Small and medium-sized companies in the logistics sector are often put off appearing at major events by the costs involved. LogRealCampus offers the perfect solution here, giving these firms the opportunity to appear at EXPO REAL regardless. We caught up with Alois Meir from Realbüro Meir Gesellschaft mbH and Uwe Veres-Homm from the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS to ask them about the concept behind the stand and their presence at this year’s trade fair.
When did you first become a LogRealCampus co-exhibitor?
Alois Meir: We have been at the event as part of LogRealCampus every year since we found out about the stand back in 2013.
Uwe Veres-Homm: We have been involved since the stand was first launched in 2012. In our view, this joint stand has evolved over time to become an established point of contact for the logistics property sector.
What made you decide to return as a LogRealCampus co-exhibitor in 2016?
Meir: Each year our decision is based on the faultless organization and the fantastic network surrounding Rudolf Hämel and the longstanding partners at the stand.
Veres-Homm: For us, it is important that we have a fixed position for our customers and project partners, and the exchange with the other stand partners is also vital. Everyone knows everyone else and we all look forward to seeing each other again the next time around.
What advantages does LogRealCampus offer trade fair participants?
Meir: It is a great relief for us that most of the organization is taken care of, leaving us to focus on what is really important.
Veres-Homm: LogRealCampus brings together an incredibly wide range of expertise, ensuring that the topic of logistics properties and locations can be put in the spotlight at EXPO REAL and viewed from all perspectives, with all of the different groups of stakeholders united at one stand.
Are you going to be putting on a special event or presenting a specific project?
Meir: We are going to be presenting two large-scale projects that we are currently working on in Vienna. I can actually reveal some details about one of them now: We have just acquired a commercial property on the A22 in the Wien-Nord district of Vienna spanning some 60,000 m2, and are at the initial stage of planning a logistics center with approximately 20,000 m2 of usable space and an office building.
Veres-Homm: Alongside our studies and products relating to logistics site assessment and regional consultancy, this year we will also be focusing on a new consulting product that we are offering in partnership with Logivest Concept GmbH. This allows us to back up decisions as to whether or not investments into specific logistics properties should be made on the basis of a detailed site report.