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2nd GCC Logistics Conference
Manama, Bahrain, April 26-27, 2017
Under the patronage of:
H.E. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed
Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain
Conference Newsletter No. 2
Logistics 4.0 - Consequences for GCC Countries
Given the increasing demand for customized products, it may seem that production of large quantities to stock will become obsolete in the near future. However, it is probably a combination of production to stock and customization of semi-finished articles upon order that will become the option of choice for many products.

At the 2nd GCC Logistics Conference, which is going to take place in Manama on April 26-27, 2017, experts will discuss the role of an ever-increasing degree of digitization and automation of supply chains on transport and logistics companies and their clients. A focus will be on the Gulf Region and especially on Bahrain, considering the country's potential for advanced logistics services such as on-demand production and distribution of components and customized products.

More information on the upcoming conference and impressions from 2016 can be accessed at the conference web site.
Conference Planning and Sponsor Recruitment in Progress
The organizers cooperate with the office of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain to spread information on the conference. Recruitment of speakers for the conference is under way. According to current planning, the sessions cover the following topics:

  • Industry 4.0 - Consequences for Logistics
  • GCC Pharma Logistics
  • Shipping in the Gulf
  • GCC Customs
  • CEP and AirCargo Handling
  • Supply Chain Disruption

Several major logistics players have already made commitments as conference sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities at the Gold, Platinum and Diamond level are still available. If you consider becoming a conference sponsor, please contact us at
Minister's Speech at Supply Chain Conference in Berlin
The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications of the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, has agreed to support the 2nd GCC Logistics Conference as a patron. On October 20, 2016, the Minister will be a speaker at the 33rd International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin.

.More information is available at the web site of BVL International.
Organizer of GCC Logistics Conference
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