We talk to Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, about the topics that will dominate transport logistic this year.
One important topic is China, the new Silk Road. The Belt and Road Initiative is already represented several times in the forum program of transport logistic 2019. You can also see that the interest of Chinese exhibitors has grown significantly. Companies are coming to Munich from China and are looking for European partners. This is also an opportunity for European companies because the Chinese government is also increasingly focusing on imports. For example, the Chinese Import Fair is currently taking place in China. Another topic is, of course, digitalization. Artificial intelligence. For example, applications for artificial intelligence in the logistics chain. There is also the issue of a shortage of skilled workers and drivers. This raises the question of whether the job description is still relevant today. Does it need to be adapted? Is it possible to tap into new target groups? And, of course, autonomous driving is also an issue that is preoccupying the industry. What will the future hold for truck drivers? The industry agrees that truck drivers will be around for quite some time.