More than 50 sessions in the conference programme, new exhibitor events daily and, for the first time, a Campus Plaza for innovation and career. From May 9 to 12, 2023, transport logistic in Munich will offer the largest supporting program to date, proving its status as a leading world trade fair. Digitalized and decarbonized supply chains are key issues for shippers, service providers and technology providers. Trade fair Managing Director Stefan Rummel will give the opening speech together with the Germany Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Volker Wissing.
The trade fair’s supporting program connects business, politics and research in expert presentations, panel discussions and interactive formats. A first-class conference program pools knowledge from over 250 speakers in more than 50 sessions. Industry and retail will be represented by Svenja Engler from Zschwimmer & Schwarz, Dr. Nadine Kiratli-Schneider from supplier Schaeffler, Gerritt Höppner-Tietz from hagebau Logistik, Dörte Maltzahn from Knauf Trans, and Georg Staller from paper manufacturer UPM, among others. The most prominent speakers among the service providers include Uwe Brinks (DHL), Rolf Habben Jansen (Hapag Lloyd), Sven Flore (SBB), Clemens Först (Rail Cargo), Dr. Udo Lange (FedEx), Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta (DB), Simone Lode (HHLA Next) and Dr. Tilo Bobel (Maersk).
Forums highlighting the main topics of sustainability, infrastructure, digitalization and supply chain solutions will present knowledge from key players and newcomers. A career day on Friday will complete the program. And there’s more happening on the exhibitor side than ever before. There is already a list of more than 40 events, with more still to come. From live demonstrations to stand parties and mini-conferences, it’s all on the agenda. Campus Plaza in Hall B2 is a new addition to the supporting program, offering presentations every 30 minutes and networking galore. Visitors can attend the conferences at any time and admission is included in the trade fair ticket.
Staying resilient amid exploding costs and climate change is a challenge for all types of transport supply chains. The trade fair in Munich will host shippers from the building materials, chemical and pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering, consumer goods and automotive sectors. They will discuss solutions in the context of social, political and economic developments. Among the highlights of the conference program is Tuesday’s session on “The Influence of Geopolitics on your Supply Chain,” with an international line-up from the global shipping company Maersk, U.S. logistics service provider FedEx, and machine tool manufacturer Trumpf. On Wednesday, German logistics providers and representatives from the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport will discuss “Keeping the Global Economy on Track, Meeting Climate Targets: How Does Logistics Deliver?”
On the operational level, the conference program will present levers for sustainability, primarily with digitalization and decarbonization of the supply chain. In addition to the DVZ conference marilog, the world’s largest meeting of the air cargo industry, air cargo Europe, is also focusing on this topic. The sessions will highlight the topic of hydrogen, from production to transport and use in vehicles, ships and aircraft. Among other events, the German Transport Forum (DVF) will host a panel of economic policy experts discussing “Hydrogen and Co: Logistics for the Energy Transition”. In rail transport, high-profile speakers from SBB Cargo, DUSS, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, just to name a few, will discuss reducing the carbon footprint. The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Christian Bernreiter will stay local to discuss the topic of transit on the Brenner highway.
Four days, four topics, one stage, and networking galore. In the middle of Hall B2, the transport logistic Campus Plaza will offer up to twelve short presentations every day and room to network. Brands such as VTG, M&M Militzer & Münch and the Port of Rotterdam, and innovative newcomers such as Neocargo, for digital networking, pepper, the first digital OEM, and dronamics, the world’s first drone airline, will turn stand B2.215/314 into a hot spot for sustainability, alternative drives, start-ups and jobs and careers. Among other things, they will highlight innovations that focus on hydrogen and electric mobility, connected supply chains, and recruiting expert staff.
Timocom is offering a series of short presentations on road freight transport at stand A5 | 302. On the topic of infrastructure, the German Maritime Centre (DMZ) will feature presentations at stand B3 | 405. It will also host a half-day multi-modal conference with prominent speakers from Kühne & Nagel, Airbus and the German Freight Transport and Logistics Association on “The energy transition in the logistics chain”. Among others, the projects presented will include ALICE-ZEFES (Zero Emissions flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight ecosystem) with business cases on zero emissions in heavy haul transport, and the UIRR (International Union for Combined Transport) with EDICT (Enhanced Data Interoperability for Combined Transport stakeholders). Buyers from the United Nations (UN) will also talk about about their procurement process.
“Our conference and supporting program connect trade fair visitors with hands-on information for everyday operations,” says Dr. Robert Schönberger, Head of transport logistic exhibitions, adding: “At the same time, innovations are focus their attention on the future. The incredible scope and thematic depth of the program that we are organizing together with our publishing, association and university partners underscores the significance of transport logistic as a leading world trade fair. In Munich, this systemically relevant industry will show what it is capable of and how it will secure our future.”