transport logistic 2021 will not take place. The background to this is the numerous international travel restrictions, the lifting of which is not foreseeable until spring and which thwart the exhibitor's claim with regard to visitor participation. As a bridge to other events in the transport logistic network, an online conference will be realized from May 4 to 6, 2021. The next transport logistic as a physical trade fair will take place from May 9 to 12, 2023.
"Our customers would have to start detailed planning for transport logistic now and need planning security. The still ongoing dynamic infection as well as the resulting travel restrictions make it impossible to successfully hold transport logistic at the beginning of May," explains Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München. "For this reason, on the recommendation of and in consultation with the exhibitor advisory board, we have decided to cancel transport logistic 2021."
Exchange and knowledge transfer will now be made possible by transport logistic with an online conference at the original trade fair date of May 4 to 6, 2021—bridging the gap to the other events in the transport logistic network in San Francisco in September, Istanbul in November, Mumbai in February 2022, Shanghai in June 2022 and Johannesburg in February 2023. "transport logistic remains the most important hub for B2B networking in the global logistics industry," Rummel affirms. "The new digital formats and their further development will continue to enrich our trade shows in the future and make networking more efficient and better than ever."
Despite the current decision, it is important to the numerous companies and associations represented on the transport logistic Exhibitor Advisory Board to emphasize the importance of the trade fair for their business success. Birgit Kastner—Simon, member of the Exhibitor Advisory Board and Director Corporate Marketing at DACHSER explains: "The need to exchange ideas with international partners and customers is greater than ever, especially in these challenging times. In normal times, transport logistic would be the best platform for this. We will make the best possible use of the upcoming events in the transport logistic network for us—in order to come together again in Munich in 2023 at the latest and make the international logistics industry get—together a complete success once again."
The next transport logistic as a physical trade fair will take place from May 9 to 12, 2023.
Further information on the topics of transport logistic is available at www.transportlogistic.de.