artificial intelligence as a logistics tool, the trade war between the United States and China and so on.
“This year we held more than 400 meetings at the booth, and more than 70% of them were meetings with new partners,” Miroslav Zolotarev, ACEX Board Director, commented. “This is very valuable for renewing connections and growth. Participating in such an event gives energy for the next 2 years. There are no other places where the logistics company has an opportunity to meet face-to-face with such a large number of representatives of the industry from all over the world. ”
Alexey Luvsan, Deputy Director for operational work in ACEX Finland, sums up: “The exhibition was extremely successful for us. A number of negotiations and acquaintances were hold, but the work is just beginning. At the end of the exhibition we will contact potential partners / customers “hot on the heels” and translate the accumulated potential into a business relationship. ”
The event was hold at the highest international level, a large number of meetings provided ACEX with new major partners, with whom various international projects will be implemented in the future.