The Congress 

Every year, FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations brings together 800-1500 participants from the freight forwarding, transport, and cargo industries as well as observers from other sectors and a significant number of institutional participants at The FIATA World Congress (FWC). This Congress is an international event that offers business, social and networking opportunities as well as interaction with governmental and non-governmental organisations. High profile national and international presenters and topical and policy issues debates are essential components of the FWC Programme.

Next year’s FIATA World Congress is scheduled to be held in 2021 in Brussels – Square Convention Centre, on 26-29 October and hosted in Brussels by the Belgian FIATA Association Member Forward Belgium, which represents freight forwarders, customs brokers and logistic service providers and is the focal point for anything related to shipping, customs, transport and logistics in Belgium.

The Congress theme for 2021 is “The Changing Climate of Logistics”. The 2021 FIATA World Congress will cover key challenges, innovations and latest developments in a changing global market. 2021 FWC will focus on new trends in global logistics, education, compliance, diversity and responsibility of the logistics sector in adaption to climate change. The COVID-19 topic and impact will also be widely discussed.

Who will attend?

The FIATA World Congress attracts up to 1,000 high profile delegates who are the key decision makers within their companies and who can actively promote change within their organization. We believe that exposure at this event would be hugely beneficial as this is an ideal setting to network, build and forge new relationships while at the same time creating awareness of your offering to our prestigious attendees. Our visitors are predominantly MD, partners, owners, presidents, CEO, board members, managers, team leaders, financial controllers, marketing managers, business development managers. Participants come from Logistics firms, Freight forwarders, Land, air, sea, rail, combined transport companies, Cargo and Courier Transporters, Logistic Centres and Warehousing Firms, Customs brokers, Transport Equipment’s and sub-supplier Firms, Port and Airport Authorities, Producer, Importer, and Exporter Firms, Ministeries, International Organizations and Institutions Over 65% of the audience are senior executives.

Within the Belgian Forwarding Association, two young forwarder committees are active, one in Port of Antwerp and one in Brussels Airport. These enthusiastic young potentials work together for the future of our business. They are looking forward to meet with other young forwarders committees from other FIATA Members.


SQUARE – Brussels Convention Center

Built in 1958 for the Brussels Worlds’ Fair, SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre was completely refurbished in 2009. The historical legacies, among which original frescos painted by Paul Delvaux, René Magritte and Louis Van Lint, and the newest technological equipment sit side by side in perfect harmony in this modern and inspiring venue able to host up to more than 6,000 participants. Brussels’ Convention Centre is situated in the historical and cultural heart of the capital. Next to the European headquarters and embedded in a neighbourhood consortium dedicated to Meeting Industry activities including 10,000 quality hotel rooms, Brussels International train station (high-speed lines to main European capitals/ 17 min from the International Airport: 200 flight connections), 11 museums, antique shops, avant-garde boutiques and parks, SQUARE is simply the best place to organize your event. With 60 years of operation, SQUARE key asset is its team: a balance mix of seasoned professionals and youthful creative talents. Caring and multilingual, these experts aim for excellence so that every event becomes a unique experience.


IMPORTANT DATES

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE
26 October 2020 – 30 April 2021

 STANDARD REGISTRATION FEE
1 May 2021 – 22 September 2021