E-Flash No 59 - 20 September 2013

1. FIATA’s Attendance at the UN: 20th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development in New York September 20, 2013 

FIATA will be attending this year’s 20th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development to propose that more emphasis and focus be put on logistics connectivity within the main goals for sustainable development of the United Nations

Previous research and statistics from notable institutions have revealed the importance of logistics as a driver for economic growth. FIATA will stress the importance of logistic connectivity and its impact on international trade especially in domestic economies which are restricted within the confines of their borders. We must also address UN Policy concerning Land Locked Countries and their difficulties in accessing international markets.

There is great need for collective and globally accepted regulations in order to develop appropriate measures which can increase wealth through the facilitation of trade. FIATA believes that UN delegates developing consistent global policy on sustainable logistics connectivity can significantly transform the outlook of our future trade.

To read the complete published letter delivered to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development please click the following link:
UN Commission on Sustainable Development Open Letter

2. FIATA Young Logistics Professionals on 14 October 2013

The forum on the Young Logistics Professionals Day is being independently organized by the Singapore Logistics Association to be held in conjunction with the FIATA World Congress 2013 in Singapore.

The forum aims to bring together tertiary students, aspiring local and international young professionals as well as experienced and veterans of the logistics industry to share their experience. It will be a great platform of learning from global experts and local entrepreneurs. Winners from the Singapore Supply Chain Challenge and FIATA’s Young International Freight Forwarders of the Year Award will be sharing their learning journeys. The seats are limited to the first 100 delegates of the FIATA World Congress.

3. “Lead in Logistics, come to Singapore!”

Singapore topped the 2012 Logistics Performance Index published by the WORLD BANK which makes an excellent location to exhibit the 2013 FIATA World Congress.

The FIATA World Congress will be held in Singapore on 15-19 October 2013.  October is fast approaching and we highly encourage all interested delegates to hurry up and register.  

There is an immense amount of new features and benefits for every delegate, both in the domain deliberation and business network:

  • 2 high level corporate Key Note Addresses, followed by a debate in the technical sessions

  • 7 Mini Forums on identified professional items, which are hot on every company's management

  • Young Logistics Professionals forum to showcase young talents: this is the window into the future of our sector!

  • Pavilion to showcase Singapore logistics and freight companies, the state of the art exhibition which is a must see for all delegates.  

  • Free Scheduler to fix your business meetings, better business is better trade which leads to a better life for us all

  • Mobile App to enhance your congress experience: live it while it's happening!

  • FIATA Gala Dinner cum SLA's 40th Anniversary celebration: meet 1500 professionals while you enjoy the shows!

This is an investment that is certainly worth your while and a great opportunity to discuss industry initiatives with like-minded and goal oriented individuals. 

You can register for the FIATA World Congress in Singapore 2013 at the following address:  www.fiata2013.org 

We thank you in advance and look forward to meeting you in Singapore, leader in logistics, together with freight businesses and delegates from the 164 countries strong FIATA constituency.

4. IATA Cargo & Mail Supply Chain Security Forum, 19 – 20 November 2013 in Limerick/Ireland

The air cargo and mail industry continues to remain vigilant against the risk of attacks by terrorists and other criminals. However, there is no room for complacency. To support enhanced cooperation with the Regulators/International Organizations and provide a forum for Industry to actively engage on air cargo and mail security topics, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is organizing its third Cargo and Mail Supply Chain Security forum on 19th and 20th November 2013 in Limerick, Ireland.
This forum will give you the opportunity to network, engage with the decision makers, and understand best practices and lessons learned.


  • Gain a better understanding of existing and upcoming legislation, standards and recommendations and discuss the solutions and tools available that have been developed by Regulators, International Organizations and Industry groups.

  • How Authorized Economic Operator, Known Consignor and Regulated Agent programs are gaining importance and bringing tangible benefits and mitigating costs.

  • How to engage with Regulators to meet existing or emerging Advance Electronic Information (AEI) requirements; 

  • How the outcome of the US, EU and Canada ACAS pilots will affect your organization.

  • How an e-business environment and the electronic Consignment Security Declaration (e-CSD), in particular enhancements to security, improves efficiencies and provides costs benefits.

FIATA’s Director General Mr Marco Sorgetti will attend the forum and moderate the session on EU – Union Customs Code and Its Security Features

You can find the agenda for the Forum at the following link:

More detailed information can be found at the event’s page:

IATA offers a 15% reduction on event fees to FIATA members. This discount can be redeemed by following the simple procedure outlined below:

  • In order to register for the Conference, click here

  • Choose to register through the Credit Card Path. At the final stage of the registration (Payment), insert the following discount code: SEC13DEG

  • Please note only FIATA members may use the code, discipline may entail in case of inappropriate use of this opportunity

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