HLA will once again be exhibiting at AidEx Brussels on 14-15th November. We hope to greet as many of you as possible – visit us on stand H16.

HLA is pleased to announce its annual networking reception which is on the evening before AidEx Brussels starts (13th November 2018). After feedback from last years’ attendees, we are changing the format. This year it will be a hot fork buffet, enabling you to network with other attendees, rather than being seated in one place all evening.

Our dinner is kindly sponsored by Durbin Global and Vallis Trade Assurance Services. As one of the world’s leading specialist medical suppliers to the international humanitarian community, Durbin is able to draw on over 30 years of experience in sourcing and distributing pharmaceuticals, consumables and medical equipment. With a wide range of stock in their facilities, both in the UK and the USA, Durbin is able to assist with rapid reaction to healthcare crisis situations, as well as longer term requirements. http://www.durbinglobal.com

Vallis Trade Assurance Services (VTAS)  is a UK-based provider of integrated supply chain and commodity management across Africa and the Middle East. With over 21 years’ experience and a presence in 40 countries, VTAS facilitates important intra-continental trade with 700 members of dedicated staff – over 90% of whom are employed locally in the countries in which it operates.

VTAS’ logistics management services are expansive, covering various areas such as stock level verification, inspecting warehouses and storage facilities, sourcing transport services, and operational management and integration.


We also have a contribution from Vestey Foods UK, a global supply chain partner specialising in the development, sourcing and delivery of a wide range of products including poultry, meat, fish and ambient food to Governments and NGOs.

For more details and to buy tickets, please click here.

We are pleased to announce that we are running a free of charge one hour workshop as part of our AidEx offering this year, in Hall 11, Auditorium Three on 14 November 2018, 230-3.30pm CET. The workshop will be followed by a round table discussion.

The workshop is entitled Managing the Humanitarian Supply Chain and is being provided by Peter Jones, MD of Logistics Learning Alliance Ltd (LLA). It will help you develop an understanding of the situations and places in the world where humanitarian aid is required and the objectives of humanitarian aid organisations, the role of logistics and supply chain management in supporting humanitarian aid in-kind programmes and examine how supply chain management can be utilised to stimulate the local market through cash transfer programmes.

The round table discussion is on The Future of Humanitarian Aviation Services

Following our workshop, attendees are welcome to stay for a round-table discussion, facilitated by CEO George Fenton. The discussion will be centred around the future of humanitarian aviation freight/charter services and last mile delivery.

For more details and to reserve your place, click here.