President of CIFA Zhao Huxiang Elected President of FIATA

  The 2015 Annual Conference of International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) was held at Taipei International Convention Center from September 8 -13. At the member conference held on September 13, Zhao Huxiang, President of China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA), was elected the new president of FIATA.
It is the first time that a Chinese assumes the post of the president of FIATA ever since it was established in 1926. Zhao’s highly recognized career experience, leading capacity and personal charisma won him the election. His winning of the election also reflects the fact that the importance of China is fully affirmed by the international freight forwarding and logistics industry.
In his inauguration speech, Zhao expressed sincere appreciation to the representatives present at the conference for their trust and support. He also gave thanks to the last presidium and the expanded presidium for their fruitful works. He said he would continue to lead the reform of FIATA to provide services of still better quality to the FIATA members, and further extend the influence of FIATA in international freight forwarding and logistics industry and the international society. He also called on all FIATA members, FIATA-related government organizations and industry organizations to be involved in the process of reforming and developing FIATA so as to present more fruitful work results to the 90th anniversary of the founding of FIATA in 2016.
During the 2015 Annual Conference of FIATA, various meetings were convened, including the meeting of the presidium, the meeting of the expanded presidium, the meetings organized by various regions, professional organizations, consultation committee and seminars on special hot spots and topics. At these meetings, the latest developments of international freight forwarding and logistics industry were updated and topics on management affairs within FIATA and on vocational training of freight forwarding were discussed. The office of the SINOTRANS& CSC Group, land transportation business department, legal department and the joint stock company sent representatives to relevant meetings, where the representatives delivered speeches on special topics.
At the Annual Conference, the new FIATA presidium, the expanded presidium, and the persons in charge of various subordinate work committees were elected. Activities for over 1,000 representatives from logistics and freight forwarding enterprises all over the world were also organized to conduct extensive business communication and seek opportunities of cooperation.

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