More than 140 exhibitors will present their latest solutions in two weeks, at this year’s free fair Parcel + Post lounge. The largest international exhibition and conference of the postal and parcel industry takes place October 12-14, in Vienna, Austria, where visitors can see and experience the best and most exciting innovations and technologies designed to shape the future of the industry – all under one roof for maximum convenience.
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Hosted for the first time since 2019, this year’s show is highly anticipated, providing a much-needed opportunity for Posts and parcel carriers to research and try out the new solutions they need to cope with the unprecedented explosion. e-commerce and home delivery observed. during the recent pandemic.
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Recognizing the extraordinary circumstances of the past 18 months, the organizer has decided to waive the conference subscription fee (rates would normally apply) as the conference is now completely free.
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A host of new technologies are expected to make their debut in Vienna. For example, QuadriBot will present nanoSense – a solution to track packages and generate alerts when events such as temperature or humidity changes or other incidents occur during delivery. As small as a USB stick, it combines both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and NFC technology, and fits easily into any package. Features include temperature, humidity, vibration, motion, and position sensing; automatic detection and pairing with other devices via NFC; fast BLE wireless data transfer; wireless charging technology (QI); enclosures in the IP41 and IP65 varieties for outdoor and indoor use; and out-of-the-box, customizable data processing and fusion.
Senders looking to improve their address accuracy should stop by Loqate booth, which will showcase the latest version of its new address capture (verification) solution, with five new features including multilingual and character input, location bias, advanced results filtering, fuzzy match and 150% more street data and 151% more postal codes.
Stage 2 experts will showcase the latest features of its Airmail Data (AMD) system, which it claims is the only postal electronic data interchange (EDI) solution that can give Posts full visibility into their Segment 2 operations, regardless of the mode of transport. AMD‘s functionality was extended in response to the Covid-19 crisis, which prompted Posts to find new partners ready to deliver mail according to UPU standards. The company claims to have the ambition to offer posts – especially those affected by the future ICS2 regulation – the possibility of organizing an “EDI self”, even when the air market is not reactive.
The growth of the e-commerce market has resulted in an increasing demand for paper and corrugated packaging. Kern will present its PackOnTime 2box multi-format packaging system for high-quality corrugated boxes, available in custom shipping packaging for any type of order. To produce the correct box size, the items to be packaged are dynamically measured, then automatically wrapped and the box sealed. Boxes can be customized using pre-printed corrugated cardboard or through an integrated digital printer.
A wide range of new parcel locker solutions will also be presented in Vienna, including the launch of Keba KePol Flex system designed for quick and economical outdoor installation, featuring a powerful internal battery that lasts its entire life, eliminating the need for expensive electrical integration.
Many new sorting systems and technologies will also be at the center of the Parcel + Post Expo 2021 exhibition. For example, BlueCrest guide visitors through its SortEngine 360 platform with integrated OCR technology, which enables operators to collect information and gain efficiency across the processing environment; while Beumer will show how techniques such as 3D visualization, machine learning and data analysis can help improve the optimization, availability and capacity of the sorting system.
Visitors can also expect to see exciting new electric vehicles, ideal for the last mile. japanese company Help to now offers its new AA-Cargo vehicle throughout Europe, equipped with a single battery that can be recharged to 80% in less than two hours from 220V domestic networks or via an on-board charger. Its generously proportioned rear deck can carry a payload of 100kg of various types and sizes of boxes, making it the ideal trike for refrigerated, hot, grocery and parcel delivery around town.
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This year’s conference will be completely free, with live presentations from over 100 expert speakers from leading organizations including Austrian Post, Emirates Post, Doddle, Swiss Post, UPU, PostNord, DPD, Hermes, Canada Post , Correos, Russian Post and Whistl. See the complete program here.
Dedicated sessions will focus on digital transformation, sustainability, improving last mile convenience, lessons learned from the pandemic, as well as the very popular Innovation and Startup Day (Tuesday, October 12), organized speak Postal innovation platform (PIP), Bernhard Bukovc, in partnership with Swiss Post, Austrian Post and Parcel + Post Expo.
The winner of the PIP Innovation award will be announced at the Parcel & Postal Technology International Awards, which themselves feature eight categories in total, with the trophies being presented at a reception on Tuesday, October 12.
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