With more than 2.000 exhibitors and 50.000 trade visitors, the Transport Logistic Fair in Munich is the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management, allowing its visitors to discuss the latest developments and concepts, get a comprehensive market overview and close important deals. The Fair in Munich also represents the most relevant event for logistics in Central and South East Europe, it can therefore be considered as lead event for logistics also for the entire Danube region.
The Danube Ports Info Day event organised on 11 May at the Austrian Ports exhibition stand brought together around 60 participants (industry representatives, port authorities, NGOs, universities) interested to debate and discuss on Danube ports development opportunities. The event organised in the framework of the DTP DAPhNE project promoted Danube Ports as logistics & service hubs as well as ideal locations to setting up businesses needing waterborne & intermodal logistics infrastructure.
The event facilitated with the help of roundtable discussions a structured dialogue on port development opportunities touching on topics such as port infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships for port investments and innovation & new markets in the Danube Region. The interaction between industry representatives and port authorities (Port of Enns, Port of Vienna, Port of Vukovar, Hungarian Federation of Inland Ports, Port Agency Serbia, Port of Constanta) helped participants identify requirements for cost-effective logistics solutions and shortcomings as well as special investment / co-operation opportunities.
The next public event organised by the DAPhNE consortium is the Port Policy Day which will be organised in the framework of the EUSDR Annual Forum in Budapest. The Port Policy Day is designed as a workshop allowing Danube Ports to discuss policy and management issues and also to exchange information on current projects & innovative technologies applied. Details regarding the event’s date & location as well as agenda will follow in the next MI.