• History
    2017 –

History 2017–


21.–26. June 2018

  • The 33rd IELA Congress will take place from June 21st to 24th 2018 in San Francisco, California, USA.
  • The 7th IELA Partnering Event will take place from June 24th to 26th 2018 in San Francisco, California, USA.

01.-03. February 2018

The 2nd IELA Operations Summit will take place from February 1st to 3rd 2018 in Hong Kong


February 2018

The next IELA Board Meeting will take place on February 1st 2018 in Hong Kong.


October 2017

The next IELA Board Meeting will take place from October 4th to 6th 2017 in San Francisco, USA.


August 2017

Total number of members is 161 and 29 affiliates from 53 countries.

27.-29. June 2017

The 6th IELA Partnering Event took place from June 27th to 29th 2017 at the Hilton Prague, Czech Republic.

It was attended by 400 delegates representing 207 companies from 57 countries.


24.–29. June 2017

The 32nd IELA Congress took place from June 24th to 27th 2017 at the Hilton Prague, Czech Republic.

The event was attended by 253 delegates representing 137 companies from 45 countries. 

Following Board Members have been re-elected: 

  • Mariane Ewbank, Fulstandig Shows e Eventos MC Ltda, Brazil
  • Jim Kelty, Airways Freight Corporation, USA
  • Ravinder Sethi, R.E. Rogers India Pvt Ltd, India

Following person has been elected into the Board:

  • Emmanuel Pitchelu, E.S.I. Expo Service International, France

Following members of the Committee have been elected:

  • Bas Oversier, Hudig & veder Forwarding B.V., The Netherlands
  • Vincenzo Scrudato, DHL Trade Fairs & Events, Germany

The winner of the IELA Standards of Performance Survey of the respective category - Domestic Agent or Export Agent - received the Best Agent Awards during the Gala Dinner at Zofin Palace on June 26th 2017.


  • 1st Place: ELF Shipping LLC, UAE
  • 2nd Place: La Rouxnelle Logistics & Consulting, South Africa
  • 3rd Place: JES Logistics Ltd., Hong Kong


  • 1st Place: Interflow Logistics Ltd., Ireland
  • 2nd Place: WEL World Exhibition Logistics, France
  • 3rd Place: BTG Suisse Ltd., Switzerland

The new IELA Training Manual has been distribute to all attending members and is a in depth source of knoledge for all aspects of the exhibuition logistics.

12.-14. May 2017

The 12th Seniors Club Meeting took place from May 12th to 14th 2017 in Bordeaux, France 


15.–16. January 2017

The Board meeting took place from January 15th to 16th in Zurich, Switzerland.


11.–15. January 2017

The IELA Winter Seminar took place from January 11th to 15th in Zurich, Switzerland.

For the first time the attendance at the Winter Seminar will be sponsored by IELA.


October 2016

The next Board meeting will take place from  October 20th to 22nd in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.


July 2016

The total number of members is 155 and 33 affiliates out of 54 countries.


28.– 30. June

The 5th IELA Partnering Event took take place from June 30th to July 2nd 2015 in Singapore.

It was attended by 389 delegates representing 220 companies from 55 countries. Dublin was the largest Industry Networking Event so far.


25.–28. June 2016

The 31st IELA Congress took place from June 25th to 28th 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Burlington Road Dublin, Ireland)

The event was attended by 241 delegates out of 128 members representing 48 countries. With 17 companions the total attendance was 258. Under the theme Inspire Business - Welcome Tomorrow Dublin was the largest Congress ever held in IELA's history.

Following board members have been re-elected:

  • Vicki Bedi, PS Bedi Group, India
  • Feyzan Erel, GRUPTRANS Co., Inc, Turkey
  • Achim Lotzwick, Cretschmar MesseCargo GmbH, Germany
  • Christoph Rauch, BTG Messe - Spedition GmbH. Germany
  • James Ng, Transit Air Cargo Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore


Following Person has been elected into the board.

  • Guido Fornelli, Expotrans S.p.A., Italy


Following members of the Committee have been re-elected:

  • Markus Eichenberger, BTG Suisse Ltd., Switzerland
  • Bernd Keil, GONDRAND|ATEGE GmbH, Germany


Mariane Ewbank has been elected as IELA's first Chairwoman.

The following awards were presented at the Gala Dinner:

  • Best Domestic Agent: BLUELINE Co. Ltd., Japan
  • 2nd Place: GBH Exhibition Forwarding Ltd., United Kingdom 
  • 3rd Place: La Rouxnelle Logistics & Consulting, South Africa
  • Best Export Agent: SWISS EXPO LOGISTICS AG, Switzerland
  • 2nd Place: BTG EXPO GmbH, Germany
  • 3rd Place: On-Site Exhibitions AB, Sweden


6.–8. May 2016

The 11th Seniors Club Meeting took take place from May 6th to 8th 2016 in Florence, Italy.

The event was attended by 25 delegates from 10 countries.


28.–30. January 2016

IELA's 1st Operations Summit took place at the HKCEC.

Under the theme "The New Angle of Networking" IELA offered a fully sponsored event to the operational level of its member companies.

The Operations Summit was attended by 67 delegates representing 67 IELA member companies from 29 countries


28. January 2016

BOM Meeting, Hong Kong (Renaissance Harbour View Hotel)


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