Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI), which is
the apex body of 28 customs clearance and freight forwarders associations from across
the country will be hosting the first international logistics congress: “FIATA
World Congress 2018” (FWC-2018) from September 26-29, 2018 at Pullman-Novotel Hotel,
Aerocity in New Delhi, according to an official statement.
FIATA World Congress is the most
prestigious event in Logistics & Freight Forwarding industry in the world. To provide an update
about the FWC-2018 at a well-attended press conference FFFAI office bearers and
FIATA leaders from abroad announced that the World Congress will be attended by
more than 1500 Indian and overseas delegates from different parts of the world.
The Press Conference was addressed by Mr Stanley
Lim, Past President, FIATA and Chairman, FIATA World Congress Committee; Mr
Hans Gunther, Director General, FIATA; Ms Elena Primitzhofer, Co-ordinator,
FIATA World Congress Committee; Mr Ashish Pednekar Chairman, FFFAI; Mr AV
Vijaykumar, Chairman-elect, FFFAI; Mr Debashis Dutta, Past Chairman, FFFAI and
Chairman, FIATA World Congress 2018 Committee and Mr Amit Kamat, Hon.
Secretary, FFFAI and Congress Co-ordinator, FIATA World Congress 2018.
focussed on the tremendous importance of logistics industry in India in view of
present government’s impetus on manufacturing, trade facilitation, exim trade
and infrastructure development. “We were trying to organise this most important
and prestigious international logistics event in India for last couple of
years. We are happy and bullish about huge success of this event in New Delhi.
Our government, which is very pro-active to facilitate logistics industry in
the country, has promised full support to make FWC 2018 a grand success. We are
happy to inform that Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Shipping, Road Transport
& Highways, Government of India, has already confirmed his participation as
Chief Guest. We are also expecting active participation other ministries as
well viz Civil Aviation, Commerce, MSME, etc to this game changer event,”
informed Mr Pednekar.
press Mr Stanley expressed his full confidence about the success of FWC-2018 in
India thanks to the conducive environment for manufacturing, exim and logistics
industry in India. He also commended FFFAI’s leading role in developing freight
forwarding and logistics industry in India in association with the Government
of India. “India is well-prepared for hosting FWC-2018 in New Delhi and it
would be the most exciting international logistics event,” he expressed.
“We are honoured
that FIATA has selected India as its World Congress 2018 venue. FWC-2018 is a
huge opportunity to Indian freight forwarders and logistics industry to expand
their business partnering with overseas counterparts. FFFAI has created this
opportunity for the first time in the history of freight forwarding &
logistics industry in India, and industry practitioners should avail of the
same by connecting themselves with world trade and logistics market,” added Mr
Dutta. He also emphasised on showcasing brand India through this mega
FIATA and FIATA WORLD Congress:
International Federation of Freight
Forwarders Association (FIATA)’is the leading non-governmental organization in the field of
transportation and logistics, representing in excess of 40000 companies
employing up to 10 million people in more than 150 countries. Its
institutional Membership consists of 112 Association Members and over 5600
Individual members. FIATA is therefore best placed to represent the unique
position of the freight forwarders and customs brokers in the global supply chain.
FIATA is also a partner organization of ‘World Customs Organization (WCO)’
FIATA organizes every year its own FIATA
World Congress, alternately in one of its four geographical regions
(Africa/Middle East, Americas, Asia/Pacific or Europe). It offers a unique
platform to meet with business partners and colleagues from all over the world.
The world congress is attended by more than 800 delegate participants from
across the world, plus dignitaries from Ministries, Government departments,
Trade and Industry. FIATA World Congress is the most prestigious event in
the Logistics & Freight Forwarding industry in the World. FIATA World Congress will be held for the
first time in India in New Delhi from 26th to 29th
September 2018 in New Delhi.