DHL hosts SMEs and e-com startups for logistics breakfast
DHL Express hosted the second edition of its e-commerce Business Breakfast meeting that brought startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and e-retailers from across the UAE together to discuss topics ranging from last-mile delivery, Omni-channel integration, multi-channel retailing to starting a business in the UAE.
The session aimed to educate customers and partners on e-commerce solutions that support local businesses to go global.
DHL’s Business Breakfast welcomed a large number of attendees including Creative971 - leading shopify plus agency; Fodel - last mile delivery tech startup; Vinculum Group - global software company enabling Omni channel retailing; Creative Zone - leading UAE company setup provider; e-commerce merchants; SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Key speakers who shared invaluable insights at the meeting included Julia Jackle co-founder and CEO of Creative971; Soumia Benturquia, founder and CEO of Fodel; Rachna Prasad, head of marketing, Inside Sales & Alliances of Vinculum Group and Steve Mayne, managing partner of Creative Zone.
“The Middle East e-commerce market is growing rapidly and we are dedicated to supporting our customers as they evolve from a local to a global business, by providing them with the best tools and solutions for their growth,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE country manager, DHL Express.
“DHL Express UAE is firmly positioned as the leading logistics partner in the market offering state-of-the-art facilities to our partners and customers,” he added. “The Business Breakfast event reiterates our strong commitment to supporting the growth of our customers through the facilitation of global e-commerce trade.”
Julia Jackle, co-Founder and CEO of Creative971, said: “The DHL Business Breakfast was the perfect fit between ecosystem partners. The value given to attendees and partners was valuable and engaging. The day discussed many points and solutions for the current ecommerce market in the region, as well as the future of ecommerce in the region.”
Soumia Benturquia, founder & CEO of FODEL, said: “The Business Breakfast was a brilliant session with a clear focus on e-commerce attended by an engaged audience from the industry.
“It was interesting to share how FODEL in partnership with DHL are gradually improving the last mile delivery model in the GCC. Our network of pick-up locations and its integration with leading e-retailers make FODEL a better solution to the delivery problem faced by online shoppers and e-commerce companies.”
Rachna Prasad, head of marketing, Inside Sales & Alliances at Vinculum Group, said: “DHL Business Breakfast in Dubai was a powerful platform to meet, interact and showcase solutions to a selected set of interested audience. The specially curated session with handpicked participants and speakers was a perfect mix. It allowed room for focused discussions that could answer questions on real issues on one hand and show the big picture on the other.”
DHL’s Business Breakfast is a knowledge-sharing platform to mentor, interact with, exchange ideas, network, and support the community in which it operates in, and comprises of a growing number of stakeholders in the logistics and e-commerce businesses.
The meetings discuss topics and issues that impact business landscape in the UAE and the MENA region.