In spite of numerous challenges and uncertainties, analysts forecast a tranquil year in the warehouse and logistics sector. The upcoming months ought to be especially calm for the companies located in Upper Silesia. Good traffic solutions and proximity of the foreign markets make Silesia a bright point in the map not only of Poland, but also of Europe.
Gliwice enjoy the popularity gained thanks to its closeness to the junction of A1 and A4 motorways. Because of the great localization, the city and a subzone of Katowice Special Economic Zone may be proud of the presence of many investors.
“Logistics and warehouse market still remains a very promising sector, mainly due to the constant development of e-commerce or the relocation processes of production from Western to Central Europe”, said Zygmunt Frankiewicz, the Mayor of Gliwice. “To aquire investors, we must strongly emphasise advantages of our city and region, so that they become more noticeable than those of our competiotion”, he added.
The city’s authorities do not just talk. They act. One of the important actions was creating the Silesian Logistics Cluster in Gliwice. It is formed by developers, logistic operators, advisors, schools and universities, as well as business supporting institutions. Cluster’s aim is to promote the localization and build a joint, complex logistic offer. Another example of authorities’ consistent actions was organizing a press-tour for representatives of the most recognizable foreign logistic magazines and showing them city’s assets.
“Gliwiece – Silesia’s logistic hub” – this message should reach up to the guests of “Investments. Logistics. Future” conference, which will be held on the 20th of March in Gold Hotel Silvia in Gliwice. It is going to be the second event organized under this title in the city. The previous one, in March of 2012, attracted more than 100 people.
Lecturers and listeners will have the opportunity of discussing the latest trends in the sector and their possible development, as well as the impact they may have on Silesia. Those include development of automotive sector, possible reindustrialization or consolidation of warehouse centres, to name just a few.