Concentrated, intensive and local: The 14th logitrans will be held in the Istanbul Expo Center from November 10—12, 2021. This trade fair, which is aimed primarily at visitors from Turkey and neighboring countries, is now moving full speed ahead in response to tremendous demand. It is proving itself to be a highly sought-after platform for Eurasia and will be the first in-person event among international logistics trade fairs.
Turkey is a highly prized trade-fair and business location in spite of the government’s budget deficit and the coronavirus pandemic. It is a fact that is also reflected in the strong demand for exhibition space at the fair. As registration numbers have risen, the trade-fair organization is expanding the amount of exhibition space that it once reduced due to the pandemic. It is now drawing up a hall layout plan with more than 50 exhibitors.
logitrans is an international platform for business contacts in the Eurasian region. The fair’s visitors primarily come from Turkey and neighboring countries. In addition to Turkish businesses, companies from Germany, France, Italy and Austria in particular have signed up as part of country pavilions or with their own individual booths. Companies from Finland, Estonia, Egypt and China are also on board.
Turkey relevant as an export country, import market and logistics hub
The exhibitors include large and small actors in supply chains for whom Turkey plays a role as an export country, import market or logistics hub. They meet visitors who are looking for contacts to business partners in the European Union, the world’s largest single market. logitrans is the largest platform for business relationships in transcontinental supply chains between Europe and Asia.
The major issues of the international trade fair include logistical collaboration in the supply and waste management of Turkish retail and production companies. logitrans also provides all companies that are looking for sustainable alternative transport options on the rails with business contacts regarding the topic of Silk Road. The supporting conference program will address this and other current logistics questions as well.
“Amid the clear signs of climate change that we see, the Silk Road and Turkey’s associated role as a Eurasian hub are increasingly attracting the attention of transport managers,” said Onur Talay, the CEO of Sarp Intermodal, a long-time exhibitor. “We have been making and fostering contacts at logitrans for many years now. We are there when logitrans happens. Personal contact is critical. It ensures that we are optimally positioned in this eye of the needle.”
llker Altun, Managing Director of EKO MMI Fair Ltd. Co., expressed confidence in his role as a joint venture partner of Messe München: “We are ready for anything. If the pandemic permits, we will pull off the trade fair.” logitrans was last held in 2019. It attracted more than 150 exhibitors from 24 countries in two halls. Collin Davis, Executive Director of Messe München, noted: “Even though we will not reach the exhibitors figures we had last time in spite of the high demand, we are still looking forward to having a very intensive and lively event. We are determined to have a completely in-person event by taking all necessary hygienic steps.”