On 6th-8th October 2021, an international trade fair and conference in the field of logistics and the entire supply chain WOF (World of Freight) Expo took place in Bratislava. The event was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic and the auspices of the Bratislava self-governing region.
WOF EXPO introduced 120 top speakers in 43 expert panel discussions from the world of transport, logistics and E-commerce. If you did not have the opportunity to participate in person, the hybrid event offered flexibility in the form of live streaming. The archive of selected panel discussions from the conference is currently AVAILABLE HERE.
Over the course of three days, the event welcomed visitors from more than 30 countries. The fair brought together supply chain solution providers to increase efficiency in logistics and improve transparency and systematization of processes. Companies such as Cargomind, CEVA Logistics, Packeta Group, GLS Slovakia, FEDEX, LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Cargo, Budapest Airport, and many others presented themselves at the exhibition.
The importance and uniqueness of the WOF Expo stem not only from the current hot topics in the field of transport and economics but also from the fact that the conference brought international important players together. During the conference, more than 120 experts shared their views on the digitisation of transport, pioneering innovations, as well as the impact of the pandemic situation on industry and the economy.
Attention was also paid to intelligent technologies and current issues of cyber security in the field of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Other important debates were about the transition to the climate-neutral economy or EU policy topics and Brexit was on the table too. The conclusions and outputs of the conference brought new ideas to address the strategic challenges of the supply chain and transport.
What makes WOF Expo innovative and outstanding?
Networking is a cornerstone of doing business, hence why the WOF Expo programme itself focused on networking and bringing as many business opportunities as possible. Even beforehand the event, participants were able to schedule personal meetings thanks to a digital networking tool. Personal meetings then took place throughout the event in an undisturbed and pleasant environment in a reserved area.
During the first day of the conference, VIP participants had the opportunity to join the gala evening program – WOF Connect & Awards, where the most innovative companies in logistics and supply chain were awarded in nine categories. Congratulations to the winners.
- PORT OF THE FUTURE – PORT OF GDANSK
- SHIPPING LINE EFFICIENCY – MAERSK
- SPEEDY FLOW AIRPORT – BUDAPEST AIRPORT
- AIR CARGO EXCELLENCE – TURKISH CARGO
- LAST MILE EXPERT – GLS
- INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – PEOPLE
- GREEN IMPACT – PEOPLE
- REGIONAL SMART FREIGHT FORWARDER – LANGOWSKI LOGISTICS
- MULTINATIONAL SMART FREIGHT FORWARDER – KUEHNE + NAGEL
The WOF Connect & Awards evening was not only about celebrating, entertainment and networking. It was also about giving. A large number of charitable events did not take place this year due to the pandemic situation. WOF Expo joined forces with the League Against Cancer to make an important gesture for cancer patients on the 6th of October – an auction of diamond brooch took place. And WOF was not the only one willing to make a difference. GLS Slovakia donated €12,000 to support League against cancer projects for cancer patients.
Where will WOF EXPO 2022 be held?
WOF Expo will relocate across the countries of the CEE region yearly. The second year of the expo will take place in Vienna in the form of a congress and also in Prague in the form of a trade fair. In 2023, Bucharest will be waiting for the WOF Expo.
We are looking forward to another successful B2B event and of course, WOF Expo invites you.