Inaugural World Logistics Passport Global Summit to be held on 8 June

Inaugural World Logistics Passport Global Summit to be held on 8 June

HH Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to chair the Summit

The World Logistics Passport (WLP), a global, private sector-led initiative designed to smooth the flow of global trade, will host its inaugural Global Summit on Tuesday 08 June 2021.

To be held remotely, the Summit’s overarching ambition is to further international cooperation in order to offer businesses the right regulatory conditions, information and incentives to unlock the full potential of global trade.

It will bring together global leaders from business, government and international organisations to share perspectives on the key trends shaping the freight and logistics industry. In addition, it will take stock of the WLP’s achievements and chart the way forward for the programme.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, will chair the Summit.

India, South Africa and Indonesia join the World Logistics Passport

It will also feature prominent leaders in the global logistics sector including Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said: “As a worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain and logistics firm, and as a partner of the programme, DP World is at the forefront of evolving and expanding the WLP.

"Key to the programme’s success is the fact that it is free to join and open to all – any country or corporation that plays an active role in international trade is welcome.”

Mike Bhaskaran, CEO, WLP said: “In partnership with business leaders and governments alike, the WLP Global Summit will seek to build consensus on how the WLP can contribute to more and better international trade.

“In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the WLP is an integral part of the global response to boost international trade, facilitate access to new markets and increase resilience of the global supply chain.”

Read More: World Logistics Passport Continues to Expand Globally

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