Release Date: 12 March 2009
Release ID: 1424
FIATA and the Geneva Forwarder Association (ATG), co-organizer of the FIATA 2009 World Congress, with Spedlogswiss, the Swiss National Forwarders Association, invite you to attend the FIATA 2009 World Congress, September 21-25, 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Geneva holds a privileged geographical position, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, between the Alps and the Jura mountains, it is at the central cross-roads of Western Europe. Geneva is a town of Arts and Culture, its numerous museums, exhibitions and libraries are all in easy reach with public transport and our delegates will enjoy free access to Geneva's public transport for the duration of the Congress.
Certainly one of the highlights of this years Congress will be its Main Forum entitled “Emergency Case; How Are International Organizations Acting”. High ranking representatives from the International Red Cross, the United Nations Headquarters for Refuges and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, shall discuss the logistics challenges faced when mobilizing relief supplies to combat human suffering brought on by both natural and man made disasters, Presentations will be followed by an interactive Question and Answer session.
Our Congress provides FIATA members a venue to discuss a multitude of topics focused on the many facets of our industry both global and regional. Issues percolate from the various regional meetings to the relevant technical bodies of FIATA for broader dialogue. The need for a strong central organization to represent freight forwarders and to deal with the global issues facing our industry was never more important than it is today.
We can take great pride in the progress that FIATA has made in this regard and the Congress also allows FIATA to foster and maintain regular contact with many regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations, such as UN-ESCAP, UN-ECE, UNCTAD, and our global counterparts, including WCO, WTO, IATA and IRU.
So please mark your calendars to be in Geneva this September 21st to 25th, and take the opportunity to gain a better insight into the challenges our dynamic industry faces, to share thoughts and ideas with your confreres, and meet with current and potential business partners to develop new business relationships and gain a more competitive edge.
Looking forward to seeing you in Geneva!
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