Logitrans to highlight air cargo and digitalization in Turkey

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Logitrans is the most important trade fair for the logistics industry in Turkey and the Eurasian region. Turkey is the logistics hub between Europe, the Middle East and Asia – and the opening of the new airport in Istanbul is strengthening its position. This will also be reflected at logitrans, which will have two central themes: air cargo and digitalization.

“Interest in integrated air cargo at logitrans is growing. The trade fair thus reflects the strengthening of air cargo through the opening of the new airport in Istanbul,” explains Gerhard Gerritzen, member of the management of Messe München and responsible for the international network of transport logistics exhibitions. The air cargo exhibitors at logitrans will include Turkish Cargo, Qatar Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo, among others. Gerritzen went on to say, “Overall, we are again expecting around 150 exhibitors from about 20 countries.” For the first time, there will also be a special area – rail cargo Turkey – focusing on the planned expansion of the Turkish railway system within the context of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative.

Logistics in transition – highlights of the conference program

Prof. Stefan Iskan of the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany, stated that clearly “Turkey’s logistics infrastructure is undergoing fundamental change. In the intermodal area alone, we are seeing a new generation of entrepreneurs, young and dynamic.” The situation for German and international companies entering the market through joint ventures is more favorable than ever. Prof. Iskan will shed further light on this topic on the ‘Intermodal Business Turkey – Priorities the Industry Now Needs to Set’ panel of the conference program.

The digital transformation also demands the courage to make a new start. As Dr. Şevket Akinlar, consultant at Fraunhofer IML, Germany, made clear, “Fast, flexible, cooperative, biogenetic – these are the new challenges of digitalization, which will affect the logistics of the future and the associated, digitally run business models.

Dr. Akinlar will give a keynote speech on the topic ‘Digital Trends – How they affect the logistics industry?’

Further highlights of the conference program:

  • Air Cargo – Getting Ready for the Digital World;
  • Automotive Logistics Turkey – Where OEMs, Suppliers and their Logistics Partners are Likely to Head Next; and,
  • Logistics Alliance Germany: Logistics solutions made in Germany

logitrans is the most important trade fair for the logistics industry in Turkey and the Eurasian region.

For more information on logitrans 2018, visit the website at www.logitrans.com.tr

With 13,700 participants from more than 50 different countries and 150 exhibitors from 24 nations most recently, the logitrans has developed into the leading trade fair for the complete value-added chain in the fields of logistics, telematics and transport in the Eurasian region. The logitrans is organized by EKO MMI Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti., the joint venture involving Messe München and EKO Fair Limited.

The 12th edition of logitrans will take place on November 14-16, 2018 at the IFM Istanbul Expo Center located in Turkey; logitrans is an ideal bridge between the markets of Europe, Asia and Russia.

Register today for your complimentary entrance ticket. For assistance contact via e-mail at mmi@logitrans.com.tr.