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Logistics is. when flowers imported from foreign countries only start to bloom when they are in the shop. This is just one of the many feats that logistics can achieve companies involved in industry, trade and logistics from all around Germany will be having an open day and showing what they can do on 17 April 2008. Logistics institutes will be opening their doors and presenting research projects and educational institutes will be informing visitors about what courses they offer.
 
Logistics facilitates globalisation, and it is a growing market. In Germany alone the logistics industry employs around 2.7 million people. Each year another 100,000 jobs are added. The Germany-wide Logistics Day is intended as a way of enhancing the public profile of this industry, and attracting in particular young people to choose it as a career.
 
The logistics sector in Germany is the largest sector in the economy after the retail and automotive sectors. As a whole the logistics industry achieves a turnover of 210 billion euros, which is around seven percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Logistics is ranked higher than even the electronics sector and engineering. And at a figure of 2.7 million, it employs more than three times the number of people. The logistics market in Europe is valued at around 900 billion euros. Of that Germany accounts for a uniquely high proportion, at around 23 percent.
 
From the point of view of many foreign investors, Germany has a leading international position in terms of infrastructure quality and logistics technology. The positive global image of logistics services from Germany has a lot to do with the flexibility of its small and medium-sized businesses. Munich trade fairs are also doing their bit in this respect by organising the international trade fair transport logistic. In 2007 this worlds largest event for logistics and transport attracted 47,636 trade visitors from 113 countries and 1,582 exhibitors from 57 countries. The next international trade fair for logistics, telematics and transport takes place from 12 to 15 May 2009 in Munich.
 
Further information about the Logistics Day: www.tag-der-logistik.de
 
Further information about the trade fair:  www.transportlogistic.de

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