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eFlash - Getting together in 2022

20 January 2022


Update on the 2022 FIATA HQ meeting in Geneva and FWC 2022 in Busan/Korea

The FIATA Presidency held its first meeting of the year on 11 January 2022 and is confident that the FIATA Headquarters (FIATA HQ) annual meeting can be held face-to-face in Geneva in 2022.  After a consultative vote by the FIATA Extended Board (EB) in November 2021 showing that more than 80% of the EB members wanted to attend the meeting in person, the FIATA Presidency has set tentative dates for the next FIATA HQ meeting on 17-20 May 2022. The postponement of the meeting to later in Q2 will give more chance for an in-person meeting in Geneva, the first after the move of the FIATA HQ from Zurich to Geneva. 

However, these dates remain indicative, pending the development of the COVID-19 situation. There have been encouraging signs, with some experts predicting that COVID will move from a pandemic to an endemic. More details on the agenda and important information on the event will be released in February by the FIATA HQ.

With regard to the 2022 FIATA World Congresses, the newly elected FIATA Congress Committee met this week to discuss progress on the organisation of the next Congresses from 2022 to 2026. The Busan Professional Conference Organizer, Lee Expo, gave a full update on the preparation for the FWC 2022 to be held between the 11-16 September in Busan, South Korea. The situation will however be closely monitored, and the FIATA HQ will keep its members fully informed.

Stay tuned for more on the 2022 FIATA HQ meeting and the FIATA World Congress 2022!


The Presidency confirms the FIATA Bodies Rapporteurs for 2021-2023

At its first meeting after the FIATA General Assembly in November 2021 the newly elected Presidency agreed on the distribution of rapporteur roles among the Presidency members. 

As Members will be aware, the Presidency Rapporteurs play an important role in ensuring alignment between the strategic objectives of the Presidency and the work of the FIATA Bodies. The Presidency Rapporteurs report to the Presidency on the progress of FIATA Bodies in achieving their objectives, while at the same time ensuring communication of the strategic directions given by the Presidency to the Bodies. 

The new allocation as set out below ensures continuity and best use of the expertise of the Presidency members to support the FIATA Bodies work. 


Young Logistics Professionals Award 2022

The freight forwarding and logistics industry’s future is highly dependent on the next generation and its innovative responses to the new business challenges. As part of its mission, FIATA encourages the industry's next generation to become connected  with strategic entities in the industry by way of participation in the highly acclaimed Young Logistics Professionals Award – formerly known as the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award.

Organized in partnership with TT Club, the Award is an excellent opportunity for young innovative minds to demonstrate their talents, and to learn from experts of the industry. It provides the opportunity for Association members to mentor and recognise this important group within the industry.

To participate in the Award, young professionals must be nominated by their respective Association Member, which play an instrumental role in the delivery of the Award in their economy. Nominations close on 15 February 2022, with information available on FIATA’s website where all relevant data is available including  a short promotional video, and examples of previous winning dissertations.
 
Join your industry counterparts in this excellent initiative! For any questions, please contact [email protected].


Cargo Integrity Group sets its priorities for 2022

The Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) had its first meeting of 2022 on 18 January to look forward to the year ahead and set its upcoming priorities in the interests of  safety and security in the supply chain. FIATA has been a longstanding supporter of the CIG, and joined this meeting for the first time as a full member of the core group within the CIG, reflecting the crucial role played by freight forwarders in promoting the CTU Code. 

Among others, promotion of the CTU Code Quick Guide was flagged as one of the key priorities for the CIG, particularly among small and medium sized companies under an intermodal/multimodal approach. The CIG will continue its work to define its key workstreams and priorities, and further information will be provided in due course.


AGENDA

  • 03 February 2022 ¦ 2nd FIATA Presidency Meeting
  • 23 February 2022 ¦ IATA-FIATA Consultative Council (IFCC) 83rd session
  • 25 February 2022 ¦ WCO Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) meeting with the participation of the WCO Director for Compliance and Facilitation
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