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Global Experts Take Centre Stage at Supply Chain & Logistics Arabia 2017

05 December 2017/Categories: CILT


Infinity Expo successfully concluded the launch edition of Supply Chain and Logistics Arabia Conference at the Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, UAE with over 120 attendees from GCC region. The power packed two-day conference themed ‘Building a Robust Supply Chain Eco-System’ was held on 1st – 2nd  Nov 2017 with an impressive speaker panel from market leading organisations like Oracle, Frost & Sullivan, IBM, Siemens, KPMG, SAP, NAFL, Seko Logistics, CILT to name a few.  

With 45 speakers, 100 delegates, 5 Sponsors and 10 exhibitors the event was an ideal platform for learning from successful case studies, networking with industry peers, garnering feedback from existing and potential customers and most importantly transacting business. The speaker panel put a spotlight on technology solutions to build high efficiency supply chains using Block chain, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Telematics etc and also shared their experiences and best practice in designing Smart Warehouses, Building Supply Chain Visibility, leveraging Big Data Analytics.

A session on “Building a robust E Commerce business in GCC: Opportunities & Challenges” was exceptionally well accepted by the audience. The session emphasised on E-commerce in the Mena region and how it is expected to be more than double from $95 bn in 2013 to $200 bn in 2020. UAE as one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets globally in the next few years. However the opportunity will bring with it the need to up the learning curve on key areas like: Defining first mile aggregation strategies, Overcoming last mile delivery challenges, Reverse logistics: an essential to build customer satisfaction & loyalty, Managing the Order Quantity Barriers Complexity in GCC, Building robust processes for COD orders, The Growing Challenge of City Logistics. 

Chaminda Gunasekara FCILT, Head of the Board of CILT UAE and Director Global Network SEKO, chaired the proceedings of this session and was very successful in building an interactive experience amongst speakers, delegates, exhibitors. Impressive panel include Kapil Makhija, CEO, Unicommerce ; Jeremy Skyrme, CEO, Mara Express; Hussein Wehbe, Regional Director, Aramex and Eddie Lee, Director of E-Commerce, Greater China at SEKO Logistics.

The impressive delegate group comprised senior professional from leading organisations like DP World, Dubai Airports, Ikea, Emirates Logistics, Pepsico, Global Shipping, Ferrero Trading, Jumbo Electronics, Goodyear, Schneider Electric, Kuwait Food Company, Freightworks, Al Ghurair Foods, Emirates Steel, National Air Cargo, SwissLog, Fly Dubai, Abu Dhabi Ports – Kizad, Allied Transport, Novatez Sweden, Agri Exim and many more..

About Infinity Expo

Infinity expo is a specialised business media company that creates well researched, industry need based platforms where buyers and sellers come together to meet, interact, exchange ideas, collaborate and transact business. The interactions at such forums are much more diverse than just generating sales leads and help create long term strategic business associations. The events organised by Infinity fit in well with the marketing plans providing the much needed sales and lead generation interface via face-to-face marketing. 


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