Federation of Asia Pacific Aircargo Associations – FAPAA
FAPAA hosted the associations 44th Executive Council Meeting & Annual General Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 26th to 28th July, 2017. Payload Asia is proud to present an outline of both meetings which were held in conjunction with the 23rd Nepal Cargo Day – hosted by NEFFA.
September 20, 2017
By PLA Editor
The Federation of Asia-Pacific Aircargo Association’s (FAPAA) 44th Executive Council Meeting (ECM) hosted by the Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (NEFFA), was held at the Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal between July 26th and 28th 2017.
The business meetings were attended by a total of 41 persons, comprising of 21 international delegates from 13 of the FAPAA region member economies, as well as 18 local freight forwarding company member representative delegates; a representative from IATA; and an official media representative from Payload Asia Magazine.
The meeting was officially opened by Mr. Prakash Singh Karki, President of NEFFA, who highlighted the expanding role of freight forwarders and the opportunities and challenges facing the sector in the region.
The Executive Council Meetings
The first day of the business meetings revolved around sub-committee reports and detailed discussions on the various sectors of FAPAA activities:
FIATA activity and liaison report.
Chaired by Mr Paul Golland, Chairman, AFIF, Australia – FAPAA as a regional federation of country / and or region national Association members’, has a good working relationship with the global freight forwarder representative body FIATA. The most recent annual FIATA World Congress was held in Dublin Ireland, in October 2016 and the annual ‘Headquarters Session’ meetings were held in Zurich, Switzerland in March 2017, at which many FAPAA delegates had attended. Amongst other issues, an emerging matter was the imminent global introduction of the new IATA/FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) and members’ were interested as to how it would impact their own specific territory, particularly in an administrative and operational sense.