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FIATA e-flash
13 April 2024

FIATA Launches its own events mobile application!

With just 10 days until the 2024 FIATA Headquarters (HQ) Meeting in Geneva FIATA is excited to streamline your experience with the introduction of the FIATA Events App. Navigate seamlessly through the programme, explore speaker profiles, plan for social events, and maximise your networking opportunities. Remember to keep checking the app for programme updates. 

Download the FIATA Events Mobile App Guide here!

Download the App here for Android Users

Download the App here for iOS Users

Deep dive into the discussion topics to bring the industry forward together!

Uniting for Resilience
The 2024 FIATA HQ Meeting will delve into critical themes shaping the current logistics industry. Emphasising the necessity of resilient multimodal supply chains, the event will address, among others,  contractual practices in maritime supply chains, the importance of data quality and electronic data transfer, regional challenges in airfreight, and new customs and border clearance regulations. Furthermore, the meeting aims to unite FIATA Association Members to shape the future workforce of the industry, focusing on attracting and nurturing young talent.

Session Format
Building on the success of the workshop-style format introduced in the 2023 meeting, the 2024 FIATA HQ Meeting will once again adopt a dynamic approach to facilitate active participation and collaboration among delegates from all FIATA Regions to foster meaningful, inclusive dialogue and actionable outcomes to help the FIATA membership in their freight forwarding endeavours. Workshops will be organised to address specific themes, allowing for in-depth discussions and the exchange of ideas.

FIATA will address challenges and opportunities such as artificial intelligence, the Digital FIATA Multimodal Bill of Lading (Digital FBL), multiple filing implementation in pre-loading advance cargo information (PLACI), and Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programmes, aiming to mitigate the impact of the impending economic uncertainty and uniting the industry for greater resilience in an uncertain world.

What is the Coffee and Learn and what can it bring you?

One of the Coffee and Learn sessions focuses on FIATA's sustainability endeavours alongside our Partner, Pledge. Companies in many parts of the world will need to start reporting CO2 emissions, particularly within the EU's regional context. To facilitate this, FIATA will integrate Pledge's emissions calculator into its website. 

Witness the unveiling of this milestone at FIATA’s HQ Meeting where Pledge will conduct an interactive demonstration on how to utilise the calculator, and will explain the data gathered through these calculations and their significance for businesses in forthcoming reporting requirements. 

The second Coffee and Learn presents to you the fresh faces in FIATA, the Federation’s structure and best practices to make the most of your FIATA Membership.  

Meet the Exhibitors!

The exhibition will be open from 22-26 April so you will have ample time to come and meet the exhibitors. Look out for:

  • Our Partners, Pledge and World Logistics Passport¬†(WLP) will be exhibiting at the 2024 FIATA HQ Meeting. Come learn about Pledge's sustainability tools that are built for freight forwarders. Meet WLP¬†to discuss how you can be involved in advancing international trade facilitation!
  • In preparation for the FIATA World Congress in Panama, come meet the host association APAC (Asociaci√≥n Paname√Īa de Agencias de Carga)!
  • Visit the¬†CONTI-TRANS for customised logistics solutions for all modes of transport!

Don't forget to come say hi to the FIATA team who are available to assist you with any queries you may have.

Don't miss out on your chance to attend the 2024 FIATA World Congress 24-26 September in Panama City. Register here!

Have questions on the airfreight industry? Send them in now!

The IATA Director General, Mr Willy Walsh, will join the FIATA Director General for an exclusive fireside chat at the opening session of the 2024 FIATA HQ Meeting! This is an excellent opportunity for FIATA Members to pose their questions on airfreight trends and best practices to Mr Walsh, who has had a long and illustrious tenure in the airfreight industry.

Discuss the many common goals shared by FIATA and IATA, such as:

  • best practices in handling dangerous goods such as ubiquitous lithium batteries and unit load devices (ULDs);
  • digitalisation, with FIATA‚Äôs digital document¬†standard¬†and IATA‚Äôs One Record;
  • sustainability and decarbonisation, and scaling up the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other such environmentally friendly fuel options for all modes of transport;¬†
  • nurturing young professionals in air cargo and transport sector.¬†

Send in your burning questions on the future airfreight market to make sure these topics are addressed during the 2024 FIATA HQ Meeting!

Email your questions here!

Celebrate the industry together and shake a leg!

The FIATA team has organised three exciting social events, giving you ample time to network, meet your peers and shake a leg!

Welcome Cocktail
Join the Welcome Cocktail on 23 April! A fun evening with the industry is the perfect occasion to break the ice and network with industry peers. The DJ will set the mood for the evening to make sure you have a great night and shake a leg! 

Panama Night
Join the Panama Night on 25 April! With the upcoming FIATA World Congress hosted in Panama, taste the rich cultural and culinary heritage of Panama with delectable local dishes and free-flowing rhum and mocktails!

Optional Swiss Tour
The Optional Swiss Tour on 22 April, priced at CHF 240, includes cable car tickets, lunch with a panoramic view, Olympic Museum tickets, guided tours and the coach to and from Geneva. An all-inclusive package for a hassle-free experience! Places are limit so register now to guarantee your spot on this unique tour.

Relive the best of last year as we come together again!

Click here to view last year's 2023 FIATA HQ Meeting Photo Slideshow