Andalusia launches an international congress to boost its logistical development

The event will also have an exhibition area and will be held between 19 and 21 September in Seville with the aim of convening every two years Laura Rubiales and Alejandro Gomez (Fibes Seville), accompanied by the commercial director of the port of Cadiz, Kate Bonner (From left to right) . Andalusia is already preparing its I International Congress of Logistics, ANDLOC (Andalusia International Logistics Congress), which will be held on September 19 and 20, in Fibes, the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Sevilla. The meeting, initially to be held every two years, will be organized by the Public Ports Agency of Andalusia, belonging to the Ministry of Development, Infrastructure and Territorial Planning of the Junta, along with the seven ports of general interest of the community. The meeting was born with the purpose of becoming a great forum for meeting, debate, reflection, exchange of ideas and business opportunities where the logistics community can propose and exchange experiences at the highest level, both technical and institutional. The Congress has been presented this Thursday, at the headquarters of the Port Authority of Cadiz, to a dozen business and logistics agents in the capital of Cadiz. It has been the first public presentation of the same and in successive dates will be presented, as the agenda of events and interventions, in the rest of the port authorities of the Andalusian community. Laura Rubiales and Alejandro Gómez, respectively, of Fibes Sevilla have presented this “great meeting forum for the Andalusian logistics community” at the Cádiz port headquarters. Both have highlighted some of the objectives pursued with the implementation of this first congress, such as “the consolidation of the image of Andalusia as an international logistics power and hub for the connection of Europe with Asia, Africa and America, and the generation of business opportunities and investment for companies and projects. For his part, José Luis Zambrano, from the Andalusian Logistics Network, also highlighted the geostrategic position of the seven Andalusian ports when it comes to generating business opportunities for the area. The date chosen, moreover, is not coincidental. The days of the Congress commemorate the Fifth Centenary of the First Around the World, the expedition of Fernando Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano led by the Portuguese navigator who was the first navigation to the world in history, being configured as the first major global milestone in logistics. In addition to the sessions, conferences and interventions of the Congress, an exhibition area, technical sessions for companies through experts and B2B commercial meetings have been planned. Work is also being done on the participation of other national and international ports, such as Antwerp and Rotterdam, as explained by the promoters of the congress. In addition to these ports (Almeria, Algeciras, Cadiz, Huelva, Malaga, Motril, Seville), the Logistics Network of Andalusia, Extenda and the Idea Agency are other collaborating entities of this first International Congress of port logistics.