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26 May 2024

2024 FIATA-RAP Field Meeting, 11-12 July 2024

The FIATA Region Asia-Pacific Field Meeting, titled "Sustainable Logistics: Prioritizing Digital Transformation & Human Capacities", will take place on 11-12 July 2024, in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the local FIATA Association Member, Indonesian Logistics and Forwarder Indonesia (ILFA).

This edition of the FIATA-RAP Field Meeting will focus on reshaping uncertainty into opportunity, complexity into clarity, and problems into potential. Indonesia is a strategic location as a logistics hub in Asia-Pacific for its surrounding countries.

The meeting will feature:

  • high-level keynote speakers, including the Indonesian Minister of Transportation and the Indonesian Minister of Investement
  • a pannel of CEOs outlining the outlook for logistic business¬†in 2024 in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • a special United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) session,¬†and
  • a FIATA regional leaders' summit.¬†¬†

For more information visit the dedicated 2024 FIATA-RAP Field Meeting website here.

The main objectives of the 2024 FIATA-RAP Field Meeting are to:

  • provide a platform for networking, learning, and sharing opportunities in freight logistics within the Asia Pacific Community
  • identify the strategies and recommended practices that can help enhance our resilience to disruptions in global supply chains
  • identify the strategies and recommended practices that can help enhance our adaptability to emerging trends in international trade
  • provide a platform for the delegates to appreciate new perspectives in freight forwarding

The 2024 FIATA-RAP Field Meeting also includes social events allowing you to have a glimpse of Indonesian culture with industry peers.

For information on visa and travel, more information can be found here.

Register now!

2024 FIATA World Congress

The 2024 FIATA World Congress, titled¬†The Great Connection, will be held in Panama City, Panama, during the 23-27 September 2024, hosted by the local FIATA Association Member, Asociaci√≥n Paname√Īa de Agencias de Carga (APAC).

The annual FIATA World Congress gathers high-level authorities and leaders from the logistics, transportation and freight industry to discuss key challenges and opportunities within this industry. This year, WCO Secretary General, Ian Saunders, ITF Secretary General at the OECD, Dr Young Tae Kim or EVP and COO of Walleneus Wilhelmsen, Mikael Bjorklund will be welcomed as Congress speakers.

Through conferences, panel discussions, and workshops, industry decision-makers and industry experts will share their expertise, fostering knowledge sharing, promoting collaboration, and offering ample opportunities for networking.

"Panama, often referred to as the "Bridge of the World," plays an essential part in the global shipping and logistics industries. The country serves as a symbol of connectivity and an international trade hub due to its famous Panama Canal, which is a vital route for global trade, and its robust logistics infrastructure.

The 61st Congress theme, ‚ÄúThe Great Connection‚ÄĚ is an indication of Panama‚Äôs strategic significance for the global economy. It also underscores FIATA‚Äôs commitment to exploring the potential of global collaboration and innovation in the freight logistics industry
." said FIATA President, Turgut Erkeskin.

For more information please visit the dedicated FIATA World Congress website.

The 2024 FIATA World Congress also includes cultural social events, allowing you to experience Panamanian cultural first hand with your industry colleagues. Your participation will contribute greatly to the success of this Congress so do not forget to register ASAP!

Information on the Congress Programme can be found here. Recommended accommodation for your stay in Panama City can be found here.

Register now!

2024 FIATA HQ Meeting Photos now available!

The 2024 FIATA HQ Meeting Photos are available to all participants and can be accessed through the FIATA Events Mobile Application!

The FIATA Events App is your go-to resource for all FIATA event, where you will be able to:

  • Access the agenda and session details of any FIATA event
  • Find information on speakers and facilitators
  • Connect and organise meetings with other attendees
  • Learn more about FIATA partners and event sponsors
  • Explore the daily-updated photo gallery

Don't miss out‚ÄĒcheck the app regularly to stay updated and make the most of your event experience!

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2024 FIATA Statutory General Meeting: Register your voting delegate and participants!

FIATA President, Turgut Erkeskin, is pleased to invite you to attend the 2024 FIATA Statutory General Meeting (SGM), which will be held digitally on Friday 28 June from 13:00 to 15:30 CEST.

Association and Group Members, Honorary Members and Individual Members are invited to register on the Teams registration link (Microsoft Teams).

For Association and Group Members only: Registration to vote at the 2024 SGM is mandatory for the voting delegate of each Association and Group. To register your voting delegate, please use the official registration form by Thursday 20 June. A 4-digit code can be proposed on this link which will allow Members to enter the Association voting platform on the day of the GM.

If an Association is not able to join, a proxy can be appointed by Thursday 20 June, through the same above mentioned online form, specifying which type of proxy they wish to appoint. The FIATA Headquarters will then be in touch with the necessary forms to complete the proxy appointment. 

FIATA would like to remind you that the deadline for paying annual membership fees is 31 May, according to Article 4.7 (b) of the FIATA Statutes. Please note that 'membership shall be suspended if the member does not meet its financial obligations in due time' in accordance with Article 4.6.2. and that 'the suspension shall be deemed annulled with the receipt of all amounts outstanding'.

For any questions, please contact the FIATA Headquarters at [email protected].

A Successful first FIT Alliance webinar!

The first webinar of the FIT Alliance eBL webinar series, hosted by FIATA, was a great success, both in terms of shared content and attendance! 

The webinar, entitled Understanding Data Exchange and Relevant Legal Considerations In a Rapidly Evolving Digital Landscape from the Perspective of a Customer, featured leading experts such as Avalon Risk Management Senior Account Executive Northeast Regional Office, Jennifer Fragale; CargoX Vice President Commercial, Peter Kern; ICC Digital Standards Initiative Lead Legal Reform/Regulatory Affairs, Tianmi Stilphen and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Legal Officer, Yanying Li as speakers. 

Moderated by the FIATA Director General, Dr Stéphane Graber, the experts discussed the transfer of digital documents and data sets such as the electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL) from the persepctive of insurers, platform providers and legal experts. Practical recommendations and understanding of the consideration for the use of digital documents such as the electronic Bill of Lading and its legality were provided.

The successful webinar was attended by 125 participants representing the various stakeholders throughout the supply chain from custom brokers, to shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, insurances, government agencies and regulatory bodies, legal services and more! The audience was highly engaged, asking several pertinent questions to the experts whose answers demonstrated that nothing prevents the use of eFBL, and that it is no longer a wish, but a reality. 

FIATA sincerely thanks the speakers and all the participants for their valuable contributions and remind them that Part 2 of the Digital eBL webinar series will be hosted by BIMCO, in early September. Follow the FIT Alliance on LinkedIn and stay tuned for more information.

Don't forget to join the digital movement and sign the eBL Declaration now!