Essential information to make the most out of the FWC!

FIATA e-flash
22 September 2023

The 2023 FWC App has been launched!

FIATA and Forward Belgium are all set to welcome 2023 FWC participants in Brussels in the coming days!

FIATA is pleased to share with you the official 2023 FWC App which has been launched today.

Use the App to:

Network and set up meetings with participants.

View the programme, speakers and save your personal notes in relation to it.

Create a personal schedule by saving your favourite sessions and exhibitors.

Navigate the exhibition to meet 40+ exhibitors presenting exciting opportunities.

• Receive push notifications on the latest updates and social events.

Share your feedback with the organisers and so much more!

Please note that all participants registered for the Congress will have received an email from the hosts with detailed instructions for using the app to get live updates and network with other participants and exhibitors.

The App cannot be used unless your registration is complete, therefore we invite you to register here if you havent yet done so!

FWC 2023: practical delegate information

With the FWC just around the corner, FIATA is excited to unveil the panel speakers for the Congress sessions in Brussels! With panels addressing the top industry trends, challenges and opportunities, the excitement is high! Stay tuned for dedicated communications from FIATA, which will give a preview of what to look forward to, via email and LinkedIn updates.

To enjoy a seamless experience in Brussels, in addition to ensuring your visa has been received, kindly verify that your registration is complete and payment has been confirmed as received. 

The organisers have noted an increase in demand for visa letters in recent days. FIATA takes this opportunity to inform interested members that from the end of this week (Sunday, 24 September), any registrations requiring visas will be at the registrant's own risk, and no refund will be applicable should the visa not be received in time.

FIATA Electoral General Meeting information

FIATA reminds its members that the deadline for Association or Group Members to register their voting delegate or request any motions for extensions or modifications to the Agenda is Friday, 22 September 2023.

Association Members are requested to nominate their voting delegates and check the EGM Call of Meeting shared on 25 August and the eFlash of 18 September for further information. 

EGM Registration Form

How to use the Congress App

Promoting an inclusive digital ecosystem at the Air Cargo Tech Summit 2023

On 19 September, the FIATA Director General had the pleasure of participating in an airfreight panel on "Digital records go mainstream: best practices for the air cargo ecosystem" at the AirCargo Tech Summit 2023 in Brussels. Fellow panelists included Gianluca Marcangelo, Head of Industry Relations and Marketing at Challenge Group and Ingrid Lee, Head of Cargo Digital at Cathay Pacific, and was moderated by Neil Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of TAC Index Ltd.

The interactive discussion touched on many aspects of digitalisation such as the benefits and drivers of digitalisation in the airfreight sector, the role of the Electronic Air Waybills (e-AWB), and the work with global regulators to streamline the adoption of digital check-in. It was an excellent occcasion for FIATA to share its successful approach to digitalisation which focuses on building an inclusive ecosystem and helping small and medium-sized logistics companies become digital freight forwarders, emphasising the need to take a multimodal approach to digitalisation efforts to address the needs of freight today.

FIATA participates in the 6th Operational Meeting of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

FIATA recently had the opportunity of participating in the 6th operational meeting of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in Vienna from September 11-15, 2023, focused on countering the trafficking of synthetic opioids, dangerous substances, and chemicals via postal, express courier, and air cargo channels. This exclusive gathering highlighted the persistent and evolving tactics adopted by drug traffickers, with air transportation emerging as their favoured method for transporting dangerous substances. 

The INCB introduced a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at strengthening the fight against drug trafficking, which encompassed raising awareness, fostering greater collaboration within the freight forwarding industry, promoting gender empowerment, and enhancing regional partnerships. The role of intelligence-sharing platforms was underscored as pivotal tools in combatting this global challenge. 

These insights highlight the critical importance of continued industry vigilance, adaptability, and international cooperation in the relentless battle against the trafficking of dangerous substances. FIATA seized the opportunity to showcase its commitment to addressing dangerous goods through capacity building, highlighting initiatives such as the ICAO-FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Programme and the recent release of the Introduction to the Regulations for the safe handling and transport of Dangerous Goods (3rd Edition). Furthermore, FIATA took the opportunity to inform the public sector about new technologies available to freight forwarders, including the Digital FBL, which ensures trust, transparency, safety and security throughout the supply chain. 

FIATA is dedicated to ongoing collaboration with the INCB, with a focus on generating recommendations for voluntary cooperation between governments and freight forwarders. FIATA, under the umbrella of the ABSS, remains steadfast in its commitment to creating a safer and more secure global logistics landscape. 

Scam email alert!

It has come to FIATA's attention that a sophisticated scam (phishing) email has been circulating from a sender claiming to be FIATA from the FIATA HQ's main email address ([email protected]), asking for payment to be made to FIATA for 2023 membership fees.

Please note that this is NOT an email sent by FIATA, and is a scam email. FIATA does not address its members as "Customer".

FIATA has also noticed similar emails being sent to 2023 FIATA World Congress speakers and participants. If an email looks suspicious, please visit the Congress website to verify authorised senders and bring the information to the attention of FIATA.  

Please ignore suspicious emails and ensure you do not follow through with any of the requests in such emails.

If you identify an email as a phishing attempt, don’t click on any link, don’t open any attachment and don’t answer to the email. In case of doubt, contact FIATA and forward the email at [email protected].

For tips on how to recognise scam emails, please click the link below:

6 key tips to recognise scam emails


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