ACAAI 2014: Better Together
The recently concluded 41st ACAAI Convention 2014 in Shanghai witnessed a huge success. CARGOTALK speaks to few people after the event.
The ACAAI Convention is always a great place to meet industry colleagues. I would like to suggest that the sessions should be limited to two speakers only with more interaction in plenum. Benefits and effect of GST (if implemented), how customs authorities can ease the movement of bonded goods, focus on electronic way of doing biz with authorities are few topics I would like to see next year.
Shankar Iyer Head of Cargo - South East Asia & Middle East,
Swiss WorldCargo The most I liked about the Convention was the topics selected for the discussion. The issues were relevant and of high importance looking at the bottlenecks of the industry; would like to see discussion on Value Added Service (VAS) next year. It would be great if ACAAI can mange speakers from the relevant ministries also on the dais.
Partner & Managing Director – India, Pronk Multiservices Despite several logistical constraints, the Convention was a great success. The three sessions specifically global factors influencing air logistics and the airfreight industry – A New Paradigm and Airfreight – New Direction, Higher Objectives, Smarter Solution, were found to be extremely informative and knowledgeable.
Managing Director, Rahat Cargo With focus on current changing scenario of logistics, ACAAI Convention was wonderful. I feel that Customs authorities should also attend these types of conventions as they are also associated to many channels of our segment. ACAAI should also cover topics like focus on trainings, work exposure and ethics, international work standards etc.
Senior Manager, World Connect The networking sessions and most of the presentation were really good. But there is a need to improve the content and ask the speakers to spend more time on innovation, rather than discussing the same old topics. Logistics infrastructure development and application of emerging technologies such as RFID are the few topics I would like to see next year.
CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India All the members have worked really hard to put up such a good convention and the efforts should be appreciated. ACAAI could focus on topics like ‘Going Paperless’ and ‘Developing Cargo Villages’ across the country. The freight city has always been eluded for some reason or the other, there is a need to develop cargo villages across the country.
Partner, Jeena & Company The Convention is really good from knowledge perspective. The deliberations and discussions were of high quality and each member was engaged in panel discussions. Speakers at the Convention were expert and relevant. Some representations from GoI for Customs department would have added benefit for the Convention and the whole fraternity as well.
CEO, TCIXPS ACAAI Convention led to know so many things happening in India for our shipping industry. The Convention had good speakers who motivated us about how we can grow our business independently. These three days have helped us to review our whole year efforts and how we can go further with enthusiasm.
Sushant Khosla Director, Viksun Carriers