/ Politecnico of Milan
Partnership Agreement

Politecnico di Milano |
Contract Logistics / B2C Logistics Center

Hannover Fairs International GmbH and Politecnico of Milan signed a partnership agreement for the next three editions of the Osservatorio Contract Logistics “Gino Marchet”, which will see the university’s researchers work side by side with INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA management.

The exhibition event, dedicated completely to warehouse management solutions, will take advantage of the analytical experience of Politecnico of Milan’s work group, guided by Professor Marco Melacini, which since 2011 has been studying the evolution of the Italian market in relation to logistics activities outsourcing, supporting the dissemination of best practices in logistics and supply chain management in Italy.

Osservatorio Contract Logistics - presentazione
Evento di presentazione
Osservatorio Contract Logistics “Gino Marchet” kick-off meeting. Milan, MiCo, March 3rd, 2023.
Prof. Marco Melacini - Responsabile Scientifico dell'Osservatorio Contract Logistics | Politecnico di Milano

An interesting opportunity for mutual partnership

«This partnership represents the natural continuation and the reinforcing of what was experimented in the 2022 edition of the INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA exhibition, which saw the Observatory participate with a research workshop and a conference. Together – underlines Marco MelaciniScientific Head of the Osservatorio Contract Logistics – we can strengthen the Observatory’s mission, which is to study and disseminate best practices in relation to innovation in Contract Logistics, with also a particular focus on technology and automation».

«It is a partnership that we have strongly desired, – highlights Andreas Zuege, General Manager of the Italian branch of Hannover Fairs International GmbH – which aims at renewing the central position and the uniqueness of INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA. Our idea is one of constantly following the evolution of the sector providing continuity to the presence of our exhibitors and monitoring the development of the market and technologies, so in this way the 2025 event at the exhibition grounds will be the natural result of a journey mapped out over the years. The themes that we are thinking about focusing upon definitely include technological innovation and its impact on the employment and training market».

Andreas Züge | General Manager, Hannover Fairs International GmbH
Prof. Riccardo Mangiaracina

«This partnership represents the natural continuation and strenghtening of what we experimented in the 2022 edition of INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA, which saw the B2B Logistics Center Observatory bring a conference enriched by round tables with prominent speakers – among them there were the industry’s key managers. According to Riccardo Mangiaracina, co-founder of the B2C Logistics Center, Intralogistica Italia represents a great opportunity to disseminate the research findings of the center, which has been studying logistics solutions for B2C e-commerce for years, analyzing them from perspectives of economic, environmental, and social sustainability, with a particular focus on the  innovation themes.».

One journey, many events

The journey involves a series of intermediate stages (some open to operators, some limited to participation solely by work group members) and will conclude in 2025 at Fiera Milano on the occasion of INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA, where the most important users and producers of innovative systems for handling, storage, sorting and picking of material inside warehouses will meet.

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