Industry, Logistics & Shipping

FIATA-RAME to chart a resilient course for logistics sector

The FIATA-RAME (Region Africa Middle East) Field Meeting & Conference in Dubai on March 5 and 6 will see over 1,000 industry leaders participate to chart a resilient course for the region’s logistics sector.
The National Association for Freight and Logistics (NAFL) and International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) have revealed the key topics and programme of the event. 
The event will be hosted by NAFL this year under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum- Honorary patron of NAFL. The conference will take place under the theme 'Connectivity, Resilience, and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains and Trade,' providing a vital platform for knowledge sharing, strategic discussions, and actionable solutions. Revealing the key themes of the conference, which will host the official FIATA RAME Meeting on day-one, FIATA representatives said that the event will explore strategies to mitigate disruptions and ensure the smooth flow of goods through expert-led discussions and B2B networking opportunities.
Key discussion topics
The recent geo-political tensions and the disruptions in the Red Sea, escalating supply chain costs and trade challenges, will come up for discussion at the conference.
Addressing the media, Turgut Erkeskin, President of FIATA, said: "FIATA members play a crucial role in connecting businesses across borders and continents.  The sector in the region presents a unique platform for evolving global trade. FIATA will convene its Region Africa and Middle East delegates and the general freight forwarding community in the region in this opportunity to explore how to build a more resilient supply chain. 
“The key Theme for the RAME Field Meeting and Conference 2024 is "Connectivity, Resilience, and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains”, reflecting the industry's critical need to adapt and thrive amidst uncertainty.”
Resilient supply chain
Various sessions at the conference will delve into critical topics, including strategies to mitigate disruptions and ensure the smooth flow of goods, building a more connected and resilient supply chain across the region through collaborative efforts and knowledge exchange, exploring and implementing sustainable practices for the future, ensuring environmental responsibility and long-term competitiveness.
Nadia Abdul Aziz, President of NAFL, said: "We are excited to be the host of FIATA RAME Field Meeting, which serves as a crucial catalyst for positive change and innovation to propel the sector towards a brighter future. This is precisely why hosting the 2024 FIATA RAME Field Meeting and the Conference in the UAE remains strategic, as the country is among the world’s most sought-after logistics hub connecting continents. 
“As an association and FIATA member, we aim to foster collaboration and leverage the expertise of industry leaders, in order to build a more robust supply chain, and embrace sustainable practices for the long term.”--TradeArabia News Service