2nd GCC Logistics Conference in Preparation

Press Release:

Participation of Top Level Speakers Confirmed

Numerous top level representatives of industry and service companies are expected for the 2nd GCC Logistics Conference, which is going to take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manama on April 26-27, 2017. The conference is under the patronage of the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications of the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, and of Mr. Alfred Simms-Protz, Ambassador of Germany to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The list of confirmed speakers covers a wide spectrum, including – just to name a few:

  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President, Bahrain Customs
  • Turhan Ozen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines
  • Greg Toornman, Director, Global Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management, AGCO
  • Marc Gijsbrechts, Regional CEO West & Central Asia Region, Maersk

The two conference days comprise talks and discussions in the following fields:

  • Industry 4.0 – Consequences for Logistics
  • Trends in Contract Logistics
  • Global Shipping Trends and Impact on GCC
  • e-Commerce, CEP, AirCargo and Disruption – How Does That Fit?
  • Trade Facilitation and Customs

The complete conference program and registration information are available at www.gcclogisticsconference.com.
As of today, the following companies could be won as sponsors:

  • Bahrain Airport Company
  • Agility
  • APM Terminals
  • GLS Logistics Company
  • First Bahrain
  • Bahrain Economic Development Board
  • Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company
  • Intercol
  • British American Tobacco


The Kingdom of Bahrain is emerging as an attractive location for logistics services. In the course of one year, bottlenecks in procedures at the border crossing could be overcome. Furthermore, plans for connecting the port to the rail network have gained shape. In consequence, the country is now in an even better position as an entry gate to the Gulf region. As a result, demand for production and logistics space is rising. TransCare supports this development on behalf of the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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