Monday, December 3, 2012

Asian Freight Community Busy as FIATA and Air Cargo and Logistics Event Coincide

October will see Singapore Crowded with Shipping Professionals
Shipping News Feature

SINGAPORE – The inaugural Air Cargo & Logistics Asia 2013 Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore on 16-18 October, 2013. It will be an international biennial event, which will focus on the air freight, logistics and E-Commerce delivery activities in the Asian and Middle East regions. Marina Sands is also the venue for Sea Asia, the Ocean freight expo being held in April.

The new show is the brainchild of the STAT Media Group of India and Singapore based VFPR & Media Consultants and the event is to be held in conjunction with the Air Cargo & Logistics Asia 2013 Conference taking place on the mornings of October 14 and 15, 2013 and will coincide with the 2013 World Congress of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), which will be held in the nearby Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre on 15-19 October, 2013.

Air Cargo & Logistics Asia 2013 will include a dedicated Shippers Summit and a Networking Forum for freight forwarders and logistics providers. Quoting from the latest Global Connections Report from HSBC, VFPR & Media Consultants boss Nol van Fenema commented:

"Growth in Asia will again drive the world economy and prompt an acceleration of global trade in the decade ahead, the pace of growth will be picking up again in 2013, which will give renewed impetus to trade flows, both within the region and globally.”

The Air Cargo & Logistics Asia 2013 Conference will address several issues affecting the region's air cargo industry, while it will also introduce new developments, such as E-Commerce Delivery and E-Tailing, which are already having a substantial impact on the transport industry in the Asian region. Mr van Fenema concluded:

"These additional subjects are expected to broaden the scope of this industry event, because the growth of E-Commerce in Asia, and in particular China, is phenomenal and since air transport is a vital element in the further growth of E-Commerce in this part of the world, we will invite major players in this sector to share their experiences and expertise with our delegates.”

Photo: Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre.