Malaysia has won its bid to host the International Federation of Forwarders Associations (FIATA) World Congress 2017.
The annual get-together for international logistics industry leaders will attract some 1,200 delegates to Kuala Lumpur in October 2017, including freight forwarders, port and airport authorities and operators, government agencies, and related freight associations.
The total economic contribution from the six-day FIATA World Congress 2017 is estimated at RM10 million (US$2.9 million).
The bid was led by the Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders (FMFF), whose president, Alvin Chua Seng Wah, commented in a press release: “Freight logistics plays a large role in sustainable development, a pressing issue for many countries today. As such, we are pleased to play our part in supporting this global agenda by hosting the FIATA World Congress 2017.”
Zulkefli Haji Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, said: “With two ports listed in the top 20 of the World Shipping Council’s World Container Ports 2013, this event will reaffirm Malaysia’s reputation as a logistics hub at the crossroads of Asia.”