Programme

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • 46th (ABVT) Validation Session
  • Congress Committee Meeting
  • 46th (ABVT) Validation Session
  • Congress Committee Meeting
  • YIFFY Awards Dinner (invitation only)
MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • Golf Tournament
  • ABVT Pre-Meeting
  • Golf Tournament
  • YIFFYA Steering Committee
  • FIATA Foundation Meeting
  • Presidency Dinner (invitation only)
TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • Presidency Meeting (invitation only)
  • Young Logistics Professionals Day
  • ABIT Pre-Meeting
  • Working group on Sea transport
  • AFI Pre-meeting
  • Registration
  • Presidency Meeting (invitation only)
  • Young Logistics Professionals Day
  • Working group on Sea transport
  • AFI Pre-Meeting
  • ABSS Pre-Meeting
  • ABLM Pre-Meeting
  • Extended Board Dinner
    (invitation only)
WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • Registration
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Exhibition opens
  • Main Forum
  • Regional Leaders Dialogue: RAME
  • Advisory Body Legal Matters (ABLM)
  • Advisory Body Safety and Security (ABSS)
  • Welcome Reception
THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • Meeting of Council of Past Presidents
  • Exhibition
  • Accompanying Persons’ Tour
  • Multimodal Transport Institute (MTI)
  • Regional Leaders Dialogue: RAP
  • Exhibition
  • Accompanying Persons’ Tour
  • Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT)
  • Airfreight Institute (AFI)
  • Advisory Body International Affairs (ABIA)
  • National Evening
FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • Exhibition
  • Accompanying Persons’ Tour
  • FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA)
  • Advisory Body Vocational Training (ABVT)
  • Regional Leaders Dialogue (concurrent): REU and RAMNS
  • Exhibition
  • Accompanying Persons’ Tour
  • Customs Affairs Institute (CAI)
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Gala Banquet
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • Meeting of the Extended Board
  •  General Meeting
  • Press Conference
SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
  • Departure for FIATA Safari
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.

YLP FORUM PROGRAMME

Young Logistics Professionals Forum

Special activities and stimulating sessions have been planned for the youth interested in getting involved in the freight forwarding industry.

More on the forum programme will be shared closer to the Congress.

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 hire, half way house lunch, drinks and snacks during post-gold prize giving.

Optional extras
ZAR 1000 club hire
ZAR 500 golf shoe hire (Steenberg is a soft spike course)

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