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Insights Impressive growth of Middle East’s Material Handling Industry Shashi Shekhar Group Chairman & Founder, SCLG Chairman & Managing Partner, innovaXL twitter: @shashi_SCLG I had the opportunity to attend Material Handling Exhibition organized by Messe Frankfurt in Dubai this month. I was indeed impressed to note a significant advancement of technology, equipment, racking systems and robots that help build a safe, efficient and qualitative operations within warehouses. It was a pleasure to see expert solutions from leading organizations like Span, SSi Schaefer, Loc 8, Twintec, Grey Orange, Swisslog, Genavco, Eternity and Daifuku which can truly help in bringing excellence and safety for warehouses in this region. I must say that there is a growing need of bringing more safety and excellence for warehouse operations across industry in region. On another note, announcement of massive Mars prototype city to be built in Dubai is aimed at doing simulation of life at Mars. This city as well will address challenges pertaining to security of food, water, energy and agriculture for this planet Earth. This announcement of building Mars City in Dubai could be yet another giant step for mankind and humanity. September 2017 75