Dubai World Central – the massive, multi-phase development centred around the world’s largest international airport in Jebel Ali, United Arab
Emirates, is to get its international launch at two major industry gatherings in Europe over the coming fortnight.
successful regional launch at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, the project will now be showcased at the
UAE-German Economic Forum being held in Munich from May 9-11 and at LogiPharma 2006, the fifth annual European pharmaceutical supply chain conference
in Geneva from May 16-18.
“Munich will be a turning point for Dubai World Central,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Department of Civil Aviation,
Government of Dubai. “It will pave the way for strong industrial and trading partnerships which will be serviced by state-of-the-art transportation
infrastructures, of which Dubai World Central is a ground-breaking venture.”
The UAE-German Economic Forum has been organized by the German and UAE economic ministries in tandem.
At LogiPharma the Dubai World Central focus will be on one of the project’s key components – Dubai Logistics City (DLC) – an integral element of
the world’s first truly global integrated multi-modal transport platform.
The conference will be addressed by Michael Proffitt, CEO,
DLC. “This is a rare opportunity to put forward DLC’s unique business proposition to an influential audience of over 200 of the world’s leading
logisticians and supply chain directors from the evolving pharmaceutical industry,” he said. “These include major industry heavyweights and
influencers such as Glaxo Smith-Kline, Johnson & Johnson, Roche Diagnostics, Movartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly and Merck
Generics Holding GMBH.
“This lucrative, but highly competitive industry is facing challenges brought on by deregulation in certain countries and heightened pressure on
the supply chain as a result of increased globalisation. Manufacturers and suppliers are increasingly looking for logistics solutions, which enable
delivery through fewer channels and in much faster ways to marketplaces.
“DLC as a hub to serve the entire Middle East, India, Africa and the CIS, is one proposition which now needs to be fully understood by industry
decision makers who are understandably reviewing the practical implications of outsourcing manufacturing to the Far East.”
DLC, together with Dubai World Central International Airport and the Jebel Ali Free Zone and port, provide a single customs-bonded free zone
environment and a truly integrated, multi-modal logistics platform. It will be operational by the end of next year.
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