GREEN LOGISTICS EXPO THE PRIVILEGED VENUE FOR DIALOGUE AND AN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS

Logistics and trade with the Nation of the Dragon at the centre of the event

Green Logistics could hardly avoid turning the spotlights on the theme of China.

The country’s commercial policies have made a decisive contribution to putting the role of the Mediterranean back at the centre of attention and rethinking trade with Eurasia in a new light.

Moreover, after being focussed on growth for many years, an interest for the environment and sustainability has now also entered the objectives of the People’s Republic of China’s growth policies.

To organise the significant presence of Chinese operators as effectively as possible, Green Logistics Expo has also established contact with a number of Italian organisations in dialogue with representatives of the People’s Republic of China and with Chinese operators present in Italy.

Green Logistics Expo, Italy’s benchmark logistics exhibition, could hardly avoid turning the spotlights on the theme of China.

For the last thirty years or so, the Nation of the Dragon has been a continuous source of surprise, with its constant innovations and performance in terms of development, social and economic model, trade, investments, infrastructure, cultural exchanges and geopolitical action.

Its commercial policies, today summed up in the “Silk Roads” or “Belt and Road initiative”, have made a decisive contribution to putting the role of the Mediterranean back at the centre of attention and rethinking trade with Eurasia in a new light.

Moreover, after being focussed on growth for many years, an interest for the environment and sustainability has now also entered the objectives of the People’s Republic of China’s growth policies.

Trade with the Old Continent is becoming ever more intense, and Italy, gateway to the heart of Europe, is no exception. Trade between Italy and China is, in fact, worth about €45 billion, although with a significant imbalance of payments to the detriment of Italian exports. According to Eurostat data, Italian exports to China in 2018 amounted to €13.2 billion, as against imports of €30.7 billion, up with respect to previous years thanks to the electrical materials and appliances market in general and the telephony sector in particular. As well as trade, the theme of Chinese financial investments in Italy and regulation of Italian investments in China is also of key importance.

According to the governments of the two countries, Italy and China are strongly complementary in the various economic systems, in particular with regard to green technologies, agrofood, sustainable urbanisation, health services and the aerospace industry, where Italy is able to offer its own technological and industrial abilities. It is also able to provide a logistics platform to improve trade with central Europe.

These themes are largely central to Green Logistics Expo which interfaces with the world of Italian production, keenly interested in trade, taking as its starting point the manufacturing sector’s need for advanced and sustainable logistics services. The Expo programme already includes specific focuses on the theme of agrofood production and distribution and the new “urban designs”, from a viewpoint focussing on logistics and sustainability, together with the production and management of alternative energies.

As a privileged venue for an exchange of views between logistics leaders and the world of industrial production, Green Logistics Expo is therefore ready to welcome the Chinese offer with its vanguard sectors, particularly logistics and energy.

In the Expo’s four macro areas – Intermodality, Industrial Logistics and Real Estate, E-Commerce and new Urban Designs – a trace of red, a graphic sign, a suggestion of the “Silk Roads”, will create a “pathway” uniting the Chinese operators present. In the meeting and conference areas accompanying the Expo, specific appointments with leaders and experts will be programmed around the most interesting themes.

The subjects to be tackled will include:

  • ports in the global supply chain;
  • exports of Italian food and wine products to China. Production, logistics and image;
  • sustainable mobility and transport solutions in the intensive urbanisation trend.

Themes to be featured in the programme include Italian style, cultural exchanges and machine tools. Others may be included later.

To organise the significant presence of Chinese operators as effectively as possible, Green Logistics Expo has also established contact with a number of Italian organisations in dialogue with representatives of the People’s Republic of China and with Chinese operators present in Italy.

Specifically, to date it has established contact with ICE/ITA, the agency for the foreign promotion and internationalisation of Italian enterprises, Promex, the Padua Chamber of Commerce special agency and Open Gate China, the Italian association for the promotion of Italian relations with China.

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