ITW Global Leaders’ Forum looks to next wave of industry growth

09 May 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


On Sunday, the executive leaders from over 25 of the world’s largest wholesale carriers met under the banner of the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and identify the requirements to stimulate a new wave of growth.

GLF ITWThe meeting’s discussions identified the need for the industry to develop a shared vision and agree a set of strategic industry priorities that can be addressed through collaborative action.

Ensuring continued growth in capacity, developing secure platforms to enable industry verticals such as content and fintech, and strengthening ecosystem partnerships were discussed as potential priorities.

Following Sunday’s discussions, the GLF will announce an industry ‘vision’ and prioritised set of enabling actions at Capacity Europe in November.

Following the meeting, ITW Founding Council Chairman and GLF member Alexandre Pébereau commented that “the GLF is a much needed common voice for the wholesale industry. Through engaging with our peers we can drive thought-leadership and collaborate to enable future industry growth”.