|Vol. 18 No. 37||
Friday May 24, 2019
The Annual headquarters meeting held in Zurich Switzerland on March 28-30, was a unparalleled success.
FIATA In Person Is Unbelievable
The unique atmosphere one breathes at the FIATA HQ – and even more so at the FIATA Congresses, which have 3 to 4 times more participants – is something you have to try yourself, it is not enough to describe the endless opportunities and the meaningful encounters simply in descriptive words.
Marco Sorgetti Reports
“Kudos go to the ladies in particular, who were everywhere, smiling at all times, even under pressure,” reports Marco Sorgetti who served (and retired) as FIATA Director General but attended the Zurich event and filed this report.
Putting It All Together
In the Secretariat, organizing FIATA’s headquarters meeting every spring is considered relatively easy, in particular compared to the World Congress, but anyone else would be surprised that such a small secretariat manages to pull together an international conference level program of this kind, different every year and yet familiar, so that anyone can recognize and enjoy it; this is a masterpiece made by the relatively small secretariat of the largest transport related NGO in the world:
One could see old faces and new ones, in a happy positive atmosphere. All sessions were a mix of tradition and innovation, which is so typical of FIATA.
Blending Learned Projects
Moments before this presentation, the FIATA Logistics Academy had opened its wide wings to show us all that logistics and culture can be diverse and intertwined and FIATA really cares about the future of the industry by making considerable investments in long distance and blended learning projects that were unveiled during this session.
FIATA Delivers On Key Initiatives
‘This was a very productive FIATA headquarters meeting in Zurich where FIATA members came together to address the challenges which have arisen over the last twelve months in international trade through changing positions of key economies bilateral and multilateral trading arrangements” said FIATA President Babar Badat.
FIATA in its role as the world’s largest non-governmental organization of the global logistics industry representing service providers in all modes of the transport of international freight, discussed with representative national Member Associations from 108 economies discussing issues such as;
Shippers planning for the summer peak season
received a curve ball from President Trump earlier this month.
At Cargo Network Services (CNS) Partnership in Miami we spoke to Sterling Transportation founder Keith Davis who developed an original idea into a quarter century success story, connecting Los Angeles to Miami with big trucks carrying cargo.
Later we spoke to an old friend named Warren Jones, who delivered to an air cargo conference something rarely seen—a shipper!
Irish Ken Ryan told us that cargo flown into Rockford, Illinois for UPS and Amazon and others, most often reaches destinations in Chicago faster than the same shipments that land at O'Hare International Airport.
Finally from our "Reporter's Notebook," we take a trip back to recall Slammin' Sam Snead.
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