Turkey is strengthening its position as the logistics hub between Europe, the Middle East and Asia with the opening of the new Istanbul airport, which will be a major talking point at logitrans 2018.
The two central themes of the show, which takes place on 14 – 16 November in Halls 9 – 10 at the Istanbul Expo Center will be air cargo and digitalisation, with Turkish Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo among the air cargo exhibitors.
Messe Muenchen deputy managing director, Gerhard Gerritzen says: “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.”
Gerritzen adds: “Overall, we are again expecting around 150 exhibitors from about 20 countries.”
Professor Stefan Iskan of the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany says: “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 professor will shed further light on German and international companies entering the market through joint ventures in the topic “Intermodal Business Turkey – Priorities the Industry Now Needs to Set”.
Digital transformation demands the courage to make a new start, with Fraunhofer IML consultant, Dr Sevket Akinlar saying: “Fast, flexible, cooperative, biogenetic – these are the new challenges of digitalisation, which will affect the logistics of the future and the associated, digitally run business models.”