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Importance of digitalisation of logistics at the Expo

According to Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec, the need for digitalisation, including of the logistics sector, has further increased during the epidemic. "Transport and logistics are important factors in our economy and today's business forum is the right step towards Slovenia becoming a green hub of the whole of Europe," he said at the Expo in Dubai.

Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec at the Expo in Dubai

Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec at the Expo in Dubai | Author Expo Slovenia

"Slovenia has a very strategic position at the centre of Europe - with our transport infrastructure, we have all the attributes of one of the best logistics and distribution locations in the northern Adriatic region," the Commissioner General of Slovenia for the Expo, Matic Volk, noted at a forum on logistics organised by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and the public agency Spirit Slovenija, hosted by the Slovenian pavilion.

The forum participants were also addressed online by the president of the Slovenian Logistic Association, Melita Rozman Dačar.

The port operator Luka Koper, the Ship and Freight Agents Association and the Association of Port Logistics Providers presented their work as part of the first panel. The Ljubljana Transport Institute was presented in the second part of the business forum, with the participants being provided with insight into the EU intermodal transport network, Spirit Slovenija said.

At the last panel, the largest Slovenian tour operator, Nomago, and the company Comark, presented the Cargo project, which involves the transport of large, heavy, critical and valuable cargo.

Three more business forums will take place at the Slovenian pavilion in January. The first forum, hosted in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Craft and Small Business, will deal with comprehensive innovative transport and logistics services and solutions for Europe and present products and services of small businesses in Slovenia.

The next forum will take place as part of a business delegation on sustainable development and wood as a sustainable material of the future, as part of which an exhibition of a wood processing school will be presented, and just before the end of the month, the Slovenian pavilion will host a business forum on personalised medicine as a new thematic set begins in the Slovenian business centre.

At this time, the Slovenian pavilion will also be visited by a delegation from the Urban Municipality of Ljubljana, which is already featured in Europe Square as part of the central Slovenia region. With the aim of presenting Ljubljana and central Slovenia, the Slovenian Tourist Board is preparing a tourist workshop at which it will present the opportunities and experiences of the region to domestic and foreign guests.

Just before the end of the month, the pavilion will be visited by the Mediterranean region as part of the tour of Slovenian regions. Events featuring innovative Slovenian companies will take place throughout the month, with as many as 32 being featured in January.