DHL UAE holds event to encourage trade with Russia
Senior DHL executives and members of the Russian Business Council met today to discuss the impact and importance of Russian trade lanes to customers in the UAE.
The latest event in its ‘Partners in Trade’ series, the world’s leading logistics company brought together partners and customers from across the UAE that have an invested interest in trade with Russia. It provided DHL with a platform to demonstrate its continued efforts in facilitating and capitalising on regional trade lane relations and partnerships for inter-country economic development.
With over 150 offices (stations, agencies and service points), 250 DHL flights to and from the capital, coverage in 850 Russian cities and given that trade and economic activity is reflected by the demand for transport and logistics services, DHL’s presence in Russia is a key contributing factor to the growth of investment and economic development between the two nations.
The event, which took place at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, was hosted by Frank-Uwe Ungerer, country manager for DHL Express and Adrian Marley, managing director, DHL Express, CIS and South East Europe. It was attended by more than 25 high profile DHL customers including Dr. Igor Egorov, chairman of the Russian Business Council, which operates under the auspices of Dubai Chamber, as a guest speaker.
The UAE is a major trade partner of Russia with growing market attractiveness on both sides of the trade lane. With 350 joint ventures in the UAE, 2012 saw a 40% trade growth between the two countries, with an overall worth of $2 billion across many industry sectors.
Frank-Uwe Ungerer said: “As the International Specialists, we are committed to enhancing trade lane relationships in order to increase global connectivity to benefit the UAE. Our unique series of ‘Partners in Trade’ events is an opportunity for us to showcase our expertise and on-the-ground experience with our customers where trade in these markets is important to them and their business.”
Igor Egorov added: “This event explores the tremendous opportunities that exist for improved trade and investment streams between Russia and the UAE. Russians are proud to be one of the largest foreign investors in the United Arab Emirates. The Russian Business Council is working to expand that relationship and encourage continued bilateral investment. We are working closely with Russian SMEs to help them grow their businesses in the UAE and have been very impressed by the comprehensive services provided by DHL. It is our hope that this event will serve to deepen both cultural and economic ties with the UAE.’
DHL has been a pioneer in the Middle East logistics industry for over 30 years through its innovation, service excellence and commitment to providing customers with superior logistics solutions.