Smart Logistics Expo in Venlo (Video)

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The Smart Logistics Expo will take place on June 13-14, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The expo is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

Why Venlo?

Venlo has a central location between the Randstad region in the West of the Netherlands and the Mid European hinterland. That gives it a highly strategic position. And by exploiting that location to the full, Venlo has grown into the third-largest logistics hotspots in the Netherlands, second only to Rotterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Next to logistics, Venlo’s strengths lie in agrofood, in knowledge-intensive and manufacturing industries and retail. Together, these form the pillars of the city’s strong urban economy.

Venlo is the leading inland port – or ‘extended gateway’ – for Rotterdam, Antwerp and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Huge volumes of goods find their way via Venlo to the Central European hinterland. This makes Venlo Europe’s most important growth region in terms of logistics.

The ideal location, the excellent accessibility by road, rail and inland waterways, and the ample availability of space for large warehousing complexes are all unique advantages of Venlo. Even more important is the fact that the required knowledge and expertise are available here for efficient management of goods flows. As well as that, Venlo offers all the required supporting services, from customs facilities to logistics education right up to graduate level.

As well as that, Venlo is a great city to live in. It’s big enough to offer all the required city facilities, but it’s also a city with an accessible scale. Venlo is a green city in a green setting. A great city to live in, to work in, to study in and to do business in. If you think so too, just get in touch with us!

SMART Logistics Centre Venlo has a unique overall concept in which businesses work together with the government and educational and research institutions so that the logistics region of North Limburg in the Netherlands can expand to become a key European logistics hub. Currently, there are about 200 stakeholders participating, most of which come from the logistics sector.

SMART Logistics Centre Venlo wants to strengthen its position as Key European Logistics Hub:​

  • Central link between the major logistics ports and the European consumer market due to excellent multimodal accessibility
  • Excels in transport and warehousing
  • Innovative climate oriented towards high-quality, time-critical, and sustainable logistics
  • Strong in managing cargo and information streams
  • State-of-the-art logistics training and education
  • Continuous increase of qualified personnel at all levels
  • A mix of headquarters/branches of European logistics service providers, strong SMEs, and spin-offs from the top of the logistics market

Within SMART Logistics Centre Venlo, parties unite to optimally facilitate existing logistics companies and those still to be established in regards to the topics infrastructure, labour market & education, innovation, and acquisition, PR, & branding. Businesses take the lead.

According to a report published by Prologis, Venlo emerges as the clear winner in a survey among distribution centre users. The report, Europe’s Most Desirable Logistics Locations, also ranks the most sought after logistics locations of tomorrow. In 2018, Venlo will remain the most popular location, although its sizeable lead over the next three most favourite locations will narrow. Read the report

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