FAPAA’s 34th ECM to offer varied programme

The 34th Executive Council Meeting of the Federation of Asia-Pacifi c Aircargo Association (FAPAA), which will be hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) and be held at the Hotel Nikko Hong Kong from August 31- September 1, will offer a varied programme for delegates and observersalike. Like in previous […]


The 34th Executive Council Meeting of the Federation of Asia-Pacifi c Aircargo Association (FAPAA), which will be hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) and be held at the Hotel Nikko Hong Kong from August 31- September 1, will offer a varied programme for delegates and observersalike.

Like in previous years, the programme, apart from the offi cial agenda, will include many presentation and discussions about topics that are of interest for the participants. On the fi rst day of the event, guest presenter C.S. Kong, director, IATA Asia Pacifi c Region will update delegates on the progress of IATA’s E-Freight initiative, which currently involves ongoing pilot projects in fi ve countries. Kong will also brief the members on the latest developments of the Message Improvement (MIP) Programme together with the current status of the new cargo agency agreements in Australia, India and Canada, plus a report on how the ECAP Programme in Europe is progressing. Finally, the IATA executive present an update on the CASS developments and issues in the Asia-Pacifi c region.

Following a proposal from IATA, members will be invited to discuss the merits of a FAPAA / IATA Forum, which IATA has suggested to organise prior to future FAPAA meetings. FAPAA chairman Peter McNamara and IATA’s C.S. Kong will lead this discussion. The fi rst presentation at this year’s ECM – Global Air Cargo Security Industry Task Force (GACSITF) – will be given by David Fielder, regional director security management of Panalpina and secretary Asia for TAPA.