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