Introducing a new Congress Programme

The 2021 FIATA World Congress will introduce a new programme. You can expect to see a wide selection of content, along with many other engaging opportunities, enabling you to connect with the world’s leading Freight Forwarders innovators, thought leaders and policymakers.

Read the interview from Marc Huybrechts, 2021 FIATA World Congress Chair, in the September edition of the FIATA newsletter.

Letter from the 2021 FIATA World Congress Chair

Dear Colleagues, Dear Participants, Dear Sponsors,

FORWARD Belgium (the Belgian Freight Forwarding Association) is honoured to host the 2021 FIATA World Congress in Brussels.

Brussels is considered the de facto capital of the European Union, where key decisions are made on a daily basis and where more than 2000 international associations are present for that very reason.

The FIATA World Congress is held every year and is one the largest and most important events in the logistics industry’s calendar.

The FIATA World Congress will benefit from the easy connections with all major European, and non-European cities.

Thanks to its central location, Belgium – the Heart of Europe – is the perfect country to set up an European logistics headquarters or distribution centre; because of its infrastructure, skilled workforce and the IT opportunities, it is an ideal location to conquer the European market.

One of Belgium transport infrastructure’s key components is its many seaports, including the Port of Antwerp, which is the second largest in Europe and only 30 km away from Brussels.

Brussels, Liege and Ostend airports are important hubs for Full Freighters and Belgium is a preferred location for many

Full Freighter operators’ European head offices.

The seaports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Brussels, as well as the many inland waterway ports, the logistics and distribution centres, are all growing rapidly by seizing all opportunities and taking on new challenges.

For its 2021 edition, the FIATA World Congress’ theme and tagline is the Changing Climate of Logistics, with sustainability and climate change high in the agenda. The Congress will also be an opportunity to reflect on COVID-19 and its significant impacts on our daily work. COVID-19 was unexpected but proved the strength of our industry to be adaptable and resilient and also unveiled our weaknesses – at 2021 FWC, we will take some time to understand how we can better anticipate and discuss ways to be stronger as a community.

2021 FWC promise to be a very dense exchange between our participants, full of insightful conversations on the future of our industry.

We very much look forward to this special event and hope you will find exciting opportunities in this sponsoring and exhibitors brochure.

Marc Huybrechts
Chairman 2021 FIATA World Congress