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23 June 2023

Last chance to sign-up for the 2023 FIATA Statutory General Meeting test sessions!

The 2023 FIATA Statutory General Meeting (GM) will bring FIATA Association Members together online next Friday 30 June from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.

Register here for the Monday, 26 June, test session at 12:00 CEST session (Region Europe and Region Africa and Middle East).
Register here for the Tuesday, 27 June, test session at 09:00 CEST session (Region Asia-Pacific).
Register here for the Wednesday, 28 June, test session at 17:00 CEST session (Region Americas).

FIATA Secretary General explains proposed amendments to FIATA Statutes ahead of Statutory General Meeting 

FIATA has shared the agenda and supporting documents for the upcoming Statutory General Meeting. It contains motions to amend the FIATA Statutes. The Statutes provide the key principles of FIATA’s purpose and governance, which together with the FIATA Rules of Procedure, constitute the overarching rules and regulations of the Federation. As the ultimate source of reference for the Federation, it is crucial that the Statutes are accurate and well-maintained to avoid any ambiguity in their application. As such, certain amendments will be brought to the upcoming Statutory General Meeting on 30 June 2023 to correct spelling and grammatical errors, and to ensure consistency and accuracy in the Statutes.

The amendments include corrections to the Statutes to ensure that all activities concerning the grant of FIATA positions take place at the biennial Electoral General Meeting, as approved at the General Meeting 2022, in line with the two-year terms of FIATA positions which coincide with the FIATA World Congress. In addition, amendments are proposed to ensure consistency in the terminology used in the FIATA Statutes, such as to ensure gender-neutral language in line with the FIATA Brand Guidelines, and to align with longstanding practice of FIATA at the FIATA World Congress as reflected in the FIATA Congress Protocol.

Delegates and participants are welcome to follow the Statutory General Meeting on 30 June and reach out to the HQ Team if any support is required. 

FIATA seeks new and sustainable perspectives from YLPs at the 2023 FWC in Brussels 

The Young Logistics Professionals (YLP) Day at the upcoming FIATA World Congress is slated to be packed with exciting and engaging activities. The Young Forward Belgium Committee of the Belgian Forwarding Association is putting together a unique programme entirely dedicated to young talents in the logistics industry and to students from universities and high schools globally. 

Young professionals will have the opportunity to work together to find creative and targeted solutions for a specific problem/business case under the theme "The Changing Climate of Logistics" that can be incorporated by forwarding companies. The theme is centred around Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to guide best practices for forwarding businesses.

Participants will benefit from a jury of FIATA industry experts who will engage with their presentations and includes coaches from across the world, at the venue, to provide participants with advice and tips from their practical experience to harvest ideas for sustainable business practices.

Visit this page for more information and to register your or your Association Member's participation!

Stay up to date with all 2023 FWC news on the recently launched dedicated social media platforms!

FIATA Members are now invited to follow 2023 FIATA World Congress updates on the recently launched 2023 FIATA World Congress social media platforms! Don't miss any more updates about the largest global logistics event this autumn, and follow more on LinkedInInstagram and Twitter.

Watch the latest promotional video here, and share with your network to make this Congress bigger and better than ever before!

Young Logistics Professionals Day at the upcoming 2023 FWC!

Register here for the 2023 FWC!

Follow the 2023 FWC LinkedIn Account!

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Join the next FIATA Digital Lab on Tuesday 27 June to hear more about two innovative software providers for freight forwarders!

Two innovative software providers revolutionising the freight forwarding industry will join at the next FIATA Digital Lab webinar on 27 June from 10-11am CET to share their products with the FIATA Membership. Sign-up here and now!

Discover how these cutting-edge solutions can transform your business and elevate your operations to new heights. A Q&A will follow the two introductions in which all participants can pose their questions. is a leading platform for booking and marketing air freight capacity. With a presence in over 4,000 branches worldwide, it offers instant quotes from 40+ airlines. Next up, we have Logixboard - Logixboard is a white-labeled customer experience software that helps logistics service providers increase sales and retain customers. It connects directly to your internal software and can be launched in less than three weeks with very little effort from your team.

Secure your place at the next FIATA Digital Lab webinar!

Are you ready for the FIATA RAP Field Meeting in Vietnam?  

FIATA and the Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA) are all set to welcome you to the FIATA-RAP Field Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam, between 13-17 July at the Furama Resort. Delegates can register here.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UNESCAP, will be hosting a Regional Conference for Logistics Service Providers at the same venue on 13 of July, as indicated in the RAP Field Meeting Programme.

The objective of the UNESCAP event is to provide an inclusive platform for logistics service providers in Asia and the Pacific to share knowledge and experience, discuss emerging issues and promote the development of efficient and resilient logistics services in the region. UNESCAP has a rich history of hosting similar events in the past in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, India and the Republic of Korea. 

FIATA Members and Field Meeting participants are encouraged to attend the two events which require separate registrations. The UNESCAP meeting registration form can be found here. Kindly indicate your interest to participate before the deadline of 30th June 2023.

The FIATA Field Meetings present an excellent opportunity to foster closer relations between logistics stakeholders in the region and harness best practices. In this spirit, FIATA reminds Association Members that the deadline for bids to host subsequent FIATA-RAP Field Meetings ends is 29th June. Kindly send your bids to [email protected]. Finalists amongst the bidding RAP Associations Members will be selected at the upcoming Field Meeting.

Chairs play a crucial role in steering the success of the regions' ability to come together and therefore, FIATA reminds participants of the upcoming elections of the Region's Chair, which will take place at the field meeting.

Participate in Da Nang, make yourself heard and come shape the future of FIATA!

Register for the FIATA RAP Field Meeting here!

Register here to the UNESCAP meeting

FIATA joins other key stakeholders in PLACI and ICS2 discussions in Geneva

Earlier this month, FIATA participated in the IATA PLACI Compliance Requirements Session in Geneva, featuring in the panel session on 'Freight Forwarders' implementation experience & challenges'. During the session, FIATA presented the readiness of freight forwarders globally for the recently implemented PLACI regulation in the European Union (EU) ICS2 Release II for air cargo.

FIATA emphasised the importance of developing a bilateral agreement between air carriers and freight forwarders to define responsibilities and liabilities in the self-filing scenario. This agreement would clarify the responsibilities and liabilities between the stakeholders when a freight forwarder chooses to provide house-level information directly to customs. As the global industry body, FIATA has led this work and brought together a diverse group of freight forwarders and air carriers to collaborate on the content of a bilateral agreement, which will be applicable not only for the EU ICS2, but for any other PLACI regime.

Additionally, FIATA shared the results of a recent survey highlighting a lack of awareness regarding ICS2 in the industry. The importance of raising awareness not only among EU members, but also among non-EU members who are lacking the information was stressed. FIATA highlighted to the participants that not all freight forwarders have contacted or came to an agreement with air carriers to make arrangements for submitting ENS data. Therefore, FIATA underscores the need to establish reliable communication channels and clear protocols for information exchange between freight forwarders and air carriers. 

FIATA remains active in supporting its members in implementing the ICS2 regulation, and thanks IATA for organising this event, which served as a platform for the freight forwarders and air carriers to exchange ideas and address challenges together.

If you would like to know more about this new regulation, please check the FIATA Quick Guide here, and find more information at the EU Commission page here.

Access the FIATA ICS2 Quick Guide here

Take part in the FIATA-IATA AEO certification survey!

FIATA, in collaboration with IATA, is conducting an interview about the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification to assess the effectiveness of the certification and associated benefits as well as the process of acquiring the certification from the FIATA members' experience.  In this regard, FIATA invites you to share with FIATA the experience of your company becoming AEO-certified or what would encourage your company to become AEO certified. Both AEO certified and non-AEO certified members are invited to participate.  

Your participation will help FIATA continue its advocacy and lobbying efforts for accessible AEO certification for companies of all sizes, including SMEs, with tangible benefits. 

FIATA is seeking responses from Latin America, North America, Region Asia-Pacific, and Africa and Middle East regions! 

Please fill in the below form and we will contact you shortly. 

Take part in the survey!


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