Aim­ing a fruit­ful foot­fall @ FWC 2018

The Fed­er­a­tion of Freight For­warders’ As­so­ci­a­tions in In­dia (FFFAI) is host­ing the FI­ATA World Congress (FWC) in In­dia. AV Vi­jayku­mar, Chair­man, FFFAI, shares how the FFFAI team is geared up for the up­com­ing mega event that will be an eye-opener for the

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FFFAI is fo­cus­ing on the mem­bers to be con­ver­sant with both do­mes­tic and global changes and chal­lenges

What of­fer­ings does FWC 2018 have for the In­dian lo­gis­tics in­dus­try?

With a fast-chang­ing land­scape of freight for­ward­ing, trans­port and lo­gis­tics in­dus­try, the dy­nam­ics of in­ter­na­tional freight for­ward­ing, trans­port and lo­gis­tics in­dus­try is rapidly chang­ing. Con­ven­tional meth­ods are re­placed by pro­cess­driven pro­ce­dures and sys­tem en­abled prac­tices. Our in­dus­try try­ing to adopt and be adept with this par­a­digm shift is a chal­lenge. FFFAI is fo­cus­ing on the mem­bers to be con­ver­sant with both do­mes­tic and global changes and chal­lenges. FWC 2018 would in­tro­duce the In­dian lo­gis­tics in­dus­try to the process fol­lowed by over 100 coun­tries, which will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event. The prac­tices adopted for cross bor­der trade in dif­fer­ent parts of the world will be avail­able in a sin­gle plat­form un­der one roof for the In­dian coun­ter­parts to ex­change notes. It would of­fer a busi­ness op­por­tu­nity for the In­dian in­dus­try to ex­pand their ser­vices to other na­tions through B2B events.

How is FWC 2018 prepping up?

Presently, FFFAI is fi­nal­is­ing on the guest speak­ers, trans­port and lo­gis­tics ser­vice re­lated Min­istries/ Min­is­ters, who are to be a part of the event. While most of the pro­grammes have been de­cided and al­most frozen, the fi­nal touches are be­ing given to con­clude the en­tire sched­ule shortly. Most of the speak­ers have been iden­ti­fied, many have con­firmed, min­istries have been ap­proached and most have ex­tended sup­port, reg­is­tra­tion is in full swing and many spon­sors have com­mit­ted. I would like to urge cus­toms broking, freight for­ward­ing and end-toend lo­gis­tics in­dus­try prac­ti­tion­ers to par­tic­i­pate and ben­e­fit out of In­dia’s first ever in­ter­na­tional lo­gis­tics event.

AV Vi­jayku­mar Chair­man FFFAI

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