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IWS 2016 | A Success Story

IWS 2016 | A Success Story

The India Warehousing Show 2016 attracted the best and the brightest from the sector, and also showcased the latest equipment and technology.
The India Warehousing Show 2016 was a great success story. Pragati Maidan was the destination for supply chain professionals from all over the country from 8th to 10th June 2016. There was tremendous buzz in social media over the event, due to the enthusiasm of the participants.

As anticipated, the show hosted a galaxy of buyers from logistics, FMCG, retail, manufacturing and e-commerce. There were 6,959 visitors at the show. A total of 197 international and Indian exhibitors attended the event, showcasing the latest equipment and technology in material handling, automation, warehouse infrastructure and supply chain sector. There were several product launches from leading brands including Hi-tech Robotics, Armstrong, Armes Maini, SSI Schafer, Zebra Technologies, Godrej Efacec, Nido, Kelley, Saraswati Engg Limited, Sidharth Group and many more. The show floor was thronged by the right quality of buyers.

All leading logistics companies from the warehousing, MHE, packaging, automation and supply chain segments were well represented at the show floor.

The key sponsors and supporters included Foundation Partner – Indospace Development Management Pvt Ltd; VIP Partner – Indoarya Central Transport Ltd; Warehouse Partner – Embassy Industrial Parks; Technology Partner- SAP India Pvt Ltd; Gold Partner- Kelley Material Handling Equipment India Pvt Ltd; Official Supply Chain Partner – Safexpress Pvt Ltd; MHE Partner – NIDO Machineries Pvt Ltd; Knowledge Partner – Knight Frank India Pvt Ltd; Silver Partner -Godrej Efacec Automation & Logistics, Zebra Technologies & CRWC along with All India Association of Industries (AIAI India), Association of Multimodal Operators of India (AMTOI), AIDC Technologies Association of India (AIDCTAI), Consolidators Association of India (CAI), Federation of Freight Forwarders Association in India (FFFAI), Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), Indian Association of Structural Engineers, Indian Private Ports & Terminals Association (IPPTA) and the Supply Chain & Logistics Group.

Start-up Workshop
The Start-up Workshop was a well attended event, with a large number of attendees looking at building a warehouse or getting into supply chain operations. Moderated by a well-known consultant from the supply chain industry, Arif Siddiqui of Coign Consulting, the workshop went on for almost two hours with all types of questions coming in from the audience.
The India Warehousing Conference, held during the event, was a great networking platform for the supply chain industry.
Among several firsts, the 6th edition of the India Warehousing Conference was attended by the biggest-ever audience of 228 delegates from logistics, as well as several application sectors. Some of the key speakers were Kavitha Rao – Country Logistics Manager, India- IKEA India Pvt Ltd; Bimal Patel -Distribution Establishment Manager, India -IKEA India Pvt Ltd; Rajul Jain, VP Supply Chain, Myntra.com; Uttam Thakur, Head Supply Chain, Jabong.com/Jade E-services Pvt Ltd; Anil Chinnabhandar, VP (Supply Chain), Landmark Group – Max Retail Division; Umesh Madhyan, National Head Infra & Supply Chain – RTM, Hindustan Coca Cola; Anshul Singhal, CEO, Embassy Industrial Parks; Prahlad Tanwar, Director Transport & Logistics, KPMG; Ganesh Raghavan, Business Head, Godrej Efacec; Samantak Das, Chief Economist and National Director, Research Knight Frank India; Ramesh Krishnan, President, Distribution Logistics Infrastructure Pvt Ltd; Harvinder Singh Bhatia, CEO, IP Integrated Services Pvt Ltd; Anuj Kapuria, MD & CEO, Hitech Robotic Systemz Ltd; Bhavyassh Agarwaal, Director, KargaIndia Roadways Pvt Ltd.

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