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Welcome Message

Babar Badat
President of FIATA

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As President of FIATA I am delighted to invite you to attend our 2018 World Congress which is being held in the historic city of Delhi in India.

For many centuries Delhi has been a dominant trading & commercial centre in northern India. This tradition as well as Delhi’s important role in the economy of modern India makes it a perfect place for FIATA members from all over the world to gather, meet & greet, explore business opportunities and update their knowledge onglobal logistics, freight forwarding& connectivity issues.

The increase of global production and acceleration of urbanization created a demand for more investment and amplified capacities in logistics. More roads, railways, airports, bridges, ports, and logistics centres are needed, the sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness of which to be brought about byintelligent IT solutions. Investment into our industry’s human resources must ensure that freight forwarders are prepared to meet future challenges. All these objectivesand dynamics are condensed into our Congress theme” The Future Starts Here”.

This year’s FIATA World Congress will continue to add value for both Association Members and Individual Members. The gathering of the various Institutes, Advisory Bodies and Working Groups will once again give participants cutting-edge information and ideas on our industry, whilst a diversity of networking sessions will enable our members to meet with business partners all over the world in a cost-and-time efficient manner.

I believe that participants will be impressed with the business opportunities and attractions as well as the hospitality of our local host, the Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations in India (FFFAI).

We extend to you the invitation to register early and participate in the 2018 FIATA World Congress, I look forward to seeing you soon.

Ashish Pednekar
Chairman, FFFAI

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As the Chairman of FFFAI, I would like to say that the organization aims to provide a uniform platform to all Custom Brokers to enhance professionally and provide them with skill development initiatives and right knowledge tools in order to enable them to withstand any statutory or professional issues.

FFFAI will continue to work on developing international standards for Customs procedures. It aspires in achieving efficiency and effectiveness when facing an increasing flow of goods thereby contributing to a nation’s economic competitiveness by facilitating better trade. It maintains close partnerships with a large number of private sector organizations.

This year the baton would be taken over by me from the host country on 5th October, 2017 in Kuala lumpur, Malaysia. For the first time in the history, FIATA World Congress will be held in September 2018 in New Delhi. FFFAI plans to sign bilateral MOU’s and host B2B meetings on international platforms. Let us all be part of this honourable event and make it a grand success.

Debashis Dutta
Chairman of FIATA 2018

Amit Kamat
Secretary of FIATA 2018

Alan Jose
Treasurer of FIATA 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations), the global organization, is the apex body of international Freight Forwarders. FIATA WORLD CONGRESS which provides an international platform for logistics industry leaders from around the global to gain remarkable insight to industry challenges and offer sustainable solutions, is held annually generally during Sept- Oct in different countries.

Enormous economic changes are envisaged throughout the world and here in India the freight forwarding & Logistics Industry has to meet big challenges. FWC 2018 being held in our country for the first time during 26 - 29, September, 2018 in New Delhi and FFFAI will be hosting the event which is a matter of great pride and prestige for FFFAI in particular and India in general. Such mammoth logistics Event never happened in our country in the past.

FFFAI will make a special effort to make FWC in 2018 an all time successful event in FIATA’s history as well as India’s foreign trade’s point of view. We are grateful to the Government of India for their support to make FWC-2018 a great success in promoting India as a manufacturing and logistics Hub. I extend my warm invitation and welcome you to FIATA WORLD CONGRESS, 2018 & look forward to your participation.

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