The international community of freight forwarders and its related sectors will make Malaysia its base for six days in October 2017 when they descend on Kuala Lumpur to participate in the International Federation of Forwarders Associations (FIATA) World Congress 2017.
Held annually, the FIATA World Congress is a world-class platform for logistics industry leaders from across the globe to gain insights to industry challenges and put forward sustainable solutions.
The FIATA World Congress 2017 will attract some 1,200 participants – besides freight forwarders (air, sea and land), there will be port and airport authorities and operators, government agencies, and related freight associations – for an estimated economic impact of RM10 million (USD 2.9 million).
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) Chief Executive Officer, Zulkefli Haji Sharif said: “With two ports listed in the top 20 of the World Shipping Council’s World Container Ports 2013, the FIATA World Congress 2017 event will reaffirm Malaysia’s reputation as a logistics hub at the crossroads of Asia.”
The bid for the FIATA World Congress 2017 was led by FMFF, the Malaysian affiliate of FIATA and is officially recognised as the national association representing the Malaysia’s logistics industry. The congress will also enable FIATA members and associated bodies such as FMFF to network and collaborate on a regional and global scale.
With Malaysia’s world-class port infrastructure and tax incentives for logistics services, the country is well-positioned to be a hub for leading regional distribution centres (RDC) and preferred international procurement centres (IPC). The Congress will also turn a spotlight on Malaysia’s Port Kelang and Port of Tanjung Pelapas, ranked 13th and 20th respectively under the World Container Ports 2013.
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