International Exhibition and Conference Intermodal Europe 2012

 

Date: 27-29.11.2012

Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website: www.intermodal-events.com

 

 

 


Success for Intermodal Europe 2012

Considered one of the most important events in the container shipping calendar, Intermodal Europe 2012, once again saw increased attendee numbers this year at the Amsterdam RAI from 27-29 November.

“Building on the success of previous years, Intermodal Europe 2012 was attended by all levels of the global supply chain and, with a selection of high-quality speakers and exhibitors, resulted in a record turnout.” says Event Director Sophie Ahmed. “We are really pleased with the success of the event and the fantastic industry support for it.”

Intermodal Europe provides a platform for container transport and logistics professionals from all over the world to share latest industry developments, to network and to do business. This year there were attendees from over 40 different countries.

Over 40 free to attend conference sessions were held during the three day event, led by high profile speakers and covering important issues and topics such as IT innovations, green logistics, cargo security, intermodal evolution and sustainable shipping.

Some of the key conference sessions included a shippers’ panel, a freight forwarders’ panel and a world port strategy forum, which were all well attended and provided the opportunity for industry experts to share their knowledge and experience as well as answer questions from members of the audience. An Asia focussed conference session was particularly topical with the launch of Intermodal Asia 2014 announced during the event in Amsterdam.

The exhibition provided an insight into the future of the container and intermodal industry with exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, systems, technology and services designed to improve operational productivity and efficiency.  Exhibitor companies included Carrier Transicold, Maersk Container Industry, Cargotec, Cronos Container Group, Florens Container Services, TOUAX Group, TAL International Container Corporation, Daikin Industries Ltd, COA (Container Owners Association), CAI International (Container Applications International (UK) Limited), Valspar, Thermo King and Seaco.

“The feedback from this year’s event has been amazing and already a great number of exhibitors have signed up for Intermodal Europe 2013. Our exhibition floor plan for next year is over 75% full” adds Sophie Ahmed. “We have also had a lot of interest in Intermodal Asia 2014 which is great, particularly as Asia plays such an important part in the industry.”

Intermodal Europe 2013 will take place at the Hamburg Messe in Germany, from 8-10 October and the first ever Intermodal Asia event will be held in Shanghai in March 2014. For more information about these events or to enquire about exhibiting opportunities, please contact Sophie Ahmed This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0) 207 017 5112.




Intermodal Europe 2012 “the industry event”


Described by exhibitors as “the most important industry event of the year”, Intermodal Europe 2012 saw an increased number of attendees in Amsterdam in November.

The annual exhibition and conference, which attracted attendees from over 40 different countries this year, provides a platform for container transport and logistics professionals from all over the world to share latest industry developments, network and to do business.

“Intermodal Europe – the key show in the industry calendar”

Rudiger Beckmann, Sales Director for the recently opened JadeWeserPort, Germany’s first deep water container port, said “Intermodal Europe is a key show in our calendar and it is directly a target market, particularly for technical-orientated customers.”

Patrick Hicks of the Container Owners Association (COA), which also exhibited at the 2012 event, said “Intermodal Europe is the most important industry exhibition of the year. This established, innovative and expanding industry event is an excellent opportunity for the COA to speak to current and potential members.”

The exhibition provided an insight into the future of the container and intermodal industry with exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, systems, technology and services.  

“Intermodal Europe helps expand the global market reach, providing truly global leads” says Steve Collins, Sales Manager, for Fargo Systems. “We had excellent footfall to the stand from decision makers and managers.  We have a great number of excellent quality leads to follow up on which I’m sure will expand our global market.”

Exhibitor, Carrier Transicold has exhibited at Intermodal Europe for more than 20 years. Jonathan Shaw, Manager, Global Marketing Communications of Carrier Transicold said “There are excellent opportunities to meet with our customers under one roof. It is a good environment to introduce new products to the industry.”

Maersk Container Industry also exhibits at Intermodal Europe every year. Kenneth Christophersen, Sales and Marketing for Maersk Container Industry said “Intermodal Europe is a great show and a very important event for networking and meeting customers.”

John Evans International used Intermodal Europe 2012 to showcase a new range of systems. Managing Director John Evans said it is a great networking opportunity adding “You never know who you are going to meet!”

Tim Courtenay, Director of Risk Management at Cronos added “Intermodal Europe is the industry event. If you don’t attend, then questions will be asked about your presence in the market.”

Exhibitor companies included Carrier Transicold, Cargotec, Cronos Container Group, Florens Container Services, TOUAX Group, Textainer, ThermoKing, TAL International Container Corporation, Daikin Industries Ltd, COA (Container Owners Association), CAI International (Container Applications International (UK) Limited), Valspar, and Seaco.

Key conference sessions


Over 40 free to attend conference sessions were held during the three day event, led by high profile speakers and covering important issues and topics. One of the key conference sessions was a shippers’ panel that featured spokespeople from Alcoa, Procter and Gamble and EVO and the European Shippers Council.

Neil Madden, Editor of Bulk Distributor magazine chaired the shippers’ panel. “Essentially, the key topics we covered during the session were ‘what keeps shippers awake at night’. We talked about today's supply chain drivers and how shippers are working with logistics service providers to achieve supply chain efficiencies” Neil said. “The conference session went well – a lot of important subjects were covered and there was a high level of participation from the delegates as well as the speakers.”

Marco Wiesehahn, Policy Advisor from EVO and the European Shippers Council sat on the panel.  “The Shippers Panel conference was a good session, with a focus on intermodal transport and the opportunity to send some key messages into the room” Marco said. “For example, the European Shippers Council is trying to promote intermodal transport in Europe but issues still being faced include communication in the supply chain and the modernisation of communication systems.”

Marcel Merkx, Director of Transportation and Logistics AMM Europe from Alcoa also sat on the panel. “Topics we covered included looking at how to address sustainable logistics through sustainable products and solutions, and helping carriers and shippers to transport goods more efficiently” Marcel explained. “Intermodal Europe is a very relevant event and it was good to have Alcoa and Procter & Gamble on the panel together because it seemed at first that the two companies are very different but it became apparent throughout the session that we share a lot of similarities.”

The freight forwarders panel chaired by CLECAT was also well-attended. Don van Riel, Managing Director of Trimodal Europe BV sat on the panel as a member of CLECAT / UIP. “We covered a number of interesting topics including intermodal transport and IT” he said. “We also talked about the European Shippers Council and CLECAT (European freight forwarders and logistics association) combining forces to work together, sharing equipment, knowledge and resources.”

A World Port strategy Forum was held at Intermodal Europe 2012. Ingrid Römers from Port of Rotterdam, the European Harbour Masters Committee and the International Harbour Masters Association was part of the forum and found the session very useful.

“I think this session has been positive in highlighting the importance of joining forces. The European Harbour Masters’ Committee is becoming more involved in order to improve commercial operations with our nautical expertise” said Ingrid.

Don Miller, Director of Globe Tracker International A/S presented a technology case study. “The session went really well and it was a great opportunity to teach people about some of the technology that is available to assist container operations” he said.

A Focus on Asia conference session, led by Mr Gopal R of Frost and Sullivan, was particularly topical with the launch of Intermodal Asia 2014 announced during the event. “The conference session went well and there was a lot of interest in understanding how Asia impacts Europe. It is good to share between different regions and the issues and challenges faced are the same in Asia as in Europe” he said. “Intermodal Asia 2014 is a good idea for the purpose of involving other Key Regions like Middle East and Asia more in the debate and discussion, to understand opportunities across regions that can be leveraged by Europe.”

Intermodal Europe 2013 in Hamburg

Intermodal Europe 2012 has been deemed a success by event organisers, Informa Exhibitions and the exhibition floor plan for Intermodal Europe 2013 is over 75% full already. “The feedback from this year’s event has been amazing” says Event Director, Sophie Ahmed. “As well as interest in Intermodal Europe 2013, we have also had a lot of interest in Intermodal Asia 2014 which is great, particularly as Asia plays such an important part in the industry.”

 

 

 

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