WConnecta will be held in Madrid in October where 1.000 transport professionals are expected to attend

The top networking event will hold its ninth edition in the Spanish capital coinciding with the Fruit Attraction Fair.

After 8 editions and after its success in Germany, WConnecta returns to its home town. Madrid will host this 26th of October the forthcoming call of the most important transport networking event, expecting 1.000 attendants.

WConnecta Madrid 2018, organized by Wtransnet Foundation in their effort to carry out transport initiatives, will represent a new opportunity for all European companies to take part in the only networking conference within the sector.


This year’s edition will go along with the Fruit Attraction, the international fruit and vegetable fair that will take place in IFEMA from the 23rd to the 25th October. This way, two events of interest take place at the same time, allowing companies to attend both.

All these years, 3.500 professionals from 30 different European countries have sat at WConnecta’s speed networking tables, resulting in 50 thousand fast meetings that have then surely generated thousands of collaborations.

The manager of Wtransnet Foundation, José María Sallés states that: “Since technology burst into transport many things have changed considerably:  the business relationships we had, our way of doing business, etc. Something hasn’t changed, however: the need to shake somebody’s hand. Body contact is essential when it comes to closing a deal. It provides you a feeling of trust and security. It was from that idea that we thought of WConnecta and it’s uplifting to know that business competitors sit at the same table looking for compromises.”


Nevertheless, WConnecta’s format will remain unchanged after discussing the event’s international presence, the consolidation of the number of attendants and its recognition among other companies in the sector. If something works, improve it.

The speed networking rounds, where attendants will join ‘speed-dating’ interviews with professionals according to their individual needs, will be organized by area and by international or national routes.

The Cargo Area will once again be an all-day open space where logistics operators and transport companies offering freights will hold private, previously-agreed meetings with professionals interested in working with them.

Finally, we must not forget two important points: The Coffee Area, a permanent cafeteria space available for informal meetings throughout the day and the Business Center, this year’s innovation: every participant will have access to a meeting area and will be able to hold more private business meetings.

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