First Conference in The First and Only Logistics Faculty of Turkey

Turkey’s first and only Logistics Faculty’s first conference to be held in partnership with Pegasus Cargo

Pegasus Cargo, standing out over its rivals with its on-time and quality service offered under the motto ‘The Easy Way to Send’ is holding the International Transport and Logistics Conference on 23-24 March 2016 in partnership with Istanbul University’s Transportation and Logistics Faculty. The two day International Transport and Logistics Conference will bring together students and key representatives in the sector.

Pegasus Cargo Vice President Aydin Alpa emphasised the significance of their partnership with Istanbul University for the International Transport and Logistics Conference, to be held for the fifth time in five years by Pegasus Cargo, and said: “As you may know, the teaching of logistics in Turkey started at Istanbul University. This year there has been an exciting development. Having previously been offered under the Masters programme, this year the teaching of logistics was brought under one faculty. This is Turkey’s first and only logistics faculty, and I hope this new development will yield great results for the sector and its students. We decided to co-host the Faculty’s first international conference as we are always interested in pioneering new projects. As Pegasus Cargo, we will continue to support the partnership between the university and the sector.”

Prof. Dr. Abdullah Okumus, Dean of Transportation and Logistics Faculty, Istanbul University underlined the significance of partnerships between the university and sector, noting the conference will be very beneficial in this regard. He stressed Istanbul University’s pioneering mission and that the new development will pave the way for spearheading logistics education not only in Turkey but also in the world, and noted the conference is open to all logistics students.

Prof. Dr. Sedat Murat, Vice Rector of Istanbul University, emphasised the importance of such events in the realisation of Turkey’s goals to become a ‘regional logistics hub’, the popularisation, diversification and the improvement in the quality of logistics education, and the training of qualified staff in line with Turkey’s Transport and Communications Strategy for 2050.

Prof. Dr. Abdullah Okumus - Dean of Transportation and Logistics Faculty, Istanbul University, Prof.Dr. Sedat Murat – Vice Rector of Istanbul University, Aydin Alpa - Pegasus Vice President Cargo , Gultekin Altuntas - Vice Dean of Transport and Logistics Faculty, Istanbul Univerity