World Skills Europe: DHL is the official logistics partner

The next European vocational skills competition will be held in the Styrian capital of Graz in 2020

World Skills Europe: DHL is the official logistics partner Bild: DHL Freight

DHL Trade Fairs & Events, a DHL Freight division specialising in fair and event logistics, has been appointed as preferred logistics partner for WorldSkills Europe. As the official logistics partner of the nonprofit organization, DHL is in capacity to handle all transport and logistics services for the EuroSkills events hosted by WorldSkills Europe.

The service is offered to several local and regional vocational skills competitions, including the collection of equipment and toolboxes of the participating teams, transporting these to the venue, and delivering them to the respective stands. In addition, DHL Trade Fairs & Events is providing storage, container management, stand set-up and break-down, loading and unloading of equipment for the event organizer, and customs clearance.

“Each year we host so many events in locations across Europe so it’s absolutely crucial to have a reliable partner on board. We chose DHL Trade Fairs & Events because we know they have the expertise to transport heavy equipment and coordinate the logistics of our competitions in each Member State that hosts an event,” states Laurence Gates, General Manager, WorldSkills Europe.

Through regional, national and biannual Europe-wide competitions, WorldSkills Europe emphasizes the value of vocational skills for young people and challenges them to improve themselves and inspire their peers. The events introduce youth across the European continent to a variety of careers, from manufacturing and engineering to creative arts and fashion and beyond. 

DHL was also chosen as the official logistics partner of WorldSkills Kazan 2019, which will take place in August this year. This global competition is hosted by WorldSkills International and brings together competitors from more than 60 countries to compete in 56 skills.