04/04/2019, 09:30 AM CEST

DHL supports WorldSkills Europe as official logistics partner for vocational skills competitions

As the official logistics partner, DHL is in capacity to handle all transport and logistics services for the EuroSkills events hosted by WorldSkills Europe.

Vincenzo Scrudato, CEO DHL Trade Fairs & Events and Dita Traidas, President of WorldSkills Europe.

  • DHL Trade Fairs & Events is nominated to coordinate event preparation and equipment transport for teams, exhibitors and event host

Bonn - DHL Trade Fairs & Events, the specialists for fair and event logistics and part of DHL Freight, has been appointed as preferred logistics partner for WorldSkills Europe. As the official logistics partner of the nonprofit organization, DHL is in capacity to handle all transport and logistics services for the EuroSkills events hosted by WorldSkills Europe. The service is offered to several local and regional vocational skills competitions, including the collection of equipment and toolboxes of the participating teams, transporting these to the venue, and delivering them to the respective stands. In addition, DHL Trade Fairs & Events is providing storage, container management, stand set-up and break-down, loading and unloading of equipment for the event organizer, and customs clearance.

"We are pleased to be providing logistical support for WorldSkills Europe as they bring together talented young people from across Europe to showcase their skills. At DHL Trade Fairs & Events, we recognize the benefits of collaborating within a diverse group who can share their talents and knowledge. As part of the most international company in the world, we see firsthand how diversity contributes to better outcomes, no matter which industry," says Vincenzo Scrudato, CEO DHL Trade Fairs & Events.

Through regional, national and biannual Europe-wide competitions, WorldSkills Europe emphasizes the value of vocational skills for young people and challenges them to improve themselves and inspire their peers. The events introduce youth across the European continent to a variety of careers, from manufacturing and engineering to creative arts and fashion and beyond. The next Europe-wide EuroSkills event will be held in Graz, Austria, in 2020.

"Each year we host so many events in locations across Europe so it's absolutely crucial to have a reliable partner on board. We chose DHL Trade Fairs & Events because we know they have the expertise to transport heavy equipment and coordinate the logistics of our competitions in each Member State that hosts an event," states Laurence Gates, General Manager, WorldSkills Europe.

DHL has also been chosen as the official logistics partner of WorldSkills Kazan 2019, which will take place in August of this year. This global competition is hosted by WorldSkills International and brings together competitors from more than 60 countries to compete in 56 skills. WorldSkills International and WorldSkills Europe work together to respectively improve and modernize global and regional skills competitions.

David Stöppler

Spokesperson for the topics DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight

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