DUBAI : The World Logistics Passport (WLP), a global, private sector-led initiative designed to smooth the flow of global trade, is to host its inaugural Global Summit on Tuesday 08 June 2021.
Held virtually, 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 convene global leaders from business, government and international organizations 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 program.
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.”
“International trade is of central importance to the global economy, contributing significantly to development, growth and employment. 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.”
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO and of Emirates Group, will chair the Summit. It will feature discussion leaders including Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, Marcelo Sampaio, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Brazil, Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Trade and Integration, Republic of Kazakhstan. Representatives from the World Customs Organization (WCO) and other international organizations will be present, with discussion taking place under Chatham House rules.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO and Group Chairman, DP World, said: “As a worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain and logistics firm, and as a partner of the program, DP World is at the forefront of evolving and expanding the WLP. Key to the program’s success is that it is free to join and open to all – any country or corporation that plays an active role in international trade is welcome.”
Source : WLP