The first edition of BiLOG, promoted by the Municipality of Piacenza and the Eastern Liguria Sea Port Authority ended; during the two-day forum the expectations were exceeded thanks to the attendance of 400 operators of the Industry. This has been the result of BiLOG, the Forum of Logistics held in Piacenza. Brussels now is closer to the logistics operators of La Spezia-Piacenza.
It was particularly significant the participation of strategic payers from Europe, as stressed by Alexio Picco, EU funds expert and Managing Director at Circle, co-organiser of BILOG together with Piacenza EXPO: “ The aim of connecting Brussels and Europe with the real needs of the logistics operators of La Spezia-Piacenza Corridor were reached, thanks to the prestigious and concrete participation of Mr Brian Simpson OBE – the EU Coordinator of Motorways of the Sea, Mr Wojciech Sopinski – adviser to the EU Coordinator of MoS and Mr Josè Anselmo – Former European Commission Principal advisor”.
The initiative was created as a strategic moment for the territorial companies, which had the possibility of a direct dialogue with the people that shape the European transport policy and relative consequence. It was really appreciated the workshop titled: “How to boost your business with EU funding”. The workshop was dedicated to the EU programme for companies and how the funds could be fundamental for the innovation and technology.
The session “The role of logistics platform” opened the second day of BiLOG with the participation of Customs Agency, provider of technologies as AITEK and large groups as Hupac, IKEA and Contship Italia Group.
In the afternoon the session organized with the collaboration of FerCargo proposed an overview about the rail industry sector from which emerged that, after some years of sector suffering, the 2016 has seen a relevant increase of volume (+4% with an overall of 349 million and more of train/Km). It has been, recognized by the delegate of RFI that the La Spezia port, concerning the rail transport, represented a model to export.
The Piacenza Municipality and the Eastern Liguria Sea Port Authority were complete satisfaction for the event. Ms Carla Roncallo – President of the Eastern Liguria Sea Port Authority said: “I am very satisfy for the first edition of BiLOG. The level of speakers and attendees were really high and qualified. Now we could work together to our partner to make it more interesting and useful for the logistics operators. A segment with considerable scope for growth, with consequent and positive employment result, as we saw following the discussion of these days. In the next edition in La Spezia, we will treasure the results obtained.”
Mr Sergio Copelli – Coordinator of Picenza Expo added: “Piacenza Expo represents an important tool for the promotion of the territory and it was a professional meeting point for the commercial operators and their business structure in the logistics field. This allowed to our entrepreneurs to take new contacts and strengthen the relation already existing.
Promoted by the Municipality of Piacenza the Eastern Liguria Sea Port Authority with the patronage of the Italian Minister of Transport.
The sponsored by Rete Autostrade Mediterranee, HUPAC, Aitek, Terminal Piacenza Intermodale, IKEA, Piacenza Intermodale, Generali, Bekaert, Binary System, Contship Italia Group, Containers Fidenza, Fondacion Valenciaport, ConsiCopra.
The partners: Camera di Commercio di Piacenza, FerCargo, Fresh Food Corridors, Gainn4Mos, Gainn4Ship Innovation, Confindustria, Confapindustria, ITL, Consorzio CoSil.
Patronized by ANASPED, Uniontrasporti, SOS LOGistica, Federazione del Mare, Assologistica, Assoporti, AILOG.