Last week, DuckerFrontier had the pleasure of attending the Transport Logistic Exhibition 2019 – the world’s largest multimodal logistics hub. This year’s exhibition focused on topics like the US-China trade war, driver shortage, the New Silk Road, and more. Over 2,300 exhibitors and 64,000 visitors from 125 countries attended the exhibition to discuss the major challenges facing the industry.

“We saw strong growth from China, where the number of exhibitors almost doubled by 30 new ones to 64,” Mr. Rummel stated. “Chinese companies are increasingly looking for cooperation partners in Europe as part of the Silk Road Initiative.” The driver shortage was also one of the dominant topics. In addition to more attractive working conditions, artificial intelligence could help in the long term; this should make logistics chains more transparent and efficient overall.

In this short video, DuckerFrontier Managing Principal, Jochen Kemnitz, shares key takeaways from the show and highlights trends we are seeing in the automotive and transportation industry, such as:

  • Digitalization
  • Urban mobility trends
  • Product innovation
  • And more