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The 4th India Warehousing Show lifted the spirit of logistics industry by bringing complete supply chain solutions on one platform from 8-10 July at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Exhibition featured 210 exhibitors, 380 live technologies from 25 countries and was attended by 7,818 trade visitors representing 220 cities globally. The show was appreciated for being business matchmaking & learning platform for the industry.
New Delhi: International exhibition and conference – India Warehousing Show took place in New Delhi from 8th to 10th July and solidified its position as nation’s leading event for logistics and supply chain sectors. Displaying complete range of solutions including warehousing infrastructure, material handling equipments, automation solutions, storage solutions, logistics and supply chain altogether – IWS 2014 gave its attendees the benefit of choosing, exploring and experiencing products live and functional. Also, allowing them to interact face to face with the manufacturers, suppliers and dealers.
The show also featured US pavilion, Supply Chain Zone, Automation4Logistics, Packaging4Logistics and international pavilion. A free-to-attend Social Media Workshop was also conducted for the very first time at the Spiritz Café, hosted by Indo Arya Logistics, the VIP partner of the event. Brands from across globe chose IWS 2014 to showcase their latest innovations and manufacturing solutions. With visitors thronging the venue even after closing hours, the show established itself as a destination to access the latest cost-optimising solutions.
Mr. Anuj Mathur, Managing Director of Reed Manch Exhibitions said on the huge success of the event, “The show has been designed in such a manner that it helps you in procurement of complete intralogistics solutions for your warehouse, manufacturing unit or your distribution centre”.
Commencing the show’s inauguration ceremony, Shri Dinesh Rai, Chairman of Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority said, “India Warehousing Show is an important event for logistics industry and has been crucial in bringing industry together. Such events play the role of growth catalyst.” The dignitaries who inaugurated India Warehousing Show were Shri B.B Patnaik, Managing Director of Central Warehousing Corporation; Shri K U Thankachen, Managing Director of Central Rail Warehousing Corporation; Mr. George Prest, CEO of MHI Association, USA; Shri Rajesh Goyal, Senior Vice President of Federation of Cold Storage Association of India (FCAOI); Ms. Tyrena Holley, Commercial Officer of US Commercial Services and Ramesh Agarwal, Vice President of All India Transporters Welfare Association.
The key sponsors and supporters include Foundation Partner – IndoSpace Logistics & Industrial Parks; Platinum Partner – Bridge Solutions Group; VIP Partner – Indo Arya Logistics; Gold Partner – Central Rail Warehousing Corporation; Silver Partners – Gandhi Automations and Siddhartha Logistics; Official Supply Chain Partner – Safexpress; Delegate Kit Partners – Fresh Food Technology and VQM Packaging; Knowledge Partner – Knight Frank. The show was certified by US Commercial Service and garnered the support of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) along with United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA); Crane Owners Associations of India; Indian Private Ports & Terminals Association; Supply Chain Logistics Group (UAE); International Supply Chain Education Alliance and Supply Chain Asia.
Matchmaking & learning platform for the industry: India Warehousing Conference
Offering attendees a complete knowledge cum technology experience was the concurrent India Warehousing Conference which brought together end-users of logistics services and solutions from all walks of life. The conference was based on the theme ‘Logisticate your business: Better planning is a key to profitability’ and gave ample of business matchmaking and learning opportunities.
Convened by Mr. Girish VS, Executive Director, Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM), Mumbai, the conference included topics such as Growing E-commerce business in India & its impact on supply chain industry, Discovering the Value of Reverse Logistics, Packaging solutions for Logistics to mitigate inventory damage & enable safe movement, Procurement and strategic sourcing in the supply chain, Exploring the new ‘Cyber’ tools to reach out to your target customer base, Automating the handling facility, International trade and development of Free Trade Warehousing Zones (FTWz) in India and Sustainable Engineered Warehousing amongst and more.
Attended by 241 decision makers from distinguished industries, the learning and networking conference gave emphasis on establishing businesses which are adaptable and flexible to meet changing market needs.
Some of the key speakers were Shreyas Malkan, AVP – SCM at Reliance Communications Limited; Vijay Wadhwani, Sr. GM Supply Chain Management at Relaxo Footwears Ltd; Amit Banerjee, Head Supply Chain & Demand Fulfilment – India at Tata Motors; Abhik Saha, Director – Supply Chain at Benetton India Pvt. Ltd; Ashok Khurana, Regional Business Head at Google Enterprise India and Hemanth DP, COO Hub Development, Cargo Business & Free Trade Zone at GMR, Hyderabad.
Knight Frank and Frost & Sullivan were the knowledge partners of the India Warehousing Conference held on 8-9 July at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.