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ALIDI Holds Forum “Logistics is our business 2009”


 ALIDI held a unique business forum “Logistics is our business”. It was designed for logistics and supply chain managers. The event gathered in new ALIDI distribution center in Nizhny Novgorod more than 200 representatives of major Russian manufactures and retailers. The forum was organized together with Event-make company. This highly focused event was specifically designed for directors and purchasing managers, for those seeking innovations and solutions that will positively impact their business.

“For the first time our company received such an important event of national scale. We have an experience in organizing Open door days for our partners and higher schools. But life changes and when this year Event-make offered us cooperation in organization of the logistics event we accepted with pleasure this proposal and did our best to make the event interesting for attendees. – says Peter Demchenkov, General Director at ALIDI group.

The forum offered attendees several activities: conference, exposition and a tour of the warehouse including demonstration of implemented modern technologies. The warehouse guide-tour was especially popular among visitors, and instead of 30 minutes lasted more than an hour. Guests had a unique possibility to gain experience in warehouse work organization and to see tools that might help us improve logistics processes and reduce costs.

The conference was as well very informative. The expert panel comprised industry gurus. They demonstrated their presentations concerning logistics industry development in difficult economic situation.

 The list of experts who made presentation includes:
- Nikolay Tityukhin, President of EuroAsian Logistic Association (EALA)
- Irina Ivanova, Director of Supply Management, Distribution and Logistics, “M.Video”
- Michael Vasiliev, Deputy General Director at “ITKOR”
- Sergey Alipov’s, Head of Distribution Operations at Nestle-Russia
- Peter Demchekov, General Director at ALIDI Group
- Olga Gryaznova, Trainer-consultant at Logist-ICS
- Stanislav Galkin, Head of Logistic Service Department at IKEA-Nizhny Novgorod
- Alexandr Mokeev, Director at TNT Express- Nizhny Novgorod

The keynote of the conference was the increasing role of the Volga region in Russian logistics market and the shifting of the freight flows from Moscow to regions. For example M.video company, Russian chain of household appliances presented their project of transfer of 30 %logistics operations from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod. ALIDI was selected as a provider of choice to organize M.video distribution center.
The forum was held thanks to the sponsorship of leading Russian companies: Sberbank, Ingosstrakh, VSK. FORS, S-logistics, TNT.

“The forums under name “Our Business” were created by our company 5 years ago We have experience of organizing annual events in various industries: restaurants, retail, medicine. These events have quickly become brands. The feedback from guests of “Logistics is our business” was very positive, we started to form logistics business community and I’m sure that we will meet the next year”, – says Elvira Barbashova, General Director at Event-make.