The Federation of Freight Forwarders
Associations in India (FFFAI) has announced its 24th Biennial Convention of the
Federation to be held from August 12 to 14, 2022 at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai
with the theme ‘Logistics – Reshape, Embrace and Surge in The Digital Era’.
This was announced during its fourth Executive Meeting of FFFAI held on March
23, 2022, in Dubai.
would focus on innovative logistics
Elaborating on the 24th Biennial
Convention, FFFAI Chairman Shankar Shinde informed that the convention would
focus on innovative logistics embracing the digital era for surging ahead. “The
‘New Normal’ has been discussed a lot in every industry which has changed the
dynamics of doing business, as the Trade and Industry which in recent years witnessed
great changes in Logistics with different challenges and opportunities, with
the introduction of Digital Environment has compelled to adopt changes rather
than by choice as of now,” Shinde said.
Post-Covid, the logistics sector is
scaling up considerably and the FFFAI Convention is slated to be a platform to
get together and discuss enhancing knowledge through business sessions with
expert speakers from various sectors and business networking partners.
A Customs Broker is
the heart of the supply chain
“A Customs Broker is the heart of the
supply chain and everything will revolve around the Customs Broker with the
logistics support system to make the value chain successful. Hence, Customs
Brokers play important role in facilitating and expediting the seamless
movement of cargo shipments. In the forthcoming FFFAI Convention, we intend to
focus on ‘Logistics – Reshape, Embrace and Surge in The Digital Era’ for the
sustainability of successful business investments of time and money. It will
also result in reducing the importance of working on-site and shifting the
process of logistics to the offices,” Shinde added. The FFFAI Chairman further
said that Technology will be playing an important role and that business models
are slated to change with the adoption of technology and digital marketing.
There is an
accelerated approach to create a seamless, smooth, and swift environment for
global cross-border trade
A.V. Vijayakumar, Convener of the
convention outlined the format and said, “We are witnessing rapid, significant,
and visible changes, especially in the recent years. With India becoming a
signatory to the Trade Facilitation Agreement there is an accelerated approach
by the Indian Government – more so of the Ministry of Finance – to create a
seamless, smooth, and swift environment for global cross-border trade. The
logistics industry is the core center for the success of trade facilitation and
a comprehensive rethink is required in our business environment and business
model,” he observed.
The inauguration session is slated to be
addressed by the FFFAI chairman, convention chairman other office bearers of
FFFAI, and special guests from the Government, its ministries, and industry
experts. There will be six business sessions on various topics aligned with the
theme of the convention along with a networking evening function during this