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Qatar Trade Summit: Innovation and Disruption Revolutionising the Logistics Industry in Qatar.

Qatar Trade Summit

Qatar Trade Summit: Innovation and Disruption Revolutionising the Logistics Industry in Qatar.

Valuable insights into the future of Qatar’s Trade and investments sector aligned with logistics and supply chain in the region will be showcased at the exclusive Qatar Trade Summit scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th November 2019 in Doha, Qatar, The summit is Qatar’s only event focusing on the nation’s economic diversification plans and progress with strategic plans on becoming the regions logistics hub. 

The summit will strive to examine the nation’s potential on becoming the region’s economic powerhouse via 3 days of deliberations on sea ports development, Shipping and Air Cargo industry, future of logistics and supply chain as well as a final day dedicated to engage in interactive sessions on Qatar’s trade and investment prospects. Attending delegates and partners will get a first-hand knowledge of Qatar’s logistics and supply chain industry, the planned development of sea ports to support regional growth, the influence of shipping air cargo and the free zones in opening up opportunities for regional and foreign companies to invest and do business in Qatar” stated Allan Martin, Communications Director, Qatar Trade Summit. 

All aspects of the shipping industry, port development, air cargo, supply chain and logistics and trade and investments will be discussed at this summit. The event will engage the entire ecosystem of the logistics business in Qatar focusing on procurement, forwarding, planning, new business, infrastructure and investments. The theme of the summit is to explore the scale of innovation and disruption which is revolutionizing the logistics industry in Qatar and the nation’s keen intent on diversifying into a thriving economy prior to the prestigious FIFA 2022 football world cup taking place in Qatar. Qatar Trade Summit will directly impact a comprehensive range of sectors in the region and will cover solutions and products to uplift these sectors. The areas covered will be Ship building, Port management, Port Infrastructure development, Air Cargo expansion, Logistics and supply chain solutions and the investments and business opportunities in Qatar. 

The summit’s profile includes key dignitaries such as H.E. Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways, Capt. Abdulla Al-Khanji, CEO, Mwani Qatar, Qatar, Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President & CEO, MILAHA, Qatar, Mr. Lim Meng Hui, CEO, Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), Mr. James Baker, Editor, Lloyd’s List Containers, UK, Mr. Glyn Hughes, Global Head of IATA Cargo, Switzerland, Mr. Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines, Mr. Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East & Africa, Mr. Bertrand Maltaverne, Solutions Consultant, Ivalua, Austria, Mr. Fikret Ersoy, MD, BDP International, Middle East, Turkey & Africa from Qatar and across the globe who will be presenting at the conference and the summit will also host some of the world’s best solution providers and also invite attendees from leading government and private entities from Qatar. 

The Qatar Trade Summit will also feature one of the most exhaustive and inclusive knowledge sessions seen at a national summit. The conference will include 19 topics spread across 4 sessions, and two key workshops all scheduled over 3 days of high level networking and interaction. Qatar Trade Summit will assist in realising Qatar’s ambitions to become the logistics and trade leader in the Middle East. 

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About Organizer: © Qatar Trade Summit | Allan Martin | Email: info@qatartradesummit.com | allan@qatartradesummit.com | UK Tel: +44 20 3807 8492 | India Mobile: +91 96061 70760 Qatar Contact: Saf | Tel: +974 33834548 | +974 66947607 | saf@apexqatar.com LinkedIn: Qatar Trade Summit | twitter: @tradeqatar 

Crane Worldwide Logistics Welcomes Second CEO in Company History

Crane Worldwide Logistics CEO Keith Winters enters his first month with the company, effective immediately following former CEO John Magee’s stepping down after 11 years with the global supply chain solutions provider. Mr. Magee served as the only CEO to-date for Crane Logistics prior to Mr. Winters’ appointment.

“I want to thank Jim Crane for the opportunity to build and lead Crane Worldwide. It has been an honor to work with so many exceptional people the past 11 years.”  says predecessor John Magee.

“Keith is also one of our founders, who has played an integral role in launching the company. With him moving into the CEO position, I am confident our clients will experience no impact to their day to day service needs.”

Mr. Winters is the second CEO in the company’s history and boasts over 20 years of experience in strategic leadership as a Crane family member. Winters served eight years as the Chief Operating Officer for Crane Worldwide in addition to serving two years as the CEO for Crane Capital Group affiliate, Davaco.

“Crane Worldwide has built our success as a result of our talented people and our unwavering commitment to client service. I am excited that our CEO successor has come internally as Keith exemplifies all of the great values we have built this company on,” stated Chairman Jim Crane.

“I am grateful for everything John Magee has accomplished in the role and personally thank him for his commitment as one of our company founders. I am confident the transition will be smooth  – our leadership team is solid, and we are looking forward to the future.”

“Crane Worldwide is a best in class global supply chain and logistics organization. I am honored to lead our team of over 1,800 employees into the next chapter of our growth and I look forward to working alongside our clients to continue to drive innovation within this industry.”

Lineage Logistics Expands Global Footprint with Preferred Freezer Acquisition

Global temperature-controlled logistics solutions provider,
Lineage Logistics, announced the formal closing of its acquisition of Preferred Freezer Services, LLC. This announcement comes less than three months after the acquisition was first confirmed back in February.

“With the integration of Preferred’s exceptional team and its network of state-of-the-art facilities, Lineage is the clear go-to logistics partner for both large and small food producers and retailers worldwide,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lineage. “Together, we look forward to delivering operational excellence and innovative, high-impact supply chain solutions for customers on a global scale.”

More than 1.3 billion cubic feet and 37 million square feet of capacity in 200 facilities across North America, Europe and Asia are dedicated to servicing customers with supply chain-focused needs. The combined company now represents the largest temperature-controlled facility network global network and boasts a total of 800,000 automated pallet positions across 17 facilities.

“Since founding Lineage in 2008, we have been focused on strategically growing the business to meet expanding customer needs,” added Kevin Marchetti, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Bay Grove, LLC (“Bay Grove”), the principal investment firm backing Lineage. “The close of this transaction unlocks an entirely new set of opportunities as we look to build upon our industry-leading position with additional capital deployment in technological advancements and new projects.”


Supply Chain Communications Streamlined with Riege + Chain.io Partnership

German digital logistics provider, Riege Software, confirmed its partnership with cloud-based platform Chain.io to support efforts increasing speed, accuracy, and visibility for supply chain stakeholders communicating
data between multiple internal and external systems.

“It is no question that continuous improvement to the technologies we use is an essential component in the future of international freight management,” says Thomas Jorgensen, President & CEO of Green Worldwide Shipping. “By increasing the operational efficiency of our technologies, we are able to free more time for our freight experts to do what they do best – service the client.”

Green Worldwide Shipping is one of Riege’s U.S. customers that adopted
Scope integration with Chain.io, ultimately leading to cross-platform capability enhancements. Following the implementation of Chain.io’s platform, company’s can anticipate a simplified approach to supply chain integrations including Avanced Shipping Notices, Inventory updates, IOT data streams, Shipment status updates, eCommerce orders and deliveries.

The collaboration aims to provide transparent visibility experiences for shippers as it offers more options, capabilities, and connectivity through an innovative platform.

“As logistics providers move towards digitization, they’re being asked to connect to more and more systems across many technology stacks,” said Brian Glick, Chain.io’s CEO. “We’re excited to provide Riege’s customers with a fast, flexible tool to help automate both shipper and agent connectivity.”

“Scope is predestined to connect applications and therefore also entities, it gives our customers more opportunities for collaboration, transparency and the facilities to meet their shippers requirements,” added
Tobias Riege, PhD and CEO of Riege Software. “We are delighted for Green Worldwide Shipping to have undertaken this journey with us.”

Google Cloud added to Blume Global’s Advanced Technologies Toolbox

Blume Global and Google Cloud announced their technology partnership earlier this week, adding to Blume’s already extensive tech toolbox. The company confirmed the partnership will help to improve artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms and machine learning for customers.

The Google Cloud platform provides companies with increased visibility on shipments while enabling them to more accurately predict estimated time of arrivals through its real-time cloud-based performance features.

“Digital supply chain capabilities are evolving quickly and partnerships like this play a critical role in connecting those capabilities and enabling next level integration. A strong ecosystem of partners is crucial to the success of a modern supply chain,” said Simon Ellis, program vice president, global Supply Chain Strategies at IDC.

Blume currently employs data management, blockchain, AI/ML, cognitive interfaces and visualization as part of their strategy to support customers with supply chain solutions.

“We’re delighted that Blume Global will bring its leading digital supply chain capabilities to Google Cloud” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Ecosystem at Google Cloud.  “Retail customers want to modernize quickly, and our partnership with Blume will be an asset to them, letting them leverage Blume’s expertise in supply chain alongside the scalability, flexibility and leading AI and ML capabilities of Google Cloud.”

“By joining Google’s Cloud Technology partner program, we are able to focus more on developing our proprietary technology to create advantages in the supply chain,” said Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global. “We chose Google Cloud because they are an open, neutral cloud platform that allows us to scale quickly and take advantage of their expertise in technologies like AI and ML.”