All cheers for Malaysia at FWC 2017

The 56th ses­sion of the FIATA World Congress, co-hosted by Min­istry of Trans­port and the Fed­er­a­tion of Malaysian Freight For­warders (FMFF), re­ceived ac­co­lades from Zurich-based FIATA for the suc­cess­ful host­ing of the event in Kuala Lumpur.

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FIATA is the in­flu­en­tial non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion (NGO), which rep­re­sents the freight for­ward­ing in­dus­try world­wide.

One of the largest and most im­por­tant events in the global lo­gis­tics in­dus­try cal­en­dar, the FIATA World Congress was at­tended by more than 1000 del­e­gates, from 77 coun­tries. Over 300 of­fi­cial B2B meet­ings were con­ducted, with 20 per cent in­volv­ing Malaysian busi­ness.

“We were most im­pressed with the level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Congress in Kuala Lumpur, and the large num­ber of del­e­gates who at­tended would ben­e­fit from the many new con­tacts made,” said Hans Guen­ther Ker­sten, Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of FIATA. “I be­lieve our col­leagues in the re­gion took away much food for thought, lis­ten­ing to the world lo­gis­tics ex­perts shar­ing their knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ences,” said Alvin Chua, Pres­i­dent of FMFF.

“We were grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity to show­case what Malaysia has to of­fer to the in­ter­na­tional lo­gis­tics com­mu­nity,” he added, “and I think many of the del­e­gates were sur­prised at the progress and growth of the in­dus­try and ex­tent of the in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment sup­port from the gov­ern­ment in Malaysia.”

YB Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Min­is­ter of Trans­port Malaysia, ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to FIATA, FMFF and del­e­gates of the FIATA World Congress 2017 for the suc­cess­ful out­come of the event. “I be­lieve we have achieved our ob­jec­tive of ‘Lo­gis­tics Bridg­ing Global Trade’ given the high level of mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion and part­ner­ships shown dur­ing the congress. This is in­deed an ex­cit­ing time for the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try in the re­gion and around the world,” he said. Af­ter Kuala Lumpur, the FIATA 2018 and FIATA 2019 Con­gresses will be held in New Delhi and Cape Town re­spec­tively. Top­ics in this year’s Congress in­cluded the im­pact of tech­nol­ogy on trade and lo­gis­tics, gains from in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment, up­dates on an emer­gent Africa and lo­gis­tics train­ing for the “Nex­tGen” of freight for­warders.

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