On 10-13 May 2016, Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, hosted the 22nd edition of the International Exhibition for Transportation Technologies, Logistics Solutions, Services and Storage Systems – STL. Systems for Transport and Logistics 2016.
The show was organized by Expocentre AO under the auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. STL bears the labels of UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and RUEF – the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.
It was the first year that STL was co-located with two important high-tech shows: the 28th edition of the Sviaz International Exhibition for Information and Communications Technology, and the 8th edition of the Navitech International Exhibition for Navigation Systems, Technologies and Services.
The combination of leading high-tech shows has greatly increased the number of professional visitors and efficiency of networking and business meetings, which in their turn increased commercial efficiency of participation.
STL 2016 showcased the most relevant solutions and innovations for the transport industry and logistics including ТМS, SCM, WMS, warehouse automation, comprehensive solutions for e-commerce, and other products created to make transportation and storage of cargo easier, more transparent and cheaper. Special sectors were dedicated to services of transport and logistics hubs, cross-border logistics, and customs clearance.
More than 200 solutions for transport automation and warehouse logistics were showcased by 32 leading companies and manufacturers from Belarus, France, Germany, and Russia.
Such companies as A-SIS, PSI Logistics, Mobile Inform Group, Itob, ЕМЕ, Logistix-Tech, Navigation Solutions Navigine, SSI Schaefer, Tara.ru, Tehnopribor, Ural Plant of Multisided Poles, and others demonstrated their products.
We would like to thank the partner of STL 2016 – SPSR Express – which is an expert in logistics solutions for mail services, express delivery and warehouse logistics.
This year the event program included the Smart Technology conference which covered various types of transport, logistics and communications.
The exhibition included a round table on logistics cooperation between Russia and Africa, innovations for transport and logistics. It was organized jointly with the Moscow Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The event’s participants included representatives of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Moscow Region Ministry of Transport, and high ranking representatives of diplomatic missions of the Central African Republic, Gabon, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, and other countries. They discussed cooperation between Russia and African countries in logistics as one of the most important areas of foreign economic activities.
According to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Madagascar in the Russian Federation Eloi Alphonse Maxim Duvu, the topic of the round table is extremely relevant and especially important now that international trade is increasing. “The reliable logistics system is a tool to develop and strengthen the mutually beneficial relations between Russia and Africa,” said the ambassador.
Along with Smart Technology, there were two presentation areas which generated a lot of interest among the STL visitors. A Q&A time with speakers was also arranged.
STL. Systems for Transport and Logistics 2016 and its accompanying events have become a convenient platform to exchange experience and network. It will no doubt contribute to promotion of innovative transport and logistics solutions.
The next edition of STL. Systems for Transport and Logistics will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds on April 25-28, 2017.