The British International Freight Association (BIFA) will play a key role at this year’s Multimodal exhibition and conference.
The BIFA Forwarder Village will once again be a place for networking opportunities and for BIFA members and associates to showcase their products and services.
Taking place at the NEC Birmingham UK on 13-15 June, Multimodal is the industry’s annual meeting place where cargo owners and shippers meet to discuss ways to improve supply chains.
Visitors to the BIFA Forwarder Village, which will include BIFA’s exhibition stand and bespoke Logistics Services Provider Pods (Logpods), will be able to learn more about how the trade association works and the benefits of being a member.
It also gives visitors chance to discuss their day-to-day freight forwarding requirements with almost 40 BIFA members and associated businesses that have booked a Logpod.
The BIFA stand will include areas dedicated to training, membership, policy and compliance, and member engagement.
The trade association will also be delivering a keynote presentation on day two of the conference programme.
BIFA’s director general Steve Parker and policy and compliance director, Robert Windsor, will give insight into the customs and frontier changes that have been implemented, are in the process of being implemented, or are under consideration by UK government, many as a consequence of the 2016 EU exit referendum.
Furthermore, BIFA’s Young Forwarder Network (YFN), which has become integral to BIFA’s attempts to improve the promotion of the sector, making it more attractive to younger people and providing forums from which to learn, will be present on day three during a networking session on the government’s Generation Logistics initiative.
Parker said: “It’s a proven event that gives players on all sides of international supply chains the opportunity to network, discuss pertinent issues and, who knows, perhaps find some solutions.
“Whilst the international freight industry is devising methods of coping with the changing logistics demands of the global village often at a distance, the BIFA Forwarder Village will give participants the opportunity for close range networking with existing and potential customers in a more personal environment.”