Malaysia hosts FIATA World Congress

The International Federation of Forwarders Associations’ FIATA World Congress (FWC) will hold its annual congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 4-8 October 2017.

This will be the 56th occasion when the world’s logistics experts will gather to update, brainstorm, share information and speak on ground-breaking issues pertaining to the industry. Attended by decision-makers and top representatives from the various related logistics sectors, the Congress has, through this annual event, gained a solid reputation as a viable international platform for the exchange and dissemination of the latest and most innovative initiatives from the global logistics industry.

This year theme is “Logistics Bridging Global Trade”. As international business becomes increasingly borderless, more companies are expanding their markets into the global arena, thereby significantly increasing the demand for supply chain and logistics support.

“ The components to success of such a facility includes an ever-increasing array of disciplines – from the influence of customs policies, worldwide legislative developments in transport, to the latest in technology, training and guidelines in security and safety ,” the organizing committee co-chaired by Krishnan Chelliah & Yeoh Kean Jin said in a letter inviting participants.

“These significant issues will be addressed during the Congress, including opportunities for Regional Groups to meet and resolve local industry problems. We are anticipating a sizeable attendance from logistics-related business delegates worldwide.”

FIATA, a non-governmental organisation, represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the “Architects of Transport”  and employs staff in 150 countries.

Malaysia is a major logistics player in its region. Its green logistics practices and expertise has made it a regional logistics hub. With its competitive pricing, superior infrastructure and strategic geographical position at the crossroads of Asia, it has proved to be an attractive transhipment centre.

Malaysia’s first-class international ports and terminals are some of the busiest in the world, with two ports listed on the Top Twenty list of World Container Ports (World Shipping Council’s World Container Ports 2013). It also offers the world’s first I-port facility – an airport within a seaport in Port Klang.