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WELCOME MESSAGE




Babar Badat
President, 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 on global 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 by intelligent IT solutions. Investment into our industry’s human resources must ensure that freight forwarders are prepared to meet future challenges. All these objectives and 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.

Babar Badat
President
FIATA






Ashish Pednekar
Chairman, FFFAI

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The global business scenario is changing fast with remarkable trade policies and new concepts emerging like never before. India is now at the forefront as one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

As the Chairman of Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India, I would like to emphasize that this association aims to provide a uniform platform to all stake-holders engaged in Logistics sector to enhance professionally and provide them with several skill-development programmes and right knowledge tools in order to enable them to withstand any statutory or professional challenges and compete in an ever-changing global environment.

FFFAI is focussing to work on developing international standards for the logistics sector, contributing to the nation’s economic competitiveness by facilitating better trade practices and being recognised by the Ministries of Finance, Commerce, Shipping, Civil Aviation and several other nodal agencies of the government.

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) will hold its World Congress in India this year for the first time in history. This is a great pride for our country and certainly for our association to host this mega global event in India. The FIATA World Congress 2018 will be held from 26th to 29th September 2018 at Hotel Pullman-Novotel, Aerocity, New Delhi attracting delegates from across the world. During this congress, FFFAI also aspires to sign several bilateral MoU’s and host a large number of B2B meetings with international players.

The Future Starts Here and I look forward to welcoming each one of you personally to this mega event in New Delhi this September.

Ashish Pednekar
Chairman,
Fedration Of Freight Forwarders’ Association In India (FFFAI)



Debashis Dutta
Chairman,FIATA
World Congress 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) is the global voice of freight logistics, uniting the Freight Forwarding industry worldwide and improving the quality of services rendered by Freight Forwarders globally. FIATA WORLD CONGRESS will provide an international platform to the leaders of logistics industry across the global to gain remarkable insight of the industry challenges and offer sustainable solutions. It was previously held in Taiwan (Taipei) in 2015, Ireland (Dublin) in 2016, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 2017.

FWC 2018 will showcase the potential of Indian Logistics industry and provide a platform for expanding bilateral trade between various countries. The theme of the congress is ‘The Future Starts Here’. FIATA World Congress 2018 will help the Freight Forwarding industry realize the untapped growth opportunity within their supply chains for doing business in India. End to End global logistics solutions, customer centricity, new business opportunities - the future for a global logistics network starts here. We are grateful to the government of India for their support to us in hosting this mammoth event in our country.

Coming September, New Delhi is the destination for international logistics providers to meet their trading partners in India, expand their business and have a peek to this vibrant and booming economy - India. I extend my warm invitation to you all for joining us at THE FIATA WORLD CONGRESS 2018. Let us all be a part of this honourable event and make it a grand success

Debashis Dutta
Chairman,
FIATA World Congress 2018

“ Come, Experience, join hands and move together towards the future ”





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