FIATA Statutory General Meeting 2024 Special!

FIATA e-flash
3 July 2024

2024 FIATA Statutory General Meeting Special!

FIATA brought together its Association Members and Individual Members for its annual FIATA Statutory General Meeting (SGM) held virtually on 28 June 2024.
Around 100 participants attended the meeting where reports from the Presidency on the 2023 activities and financial matters were approved, including the adoption of the budget for 2025.
FIATA President, Turgut Erkeskin, touched on the key achievements of 2023 for the Federation. He highlighted the strengthening of the global logistics community through face-to-face interactions at various events, including the 2023 FIATA World Congress in Brussels, the Regional Field Meetings in Kampala and Da Nang and other conferences. Another major focus was the advancement of the digital transformation with the successful roll-out of the FIATA Digital Bill of Lading (eFBL), enhancing operational efficiency for freight forwarders in the logistics industry. The Federation also strengthened its global influence and financial sustainability through strategic initiatives such as the FIATA Partnership Programme and increased social media presence. Policy advocacy in the global logistics sector at the regional level and through high-level meetings with government officials was also noted, in addition to the collective effort in influencing the EU's decision not to renew the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER). Finally, the President celebrated the success in obtaining the observer status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) after 20 years of effort.
The SGM adopted the Presidency’s motion to implement a new Membership Fee Calculation Scheme, that has been in development for the last two years by the FIATA Presidency with the support of MCI Brussels, which reflects FIATA’s diverse global membership and its mission to represent and defend the economic and business interests of its Members. This scheme will ensure a fair, transparent and sustainable approach for current and future Members and will meet the legal requirements of external auditors. A 3-year phase in plan was agreed, upon FIATA Presidency's proposal.

In line with the new Membership Fee Scheme, which is tailored to the economic capacity of each Association Member, the SGM also adopted a simplified voting system for Association Members.
Finally, the SGM confirmed the decision of the Extended Board to select the Federazione Nazionale delle Imprese di Spedizioni Internazionali (FEDESPEDI) to host the 2026 FIATA World Congress in Milan, Italy. The 2026 FIATA World Congress will be especially memorable as it will mark the 100th anniversary of the Federation. Milan is considered the business capital of Italy and a key logistic hub due to its central location in Europe, proximity to major highways and railways, and access to three international airports. In terms of accessibility, the city is one of the best-connected international cities in the world. We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with our Members!

FIATA Annual Report 2023 Highlights!

The FIATA Annual Report 2023 encapsulates a transformative year, showcasing significant achievements and setting a dynamic course for the future. Key highlights include:

  • Digital Innovations: The launch of the FIATA electronic Bill of Lading (eFBL) revolutionized logistics documentation, with over 1,000 eBLs distributed and integrated into more than 30 TMS and software services.
  • Global Engagement: FIATA's proactive involvement included high-level meetings with government officials and participation in international events like the FIATA World Congress in Brussels and the Market Place Seminar in Istanbul
  • Vocational Training Expansion: The FIATA Foundation for Vocational Training (FFVT) intensified efforts to establish training programs in Asia, Africa, and South America, promoting industry-relevant qualifications through Train-the-Trainer course
  • Strategic Partnerships: FIATA secured observer status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) after two decades, enhancing its influence on global maritime policies .
  • Membership Growth: A notable increase in association and individual memberships underscored FIATA's growing influence and relevance within the freight forwarding community .

For a detailed insight into these accomplishments and more, we invite you to explore the full FIATA Annual Report 2023. Discover how FIATA is navigating the future of global logistics with innovation, collaboration, and resilience.


Join us at the FIATA-RAP Field Meeting in Bali!

Join us for the 2024 FIATA Region Asia-Pacific (RAP) Field Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, from 11-12 July! This year’s theme, ‘Sustainable Logistics: Prioritising Digital Transformation & Human Capacities,’ will highlight the need for innovation and resilience.

This event will feature prominent speakers such as Indonesia's Vice President Mr. K.H. Ma’ruf Amin; Minister of Transportation, Mr. Budi Karya Sumadi,; Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment, Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Arsjad Rasjid;  Minister of Investment, Mr. Bahlil Lahadalia; ALFI/ILFA Chairman, Mr. Akbar Djohan; 2024 FIATA-RAP Chair, Mr. Yukki N. Hanafi; and FIATA President Mr. Turgut Erkeskin.

Engage with industry leaders, discover innovative solutions to logistics challenges, and network with peers. Don’t miss this opportunity!  Register now to secure your spot!

Join us at the 2024 FIATA World Congress in Panama City!

Join in Panama from 23-27 September for the 2024 FIATA World Congress!

The Congress titled "The Great Connection" will be the perfect opportunity to:

  • Discuss industry challenges and trends
  • Gain insights from top industry leaders
  • Network and exchange ideas with supply chain professionals from around the world and various sectors of the logistics industry

FIATA and APAC have secured an impressive list of speakers from the key industry stakeholders, such as:

  • COPA Airlines, CEO, Pedro Heilbron
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen, EVP and COO, Mikael Björklund
  • Panama Canal Authority, Deputy Administrator, Ilya Marotta
  • McKinsey, Senior Partner, Detlev Mohr
  • World Customs Organization, Secretary General, Ian Saunders
  • Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD, Young Tae Kim

And many more!

This event will be hosted by, Asociación Panameña de Agencias de Carga (APAC), and FIATA, the event's official website provides essential information such as registration fees and forms, accommodation options, travel advice, and tourist information.

Register here!