Transport logistic 2007 is embracing the theme of globalisation. This is one of the reasons for the fair’s growing success. At the 11th transport logistic, International Trade Fair for Logistics, Telematics and Transport, which takes place in München from June 12-15, the organiser Messe München is expecting around 1,500 exhibitors from over 50 countries. By comparison, the last event in 2005 attracted 1,333 exhibitors.
Once again this year approximately 40,000 visitors are expected to attend, from around 100 countries. This expansion is also seen in the amount of exhibition space taken up by the fair – transport logistic 2007 will cover 86,000 square metres of space, or 15 percent more than last time.
The world’s markets are growing ever closer together; all around the globe, goods have to be delivered on a justin- time basis. To meet this challenge, clever technologies are required, such as advanced technology, e-business and transport-management systems, innovative logistics solutions and sophisticated hardware from warehouse equipment to conveyor systems and trucks. Transport logistic 2007 will be representing this entire logistics value-added chain, for transport by air, water, rail and road.
The largest group of exhibitors is made up of logistics services companies (in total around 600). In the halls and on the open-air site, around 70 companies will be presenting the latest vehicles for road and rail transport.
The air cargo sector will be taking up an entire hall (A4), covering 11,000 square metres of exhibition space for Air Cargo Europe. At transport logistic in 2005 the air cargo display featured over 150 exhibitors from 33 countries. This year, this section is set to expand even further – to around 200 exhibitors or an increase of 25 percent.
New technologies to optimise the global flow of goods is also a key theme at transport logistic 2007. RFID, for example, is facing a revolutionary breakthrough in large areas of the economy. Its use could prompt a complete redesign of business processes in industry, trade and logistics. The potential for the logistics chain is enormous.
350 firms from the IT sector will be presenting their innovations at the fair. Additionally 80 intralogistics providers will be showcasing their supply technical systems and services to help other companies manage their in-house materials handling requirements.
The accompanying programme at transport logistic 2007 includes 30 forums and workshops, featuring high-ranking experts from politics and industry. The themes covered in the programme have a very practical bias, giving participants valuable insight and ideas on current issues in logistics that they can apply in their day-to-day business environment.
With this programme as well as service and product portfolio, transport logistic 2007 covers the entire value added chain of the global flow of goods. – Eugen Egetenmeir