The 7th edition of Transport Week – one of the biggest transport and logistics conference in Central Europe – will take place from 7th to 9th March in Gdańsk. This time, the event will be devoted to modern solutions in the scope of environment-friendly technologies in the maritime, port and logistics industries. Nearly 300 guests from nearly 100 companies and institutions localised in 21 countries announced their participation in the conference. They will listen to over 70 speakers who will take part in more than 50 speeches and 7 panel discussions.
The partner of 2017 Transport Week is the biggest business centre in northern Poland, Olivia Business Centre, which on the 8th March, under the motto “Hosting The World”, will host top European representatives of transport and logistics companies. On that day, at Olivia Sky Club, the Baltic Trendsetters Club Certificates award ceremony will take place. The awards are presented by the Baltic Transport Journal editorial board. Award winners are companies which drive the development of the Baltic Sea region and implement unique and bold projects which have a sustainable impact on logistics and transport industries.
At the Transport Week conference, the key representatives of the European transport sector, the biggest market players in the industry, investors and representatives of authorities, as well as experts met annually. Among the participants of the event there are the owners of shipping and container lines, ro/ro operators, port and terminal authorities, rail operators, as well as representatives of administrative offices in Poland and abroad along with the representatives of European transport and logistics organisations.
– In Gdańsk we have the biggest port investment in the Baltic Sea Region, that is why we are coming back to our marine transport roots. The vicinity of a motorway, modernised airport, developed railway and many institutes of higher education which educate qualified employees make Gdańsk a relevant business player in this part of Europe which drafts top companies and institutions in. They find their place at Olivia Business Centre – a centre which offers a comprehensive support in business development thanks to the presence of top HR, IT, financial and consulting companies – says Agnieszka Zglinicka, Project Manager at Olivia Business Centre.
– Transport and logistics industry in the Baltic Sea region is in an interesting and very complex situation. Intense competition between sectors and a wide range of environmental regulations concerning shipping on the Baltic Sea require TSL sector to make dynamic decisions which enable to adapt to frequent and often rapid changes. Transport Week is a platform which enables experiences and information exchange, thanks to which we can meet these demands. This year, meetings are devoted to green solutions, modern technologies and innovative development strategies, innovative logistics, as well as legal regulations and the methods of financing current and new projects. We are proud that together with the partners of the event we can create the future of TSL industry – said Alan Arent, Event Director at Actia Forum which organise Transport Week.
The honorary patronage of the event was taken, among others, by the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction – Andrzej Adamczyk, the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways – Marek Gróbarczyk, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk – Paweł Adamowicz and key European institutions – among others The Baltic Ports Organization (BPO), European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA).