Technological Innovations Driving Change In Materials Handling And Logistics Industries: Michael Dehn, Group Exhibitions Director

Dubai, India (PressExposure) August 05, 2013 -- What is Materials Handling Middle East all about?

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 is the only dedicated trade show for the materials handling, supply chain and logistics industries in the wider region.

Why is it important for freight, cargo and logistics suppliers and service providers to be a part of Materials Handling Middle East 2013? The high-powered economies of the Middle East are becoming increasingly significant markets for freight, cargo and supply chain players. Growing exports of oil and gas and increasing imports and re-exports of goods and commodities have made the Middle East a focal point for these industries. Being the largest and only dedicated trade and business platform for the freight, cargo, supply chain and logistics serving the region, it is vital for those interested in doing business in the Middle East to take advantage of the exhibition's considerable industry-wide reach.

Considering the growing profile of the industries represented by Materials Handling Middle East, how important is the exhibition to you as an organiser?

Materials Handling Middle East is one of our exhibitions which hold out immense potential for growth and development. As mentioned earlier, it represents industries that are increasingly high-profile and instrumental in driving regional growth. Additionally the region is attracting the attention of leading international players looking to tap into a high-growth region. Given the current overall scenario and trade trends, the market is likely to continue on the upswing into the near future. All these make Materials Handling Middle East an extremely important and increasingly significant trade show.

Will Materials Handling Middle East 2013 be a truly representative show? As the region's premier dedicated trade gathering for the logistics, supply chain and materials handling industry in the region, Materials Handling Middle East 2013, will feature a wide spectrum of global materials handling & lifting equipment companies, logistics & postal service providers, warehousing equipment companies and value-added logistics services companies, when it takes place in Dubai in September. The 2013 edition will be widely representative in scope and reach with at least 90% of the leading players in the industry participating.

What kind of support has the exhibition received from trade and industry associations?

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 will feature an industry-wide representation, with significant trade platforms from Germany and China. The German Pavilion is at least five times larger than in 2011 and will feature some of the major players in the market including Euroroll Beckmann, Schenker Deutschland, SSI Schaefer, Unitechnik Cieplik & Poppek AG and the VDMA. The Chinese Pavilion will also be considerably larger than last time around. This year a number of leading Chinese logistics and cargo handling companies will showcase their products in the pavilion which is set to be 2.5 times larger than previously.

What in your opinion are the main trends driving the show's growth?

The growing use of new technology and innovative software in managing and streamlining work processes is rapidly transforming the way the industries operate globally. As awareness grows regionally about the potential to increase profits and efficiencies by deploying innovative technologies, more and more local operators are expected to adopt the latest practices. Materials Handling Middle East serves as show window for the latest trends and developments in the industry.

What are the key products groups represented at the show?

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 will feature four main focus groups: Materials Handling and Lifting Equipment; Logistics and Postal Service Providers; Value Added Logistics Services and Warehousing Equipment.

What is the show's traditional visitor profile?

Materials Handling Middle East traditionally attracts a wide variety of buyers and trade professionals, representing logistics companies, wholesalers & retailers, government organisations and commercial end users. Exhibitors at the show represent the wide spectrum of the materials handling, supply chain and logistics industries and include: manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, specialist retailers, trade agencies, department stores and wholesalers, among others.

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