14 October 2015
Dubai, U.A.E. -- FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, was represented by David J. Ross, regional president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa at the recent Leaders in Logistics Summit 2015. Ross participated in the opening panel, "Realizing Aspirations and Meeting Expectations". During the session, he highlighted the numerous opportunities for logistics players in the Middle East, and particularly those in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. He also emphasized the importance of public-private sector collaboration, and discussed the benefits of unified customs systems to enable smoother intra-regional trade.
"In the run up to Expo 2020, businesses of all sizes, from both public and private sectors will be involved in one form or the other fuelling growth across all major industries in the UAE. Demand for international and domestic shipping will increase as the country prepares to host the exposition. This opens up opportunities for our sector," Ross said. "Similarly, the growing logistics infrastructure will enable us to increase and enhance our service offerings. It is an exciting time to do business in the GCC, and the wider Middle East region."
The Leaders in Logistics Summit 2015 was attended by the region's supply chain and logistics industry leaders, representing the decision-makers shaping the sector's future.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $48 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 325,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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