The Organiser: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – the CILT – is the largest international organization for professionals working in transport and - more broadly - in logistics and supply chains, providing its members with a range of services associated with the broadly understood TFL industry. The Institute's prestigious position in the TFL industry is attested by the fact that it associates 33,000 members in over 100 countries worldwide. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the oldest institute of logistics in Europe. Founded in 1919 in Great Britain, it received the "Royal Charter" title in 1926. Currently, the honorary patron of the Institute is Her Majesty Princess Royal Anne.


Co-organiser: The International University of Logistics and Transport in Wrocław (IULT)


The International University of Logistics and Transport in Wrocław (IULT), created in 2001 in cooperation with the French group ESIDEC in Metz, has been developing its didactic and scientific potential basing on world’s best standards and innovative programmes in order to provide its students with access to up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge technologies. In 2003, the University received the award of the French Prime Minister for the best European educational project, among 92 projects from the whole world. Furthermore, the IULT was named the best logistics university in Poland according to the "Perspektywy" national ranking in 2016. Thanks to its continuous efforts in developing the level of education, caring for the introduction of practical elements and, above all, owing to collaboration with leading companies from the TFL sector, the IULT is currently the only university in Central and Eastern Europe accredited by the CILT (UK). The IULT also puts a strong emphasis on international cooperation. At the moment the University cooperates with more than 300 universities and partner institutions from all around the world. This cooperation involves both educational activities in the area of mobility, supporting and offering joint education programmes, as well as research sphere (joint research projects, international scientific conferences and publications, industry meetings and workshops).


The place of Convention: Wrocław


Wrocław is one of the oldest cities in Poland. Located in the south-western part of the country, it is the capital of one of the 16 voivodships and the fourth biggest city in Poland. Its population stands at 650 thousand and its area equals 300 square kilometres. Furthermore, Wrocław is one of the leading academic centres of Poland with over 120,000 students (20% of the whole city’s population) living there. The city is located on a plain, by the Oder river whose channels and branches create a unique atmosphere. The city is an important centre for production and transit, and one of the most important logistic centres in the country – there are many logistics and freight forwarding companies, the second largest railway freight station in Poland, as well as logistics parks with a growing storage area. Leading companies from forwarding sector like DHL, FedEx and UPS have opened recently their logistic centres in Wrocław. The city is a space filled with innovation, development, good perspectives, modern technologies and science. It has incredible business potential that has been appreciated by such companies leading in their industries as Amazon, LG Philips, Hewlett-Packard, Volvo, Nokia Siemens, Google, IBM, Whirlpool and FagorMastercook. Since the beginning of the 21st century, the city has had a developing high-tech sector. Many high-tech companies are located in the Wrocław Technology Park which is the place concentrating the energy coming from people full of creative ideas who find there the conditions for the development of their concepts. The cityis focused on cooperation with enterprises based on advanced technologies, laboratories as well as academic and R&D centres. Wrocław also gained the reputation of a vibrant cultural hub. It was named the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and only one year later it hosted the World Games.





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