ACEX participated in the transport exhibition in Munich
On May 5-8 the international logistics exhibition “Transport Logistic” took place in Munich, Germany. This biggest event in the field of international transport logistics, trade and technologies, which is held biennially, was attended by more than 55 000 participants from 124 countries.
The event organizers informed that the number of foreign exhibitors and participants has increased by more than 40% this year. Besides European countries, a lot of participants from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe (China, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and EEU countries) decided to exhibit this year. The number of visitors from Russia is growing from year to year.
The members of the Russian Worldwide Logistics Alliance also took part in the exhibition “Transport Logistic”. During 3 exhibition days we conducted negotiations with several dozens of exhibitors, including active Alliance partners in different countries: ARAMEX (UAE), Quick Cargo Service (Germany), Sparber Group (Spain), Ingstad (Lithuania), Air Cargo Group (International airfreight alliance) and other big foreign companies and associations willing to cooperate with the Russian Alliance.
The alliance members also agreed to cooperate with the representatives of the shipping company “Transmarine” (Novorossiysk), the Russian cargo airline “AirBridgeCargo”, Russian and Ukrainian representatives of “Global GSA Group” (the biggest worldwide airfreight agent).
During several exhibition days Miroslav Zolotarev, the Head of ACEX Alliance, and Oleg Dunaev, the Chairman of the Logistics committee of the CCI of Russia, conducted a large number of strategically important for the Russian logistics negotiations with international companies, operators and associations.
In particular, the biggest charter airline Air Charter Servicе was invited to participate in the Trans Eurasian platform on the basis of the CCI of Russia; the members of ACEX Alliance and the German Logistics Alliance agreed to cooperate with each other and within the scope of the CCI of the two countries; with the representatives of the European multimodal hub in the port of Rotterdam we reached agreement to cooperate in the sphere of introduction of modern express-delivery technologies; the issues of international transit through Russia and the EEU countries, as well as logistics supply chains on the Eurasian transport highways were discussed with the biggest Baltic multimodal operator.
“Munich is a special land which besides business activity has heartedness promoting informal communication, - shares her impression from the exhibition Olga Polyanskaya, the Commercial Director, representative office of Global GSA Group in Domodedovo, - Such exhibitions are the great opportunity to meet leaders of the companies with whom it is difficult to meet in everyday life, moreover, it is difficult to organize meeting with two TOP-managers but at the exhibition it is possible to do, what is very important.”
ACEX Alliance members also pointed out that the exhibition provides great opportunities to its participants. Nikita Kovalevsky, the Head of ACEX in Finland, considers that the Russian Alliance should participate in the next exhibition in 2017 in the capacity of the exhibitor. “We have solutions for both logistics and trading companies oriented to export and import. Goods flow control, logistics supply chain formation – this is what is demanded on the market. Our company in Finland, companies from the Baltic states are mostly focused on import to Russia. To my mind nobody offered such services at the exhibition. The Russian Alliance is to be present at the next exhibition in Munich,” thinks Nikita Kovalevsky.
Airat Bilalov, the Head of Parcel Service (Kazan), the member of ACEX Alliance, is also ready to participate in the next exhibition in 2017: “Taking into consideration the exhibition level all participants were active and could offer real products. In each segment it was possible to find partners of any level (big, small and medium business). We are interested in participation with the Alliance in the next exhibition and we would like to be presented as a Russian partner who can render services for players from Europe.”
Lev Bondarev, the Head of FF Cargo (the Russian representative of Global GSA Group) underlined that it is very important to participate in the international events of such a high level: “In the world there are 3 exhibitions which cover transport world: Los-Angeles, Shanghai and Munich. That is why this exhibition is a significant event in the whole transport and logistics world. The exhibition covers all means of transport; also within the scope of Munich exhibition the forum of airfreight transportations (Air Cargo Forum) takes place. This event is attended by airfreight companies from all over the world. The forum is of great importance for us.”
The representatives of ACEX Alliance were also invited to participate in the significant event of Air Cargo Week Award in the field of airfreight during which the best airlines and operators are awarded.
The next Munich exhibition will take place in 2017. The Russian Alliance will participate in the capacity of exhibitor and present opportunities of the strongest companies and operators from Russia and the EEU countries.