MONTREAL, May 30, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - With financial backing from the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation and the Export Quebec program, CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, is organizing a mission to Germany from June 4 to 7, 2019. The first phase will be CargoM's participation in the Transport Logistic Conference in Munich. Its trade fair brings together some 2,000 exhibitors and attracts over 60,000 participants, making it the largest gathering of industry professionals in the world. The Cluster will take this opportunity to meet logistics stakeholders and promote our hub.
To further promote the hub, a networking evening organized with the Quebec Government Office in Munich will be held on June 4. Ms. Marie-Ève Jean, General Delegate, will host this event, during which the 30th anniversary of cooperation between Quebec and Bavaria will be marked. CargoM members, including the Montreal Port Authority, Logistec Corporation, Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Air Canada Cargo, will have the opportunity to meet their German counterparts and thereby strengthen their cooperation.
The second phase of the mission will consist of a tour of the Port of Hamburg, the third largest port in Europe, and visits to the Hapag-Lloyd terminal and Digital Hub Logistics, so as to learn from their best practices in technology and innovation.
"International missions are unique opportunities for outreach, development and discussions that benefit the entire greater metropolitan region. It is vital for CargoM to make the most of events, such as this trade fair, to show foreign investors all the advantages offered by our hub and logistics community," said Mathieu Charbonneau, Executive Director of CargoM.
Created in 2012, CargoM (www.cargo-montreal.ca - @CargoMtl) brings together the players in Greater Montreal's logistics and freight transport industry, educational institutions, research centres, sector associations and unions around shared objectives in order to increase cohesiveness, competitiveness, growth and reach. The logistics and transportation industry in Greater Montreal represents over $4.3 billion in economic benefits and 122 000 direct and indirect jobs.
CargoM's activities receive financial support from the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation (MAMH), the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation (MEI) and all its members.
SOURCE Metropolitan Cluster of logistics and transportation in Montreal
For further information: Magali Amiel, Directrice Stratégie et projets, CargoM, 514 508-2609, ext. 223, firstname.lastname@example.org