Covering every facet of warehousing and supply chain industry, the 7th edition of India Warehousing Show welcomed over 8,448 visitors, an unprecedented increase from 2016 and displayed over 200 exclusive exhibitors.
An array of exhibitors brought the best of industry manufacturing and servicing within the warehousing, material handling and supply chain industry, all under one roof from 27-29 July 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This dynamic fusion of participation was the perfect platform for invaluable exchanges of business and creative insights at the highest levels.
Officially inaugurated by eminent industry leaders, the three-day event was jam-packed with relevant and focused seminars, keynote speakers and access to some of today's most cutting-edge technologies. Its refined profile with six clearly-defined dimensions - warehousing, material handling, storage, automation, logistics and supply chain - went down well with exhibitors and visitors alike.
This meant exhibitors were positioned in their optimum segments while visitors conveniently found the suppliers they needed according to area of interest.
Impressions from the show floor
Spread over an area of 7,000 sq. mt., the show became even more international, with an increase of 20 per cent in foreign visitors, 12 countries were represented on the visitors side. These statistics set a new record, and testify to the growing interest that the show is generating among professionals directly involved in warehousing, logistics and supply chain industry.
Brands from around the world flocked to the show. With 200+ exhibitors, including 50 new exhibitors from 11 nations like Germany, UK, UAE, China and Italy, etc. reported unanimously excellent contacts and business deals. This year, technology seemed to be in forefront for many exhibitors. Exhibitors presented exciting and progressive waves of innovation from robotics to virtual reality levels of the warehousing industry. Emerging trends were not only embracing newness but also focusing on future trends.
Investment talk workshop
An one-hour open workshop seminar on 28 July, witnessed professionals seeking for investment opportunities available in the industry. The theme of the event was-How are Investors get investments to expand their warehousing, logistics & supply business? The eminent speakers Sumit Dhanuka from Precog Innovations and Sanjay Bansal from Aurum Equity answered all the questions put by the attendees. It ended-up very well with question and answer sessions from the audience.
Informative conference programme
Warehousing Leadership Summit, two-day conference programme, constituted as a true 'show within the show', bringing together the entire gamut of know-how and expertise with more than 150 delegates and 50 speakers from leading companies like TVS Logistics, Bharti Corporation, Asian Paints, Abbott India, Nippon Express, Adidas India, Ecom Express, Morgan Stanley and many more. The profile includes Country Head, Directors, CEOs, VPs and Senior Managers.
The new focused segments were business-match making and VIP buyer's programme, which was an added success in the show. It received more than 612 pre-schedule appointments. This edition also had three-featured zones - Automation for Logistics, Supply Chain Zone and Packaging for Logistics.