LOGI.C conferences 2024_Thessaloniki is welcoming business executives, members of the academia, representatives of associations and researchers from Greece and other Balkan countries in an event of commercial interest that will be hosted in a high level exhibition (11-13 April, HELEXPO-THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION), combined with a parallel conference, where knowledge and views will be exchanged on matters of interconnections, the proper management of transport, the increase in the international flows, cooperativeness, etc.
Thessaloniki welcomes International Quests
The supply chain & logistics role has reported a constant increase in Greece in the past eight years. The sector’s contribution in the GDP approximates 11-13% trending upwards, whereas the high level of services provided by Greek logistics companies, combined with the completion of important infrastructure projects in the country, the development of ports and the strong investment interest, have resulted in making Greece one of the top 20 countries with the most developed logistics in the world according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI no 19), compared to the 42nd position the country occupied only three years ago.
In this landscape, it is quite evident that the economy of Northern Greece plays an important role in the Balkan and Southeast Europe regions, with Thessaloniki being gradually recognised as a Transit & Logistics Hub in the wider region. The investment growth actions taken by Thessaloniki Port Authority combined with the existence of a reliable support network (Igoumenitsa, Volos, Kavala, Alexandroupoli) and the railway and intermodal synergies with the Balkan neighbouring countries give the promise of a bright future for the region and the sector in general.
In these conditions, O.MIND CREATIVES aims to cement the presence of a Logistics & Supply Chain Exhibition and Conference in Thessaloniki, specifically, in the most iconic area of the city, the Thessaloniki International Exhibition-Helexpo, by inviting international companies and speakers to participate in a three-day event of knowledge & networking.
The LOGI.C 2024 conferences that will be hosted in the same venue as the Logistics & Transports Expo will include a series of shorter or longer events on issues such as the following:
12.00 – 14.00: Hammering out a strategic Plan for Logistics and Freight Interconnections in Northern Greece and the Balkans – Combined transport, Ports, Railway & Future Challenges. LOGI.C CENTRAL OPENING EVENT by SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS magazine. * The panel will be held both in Greek/English language
15.00 – 18.00: City Logistics in a new era. Thessaloniki transforms itself and incorporates European practices. * The panel will be held in Greek language
11.00 – 13.00: Automation & new Trends in Transport & Logistics. 2 members of the academia are interviewing representatives of companies. * The panel will be held in Greek language
13.30-15.30: Presentation of an e-commerce & last mile orchestration study. Presentation of the findings of the first Greek-wide study by O.MIND CREATIVES – OPTILOG Advisory Services & feedback by executives of the Northern Greece logistics market. * The panel will be held in Greek language
16.00 – 19.00: Road Transport & Inter-Balkan Network. OFAE (Hellenic Federation of Road Transports) discusses combined transport and network development. * The panel will be held in Greek language .
11.00 – 13.00: IAPR: Customs Procedures Simplifications and Strengthening Entrepreneurship (CO-HOSTED by: The Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR) – Thessaloniki Customs Region). * The panel will be held in Greek language
14.00-16.00: HR & logistics in the new reality. How we recruit (and retain) employees in warehousing/logistics/transport. * The panel will be held in Greek language
The Logistics & Transports Expo as well as the LOGI.C conferences are supported and actively attended by the Central Macedonia Region, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki, and the Thessaloniki Chamber of Small and Medium Sized Industries; the Expo and Conferences come under the umbrella of the Federation of Industries of Greece, the Exporters Association and the Ministries of Development and Transport & Infrastructure. All the association of the sector are supporters of the event.