September 27, 2017: Leading minds from industry and science have come together at the second ‘Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab’ conference, which began on September 26, to discuss the future of logistics.
Some 100 participants from the air cargo industry are attending the two-day event hosted by Fraport AG and the DVV Media Group.
The focus this year is on the new players in the market and the influence that platform solutions are having on traditional business models. Platform operators Freightos, Saloodo! along with newcomers like Cargosteps, Picavi, and Nimber are some of the names attending the event. Other speakers are from the World Economic Forum, IATA, LH Cargo, FIEGE, and Kerry Logistics.
Dirk Schusdziara, SVP Cargo at Fraport AG, said, “This year we have a wide range of forward-looking topics on the agenda again. Logistics platforms and cooperation between traditional companies and start-ups will change our industry in a far-reaching way. This also became evident during the lively discussions and talks we have been having. Our “Tech Stage” is another highlight. To stay true to our role as an innovation leader, we will be giving attendees the chance to try out some of the latest technologies, such as VR glasses, drones, and RFID technology.”