E-Flash No 26 - 17 May 2011

AHLAN WASAHLAN - Welcome to Cairo

This year’s FIATA World Congress 2011, held from 16th to the 21st ofOctober in Cairo, Egypt, will be an outstanding meeting point for freight forwarders and logistics societies from all over the world. Delegates and guests of the Congress will get an unforgettable impression from the business part of the Congress as well as from the cultural program. The event offers an excellent opportunity for the participants of the Logistics Industry to establish and consolidate useful acquaintances and business relations. The Congress Brochure and Registration Forms are available online at www.fiata2011.org where members have the option to register online. All information regarding the World Congress is available online including an event’s Itinerary.

RAME (Region Africa/Middle East) Field Meeting in Doha, Qatar

As previously indicated, this year’s RAME Field Meeting will be held in Doha, Qatar from June 5th to 7th, 2011 at the Sharq Village and Spa Hotel. The Field Meeting will be attended by high ranking Qatar Government Officials and FIATA President Jean-Claude Delen amongst other FIATA representatives. Chaired by the acting RAME Chairman Issa Baluch, this event includes presentations from numerous industry members and allows for networking opportunities afterwards. The Call of Meeting as well as the Registration Forms and other important information will be provided to all FIATA Members of the RAME Region by 13 May, 2011. For information pertaining Visa Invitation Letters please contact directly the Qatar Association of Freight and Logistics by e-mail at info(at)qcci.org or management(at)jic-cargo.com. Arrangements for special airfares for delegates travelling on Qatar Airways have been made. Please contact the Qatar Airways Office in your country to obtain the discounted airfare for this event.

Special Offer - Reduced Subscription “Hazardous Cargo Bulletin”

FIATA has successfully negotiated, for its membership, a 30% reduction for the annual subscription of the Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (HCB) magazine. Please read more about this special offer at http://www.fiata.com/special-offer where you will also find a direct link to a special webpage uniquely available for FIATA members.

RAP (Region Asia/Pacific) meets in Bangkok, Thailand

As already advised in our last E-Flash, the next FIATA RAP Field Meeting will be held on 22 June, 2011 in Bangkok. It has meanwhile been confirmed that the meeting will be held at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel. More detailed information is available on the FIATA website under http://www.fiata.com/events/fiata-meetings

Immediately following the RAP Meeting, representatives of the forwarding industry will gather at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) in Bangkok from 23 to 24 June 2011. Those in attendance will include the UNESCAP Regional Forum of Freight Forwarders, Multimodal Transport Operators and Logistics Service Providers, the UNESCAP Meeting of Chief Executives of National Associations of Freight Forwarders and Multimodal Transport Operators and Logistics Service Providers. Further information is available at http://www.unescap.org/ttdw/Index.asp?MenuName=FFForum2011.

Addendum II to IATA DGR 52nd Edition – effective January 2011

For information regarding the current edition of the IATA DGR please refer to the Addendum II (Posted 5 May, 2011) on the FIATA website www.fiata.com under downloads below the IATA heading. The Addendum reflects changes issued by ICAO to which the IATA DGR is based on, as well as additional/revised State and Operator variations. The document is provided in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian.

South East Europe Freight Forwarders and Logistics Providers Congress 2011

FIATA Association member UTIKAD is the organiser of this congress which shall take place from 26 to 27 May, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. Please visit www.seeffwloc2011.com to get more information regarding this event including a detailed program, registration procedures, and recommended hotel accommodations.

WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade

WCO is inviting business professionals, customs managers and administrators, border agency officials, international organization representatives and academia for an intensive interactive discussion of the most pertinent topics in the Customs environment today. This two week event will be held from the 28th of June to the 8th of July, 2011 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The primary objective of this event is to provide an intense training program for Customs and Business practioners. The Academy is open to all interested participants.

For more information please visit: http://www.wcoomd.org/event_knowledgeacademy.htm or contact WCO by E-mail academy2011@wcoomd.org.

17 May 2011

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