Conference Programme

  • Monday October 3rd
  • Tuesday October 4th
  • Wednesday October 5th
  • Thursday October 6th
  • Friday October 7th
  • Saturday October 8th

Time Event Description
16.00 – 17.30 FIATA Foundation Meeting
Venue: Liffey Boardroom
18:00 – 21:00 Early casual meet & greet
Venue: The Ferryman
19:00 – 21:00 Presidency Dinner
Venue: FX Buckley
By invitation only

Time Event Description
14.00 – 17.00 Registration Counter Open
Venue: Liffey Foyer
08.00 – 16.00 Golf Tournament
Venue: The K Club, Kildare
Pre-Congress Golf – Registration required
08.00 – 16.00 Titanic, Belfast
Venue: Departure CCD
Pre-Congress Tour – Registration required
More information: www.titanicbelfast.com
09.00 – 16.00 Presidency Meeting
Venue: Liffey Boardroom
By invitation only
10.00 – 18.00 Exhibition Hall Set Up
Venue: Liffey B
13.00 – 17.00 Young Professional Forum
A presentation offered by the FIATA Logistics Academy

Venue: Liffey Hall 1

Introductory Speech by Issa Baluch (15 min.)

Certificates of the 40th ABVT Validation Session by Thomas Sim (20 min.)

Presentation by FIATA’s Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Regional Winners (4), moderated by Michael Yarwood of the TT Club:

Young Professionals making their mark in the industry

Moderated by Bassil Eid, FIATA

Speaker 1 – Jon Phillips, COO of Freight Systems
Speaker 2 – Steve Silverstein, Bisofar
Speaker 3 – Pady Spratt, Director, Spratt Transport & Logistics (Ireland)

Ruth Waring, Managing Director, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd

Grainne Lynch, Training Innovation for Manufacturing, Logistics and Transport

Savannah Dodd, Anthropological researcher at Queen’s University Belfast

FIATA Diploma 2016, the Irish Graduation Ceremony
• Graduation ceremony will take about 30 minutes.

19.00 – 21.30 Joint Boards Dinner
Venue: Ely Restaurant
By inviation only
18.30 – 21.00 Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
Venue: Dublin City Centre
Optional Event – Pre Booking Required

 

Time Event Description

08.00 – 08.45

Congress Orientation
Venue: Liffey B, Exhibition Hall

All that you wanted to ask about the Congress
Local Organisers and Congress Committee dialogue with delegates

08.00 – 17.00

Registration Open
Venue: Liffey Foyer

11.00 – 18.00

The Squawk Box
Venue: Liffey B, Exhibition Hall

The Squawk Box is a video booth in the exhibition hall. Delegates have 3 min. to choose to record a video for FIATA or watch recorded videos and vote for them. The best FIATA video chosen will be showed at the Gala Dinner.

09.00 – 10.30

Opening the FIATA World Congress
Venue: Liffey A

Master of Ceremonies: TBA
Guest of Honour: Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization

Speakers:

Mr. Tom Thornton – President, Irish International Freight Association

Ms. Ruth Waring – Managing Director, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd

Mr. Michael Yarwood – TT Club – presenting the 4x Regional Winners of the 2016 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award with individual trophies and announcing the overall 2016 YIFFYA Winner

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee/Tea Break
Venue: Liffey B, Exhibition Hall

10.30 – 18.00

Exhibition Hall Open
Venue: Liffey B

11.00 – 13.00

Opening to Solutions
Venue: Liffey A

Topic: Working Smart – World Solutions to traders

Keynote Speakers:

Speaker 1: Robert Van de Weg, Senior Vice President Sales of AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Speaker 2: Mr. Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General of International Road Transport Union
Speaker 3: Dan March, Chief Executive Officer, WCA
Speaker 4: John Corr, Tour Principal at Sound Moves (UK) Ltd
Speaker 5: Jim Gavin, Assistant Director, Air Traffic Management (ATM), Irish Aviation Authority

Moderator TBA

13.00 – 14.15

Lunch & Networking
Venue: Liffey A, 

“Streamlining your business in a single system,” Sponsored Industry Seminar with Azyra Freight Systems   Azyra

14.15 – 16.15

Regional Leaders Dialogue
Venue:

RAP: Liffey Meeting Room 2

RAMNS: Liffey Meeting Room 1

REU: Liffey Meeting Room 3

RAME: Liffey A

FIATA’s 4x Regional Groups which meet simultaneously. Delegates are free to choose which session they wish to attend.

Region Africa/ Middle-East Liffey A

14:40– 15:10

Topic: Introductory Overview of edX”
SpeakerProfessor Lee RubensteinVice President of Business Development, Harvard University

15:10– 15:40

Topic: Trading Power- Regional Economic Integration in Africa
Speaker Dr Francis MangeniDirector of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs, with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Moderator: Mr. Issa Baluch


Region Americas Liffey Meeting Room 1

Topic: Opportunities and challenges of the implementation of trade facilitation in the Americas and the role of the private sector
Speaker: Mr Ezequiel Guicovsky Lizarraga, OMC: Senior Business Development Officer, Trade Facilitation and Policy for Business Section

Moderator: Ms. Cynthia Perisic


Region Asia/ Pacific Liffey Meeting Room 2

Topic: Evolution and Benefits of the Implementation of Trade Facilitation in the Asia Pacific Area
Open Discussion
Moderator: Mr Stanley Lim, FIATA Past President and Chairman of the Congress Committee

Participants:
Mr. Steve Morris, Chairman of FIATA Customs Affairs Institute
Mr. Babar Badat, FIATA Vice President and Chair of FIATA Advisory Body International Affairs
Mr. Yang Yuntao, Deputy Chair FIATA Advisory Body Legal Matters
Region Asia/Pacific Chairman Mr. Chris Kanter


Region Europe Liffey Meeting Room 3

Topic: What does Brexit mean for the Logistics Industry?
Speaker: Ms. Ruth Waring, FCILT, Managing Director, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd

Topic: Rail Freight: Developing Transport Corridors between EU and China
Speaker: Ms. Angela Song, Sinotrans & CSC Holdings Co., Ltd

Video Presentation: 12th South East European Congress of Freight Forwarders and Logistics Operators presented by Mr. Artem Khachaturian, Ukraine

16.15 – 16.45

Coffee Break & networking
Venue: Liffey B

16.45 – 18.00

Meet the Experts: “Doing the right business” featured by the Advisory Body Legal Matters (ABLM)
Venue: Liffey A

Topic 1: Anti-Corruption Workshop – Combating Bribery at its roots

Speaker: Jake Storey, Strategic Advisor – Maritime Initiatives, TRACE International Ltd

Topic 2: Competition compliance as guiding principle

Speaker: Mr. Scott S. Megregian, Partner, K & L Gates

The delegates then have a chance to ask questions and dialogue on the topics.

Chairperson/ Moderator: Mr. Richard Gluck

19.00 – 22.00

Welcome Reception & 90th Anniversary Festivities!
Venue: Trinity Dining Hall

Dress Code: Business Attire

Time Event Description
08.00 – 17.00 Registration Open
Venue: Liffey Foyer
08.00 – 9.00 Freight Forwarding: industry best practice building blocks, personalized for you and your agents’ competitive advantage.
Venue: Liffey A

Learn how MercuryGate’s Freight Forwarding industry best practice solution can be used stand alone or be personalized for you and your network of agents to achieve automated process efficiency, cost reductions and increased global market share.

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09.00 – 18.00 Exhibition Hall Open
Squawk Box*

Venue: Liffey B, Exhibition Hall
 *name  to be clarified
09.30 – 18.00 Networking
Venue: Liffey Hall 1
FIATA World Congress – Where networking comes naturally
09.00 – 10.30 FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics
Venue: Liffey A
Joint-session by ABVT & FLA ¬ – Speakers will present the following topics:

Topic 1: Creating one knowledge source for global logistics (30 min.)
Speaker: Prof. Lee Rubenstein, edX

Topic 2: Training & Education on the Tri-Partite Context
Speaker: Dr. Francis Mangeni Director of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs, with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Topic 3: Presentations by the 4 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year 2016 Award Winners

Topic 4: Update on the FIATA Foundation for Vocational Training

Followed by a Q&A Session

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break & networking
Venue: Liffey B, Exhibition Hall
11.00 – 12.00 Meet the experts: the Advisory Body Safety and Security (ABSS) and the evaluation of risk.
Venue: Liffey A

Speakers will present the following topics (15 min. each)

Intro: FIATA Global Supply Chain Security Review
Niels Beuck, FIATA ABSS

Topic 1: Introduction to TAPA, the Transport Asset Protection Association
Speaker: Steve McHugh, TAPA EMEA Standards Secretariat

Topic 2: Secure Truce Parking
Speaker: Mr. Tony Kavanagh
Regional HSSE Manager Europe, TAPA

Chairperson/ Moderator: Mr David Fielder, Damco Global Head: Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE).

12.00 – 13.15 Lunch & Networking
Venue: Liffey A, Exhibition Hall

“Technology solutions for developing Transport & Logistics markets. Transport Management Systems (TMS) and Freight Exchange Market Places,” sponsored product showcase with Fabrice Maquignon, Managing Director WKTS, 123 Cargo

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13.15 – 14.45 Making thoughtful policy choices: the Custom Affairs Institute (CAI) guides you through trade facilitation
Venue: Liffey A

Speakers will present the following topics (15 min. each):

Topic 1: Realizing the benefits of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: easier, faster, cheaper trade
Speaker:Donia Hammami
Head Customs & Trade Facilitation, International Chamber of Commerce

Topic 2: European Commission : Common Customs Code
Speaker: Ms. Susanne Aigner
Head of Unit Customs Legislation, DG TAXUD at European Commission

Topic 3: United States Customs and Border Protection : Single window – lessons learnt
Speaker: Mr. Richard F. DiNucci
Executive Director, Cargo and Conveyance Security for CBP

Chairperson/ Moderator: Ms. Josephine Feehily, Chairperson of the Policing Authority of Ireland/ past Chairperson of Irish Revenue Commissioners.

15.00 – 16.15 Meet the experts: Managing technology with the advice of the Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT)
Venue: Liffey A

Speakers will present the following topics (15 min. each):

Topic 1: The next paradigm of transportation for time-sensitive medical goods
Speaker: Mr. Oliver Evans from Matternet

Topic 2: The next generation TMS:  A Life Changer for the SME
Speaker: Mr. Simon Clark, Vice President of Business Development in EMEA at WiseTech Global

Topic 3: SME Innovation through IoT

Speaker: Mr. Frank Wernze, Business Solution Advisor Transportation at SAP

Chairperson/ Moderator: Ms. Anne Sandretto, Director General, L’Union des Entreprises de Transport et de Logistique de France (The Union of Transport Companies and Logistics France)

16.15 – 16.45 Coffee Break & Networking
Venue: Liffey B
16.45 – 18.00 Meet the experts: Influencing policy choices, the Advisory Body International Affairs (ABIA) explains the art of advocating for the industry.
Venue: Liffey A

Speakers will present the following topics (15 min. each):

ABIA Questionnaire – Understanding your Local Market – input from Members

Topic 1: How Business can benefit from Advocacy
Speaker: Donia Hammami
Head Customs & Trade Facilitation, International Chamber of Commerce

Topic 2: Why Trade Facilitation Implementation matters in your daily business
Speaker: Nora Neufeld, World Trade Organisation

19.00 – 22.30 Irish Night
Venue: Ballsbridge Hotel
Reception for all Delegates “A taste of Ireland”

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Time Event Description
08.00 – 17.00 Registration Open
Venue: Liffey Foyer
09.00 – 18.00 Exhibition Hall Open
Venue: Liffey B
09.30 – 17.00 Networking
Venue: Liffey Meeting Room 4
FIATA, where networking comes naturally
09.00 – 14.00 The Squawk Box
Venue: Liffey B
Video booth exhibition hall
Delegates have 3 minutes to choose to record a video for FIATA or watch recorded videos and vote for them, power goes off after 3 minutes. The same user can access the box only twice.
The Congress Organizers mention the best FIATA video chosen by the “FIATA networking mob” at Gala dinner and show it.
09.00 – 11.00 The Multimodal Business Forum hosted by the FIATA Multimodal Transport Institute
Venue: Liffey A
Topic: Developments and Perspectives of Railway Business in Europe and Asia
Speaker: Mr. Hans- Günther Kersten, Director Freight at UIC (International Union of Railway)

Topic: The outlook for container shipping
Speaker: Mr. Alan Murphy, COO, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis

Topic: The new Virtual High Street and Supply Chain
Speaker: Mr. Peter Ward, CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association

Moderated by: Mr. Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break & Networking
Venue: Liffey B, Exhibition Hall
11.30 – 13.30 Realising the potential of airfreight, a journey in air logistics hosted by the Airfreight Institute
Venue: Liffey A

The public signature of the cooperation agreement between FIATA and IATA for the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) will take place during the Air Fright Institute session. The public signature will follow the announcement and speech given by Mr. Aleks Popvich, IATA Senior Vice President for Industry Distribution and Financial Service and Mr. Jean-Claude Delen, FIATA Past President, Treasurer

Topic: Extracting More Value from the Air Cargo Supply Chain together
Speaker: Mr. Jacques Leijssenaar, Vice President Cargo Sales EMEIA, United Airlines

Topic: Sustainable packaging – myth or reality and the impact on airfreight
Speaker: Mr. Jack Ampuja, President, Supply Chain Optimizers

Topic: Future of the Air Cargo Industry Globally
Speaker: Mr. Geoffrey Arend, Publisher/ Editor at Air Cargo News/ Flying Typers, FIATA Fellow

Moderator: Ms. Franca Tomba, Cargo Manager at Air France – KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch & Networking
Venue: Liffey B
Free disposal unless sponsored
15.00 – 15.45 Closing Session
Venue: Liffey A
16.00 – 17.00 Press Conference
Venue: Liffey Boardroom 2
19.00 – 20.00 Gala Reception
Venue: The Forum / Liffey A&B
Convention Centre Dublin
Dress Code: Business Suit or National Dress
20.00 – 23.00 Gala Banquet
Venue: The Forum / Liffey A&B
Convention Centre Dublin
Dress Code: Business Suit or National Dress

Time Event Description
08.30 – 10.00 Exhibition Hall
Venue: Liffey B
Tear down the Exhibition area
09.30 – 12.00 Meeting of the Extended Board
Venue: Liffey Meeting Room 2
50 person limit
12.00 – 13.00 Refreshment Break
Venue: Liffey A
13.00 – 16.00 FIATA General Meeting
Venue: Liffey A

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