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.
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