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Wednesday, 16 September 2020 ( #992 )
AntwerpXL goes digital Antwerp, Belgium Breakbulk professionals from around the world are expected to participate in AntwerpXL which goes digital this year. The virtual festival will provide the industry with a range of networking opportunities and live debate on 21 and 22 September. The event will comprise a series of online roundtables, networking groups and hosted meetings, supported by AntwerpXL's AI-driven Connect 2.0 platform. The new platform will provide attendees with a range of meeting options and provide the industry with a much-needed chance to meet, forge partnerships and ultimately, do business. Mark Rimmer, Antwerp XL divisional director, comments: "We know that meeting and networking are absolutely vital to the industry and the number one reason the global community attends AntwerpXL. With our new Connect 2.0 platform, attendees will still be able to connect and source from a wide range of leading breakbulk and project cargo exhibitors, identify opportunities for partnership and joint ventures, whilst also exploring new areas for expansion, just in a digital way."
logitrans Turkey postponed Istanbul, Turkey Due to the current situation with the coronavirus and the consequent feedback from majority of registered exhibitors that they are not being able to join the event, EKO MMI Fuarcilik has been forced to postpone logitrans Turkey to November 2021. Even if a physical fair with protection and hygiene measures could have taken place, the current developments regarding new travel restrictions in numerous countries have demanded a rethinking of the planning, according to organisers. "We are adapting to this dynamic situation and are rescheduling logitrans Turkey, which will be held November 10-12, 2021 at Istanbul Fair Center, Istanbul. Under the current COVID-19 conditions, we would not have been able to meet the expectations of the industry with our show this year in November" says Gerhard Gerritzen, member of the management board of Messe München. In 2021 logitrans Turkey will be held as usual as a three-day physical event, bringing together the logistics, air cargo and supply chain management community in Istanbul and thereby presenting the platform to meet, connect, learn and embrace new business opportunities.