The 5th edition of the International Single Window Conference & Exhibition (SWC) took place at the Conference Palace in Marrakech, Morocco during the first week of September.
The overall theme of the conference was the establishment of a Virtual Single Window concept for foreign trade in all types of industries, including the importance of inclusive cooperation between businesses, partners and suppliers. As both matters are extremely pertinent to Generix Group’s work, it was important for us to attend and participate in this experience-sharing event. I had the great pleasure of taking part in the debate in collaboration with Eumatech, one of our long-standing retail partners and distributors.
The importance of inclusive collaboration
The concept of a Virtual Single Sindow is innovative and rapidly becoming the path to the future in terms of foreign trade. Generix Group has the ability to provide a strong link between the main theme of the conference, building a single window solution for all foreign trade, and the absolute importance of creating multi-business collaboration solutions, in particular EDI. The conference brought together experts on the topic, as well as companies who support the system and others who are looking to implement it in the near future.
Creating a digital network flow
Up until now, the Virtual Single Window concept has mainly only been tested in the shipping and harbor industries, but these industries are not stand-alone and have large networks of suppliers and transporters in the background. These entire ecosystems will soon be required to move towards using a single window system, with the aim of streamlining flows and processes on an international level.
This conference brought up the importance of a structured shift towards a completely digital management of flows as well as the dematerialization of documents exchanged in all areas of a company’s ecosystem.
Naoual Benaïssa - Channel Manager EMEA, Generix Group