SITL Paris and Intralogistics 2017 was held from 14 to 16 March at Paris Porte de Versailles – Pavillon 1, attracting 526 exhibitors, including 118 for Intralogistics. The 2017 event was a great success and numbers were up by 11.6% from 2015, with 29,715 professional participants. To continue the diverse specialities featured at SITL, thematic business meetings (rail, maritime, road and river transport) were extended to the cold chain, import-export, dangerous goods, urban logistics and e-retail. This approach offers visitors content that is targeted to their activities and enables exhibitors to demonstrate their expertise in each sector.
NEW FOR 2017: THE MEGA DEMONSTRATOR
The 2017 edition marked the launch of the Mega Demonstrator at the INTRALOGISTICS fair. This is an exhibition area of almost 300 m2 in an immersive staged setting. The 23 demonstrations were presented to highly qualified visitors, including representatives of large corporations from supply chain, financial, purchasing, IT and transport services.
The participants were divided into 28 groups, and each of them was given a bespoke tour focusing on the projects that corresponded to their expectations. Exhibitors presented their innovative products, and the visitors discovered innovative storage and stock management solutions.
A wide range of themes were covered throughout the tour, including green logistics, big data, robotics, smart vehicles and buildings, indoor geolocation, etc.
The demonstration area attracted over 4,000 individual visitors, who enjoyed the opportunity of discovering innovative products in real time with strictly-timed exhibitor presentations.