FIATA World Congress 2017 in Oc­to­ber

Trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion re­mains an im­por­tant fo­cal point as more trade means more busi­ness po­ten­tial for lo­gis­ti­cians. FIATA World Congress aims to bridge the gap in global trade, pre­sent­ing a rel­e­vant plat­form to in­dus­try ex­perts.

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FIATA World Congress 2017 is sched­uled to be held from Oc­to­ber 4-8, 2017, at Kuala Lumpur City Cen­tre (KLCC). Del­e­gates com­pris­ing lo­gis­ti­cians want to know what the next spin of the coin re­veals for the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try; its im­pact, op­por­tu­ni­ties and new chal­lenges so that they can be bet­ter pre­pared for the next wave that may wrought new ex­pec­ta­tions, de­mands and chal­lenges in the sup­ply chain. This is ex­actly what the or­gan­is­ers and FIATA aim to do for FIATA World Congress 2017. The top­ics prof­fered and de­liv­ered by em­i­nent speakers and ex­perts in their re­spec­tive fields are aimed at meet­ing the most ex­act­ing standards and ex­pec­ta­tions of the del­e­gates.

The top­ics range from trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion ini­tia­tives that have been im­ple­mented, on­go­ing or pro­posed, in line with this Congress’ theme of ‘Lo­gis­tics bridging global trade’. Top­ics would in­clude the mea­sures and re­sources to bridge the gap to fu­ture mar­kets. Trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion would also cover the roles of ports as im­por­tant nodes in the sup­ply chain and the chal­lenges fac­ing the fu­ture of ports. China’s Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive would be clearly ex­pounded and how coun­tries have em­braced and ben­e­fited from join­ing the BRI. Tech­nol­ogy dis­rup­tion and e-com­merce in lo­gis­tics is an­other im­por­tant sub­ject that would be of­fered to keep del­e­gates abreast of the in­evitable im­ple­men­ta­tion of e-com­merce, whether they are ready or not, for this next big wave.

Malaysia is work­ing on its lo­gis­tics and trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion mas­ter plan un­der the Na­tional Lo­gis­tics Task Force, with its aim to be the pre­ferred lo­gis­tics gate­way to Asia. In the ABLM ses­sion, speakers would touch on the rules for do­ing busi­ness in Malaysia, how the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try in regulated in Malaysia, and the re­quire­ments for for­eign busi­ness un­der­tak­ings to do busi­ness in Malaysia. The MTI ses­sion would touch on dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of mul­ti­modal trans­port and up­com­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties of rail trans­porta­tion de­vel­op­ment in South East Asia. Be­sides the var­i­ous par­al­lel ses­sions at hand, there would also be a pre­sen­ta­tion from FLA on bridging lo­gis­tics train­ing to the next gen­er­a­tion, an on­line ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tive to global learn­ers. Last but not the least, in the YLP pro­gramme, there would be pre­sen­ta­tions from emer­gent Africa on how African uni­ver­si­ties are ex­plor­ing ways on cre­at­ing lo­cally rel­e­vant cur­ric­ula. Speakers would also touch on what the fu­ture of the in­dus­try would look like and the role for young lo­gis­tics pro­fes­sion­als in achiev­ing this fu­ture.

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