On 19-20 November 2014 Europe’s largest inland navigation conference - Barge to Business - took place in the Kirchberg Conference Centre in Luxembourg. In parallel to the Conference the exhibition hall hosted interesting business talks in the framework of the business-to-business platform Riverdating. Many visitors stopped by the Danube Business Corner, a stand hosting a delegation of representatives of the Danube logistics sector.
Organised by viadonau the Danube Business Corner hosted the Danube delegation partners comprising Schachinger Logistik, Fluvius, Plimsoll and the Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports. The Danube Logistics sector has by now earned the status of “regular guest” at Barge to Business and Riverdating.
Over 100 meetings for all the participants over two days of Riverdating showed the real interest in the solutions that Danube navigation has to offer; many visitors stopped by the Danube Business Corner for meetings and general inquiries. Business cards were exchanged and new contacts were made.
Barge to Business and Riverdating have proven once more that such events are of great importance for the inland navigation sector. Conferences on the latest navigation-relevant topics coupled with fast-track meetings have proven to be turnkey solution in initiating new business contacts and triggering a modal shift to inland navigation.
The Barge to Business 2014 event was an initiative of the European Logistics Advisory Network (ELAN), a European project without commercial interest that brings together waterway managers and promotion agencies.