Welcome Message

2022 FIATA Busan World Congress Organizing Committee

Dear colleagues of FIATA and Freight Forwarding members from all over the world,

Logistics Industry has achieved the global trades beyond barriers of time and space enabling people to consume contemporarily manufactured products in worldwide. FIATA World Congress establishes international standards in logistics which lead to innovation and growth for international transportation and promote collaborative exchanges of technical information among the forwarders.

Korea International Freight Forwarders Association (KIFFA) is hosting the meaningful event in 2022 in Busan, the city of leading port & logistics in Republic of Korea. Busan is an ideal location which is placed in the center of Northeast Asia. It has been uniquely qualified to play an important role in the worldwide network not only in Northeast Asia, but also Americas, Europe and all around the world.

KIFFA is highly motivated to clinch an epoch-making revolution in the international freight forwarding industry and to generate the best routes with the most reasonable rates in the upcoming future. KIFFA hosted FIATA World Congress in 1995 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

We believed the participants had shared their professional experiences and memorable moments back in the days in Seoul. It is the time to recall the tremendous opportunity exchanging relevant information and practices and building up a solid connection along with all the participants in Busan.

We would welcome all of you to FIATA World Congress 2022 in Busan, Republic of Korea.

With Best Regards,

Kim, Byung-Jin

Honorary Chairman of KIFFA
Chairman of the 2022 FIATA Busan
World Congress Organizing Committee

Dear friends, colleagues, and partners,

As we come together for the long-awaited, greatly anticipated, and biggest freight forwarding event of the year following a 2 year break due to the pandemic, I would like to address all of you in the FIATA extended family of the logistics sector in this brochure.

All eyes look to South Korea for this year’s FIATA World Congress, where we will once again meet in person and online to connect, learn, network and enjoy precious time together. This poignant moment in the history of FIATA marks the most digital and dynamic year of our existence, and bringing the Congress to Busan this year is very fitting. A city of advanced technology, stunning architecture and infrastructure, a large and productive port, history, culture and more, is more than capable of presenting itself to the excited freight forwarding community who will be attracted by its bright lights, success, advanced development, and digital advancements.

Busan’s maritime scene is buzzing, with the majority of South Korean exports and imports travelling through its port – the rest mostly entering via the Port of Incheon near Seoul. Ranked as the seventh-largest port in the world, with a container throughput in 2021 of 22,706,130 TEU, the freight forwarding community will be able to look forward to visiting the port at various opportunities during their visits to the Congress.

Many technology giants also find themselves in the city, and we are honored to bring the FIATA extended family to this perfect setting for the Congress this year as FIATA focuses on always improving digitalization of freight forwarding documents and easing trade processes with the Paperless FIATA Bill of Landing and Freight-Pay platforms, respectively.

This World Congress will allow the Republic of Korea to exhibit its high logistics potential – promoting connectivity among the freight forwarding community and increasing opportunities on the frontlines of logistics. The international community is invited to join us on this exciting journey to the beautiful city of Busan to gain a better understanding therefore not only of the freight forwarding sector at present, but also the activities in Korean and neighboring markets in an excellent showcase of Asia’s logistics sector.

We thank our Honorable member and KIFFA President, Mr. Byung-Jin Kim for his Honorary Chairmanship of this FIATA World Congress. We thank his team for their support, and all authorities, organizations and companies in the city of Busan and its surroundings who have helped to make this event possible.

I look forward to seeing you in person in Busan, and wish you a fruitful few days of reconnection, growth, solutions-oriented sessions, and an overall great experience with the South Korean culture, people, and logistics sector!

Sincerely,

Dr. Ivan Petrov

FIATA President