For four days in May, Munich was the epicentre of the logistics world. This year’s ‘transport logistic’ trade fair was a record edition and received more positive feedback than ever. We can agree: Transuniverse Forwarding was present with a whole team to meet customers and partners, and to engage in international networking.
From 9 to 12 May 2023, 2,320 exhibitors from 67 countries took part in this international trade fair for transport, logistics, IT and supply chain management. It welcomed more than 75,000 visitors from 120 countries. For the first time, international visitors were in the majority in Munich. The number of exhibitors from outside Germany also grew enormously: this year there were 1,390 of them (60% of the total). The top ten countries with the most exhibitors (after Germany) were the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, France, Austria, China, Turkey, Spain, Poland and the UK.
Transuniverse participated in the fair again this year, via a booth at North Sea Port’s stand, after an initial successful participation in 2019 (in 2021, the fair did not go ahead due to the Covid crisis). “Local trade fairs such as Transport & Logistics in Antwerp and Ghent are places to strengthen ties with local customers and get to know potential customers. The trade fair in Munich has a different approach: it is the place ‘par excellence’ to network internationally and lay the foundations of possible collaborations,” says Sales Manager Dennis Snoeck. That is why as many as nine Transuniverse employees relayed each other every two days.
“At a trade fair like the one in Munich, you can better observe and ‘feel’ the international market. By participating, you also show your ambitions. Commercial contacts with German customers can be perpetuated during a visit to our stand, but new contacts are also often made at a potential partner’s stand or even, by coincidence, in the hallways. In short: it is a matter of ‘seeing and being seen’,” Dennis adds.