National convention of freight forwarders to meet in Chennai on august 12th

2022-08-09 17:18:20 Trade Body / Associations News

The Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI) is all set to organize its three-day  Convention from August 12 to 14 in Chennai on the theme Logistics-Reshape, Embrace and Surge, in the Digital Era.

This will be the first post-Covid pandemic physical conglomeration of the Customs Brokers/Freight Forwarders as well as the entire logistics industry in India. The convention will be inaugurated by Union minister for Ports shipping Sarbananda Sonawal.

More than 550 delegates from across India and overseas countries have been registered to attend the three days Convention.

With all the challenges, difficulties, restrictions, lockdowns one profession that defied all constraints and stood out was our logistics industry – to have consistently performed and delivered when the country was locked down. World now realizes the importance and potential of our presence, our performance, and our profession,” said Mr Shankar Shinde, Chairman, FFFAI highlighting the importance of this Convention keeping in mind the challenging situation the industry went through during last two years.

He pointed out that the logistics industry is currently witnessing rapid, significant and visible changes especially in the recent years. With India becoming a signatory to the Trade Facilitation Agreement there is an accelerated approach by the Indian Government – more so of the Ministry of Finance – to create a seamless, smooth and swift environment for global cross border trade

India is taking strong strides and is emerging as one of the fastest developing economies with huge expectations to be in the first few top slots in the years to come aiming to become the 5 trillion US dollars economy by 2025

 “We have all these capabilities and more though our only hurdle is to break the shackles of conventional mind set. With all the uncertainties around us, the only certainty is change and our willingness to accept and adapt to such change so as to remain relevant in every time zone. It is in this challenging backdrop that FFFAI will be holding our 24th Biennial Convention after a pause of a year due to the pandemic,” Mr Shinde.

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