Israel's logistics industry is about to win, in February 2007, world fame with the inauguration of "port2port 2007", the first ever international logistic and transport exhibition to be held in Israel
The international event will take place on 13-14 February 2007 at the Avenue congress center, Airport City, near Ben Gurion International Airport.
Mr. Barry Pintow, director general of the Federation of Israeli International Freight Forwarders noted that: "Israel's location along the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, is ideal for trade and commerce. Democracy and free trade flourish in Israel, which, together with its strategic location, has helped the country, become one of the world’s most developed trading nations.
Pintow added that: "Although Israel is a very small country - some 470 kilometers (290 miles) long, and only 135 kilometers (85 miles) across at its widest point - it has a well-developed network of roads and railroads, as well as modern ports and airports. The integration of the Israeli economy into the global economy continued apace in 2005: imports currently constitute more than 40% of GDP, and exports more than 35%.
The event is organized by the Israeli "port2port" communication group and Globus Gate Group Ltd. GGG. GGG's activities are focused on helping Israel's companies increase their exports and find new business partners. To this end, the Company specializes in the organization of Customized Business Forums in world markets.
The event is organized in close co-operation with the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, the Israeli Shipper's Council and The Federation of Israeli International Freight Forwarders and The Peres Center for Peace.
Further information can be found at: http://event.port2port.com.