Munich, 15th October: International trade fair organiser, Messe München, announced it has bought Air Cargo India and Air Cargo Africa from STAT Trade Times, an Indian publishing house. Financial details were not disclosed.
Air Cargo India, a biennial event, takes place in Mumbai. The 7th edition of Air Cargo India was held in February this year, featuring 74 exhibitors and over 2,500 visitors. The 4th edition of Air Cargo Africa attracted 80 exhibitors and recorded 2,126 visitors to the event in 2017. The 5th edition Air Cargo Africa will be held from 19th to 21st February 2019 in Johannesburg.
Under the terms of the acquisition, Priyo Patra, the former owner of the shows and co-owner of The STAT Trade Times, will work with Messe München to expand the two shows.
Gerhard Gerritzen, member of the Management Board of Messe München, said, “With the Air Cargo trade shows in India and South Africa, we are complementing our international logistics network of successful events in important markets. With Priyo Patra on board, we can rely on a strong partner anchored in these markets and industries, a successful strategy that we are pursuing in all our foreign trade fairs.”
Source: transport logistic press release