Dubai, UAE – 18, August, 2018 – Agility DGS helped the International Humanitarian City launch an awareness campaign in celebration of the 2018 World Humanitarian Day and in conjunction with the Year of Zayed. The celebrations included the launch of a mobile exhibition showcasing the humanitarian legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE; it also featured the role of IHC Community in addressing humanitarian crisis and emergencies.
As one of the main sponsors of this event, and the premier logistics provider for humanitarian aid missions, Agility DGS, in partnership with Agility GIL, facilitated and provided an Agility truck that moved the container from IHC to the City Walk location.
The campaign was co-organized by members of International Humanitarian City representing UN Agencies and international humanitarian organizations, including the World Food Programme, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), as well as private sector suppliers to the humanitarian community Kuehne+Nagel, Allied, NRS International, and UPS.
In addition to providing the truck, Agility DGS will help execute all the container moves during the campaign in the UAE commencing in September 2018. This mobile unit will be transported around the country’s seven Emirates, visiting key locations and schools targeting students aged 12-17 years with an aim to engage the “hearts and minds” of youth in the country and reinforce the spirit of humanitarianism.
The Agility DGS business development team recently attended defense transportation conferences including AUSA Global Force Symposium, Joint EUCOM/AFRICOM Deployment and Distribution Conference (JEADDC), and the NDIA National Logistics Forum. These conferences present opportunities for our team to promote and market Agility DGS as the premier logistics provider for government customers in challenging environments.
- AUSA Global Force Symposium – From March 26-28, 2018, our business development team attended the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium, a three-day event featuring presentations from Army leadership and keynote remarks from several Army officials. The exposition helped our team understand the interests of warfighters and senior Army leaders with the spirit of entrepreneurial and commercial leaders of the defense industry. Attendees included Dan Mongeon, Mark Young and Rich Brooks.
- JEADDC conference – From May 21-23, 2018, our team attended The EUCOM / AFRICOM Deployment and Distribution Conference, a forum focused on increasing and improving both relationships and information flow across the European distribution enterprise. From the conference, we learned about stakeholder operations models, shared deployment and distribution opportunities, and collaboration possibilities with the Department of Defense. Attendees included Mark Young, Darrell Gifford, Nick Taylor and Keven Falvo.
From left to right: Nick Taylor, Darrell Gifford, Mark Young and Keven Falvo
- NDIA conference- From May 15-16, 2018, our team attended the National Defense Industrial Association Conference, a meeting bringing together senior government and industry logistics policy officials and practitioners to address current challenges facing the delivery of logistics capabilities and services in the current and future severely resource constrained environment. The meeting provided our team the opportunity to foster our public and private partnership in defense transportation through the discussion of new policies, technologies, and best practices. Attendees included Dan Mongeon, Mark Young, Rich Brooks, and George Allen.
“These conferences are great learning and networking opportunities to help us stay up-to-date and learn new ways to improve our businesses”, commented Mark Young. “In addition, they also help us build visibility within the defense industry profession by raising DGS’s profile, and help us identify new business opportunities.”