Freight Forwarder World Congress in Dublin 2016

FIATA is the global trade organisation for the freight forwarder sector and it represents about 40,000 companies operating internationally. This year is the 90th anniversary of the organisation and the Congress is expected to bring significant business interests – and revenues – to Dublin. The Irish International Freight Association is the local organiser of the event and it has chosen the Conference Centre in the heart of the city as it prestigious venue.

Freight Forwarder World Congress in Dublin 2016

The 2016’s FIATA World Congress will take place in Dublin and will run from 3rd to 8th Oct 2016. If you want to hear news about the event as they secure speakers and sponsors over the coming months, you can register here for updates.

The event will attract many heavy hitters in the industry as FIATA is recognised by the UN, the World Trade Organisation and many other influential and regulatory bodies as having consultative status to represent the industry interests of freight forwarders across the globe. In summary, its main objectives include bringing together businesses in the industry, representing their interests, promoting their services, improving efficiencies through standardised procedures and assisting in freight forwarder training requirements.

Freight Forwarder Network Opportunity

One of the major benefits of this Conference will be the opportunity to network and make business connections with others in the industry – for any freight forwarder meeting industry contacts from overseas is often an essential activity to grow the business both tactically and strategically. Though it does come at a cost; the “early bird” tickets come in at €850 plus VAT and this option closes on 30th June – after this date the standard fee will go up to €941 plus VAT so if you are planning on a visit; make sure to book before the end of June!

Besides the chance to network, Delegates will get to attend the Conference Sessions, be given a Delegate Pack and they are invited to attend the official Welcome Reception, the Gala Dinner and a night of “Irish Culture”. A special programme of activities has been put on for Accompanying Delegates which includes a full tour of Wicklow and a day tour of Dublin city.

The general focus of the Conference will be to look forward at upcoming challenges and the environment freight forwarders face. No doubt sustainability will be high on the agenda following the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference. The ongoing drive to remove traffic from congested cities and environmental concerns are likely to be discussed. Projects like LaMilo can assist in this regard and may gain traction. Cargocare already offers such services in its office equipment installation division.

Meet You There?

If you are coming to Dublin to visit the FIATA Congress, we’d love to meet you here in our home city. Do contact us in advance of the event and let’s organise to meet to discuss your requirements – we don’t even need to wait until October!  We’re a professional, family-run business established over 30 years. We offer a hands-on professional service at competitive rates – we’d be delighted to quote for your business.