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
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