FWC 2017: Bridg­ing the world trade gap

FIATA World Congress (FWC) 2017 is all set to rev­o­lu­tionise the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try with new growth ideas. Kr­ish­nan Chel­liah, Chair­man, FIATA, talks about the event, sched­uled in Malaysia from Oc­to­ber 4-8, 2017.

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How is the theme ‘lo­gis­tics bridg­ing global trade’ rel­e­vant to to­day’s eco­nomic sce­nario?

The theme is rel­e­vant to to­day and fu­ture lo­gis­tics ser­vices to the global in­dus­try in or­der to fa­cil­i­tate their global sup­ply chain from B2B man­age­ment in a cost-ef­fec­tive man­ner.

What are your ex­pec­ta­tions from 56th edi­tion of FIATA World Congress?

The FWC 2017 have placed sig­nif­i­cant em­pha­sis to B2B net­work­ing ses­sion and we have al­lo­cated two times large con­fer­ence rooms for this ses­sion for two days. Our gov­ern­ment agen­cies/ MARTRADE will also be in­volved to match our lo­cal for­warders with the se­lec­tive cap­tive economies for­warders for some se­ri­ous dis­cus­sion and col­lab­o­ra­tion for their mu­tual in­ter­na­tional rout­ings. Cur­rently, the global mar­ket is cap­tive to the MNC for­warders who con­trol ap­prox­i­mately 60 per cent of the global lo­gis­tics mar­ket for their freight move­ment on B2C ba­sis and we want the SME for­warders to col­lab­o­rate with their for­eign mem­bers to do the same in cost-ef­fec­tive ser­vice level. In a nut­shell, FWC 2017 will be the one and only global for­warders con­gre­ga­tion amongst the mem­bers.

Why you have cho­sen Malaysia as the desti­na­tion?

It was my dream for many years and this round our gov­ern­ment, who knew the global in­volve­ment for our busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties, will en­hance the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and will be sup­port­ing us to bring the pres­ti­gious con­fer­ence to our soil.

How do you dif­fer­en­ti­ate FIATA? Why one should at­tend FWC 2017 edi­tion?

FWC is a mul­ti­modal plat­form for our global mem­bers to meet an­nu­ally and lis­ten to the pre­sen­ta­tion from the cap­tains of the trade and in­ter­na­tional world or­gan­i­sa­tions. For first few days, they will high­light the hap­pen­ings and fore­cast the fu­ture trade chal­lenges. We will also place more e-com­merce busi­ness so­lu­tion as this is the di­rec­tion the lo­gis­tics trade is des­tined.

The FWC 2017 will en­able par­tic­pants to wit­ness sig­nif­i­cant B2B net­work­ing ses­sions

Kr­ish­nan Chel­liah Chair­man FIATA

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