The key event of the global logistics industry, SIL Barcelona, ​​celebrates 25 years

On June 7, 8 and 9, Barcelona will once again be the international capital of the logistics industry.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
24 May 2023 Wednesday 22:40
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The key event of the global logistics industry, SIL Barcelona, ​​celebrates 25 years

On June 7, 8 and 9, Barcelona will once again be the international capital of the logistics industry. The International Logistics Fair (SIL), organized by the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB), returns to Barcelona for an anniversary edition, in which internationality will play a relevant role. And it is that this year, within the framework of SIL, numerous international congresses will also be held within the fair.

Thus, and in addition to the multiple initiatives that will be carried out, the 39th edition of ALACAT will take place, the largest congress in the sector in Latin America; the 18th edition of the European Conference

The special delegate of the State in the CZFB, Pere Navarro, has highlighted that "the celebration of the 25th anniversary is a very special event that coincides with a moment of transformation due to the implementation of technological advances, placing more and more focus on the sustainability. At SIL we work with the idea that logistics, including transport, intralogistics and supply chain, is recognized as the sector that makes things happen”.

Likewise, the also president of the Executive Committee of the CZFB affirmed that “professionals from these areas will meet to build business bridges and exchange knowledge and experience between Hispanic, European and Mediterranean logistics. Thanks to the excellent infrastructure and connectivity, as well as its great business ecosystem, the SIL becomes a first-rate showcase for industry 4.0 and an ideal place to promote the digital transformation of companies”.

The largest event in the sector will reach the impressive number of 650 industry-leading participating companies this year, with an international representation of 40% of companies from countries such as France, Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Ecuador, Germany, the United Kingdom, Uruguay , Poland, Argentina, USA, Belgium, Australia, Paraguay, Holland, Finland, Andorra, Panama, China, South Korea, Singapore and Chile. In addition, Turkey has designed a large stand for the participation of companies from this country.

The SIL 2023 will celebrate this special edition, in addition, with a prominent presence of companies from the Basque Country, the invited autonomous community, where all the offer and the global logistics potential will be shown, with the aim of promoting themselves and publicizing the possibilities offered by to attract new investors and companies that establish and grow within the territory. For the election of the Basque Country as the guest region, important aspects have been taken into account, such as its key position as a strategic logistics node of the European Atlantic Axis, with important infrastructures that favor competitiveness and that promote multimodality, through the important port of Bilbao, the Vitoria-Gasteiz airport as one of the main loading points on a national scale, the road network, the rail network and logistics centers.

The 2023 SIL Congress once again bets on a success model that promotes business, networking and market knowledge. Thus, the great week of logistics will begin on Tuesday, June 6, with a gala dinner where all the leading figures in the sector will meet at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya. In this Logistics Night, outstanding professionals in the sector in aspects such as sustainability, technology, start-ups or female talent will be recognized.

Later, between June 7 and 9, and through the different presentations, the fair will reach the participation of 400 speakers in 144 sessions. In the SIL Knowledge section, a place that brings together a large majority of them, the most current topics will be discussed, such as sustainability, supply chain, innovation, digitization, e-commerce or talent. Blanca Sorigué, general director of the CZFB, has highlighted that "during the fair, emerging technologies such as blockchain, cybersecurity, IoT and 5G, in addition to big data or artificial intelligence, will also be present.

In this way, we once again call the attention of the main decision-makers in the supply chain, who have high purchasing power, which gives great professional and business value to the meeting, providing a unique environment in the world to create synergies. between professionals”.

Likewise, the SIL will give the importance it deserves to the talent of the sector with the organization of a Job Market Place, a meeting place between companies and candidates, which will take place on the last day. The world of start-ups will also be represented, thanks to a space where they will present their initiatives, with the special participation of some of the emerging companies of the High Technology Incubator in Logistics 4.0, a scientific and technological project that is currently developing the CZFB.

To attend the SIL, it is necessary to register through the web, and it can be done free of charge until May 26. After the success of last year, with more than 12,000 attendees from 81 countries and, as a result, the creation of some 7,000 networking contacts, this year the figures are expected to be even more attractive. To follow all the updated information, you can consult its website, where all the news is constantly published.