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Report of the BVL Board 2017 >>

Preface by BVL's Presidents Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Klinkner and Prof. Dr. Robert Blackburn

"BVL uses its unique status as a network and an impartial association to advance the interests of logistics across all sectors and to ensure that the logistics industry is heard in the halls of power." (more ...)


  • Events – regional and national, free and fee-based events to spread knowledge and promote networking

  • Services – publications, research, platforms for know-how transfer and building personal networks

  • Campus – hands-on knowledge for hands-on solutions, international business and logistics, lifelong learning

  • Awards – recognition for innovative and inspirational ideas for logistics activities in industry, science and the media

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BVL members …

  • have access to updated knowledge bases:
    • market expertise
    • facts and figures
    • know-how and experience
  • are able to identify and evaluate trends more easily
  • can assess their standing in the competitive arena
  • have the chance to meet other participants from both sides of the market
  • can continously expand their personal network
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  • Nonprofit association founded in 1978, objective, non-affiliated, does not represent special interests

  • More than 11,000 members from the top echelons of industry, trade, services and the world of academia

  • 28 Chapters in Germany

  • 25 Student Chapters in Germany

  • 300 free events every year

  • 11 international Chapters: Beijing, Hefei, Istanbul, Katowice, Korea-Seoul, Luxembourg, Moscow, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and US Southeast

  • 15 BVL Representatives around the world

  • Around 250 honorary officials

  • Exchange of expertise and experience

  • Raises awareness for the importance of logistics and promotes the application and development of supply chain activities

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BVL Campus supports professional qualification in the fields of business- and supply chain management with seminars and offical degress at the German Foreign Trade & Logistics Academy.

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