FRANCE The tradeshow SITL, Semaine de l’Innovation Transport et Logistique (Transport and Logistics Innovation Week) will be held in hall 6 of the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center from the 17th to the 20th of March for its 2020 edition. The organizers hope that this new edition will also be both innovative and quantitative for all its visitors.
Thomas Desplanques, the director of Reed Expositions France transport and logistics division who are organising the SITL event, has revealed that workshops will be organized to discuss smart building and urban logistics with Sprintprojet at the Smart Supply Village.
Job dating coaching sessions – dedicated to companies wishing to train their teams on supply chain issues – and stand visit routes have also been planned.
Throughout the event, conferences have been organised to bring together business leaders (Bolloré Logisitcs, ID Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel) and the industry federations.
New steering committees have also been set up on specific topics. The Warehouse of the Future axis will welcome major companies in the field (Scallog, BA Systèmes, Jungheinrich) and organizations such as the machinery and production solutions union, Symop. The latter also availed of a press conference to underline that logistics is becoming ever more important in the industrial sector, particularly through the use of robotics
According to the director general of Symop, Olivier Dario, many members are more oriented towards logistics, if they are mainly active in the aeronautics and automotive sectors.
The think tank, Alliance Industrie du Futur has also recently launched a study to update recent trends in the industry. The Industry of the Future Alliance has been launched by several partners such as the Federation of Mechanical Industries and BPI France.
The study found that the industrial sector has regained its health, with new economic segments. In terms of logistics, Industry 4.0, whose progress is particularly significant, has become a real space of innovation for the industrial sector.