Programme

DETAILED PROGRAMME
TIME EVENT LOCATION
09:00 – 18:00 46th (ABVT) Validation Session Seal/ Robben, The Westin Cape Town
09:30 – 14:00 Congress Committee Meeting Dassen Island, The Westin Cape Town
15:00 – 17:00 Programme Committee Meeting Dassen Island, The Westin Cape Town
19:00 – 22:00 YIFFY Awards Dinner
To be announced
TIME EVENT LOCATION
08:00 – 16:00 (to be confirmed) Golf Tournament Steenberg Golf Estate
09:00 – 12:00 ABVT Pre-Meeting Seal/Robben, The Westin Cape Town
13:00 – 16:00 YIFFYA Steering Committee Meeting
Dassen Island, The Westin Cape Town
16:00 – 18:00 FIATA Foundation Meeting
Dassen Island, The Westin Cape Town
18:30 – 21:00 Presidency Dinner
Crous Bar
TIME EVENT LOCATION
To be confirmed FIATA Press Conference
To be confirmed
09:00 – 16:00 Presidency Meeting Dassen Island, The Westin Cape Town
09:00 – 17:30 Young Logistics Professionals Day Meeting Room 2.6, CTICC
09:00 – 10:00 ABIT Pre-Meeting
Seal/Robben, The Westin Cape Town
10:00 – 16:00 Working Group on Sea Transport
Seal/Robben, The Westin Cape Town
10:00 – 18:00 AFI Pre-Meeting
Meeting Suite 1.72, CTICC
14:00 – 17:00 Registration CTICC Reception
16:00 – 17:30 ABSS Pre-Meeting
Dassen Island, The Westin Cape Town
16:00 – 18:00 ABLM Pre-Meeting
Seal/Robben, The Westin Cape Town
18:30 – 22:00 FIATA Extended Board Dinner
De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant
TIME EVENT LOCATION
07:00 – 17:00 Registration CTICC reception
08:30 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony Auditorium 1, CTICC
10:00 – 20:30 Exhibition
Hall 1 & 2, CTICC
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee / Tea Break Hall 1 & 2, CTICC
10:30 – 12:30 Main Forum
Global growth and development
  1. To be announced
  2. To be announced
  3. Celeste Fauconnier: Where to invest in Africa

 

12:30 – 13:30 Congress Lunch Hall 1 & 2, CTICC

13:30 – 15:30 RAME

  • Francis Mangeni – Presentation title to be announced
  • Turhan Özen – Presentation title to be announced
  • Willie Shumba – Africa’s integration through private sector involvment

To be determined, CTICC

15:30 – 15:40 Transfer Time

15:40 – 16:40 Advisory Body Legal Matters (ABLM)
Contract management for forwarders: mitigate risks before problems emerge

  • Paul Cheetham – Presentation title to be announced
  • William Fullard – Presentation title to be announced
  • Alison Wixley – Presentation title to be announced

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC

16:40 – 16:50Transfer Time

16:50 – 18:20Advisory Body Safety and Security (ABSS)
Where security technology meets logistics security

  • Andre Du Venage – Presentation title to be announced
  • Kevin Johnson – Presentation title to be announced
  • Lourens Smith – Presentation title to be announced

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC

18:30 – 20:30Welcome Reception Hall 1 & 2, CTICC

TIME EVENT LOCATION
07:15 – 08:15 Meeting of Council of Past Presidents

 

Meeting Suite 1.72, CTICC
08:00 – 17:00 Registration CTICC Reception
08:00 – 18:00 Exhibition Hall 1 & 2, CTICC
08:30 – 10:30 Multimodal Transport Institute (MTI)
The CTU Code and container safety on road, rail and sea
  • Richard Brough – Practical applications of the CTU Code
  • Rainier Straus – Presentation title to be announced
  • Michael Yarwood – An introduction to the CTU Code from an insurance perspective

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC

10:30 – 11:00Coffee / Tea BreakHall 1 & 2, CTICC11:00 – 13:00

RAP

  1. Azhar Jaimurzina Ducrest – Transport facilitation and logistics: global and regional perspective
  2. Philip Wyllie – Presentation title to be announced

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC13:00 – 14:00Congress LunchHall 1 & 2, CTICC14:00 – 15:00Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT)
Where software meets hardware

  • Svilen Rangelov – Presentation title to be announced
  • Dee Waddell – IBM’s view on logistics
  • Kagure Wamunyu – How freight forwarders fit in the marketplace model

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC15:00 – 15:10Transfer Time
15:10 – 17:10Airfreight Institute (AFI)
Air cargo – on a mission to modernise!

  • William Fullard – Presentation title to be announced.
  • Florian Klein – The future of air cargo. How to perceive, manage, and monitor volatility and uncertainty around the airfreight sector.
  • To be announced.

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC17:10 – 17:20Transfer Time
17:20 – 18:20

Advisory Body International Affairs (ABIA)

  • Frazer Hunt – Presentation to be announced.
  • Katie Modrau – Presentation to be announced.
  • Gessler Narit – Modern slavery and its impact on the supply chain.

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC18:30 – 22:00National EveningThe Cape Town Castle

TIME EVENT LOCATION
08:00 – 17:00 Registration CTICC Reception
08:00 – 18:00 Exhibition
Hall 1 & 2, CTICC
08:15 – 09:30 FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA)
The Ultimate Digital Classroom
  • Claire Beastall – Presentation title to be announced.
  • Lee Geldenhuys – Social media marketing masterclass 2019
  • Dimitrios Politopoulos – Presentation title to be announced.
  • Monica Zavagli – Presentation title to be announced.

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC

09:30 – 09:35Transfer Time
09:35 – 10:35Advisory Body Vocational Training (ABVT)
Upskill your human resources for the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Willem Cilliers – Presentation title to be announced.
  • Barry Voster – Presentation title to be announced.
  • To be announced.

Meeting Room 1.4, CTICC10:35 – 11:00Coffee / Tea BreakHall 1 & 2, CTICC11:00 – 13:00

REU

  • Martyn Davies – Presentation title to be announced.
  • Tonis Hintsov – The Estonian single window initiative.
  • Nicollette van der Jagt – Presentation title to be announced.
  • To be announced.

To be confirmed, CTICC11:00 – 13:00

RAMNS

  • John Edwin Mein – AEO Regional Agreement, Sao Paulo

To be confirmed, CTICC13:00 – 14:00Congress LunchHall 1 & 2, CTICC14:00 – 15:30Custom Affairs Institute (CAI)
Connectivity in customs and trade

  • Edward Kieswetter – Presentation title to be announced.
  • Oliver Peltzer – Sustainable freight transport through connectivity in customs and trade.

To be confirmed, CTICC15:30 – 15:40Transfer Time
15:40 – 17:00

Closing Ceremony

  • Richard Wright – You are terminal

To be confirmed, CTICC20:00 – 23:00Gala BanquetThe Ballroom, CTICC

TIME EVENT LOCATION
09:00 – 11:00 Meeting of the Extended Board To be confirmed
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break To be confirmed
11:30 – 13:30 FIATA General Meeting
Ballroom West, CTICC
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch To be confirmed
14:30 – 15:30 FIATA Press Conference
To be confirmed

Download a pdf version of the working (provisional) programme here.

SPEAKERS
OPENING CEREMONY (08:30 – 10:00)

MS. LYNETTE NTULI, MC 

MAIN FORUM (10:30 – 12:30)

MS. CELESTE FAUCONNIER, Economist, Rand Merchant Bank  

CELESTE FAUCONNIER

Rand Merchant Bank

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
10:30 – 12:30 Where to invest in Africa – Unpacking the most attractive investment environments in Africa

Biography:

Celeste is a Sub-Saharan Africa Economist for the Global Markets Research team at Rand Merchant Bank for the past thirteen years. She finished her under-graduate degree in International Relations at the University of Stellenbosch and completed her honours at Wits University. Celeste formulates macroeconomic and financial market views for various sub-Saharan African countries. Her team has won multiple awards in the past decade for the best Africa Research House, particularly at the JSE Spire Awards.

RAME Regional integration through Logistics (13:30 – 15:30)

MODERATOR: Issa Baluch – FLA Chairman
MR. FRANCIS MANGENI, Trade Director, COMESA: The impact of Regional Economic Communities in public policy implementation
MR. TURHAN ÖZEN, Chief Cargo Office, Turkish Airlines: Liberalisation of Air Transport throughout the Region
MR. WILLIE SHUMBA, Senior Expert AfCFT: Africa’s integration through private sector involvement for the AfCFTA

FRANCIS MANGENI

COMESA

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
13:30 – 15:30 TBC

Biography:

Dr Francis Mangeni has held various Professional Positions in his career spanning over 20 years.

He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and has taught Law at Makerere University and Law Development Centre on the Bar Course, as well as the Faculty of Technology at Makerere University, the Management Training Institute and the Police Training School in Uganda.

He taught Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom.

He was Advisor to the Government of the Republic of Malawi on the Multilateral Trade System and Regional Integration.

He was Advisor on Intellectual Property at the UN South Centre based in Geneva to the Geneva-based African Embassies covering WTO and WIPO.

He was Senior Economist and Diplomat at the African Union Embassy to the UN the WTO and the Common Fund for Commodities based in Geneva and Holland.

He was Africa Regional Trade Policy Advisor based at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

He was Member of the Uganda Inter-Institutional Ministerial Committee.

He did various consultancies for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, UN International Labour Organisation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the East African Community, the Southern African Development Community, Government of Uganda, among others.

He has been Director of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa since 2009.

His work has assisted reforms of the International Economic Order for instance in the area of access to life-saving medicine and flexibilities for building sound technological bases, national and regional economic policy and regulatory reforms, deepening of economic integration in Africa, and it has built better negotiation capacity for Africa in the Multilateral Trade System and with development partners.

Francis Mangeni has various charities which support public health and education, and orphans and monastic orders.

Dr Mangeni holds a Doctorate in International Economic Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His key publication is: Francis Mangeni and Calestous Juma, Emergent Africa – Evolution of Regional Economic Integration (2018), available at, https://issuu.com/headlinebooksinc/docs/emergent_africa

His various media articles are available at https://muckrack.com/francis-mangeni/articles

Website: www.francismangeni.com

TURHAN ÖZEN

Turkish Cargo

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
13:30 – 15:30 TBC

Biography:

Turhan Ozen’s 30-year work experience involves sales, marketing, business development, logistics and supply chain related areas.

After graduating from Galatasaray High School, he  began studying at the Department of Management at Boğaziçi University. Later, he got his Executive MBA at Koç University. He started his early career as the manager of the sales and logistics departments for the Koç Group’s affiliates in the automotive sector. He worked as the Distribution Operations Group Manager and Operations Director at TNT Logistics, where he had been involved since its establishment. Between 2012 and 2014, he was occupied as CEVA Balkans-Middle East and Africa Region VP of Business Development & Sales. Later in 2015, he was appointed to the position of CEVA Global Health Sector President. He served as the Managing Director of CEVA Logistics Middle East and North Africa region until he joined the Turkish Cargo family in December 2016.

He is married with two children.

WILLIE SHUMBA

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Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
13:30 – 15:30 Africa’s integration through private sector involvement

Biography:

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ADVISORY BODY LEGAL MATTERS (ABLM) (15:40 – 16:40)

MR. PAUL CHEETHAM, South African Association of Freight Forwarders
MR. WILLIAM FULLARD, South African Association of Freight Forwarders
MS. ALISON WIXLEY, Head of Legal and Risk, Bidvest Freight

PAUL CHEETHAM

South African Association of Freight Forwarders

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
15:40 – 16:40 TBC

Biography:

Paul Cheetham is a Board member and Immediate Past Chairman of the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF). He is a Voting Member of the IATA/FIATA Governance Board, a Member of the FIATA Air Freight Institute, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Tesuco Pension Fund, South Africa, and Managing Director of Freitan Logistics, South Africa for 12 years.

Paul’s previous experience includes serving as Chairman of the Airfreight Forwarders Association of South Africa (AFA), Managing Director and Director of Micor Logistics, South Africa for 31 years, Main Board Director of Micor Ltd, Public Company Accountant at Mitchell Cotts, South Africa, and Accountant at Charles Kendall Shipping, England.

He studied at Granville College, England (ONC Business Studies) and South West London College, England (HNC Business Studies, economics and law).

WILLIAM FULLARD

South African Association of Freight Forwarders

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
15:40 – 16:40 TBC

Thursday, 3rd October 2019
15:10 – 17:10 TBC

Biography:

Since the beginning of his practice in 1995, Mr William has built up a substantial commercial litigation practice with a special focus on the area of transport and freight forwarding where he advises a broad range of clients, from couriers, hauliers, warehousemen, clearing agents and freight forwarders, to industry associations.

Mr William is currently external legal counsel to the South African Association of Freight Forwarders and is the South African editor of Forwarderlaw, the web-based legal resource on freight forwarding. He is also the editor of TPN Leasepack, a suite of commercial documents specially developed for Tenant Profile Network, a registered credit bureau.

ALISON WIXLEY

Bidvest Freight

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
15:40 – 16:40 TBC

Biography:

I initially qualified as an attorney, but started working in the logistics and freight industry 14 years ago. I have had many roles and responsibilities throughout my journey at Bidvest Freight, including SHEQ compliance, security, insurance claims handling, compliance auditing and risk management. My main focus in the past few years has been legal advice and opinions, in particular navigating the murky waters of liability and insurance in logistics, and negotiating contracts in this regard. I am also involved in insurance, and am gaining experience in policy placement and wording in my current role.

ADVISORY BODY SAFETY AND SECURITY (ABSS) (16:50 – 18:20)

MR. ANDRE DU VENAGE,
MR. KEVIN JOHNSON, Senior Vice President, PanalPina
MR. LOURENS SMITH, General Manager, G4S Secure Solutions (SA) (Pty) Ltd

ANDRE DU VENAGE

 

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
16:50 – 18:20 TBC

Biography:

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KEVIN JOHNSON

PanalPina

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
16:50 – 18:20 TBC

Biography:

Kevin Johnson is Senior Vice President of Corporate Security for Panalpina Management Ltd.  Among his and his global team’s principle responsibilities is Panalpina’s supply chain network and assets across 500 offices in 70 countries and Agents in another 50 countries.  Mr. Johnson also leads government and private sector security initiatives relating to CTPAT, AEO Europe, Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and others on behalf of Panalpina and their customers.

Prior to joining Panalpina, Mr. Johnson served as Deputy Director, Office of Maritime and Land Division, Department of Homeland Security, TSA in Washington DC.   Mr. Johnson was responsible for the development of Highway, Rail and Maritime Cargo Security.  He played a fundamental role in the development of TSA policy impacting the transportation community and supply chain shipping partners.

Previously Mr. Johnson was Director of Corporate Security for Consolidated Freightways (CF), a transportation company providing less-than-truckload long-haul transportation throughout North America.  Mr. Johnson was responsible for leading CF’s internal and external security efforts, including cargo, facility and employee security, criminal investigations and site contract coordination.   Mr. Johnson was hired by CF as a special investigator after nine years with the Houston Police Department as a Narcotics Case Agent conducting covert investigations.

Mr. Johnson served is a former Chairman of the Security Council of the American Trucking Associations.  He is a member of TAPA, Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition, ASIS and a former Certified Fraud Examiner.

Mr. Johnson is a native of New York City, and earned his Bachelors degree from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.

LOURENS SMITH

G4S Secure Solutions (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
16:50 – 18:20 TBC

Biography:

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Multimodal Transport Institute (MTI) (08:30 – 10:30)

MR. RICHARD BROUGH, Technical Advisor, International Cargo Handling Coordination Association
MR. RAINIER STRAUSS, TBC
MR. MICHAEL YARWOOD, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, TT Club

RICHARD BROUGH

Technical Advisor, International Cargo Handling Coordination Association

Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
08:30 – 10:30 Practical applications of the CTU code

Biography:

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RAINIER STRAUSS

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Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
08:30 – 10:30 TBC

Biography:

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MICHAEL YARWOOD

Senior Loss Prevention Executive, TT Club

Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
08:30 – 10:30 An introduction to the CTU Code from an insurance perspective

Biography:

Mike is a Senior Loss Prevention Executive having joined TT Club in October 2010, previously working in operational management roles within the logistics industry. Previous roles incorporated full responsibility in terms of budget, legislative, operational and health and safety compliance, dangerous goods safety advisor.

Mike is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Specialist member of the Institute of Risk Management and a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Mike has several roles with industry organisations including being a co-opted Member of FIATA’s ABLM.

RAP (11:00 – 13:00)

MS. AZHAR JAIMURZINA, Chief of the Transport Connectivity and Logistics Section, UNESCAP
MS. PHILIP WYLLIE, Founder, FreightPartner

AZHAR JAIMURZINA

Chief of the Transport Connectivity and Logistics Section, UNESCAP

Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
11:00 – 13:00 Transport facilitation and logistics: global and regional perspective

Biography:

Azhar Jaimurzina is Chief of the Transport Connectivity and Logistics Section of the Transport Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The Section supports member States in their efforts to develop integrated intermodal transport connectivity by assisting in further development of the Asian Highway, Trans-Asian Railway and Dry Ports networks and implementation of the necessary measures to improve the operational efficiency of transport systems, including through common regional frameworks, harmonized technical and operational standards and rules, application of new technologies to cross-border transport and innovations in logistics.

Previously Ms. Jaimurzina has worked as Chief of the Infrastructure Services Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), Economic Affairs Officer for the Trade Logistics and Technology Branch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Economic Affairs Officer of the Transport Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).  She has worked with more than seventy developed and developing countries and transition economies world-wide. In doing so, she provided substantive support to a wide range of the UN intergovernmental bodies and groups of experts, carried out comprehensive UN technical assistance and capacity building projects and drafted or contributed to a large number of UN analytical reports, legal instruments and technical standards on infrastructure development, inland transport, trade logistics and trade facilitation. Ms. Jaimurzina holds a Master Degree in International Law from Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Master Degree in International Relations from University of Chicago.

PHILIP WYLLIE

Founder, FreightPartner

Speaking on:

Thursday 3rd October 2019
11:00 – 13:00 TBC

Biography:

Schooled at the Durban High School, Philip worked in the Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics environment for 27 years, 15 years of which as an Executive.  Started FreightPartner 11 years ago, a niche consulting practice with global reach and recognition.  Philip holds several industry qualifications and an MBA from Henley Business School. Philip is passionate about logistics and conducts work for many large, listed companies in South Africa and abroad and is well recognised for his ability to simplify process and to reduce costs by improving efficiencies.

For more, please access www.freightpartner.co.za

ADVISORY BODY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ABIT) (14:00 – 15:00)

MR. SVILEN RANGELOV, CEO, DRONAMICS
MS. KAGURE WAMUNYU, CEO, Kobo360
MR. DEE WADDELL, Global Managing Director, IBM Travel and Transportation

SVILEN RANGELOV

Co-Founder & CEO, DRONAMICS

Speaking on:

Thursday 3rd October 2019
14:00 – 15:00 TBC

Biography:

As CEO Svilen leads the business team at DRONAMICS in developing the world-leading cargo UAV “The Black Swan” – a fixed-wing aircraft that can transport 350 kg at a distance of 2,500 km cheaper than any aircraft in existence.

In 2014 he co-founded DRONAMICS with his brother Konstantin, an aerospace engineer, with a mission to leverage advances in autonomy, aerodynamics and production, in order to democratize air freight and accelerate e-commerce in emerging markets. Svilen and Konstantin are leading a small but growing team of world-class aerospace engineers and logistics experts, and their pioneering work has won them numerous international awards. In 2018 DRONAMICS became IATA’s first strategic partner for drones worldwide.

Prior to DRONAMICS, Svilen managed projects in marketing and business development on four continents. He is an Economics graduate of Davidson College, USA.

DEE WADDELL

Global Managing Director, IBM Travel and Transportation Industries

Speaking on:

Thursday 3rd October 2019
14:00 – 15:00 IBM’s view on logistics

Biography:

Dr. Dee K Waddell, Global Managing Director for IBM Travel and Transportation Induustries, is responsible for leading global accounts in developing and delivering industry-leading solutions and services for airports, railroads, freight carries, logistics providers, port authorities, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies, travel agents, and global distribution systems.

KAGURA WAMUNYU

CEO, Kobo360

Speaking on:

Thursday 3rd October 2019
14:00 – 15:00 How freight forwarders fit in the marketplace model

Biography:

Kagure Wamunyu is the CEO, Africa Region for Kobo360. She is charged with the launch and growth of Kobo360 across Africa.

Kagure has a passion in transport, which she believes will be an important factor in the economic development of Africa. Previously, Kagure served as the Senior Director of Strategy for Bridge International Academies in East Africa, where she focused on policy and PPPs. Before Bridge, she worked as the country manager for Uber in Kenya where she joined as the first hire in Nairobi at launch and grew Uber to a major transportation option in Nairobi.

Kagure Wamunyu is currently pursuing a part-time PhD at the University of Oxford. She holds a Masters in City Planning with a focus on transportation from UC Berkeley, a BSC in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transport Engineering from North Carolina State and a BA in Mathematics from Meredith College. Kagure seats on the Board of Fuzu and the Somo Project. She is an active alumna of Zawadi Africa Education Fund.

AIRFREIGHT INSTITUTE (AFI) (15:10 – 17:10)

MR. WILLIAM FULLARD, Founding Partner, South African Association of Freight Forwarders
MR. FLORIAN KLEIN, Founder, Center for the Long View

WILLIAM FULLARD

Founding Partner, Founding Partner and Legal Counsel of SAAFF

Speaking on:

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
15:40 – 16:40 TBC

Thursday, 3rd October 2019
15:10 – 17:10 TBC

Biography:

Since the beginning of his practice in 1995, Mr William has built up a substantial commercial litigation practice with a special focus on the area of transport and freight forwarding where he advises a broad range of clients, from couriers, hauliers, warehousemen, clearing agents and freight forwarders, to industry associations.

Mr William is currently external legal counsel to the South African Association of Freight Forwarders and is the South African editor of Forwarderlaw, the web-based legal resource on freight forwarding. He is also the editor of TPN Leasepack, a suite of commercial documents specially developed for Tenant Profile Network, a registered credit bureau.

FLORIAN KLEIN

Head of the Center for the Long View, Deloitte Consulting GmbH

Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
15:10 – 17:10 The future of air cargo. How to perceive, manage, and monitor volatility and uncertainty around the airfreight sector.

Biography:

Dr. Florian Klein is an advisor, corporate strategist and futures thinker with extensive experience in providing strategic counsel to senior decision makers at leading multi-national corporations and governments across Europe and globally. He is expert in facilitating the creation of robust strategies today, in light of an uncertain tomorrow.

Florian leads a team of scenario practitioners and A.I. specialists that work on a diverse range of strategy formulation and capability building projects across multiple geographies and sectors, including banking and finance, the energy and mining, technology, retail, transport, telecommunications, as well as the government and NGO sector.

Florian founded and leads the Center for the Long View (CLV), which is Deloitte’s global center of excellence for scenario planning with teams in Frankfurt, Toronto and Shanghai. The Center pushes the boundaries of current strategy development by applying Artificial Intelligence tools and by emphasizing the holistic nature of qualitative analysis. Florian is also the Service Offering Leader for Corporate and Business Unit Strategy at Monitor Deloitte Germany, and forms part of Deloitte’s international Brexit Task Force.

Florian holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics, an International MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, and a Master in Development Studies from the University of Tübingen.

ADVISORY BODY INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (ABIA) (17:20 – 18:20)

MR. FRAZER HUNT, Lawyer
MS. KATIE MODRAU, Country Manager, The A21 Campaign
MR. GESSLER NARIT,

FRAZER HUNT

Transport and Logistics Lawyer

Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
17:20 – 18:20 TBC

Biography:

As one of Australia’s leading transport lawyers, Frazer has advised some of Australia’s largest logistics and freight providers for more than 30 years and has a deep understanding of the issues that affect this industry sector. He handles transport and insurance claims and assists forwarders to implement solutions, including terms and conditions of carriage and negotiating the most favourable terms for distribution and warehousing agreements. He has also advised and presented on compliance issues, including chain of responsibility and modern slavery.  Frazer has been named as an expert transport and logistics lawyer in the 2019 editions of Who’s Who Legal Transport, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, The Best Lawyers in Australia and Chambers Asia Pacific.

KATIE MODRAU

Country Manager, The A21 Campaign

Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum

Biography:

Katie Modrau is the Country Manager of global anti trafficking NGO, The A21 Campaign. A wife, mom of two and a passionate freedom fighter, human trafficking became a focus in her life in July 2009 when she heard about it for the first time and knew that her passion for justice could be channeled in this field. As a result, she interned with The A21 Campaign to learn as much as she could. She has been on the A21 team since 2010 and South African Country Manager since 2012. In addition to seeing this injustice abolished in our lifetime she is fiercely passionate about strategic collaboration and partnership, naming this as an essential key in abolishing slavery, everywhere, forever.

GESSLER NARIT

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Speaking on:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
17:20 – 18:20 Modern slavery and its impact on the supply chain

Biography:

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FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA) (08:15 – 09:30)

MS. CLAIRE BEASTALL, Training and Capacity Building Coordinator, TRAFFIC
MS. LEE GELDENHUYS,
MR. DIMITRIOS POLITOPOULOS, Project/Client Relations Coordinator, World Customs Organisation (WCO)
MS. MONICA ZAVAGLI, Senior Project Officer, TRAFFIC

CLAIRE BEASTALL

TRAFFIC

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
08:15 – 09:30 TBC

Biography:

Originally from the UK, Claire has been based in Southeast Asia since 1996, but has been working with wildlife and on wildlife-related issues for much longer.  She holds degrees in zoology and captive vertebrate management.  Over the last decade, she has been working at TRAFFIC (the wildlife trade monitoring network) in Southeast Asia.  As Training and Capacity Building Coordinator, she has developed and delivered training and resource materials on the wildlife trade for a very varied audience.  Over recent years, a major focus of her work has been to support the transport and logistics sector in keeping legal supply chains free of illegal wildlife.

LEE GELDENHUYS

Pretty Neat Pretty Cool & Ad Dynamo

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
08:15 – 09:30 Social media marketing masterclass 2019

Biography:

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DIMITRIOS POLITOPOULOS

World Customs Organisation (WCO)

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
08:15 – 09:30 TBC

Biography:

Dimitris Politopoulos is responsible for the Sales and Marketing Strategy of WCO Academy, the World Customs Organization’s e-learning portal for the Private Sector.

His Academic qualifications include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in Marketing from California Lutheran University in USA and an undergraduate university degree in Agricultural Economy and Agricultural Business Administration from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece.

Throughout his career, Dimitris has always been committed towards determining and fulfilling Business, Sales and Marketing goals for various companies, which are active mainly at the world of trade.

He started his career in Greece as Product Specialist at the Marketing department of the world’s largest In Vitro Diagnostic Company.

Later, as a Business Consultant, he provided consultation to numerous businesses on areas including Export Strategies, Business Planning, Business Development, Marketing Management, Quality Management Systems, as well as EU Funding Programs for companies.

Dimitris also co-founded 776 Deluxe Foods S.A. – an AEO certified company that produces and exports Greek Artisanal foods to countries around the world.

MONICA ZAVAGLI

TRAFFIC

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
08:15 – 09:30 TBC

Biography:

Monica works as Senior Project Officer at TRAFFIC, for which she has been coordinating the implementation of the Asia component of the multi million USAID funded Project – Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS), to tackle wildlife crime between Africa and Asia.

Since 2015 she’s been closely collaborating with FIATA providing advice and technical assistance to build freight forwarding capacity in the prevention, detection and reporting of wildlife trafficking.

Monica has over 12 years of international experience in the field of sustainable development and wildlife trade, with expertise in partnership development across governments, private sector and civil society working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and, in the past eight years, Southeast Asia.

Advisory Body Vocational Training (ABVT) (09:35 – 10:35)

MR. WILLEM CILLIERS, Entrepeneur
MR. BARRY VORSTER, Partner, PwC South Africa

WILLEM CILLIERS

Entrepeneur

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
09:35 – 10:35 TBC

Biography:

Willem Cilliers has 30 years of experience in the field of supply chain management and business development. His has a combination of experience ranging from academic research & development, training, industry experience, consulting, and technology development & implementation. His area of specialisation is strategic supply chain design, aligning supply chain strategies to corporate strategy, developing growth strategies, business cases and structuring. This includes the functional alignment between marketing, logistics, manufacturing and procurement, but also between strategic, tactical and operational levels. Willem was involved at the University of Pretoria where he lectured to MBA students and managed the Centre for Supply Chain Management. During this time, his focus included research with various local and international publications, and the development of training programs for various top companies. Bridging the gap between academic development and practical implementation, he went to Sappi Fine Papers as Logistics Director where he was responsible for the implementation of the total restructuring of the supply chain. This included segmentation of markets, the establishment of a centralised planning team and the centralisation and outsourcing of outbound distribution. Willem’s consulting experience includes various industries ranging from Paper, Furniture, Distribution, Automotive, Oil & Gas, FMCG and Financial Services. These industries include amongst other companies such as Distell, Sappi, Standard Bank, Total and Nissan. From an entrepreneurial perspective, he left corporate career years ago to pursue his own interests as entrepreneur. Willem is involved in various investments and business development initiatives in the supply chain management, information technology, business solutions development and property development. Willem has a BCom (Hons) and MBA Cum Laude from the University of Pretoria and a PHD from University of Stellenbosch.

BARRY VORSTER

PwC South Africa

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
09:35 – 10:35 TBC

Biography:

Mr Vorster is the human resources expert in PwC, he helps organizations within the ambit of human resources, HR consulting, organizational culture, HR technology, learning & development and the future of work. Mr Vorster has 27 years’ experience at organizations like PwC and IBM, building complex solutions at the intersection between technology and people.

Mr Vorster will introduce the report released by PwC “Workforce of the future – The competing forces shaping 2030” and discuss how the future need of workforce will change with fast development of technology, and how the freight forwarding and logistics industry should react to it.

REU (11:00 – 13:00)

MR. MARTYN DAVIES, Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte
MR. TONIS HINTSOV,
MS. NICOLLETTE VAN DER JAGT, Director-General, CLECAT

MARTYN DAVIES

Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
11:00 – 13:00 TBC

Biography:

Dr Martyn Davies is a Partner and Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte.
He heads Deloitte Africa’s Automotive Sector business as well leading Japan Services Group and China Services
Group for the Firm. He is a member of the Deloitte global Firm’s Insight Advisory Group as well as the Deloitte
Economics team.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Martyn founded Frontier Advisory, a strategy and corporate finance advisory firm that was
subsequently acquired by Deloitte.
Over his career, he has been a trusted advisor to executives at a large array of multinational firms on their market entry
& engagement strategies in emerging markets and Africa. He has also conducted a large amount of advisory work on
behalf of the public sector having advised a number of governments in numerous regions.
Martyn has previously been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “African Economies & Markets” category as
awarded by the Financial Mail in its prestigious Annual Analysts of the Year awards. He is a Senior Fellow at the
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth – a group comprising leading international economists which works on
subjects relating to macro-economics and inclusive growth.
Martyn has been selected as a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year
to recognise the most distinguished young leaders nominated below the age of 40 from around the world and has
served in various advisory capacities at the WEF, including having chaired a session on Africa at the Forum’s annual
meeting at Davos.
He is also a member of the prestigious Young President’s Organisation (YPO), a global network of young chief
executives across 130 countries.
Martyn completed his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand at the age of 25, has studied at Yonsei University
(Seoul) and has completed executive programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Kennedy School of
Government, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs at Yale University and Said Business School at Oxford
University.
He has previously been a faculty member at Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria, as well as at the
business schools of both universities. He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain and is a Non-Executive
Director of the NEPAD Business Foundation.

TONIS HINTSOV

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Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
11:00 – 13:00 The Estonian single window initiative

Biography:

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NICOLLETTE VAN DER JAGT

CLECAT – European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
11:00 – 13:00 TBC

Biography:

Nicolette van der Jagt is the Director-General of CLECAT, the European organization of Logistics Service Providers and Freight Forwarders, since 2012. CLECAT is a Brussels based association with a collective membership of more than 19.000 companies in freight forwarding, logistics and customs services through its 24 national associations. Previously, Nicolette was for 10 years Secretary General of the Brussels based European Shippers’ Council representing the national and international freight interest of industry –  national shippers’ councils from around Europe. Through this experience she has extensive knowledge of freight transport in all modes in transport.  Nicolette holds degrees in international relations and European studies from the Universities of Utrecht (NL) and Strasbourg (FR).

RAMNS (11:00 – 13:00)

MR. JOHN MEIN, Executive Coordinator, PROCOMEX

JOHN EDWIN MEIN

Executive Coordinator, PROCOMEX

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
11:00 – 13:00 AEO Regional Agreement, Sao Paulo

Biography:

John Edwin Mein is a Brazilian, born in Recife Brazil. After receiving his Masters in International Business from Thunderbird, in Arizona, he worked in the International area of a US Bank, in business promotion for the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, and in business development for American and Brazilian companies. He was president of the American Chamber in Brazil for 13 years, during which it became the largest American Chamber outside the US.

John Edwin Mein led the efforts to organize and is the Executive Coordinator of the Alliance for Modernization of Logistics and Foreign Trade – PROCOMEX. The PROCOMEX Alliance is a coalition of over 84 business associations with the common objective of increasing the country’s competitiveness by modernizing Brazilian customs processes. The operational arm of the coalition is the Instituto Aliança Procomex that is maintained by over 40 companies.

Procomex is a member and John is the present Chair of the Private Sector Consultative Group and the Co-chair of the SAFE Working Group of the World Customs Organization.

Custom Affairs Institute (CAI) (14:00 – 15:30)

MR. EDWARD KIESWETTER,
MR. OLIVER PELTZER, FCILT, Partner and Head Practice Group Transport, Aviation, Logistics, and ICC Vice Chairman Customs and Trade Facilitation

EDWARD KIESWETTER

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Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
14:00 – 15:30 TBC

Biography:

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OLIVER PELTZER

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
14:00 – 15:30 Sustainable freight transport through connectivity in customs and trade

Biography:

EXPERIENCE

Oliver Peltzer advises companies in the energy, maritime and transport industries and advises on the purchase and sale of companies and projects in the offshore, maritime, transport and aviation industries. Oliver Peltzer is regularly asked to act as arbitrator. Before joining Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, he worked for several years as a consultant to the venture capital industry and as head of the legal and risk management department at Volkswagen Logistics GmbH & Co. OHG. Oliver Peltzer is Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Trade Facilitation Commission.

EDUCATION

Lecturer at the University of Hamburg in Law & Logistics (since 2011);  CFA I and II (Chartered Financial Analyst) (2002-2003); Doctorate, University of Tübingen (1999); LL.M. in Stellenbosch/South Africa (1994); Legal clerkship in Berlin and Singapore (1995-1996); Studies in Berlin, Paris and Bonn (1988–1993)

TRACK RECORDS

M&A transaction involving the sale of the entire offshore wind section of a construction company, combined asset and share deal, transfer of various financing models, negotiation with a number of stakeholders

M&A transaction for the sale of a windfarm project, seller due diligence, share deal, defense against unfounded claims by third parties, simultaneous signing and closing

Extensive and complex tender proceedings with several suppliers, preparation of contracts, negotiation with tenderers, contract signing

Support of a Chinese, listed company in the restructuring of numerous projects in the renewable energy industry

Several ICC arbitration proceedings

Closing Ceremony (15:40 – 17:00)

MR. RICHARD WRIGHT, National Training Manager

RICHARD WRIGHT

National Training Manager

Speaking on:
Friday 4th October 2019
15:40 – 17:00 You are terminal

Biography:

Richard Wright is an inspirational force to be reckoned with. Coupled with his vast
experience as a top salesperson and National Training Manager for SA’s premier real estate company,
Richard delivers an unforgettable and powerful experience. Oh, and he is really funny and entertaining!
He is an expert on the mind and cognitive thought control as a means to effect change and overcome any
challenge or obstacle. Richard has mastered true grit and is a radical optimist.

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

WEDNESDAY, 2 OCTOBER
Registration and Welcome Reception

THURSDAY, 3 OCTOBER

Bo Kaap Cooking Tour
For a fun, flavoursome and educational experience that offers inspiring insights into the Cape Malay culture, from a culinary perspective, this tour is a must! You will be entertained with stories of the food and culture of Bo-Kaap whilst cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

The tour starts with a walk through the cobbled streets and colourful houses of Bo-Kaap. Bo-Kaap is home to several historic and Islamic sites. Cape Malay cuisine is a fusion food born in Africa. Food plays an important role in the community life of the Cape Malay, as you will discover while learning the traditional way to cook a mouth-watering Cape Malay Curry.

In the evening join the FIATA participants for a night of South African culture at the National Evening.

FRIDAY, 4 OCTOBER

Wildlife and Winetasting Tour
Awaken your senses and be filled with fascination, admiration and wonder as you take in all the sights, sounds and sensations of memorising landscapes and magnificent wildlife.

The tour begins with a visit to a prestigious wine estate. You will embark on a two-hour game drive in the wildlife sanctuary with guaranteed sightings of a diverse population of antelope and a huge variety of birdlife. Thereafter you will be treated to a decadent wine and nougat tasting. Lunch is an authentic South African Farm-stall experience, followed by an afternoon at the infamous Spier Wine Estate, which much to offer including their Eagle Encounters, craft market and gift shop. At Spier you’ll enjoy your final wine-tasting and then spend some time at leisure exploring the Estate.

In the evening join the FIATA participants for the Gala Banquet.

SATURDAY, 5 OCTOBER

Day at leisure.

YOUNG LOGISTICS PROGRAMME (YLP) DAY

TUESDAY, 1 October 2019
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Fee: ZAR 1 500.00 (includes session access, refreshments and lunches, and programme materials)

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Join in the discussions where Stanley Lim and David Philips share their journeys to success in the industry.

Meet the 2019 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year finalists as they elaborate on the path “Claim your Fame”.

What’s new in Technology? Robotics in warehousing solutions? 3D Printing machines?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone under 35 in your organisation who wants to participate in an interactive fun day, junior freight forwarders, depot managers, warehouse managers

WHY ATTEND?

  • Excellent networking opportunities with other global partners.
  • Nurture new relationships and connect with new contacts.
  • Learn how to run your own company in the best way possible, in a game.
  • Interact with the leaders in the industry to gain insights to the industry.
  • Engage with your peers and improve linkages among other freight forwarders.
  • Witness new technology in warehousing solutions and drones.

PROGAMME

Activity Description Time
Session 1: Welcome and panel discussion Stanley Lim and David Philips discuss career development and their own path to success.
Stanley to welcome Michael Yarwood on the stage.
Michael Yarwood talks to the 2019 regional winners on past success stories and new chapters, “What is your Claim to Fame“.
09:00
Session 2: Start Ups Session Title: “You be the Investor
Three start ups discuss their journeys with a Q&A session afterwards.
10:00
Leg stretch Short break for tea, coffee and refreshments 11:00
Session 3: Technology Diversified Technology in Drones and Robotics. 11:30
Lunch Networking lunch 13:00
Session 4: Activity Logistics Game, How to run your own Logistics company, “Inspiring Tomorrow’s Logisticians“. 14:00

BUSINESS ON THE MOVE

The interactive and successful board game from “Business on the Move” is back and we are bringing the game to you in Cape Town for YLP Day.

What is the best way to deliver your goods?

Business on the Move will challenge players to run a logistics business that responds to customers’ orders, moving different products from China to their UK market by combinations of air, sea, rail and road as quickly, as profitable and as responsibly as they can.

Compete against 16 other teams, 4 finalists and one winning team.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Hall 1 and 2, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Dress code: Business casual
The Welcome Reception promises the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and friends from around the world. Held in the exhibition venue, it is also a chance to engage with the exhibitors. Cocktail snacks and beverages will be served. And with the evening wrapping up by 20:00 there will be time to enjoy one of Cape Town’s top restaurants.

National Evening
Thursday, 3 October 2019
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town Central Business District
Dress code: Traditional / National dress

FIATA world Congress 2019 participants and their accompanying persons are invited to vibrant Cape Town style Street Party in dramatic setting – the historic Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building Cape Town. A delicious African feast served with local wines will be complemented by the best of local culture, music and dance. The evening promises to be a fun filled showcase of how South African’s express themselves – a highly entertaining evening for all.

Transport leaves from outside the CTICC at 18:45 and returns to the CTICC and Official Congress Hotels from 21:00. We recommend flat and comfortable shoes suitable for cobbled paths and a warm top or jacket for the evening.

Gala Banquet
Friday, 4 October 2019
Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Venue: The Ballroom, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Dress code: Black tie

The Congress’s social programme crescendos with the Gala Banquet in Cape Town International Convention Centre’s The Ballroom! Canapes, a three-course meal, renowned musicians and more of the Cape’s best wines: it will be a splendid affair.

PRE-CONGRESS GOLF

Monday, 30 September
Steenberg Golf Estate and private Golf Club is situated in the lush Constantia Valley, just 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town.

The golf course – consistently named one of the best conditioned courses in South Africa Golf Digest’s annual Top 100 – attracts golfers seeking a total golfing experience. Known for its hybrid plan, it offers traditionalists the opportunity to ‘bump and run’ (a rare shot in South Africa) in the rough around the greens, and to meet the challenges of strategically placed sand pits and waterways.

The par-three, not-so-short 14th hole, features the largest green in Africa at 76 meters in length. Indigenous shrubs guard the green and the mound has been shaped to echo the distinctive mountain range behind.

The 18-hole golf course was designed to make full use of natural features and hazards such as the vineyards, pine forest and gentle waterways. Its environmental diversity gives the course its unique character.

The well-designed and refurbished clubhouse has seen many golfers enjoying the 19th hole.

(Source: https://www.steenbergfarm.com/steenberg-golf/)

Price – ZAR 1 750
Includes Green fees, transportation, breakfast, golf cart and two caddies per four ball, halfway house lunch, drinks and snacks during post-golf prize giving.

Optional extras
ZAR 1000 club hire

Sign up
Register for the tournament when you register for the Congress online.