WorldSkills Europe bets on DHL Trade Fairs & Events and their transport and logistics expertise to coordinate the logistics of its vocational skills competitions across Europe
(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight’s specialists for fair and event logistics DHL Trade Fairs & Events will be the preferred logistics partner for WorldSkills Europe. As part of the partnership DHL will handle all transport and logistics services for the EuroSkills events hosted by WorldSkills Europe. This includes several local and regional vocational skills competitions as well as the collection of equipment and toolboxes of the participating teams, transporting them to the venue, and delivering items to the respective stands. Furthermore, DHL Trade Fairs & Events will provide storage, container management, stand set-up and break-down, loading and unloading of equipment for the event organizer as well as customs clearance.
WorldSkills Europe, based in Amsterdam, hosts regional, national and biannual Europe-wide competitions with focus on the value of vocational skills for young people and challenges them to improve themselves and inspire their peers. The events also help youth across Europe explore variety of career opportunities, from manufacturing and engineering to creative arts and fashion and beyond.
Graz, Austria will be the next host of Europe-wide EuroSkills event in 2020.
Commenting on the partnership Vincenzo Scrudato, CEO DHL Trade Fairs & Events says:
“We are pleased to be providing logistical support for WorldSkills Europe as they bring together talented young people from across Europe to showcase their skills. At DHL Trade Fairs & Events, we recognize the benefits of collaborating within a diverse group who can share their talents and knowledge. As part of the most international company in the world, we see firsthand how diversity contributes to better outcomes, no matter which industry.”
Laurence Gates, General Manager, WorldSkills Europe:
“Each year we host so many events in locations across Europe so it’s absolutely crucial to have a reliable partner on board. We chose DHL Trade Fairs & Events because we know they have the expertise to transport heavy equipment and coordinate the logistics of our competitions in each Member State that hosts an event.”
In addition, DHL will also be the official logistics partner of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 this August. Competitors from more than 60 countries will be brought together to compete in 56 skills. WorldSkills International and WorldSkills Europe are working together to improve and modernize global and regional skills competitions.
SOURCE: Deutsche Post DHL Group