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With the current coronavirus pandemic surging around the globe, the whole freight forwarding industry has experienced unprecedented hard time. But is still keeping their business moving ahead to forward the various kinds of epidemic prevention and control supplies and commodities to the people in need from every corner of the World without any standstill amid the difficult situation such as employee self-isolation, port blockade, city lockdown and so on.
The epidemic has changed our business model, and cloud conference and online meeting have become the major part of business communication and exchange in the industry. Following the changing situation, China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) has actively responded to call of the domestic and overseas trends and met the demand of its member enterprises by setting up a new platform in order to strengthen communication and cooperation between Chinese and foreign freight forwarders by bridging the world freight forwarding industry with their Chinese counterparts. With such goal in mind, 2021 China International Freight Forwarding & Logistics Industry Top 100 leading enterprises + Business Matching Conference is hereby launched with grand opening, during which the "One-On-One meetings and Business Forum as well as Release Conference on 2020 China International Freight forwarding & logistics Industry Development Blue Book would be combined to be held at the same time thru both online and offline mode. Such combination platform of rich in content and tailor-made in arrangements shall become the focus and spotlight of the whole Industry home and abroad.
All the participants would have the valuable opportunities to take part in the one-on-one business meetings thru both online and offline with China Top100 + leading freight forwarding and logistics enterprises with difference business categories in term of sea shipping, air freight, railway transport, warehousing, China-Europe freight train and privately-owned ones. Furthermore, all the participants would also have unique opportunities to meet and discuss business cooperation with some industry-related Associations and their counterparts from more than 30 countries in order to seek reliable overseas partners and build up their overseas business channels and agency network. It is expected that there would be around 700 participants and more than 10,000 "One-On-One" business meetings to be held during the Remarkable Event..
Alongside with above Conference and Meetings, the 7th China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo would be open at the same tome on the same site of Lianyungang Industrial Expo Centre with more than 20,000 visitors to be expected.
You are most welcome to participate in such conference and meetings which we believe it would be a worthwhile and fruitful trip for you.
Please register for participation.
The 5th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
On the basis of maintaining the advantages of the "one-on-one business negotiation" procedure of the previous four sessions, the fifth Conference in 2008 provided nearly 100 enterprise exhibition booths in order to show off their strengths according to the needs of market expansion and image display. All the freight forwarders and logistics companies, airlines, ports operators, shipping companies, industrial parks, industry associations, news media, consulting service companies and other related industries were welcomed attending the exhibition and seeking common development on their business opportunities. About 50 percent of participating freight forwarders came from China and the other 50 percent of participants were from all over the world. Mr. Zhao Huxiang, the former President of China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA), and Mr. Luo Kaifu, the Senior Advisor of CIFA, attended the conference and shared unforgettable time with all the delegates. The conference provided a platform for independent regional freight forwarders to meet qualified agents and lay a solid foundation for future potential business cooperation. The Conference also gave delegates advice on how to do business in China and how to find the most suitable partners.
The 6th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
The sixth Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference, jointly organized by China Freight Forwarders Association and World Cargo Alliance (WCA), was successfully concluded at Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong from June 11 to 14, 2009 with the approval from the leaders of the Ministry of Commerce. Herewith, we would like to report the meeting as follows: The sixth Session was still mainly conducted with focus on "one-on-one" business negotiation between enterprises, and along which the freight forwarding logistics exhibition, cocktail party, celebration dinner, one-day tour of Hong Kong and other social activities were arranged. Delegates came from more than 100 countries and regions around the world, mainly including freight forwarding and logistics companies, airlines, ports operators, shipping companies, logistics parks, industry associations, industry software, consulting services companies and other industry-related enterprises. Under the impact of the global financial crisis and influenza A (H1N1), the number of participants dropped significantly compared with the fifth session, but in this year's special circumstances, the number of participants were seen as a relatively successful event in the industry. Statistics of attendees show that there were total of 801 participants (including guests, media reporters and spouses of delegates) from 100 countries and regions.
The 7th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
For the first time, Air Cargo News had been introduced as the co-organizer of the Conference which combined the session of the global Cargo transport exhibition with the session of business negotiation as one , the participants were more professional and on higher-level. The delegates including : airlines, consignors and consignees, carriers, ports operators, airport authorities, seaport authorities, industry associations, freight networks operators, software suppliers, related industries (loading and unloading equipment, container transportation, road and rail transportation), airport loading and unloading equipment, charter brokers etc. It was an excellent opportunity for freight forwarding logistics enterprises to expand their business. According to the current industry survey, this was the only professional event that gathered all aspects of the supply chain with 1,500 delegates attended. We believed that freight forwarding logistics enterprises would not miss the opportunity. At present, this Conference was the only one with global coverage and business expansion conference in the industry. The schedule of the conference was three days, mainly focusing on social networking and one-on-one business negotiation. With a wide range of regional coverage and strong professional feature, almost all the participating enterprises could find the right business partners in order to enter the international market or establish mutual agency relationship. Without going abroad, many freight forwarders could communicate face-to-face with their counterparts from more than 140 countries and regions, making friends and seeking business opportunities, which were highly expected by participating enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. and by doing so played a positive role in promoting the stable development of the Industry and enhancing enterprises ‘s international competitiveness.
The 8th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
The 8th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference, co-organized by China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) and World Cargo Alliance (WCA), opened in Shanghai Pudong Exhibition Hall. on September 27th, 2011. This conference was the first time being held in Shanghai after the previous three consecutive sessions being held in Hong Kong, giving the participants a fresh feeling and new experiences . The Conference attracted more than 1,600 delegates of the freight logistics industry coming from 75 countries and regions. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Zhao Huxiang, President of China International Freight Forwarding Association, Mr. David Yokeum, President of WCA, delivered warm speeches. Mr. Lu Jijian, Deputy Inspector of Trade in Service Trade and commercial Service Department of Ministry of Commerce, Mr. Sun Jiarong, Director of International Service Trade Department of Shanghai Commission of Commerce and other guests attended and delivered speeches. Ms. Rosa Puig, the representative of Barcelona Port being the main sponsor, introduced the situation of Barcelona Port, and Mr. Wang Cheng, the general manager of Shanghai Branch of Zhongcheng International Transportation Co., Ltd., made a speech as representative for all the participating enterprises. During the three-day Conference, participants had made new friends, discussed business cooperation, found business opportunities, and exchanged advanced technologies and new business models through the conference platform. The conference was expected providing more than 25,000 face-to-face negotiation opportunities through one-on-one meetings. Participants were widely believed that the conference 's greatest value lies in matchmaking them with the first-class quality global partners thru such platform, such one-on-one style meeting format has been proved to be best way of connections among freight forwarders with individualized vigor and full vitality. This Conference has become the largest, most valuable and influential event in the global freight forwarding industry.
The 9th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference:ssion
the 9th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference jointly hosted by China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) and World Cargo Alliance (WCA) was held in Xiamen International Convention Center Hotel on September 17, 2012,. With Global best freight forwarding enterprises gathering together, about 1200 freight forwarding and logistics representatives of 800 enterprises from 101 countries and regions around the world attended the Conference, 60% of whom came from overseas. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Zhao Huxiang, President of China International Freight Forwarders Association, and Mr. David Yokeum, President of WCA, delivered warm speeches. Mr. Lv Jijian, Deputy Director General of Trade in Service Department of The Ministry of Commerce, Mr.Jiang Shuxia, Vice Chairman of Xiamen CPPCC attended the meeting and delivered speech respectively. Mr. Huang Heming, Deputy Secretary General of Xiamen Municipal Government and other leaders of relevant government departments attended the meeting and visited the exhibition venue. Mr.Zhao Huxiang representing the event host, extended warm welcome and heartfelt regards to the delegates from all over the World. He pointed out that the conference has become more wider in regional cover, bigger in scale and with more enthusiastic growing. Chinese and foreign freight forwarder logistics enterprises conference had turned from "one-on-one" style private exchanges and transactions among enterprises into an important platform to promote the development of global freight forwarder logistics industry. He expected that all delegates could find out their different needs through effective communication in the precious time. Mr. David. Yokeum pointed out that by holding such conference for Chinese and foreign freight forwarders and logistics enterprises, he hoped to provide majority of participants with opportunities for cooperation and a platform for communication, and help enterprises to improve their ability to resist risks and expand their global business. Mrs. Jiang Shuxia said: "The 9th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference was held in Xiamen, which provided not only a "doorstep" of international exchange platform for Xiamen-based and Xiamen surrounding-based logistics companies and freight forwarders, but also opened a direct window for overseas businessmen to better understand about the international freight forwarding and logistics market in Xiamen and China. He Looked forward to the Conference to be held continually in Xiamen with even more success.
The 10th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
The Conference had become the most influential and wonderful event in the global freight forwarder logistics industry. 1500 representatives of freight forwarder logistics enterprises and sea, land and air carriers from more than 150 countries and regions attended the Conference, among whom nearly 1000 came from abroad. The main content of the conference continued not only maintaining the "one-on-one business negotiation" characteristics, but also providing 100 image display exhibition booth with exhibitors. At the same time, cocktails party, banquet dinner, wonderful performance, one-day tour of Xiamen and other social activities were arranged. This year marked the 10th anniversary of Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference and the it is second time that the Conference was held in Xiamen. In the past ten years, with the rapid development of global logistics and the increase f China's status as a logistics superpower, Xiamen had developed from a starting area of logistics industry to a national logistics node in China and a national-level pilot city of e-commerce, joint distribution and cross-strait cold chain logistics cooperation. Xiamen's modern logistics industry presented a good situation of stable development and continuous improvement.
The 11th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
The 11th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference being held by China International Freight Forwarders Association（CIFA）& World Cargo Alliance (WCA) was the only global freight forwarders and logistics enterprises meeting being held only within territory of China on annual basis and with Chinese and foreign co-brand names. According to statistics, since the first Session in 2004, the Conference had been attended by accumulated more than 12500 delegates from more than 200 countries or regions around the world. During the past 11 years, the Conferences had been focused on two main points: One was to adhere to the market-oriented, individual-based, Demand as the link, cooperation as the mode, development as the goal for the meeting organizing mechanism with aim to meet the demands of participants; another was that no matter what the ups and downs of the world economy were , the participants have always been full of confidence and sought for bigger markets, more opportunities and new partners with the help of the platform of the Conference. The effective meeting mechanism and the business value featured by the "one-on-one" platform maintained the foundation of the sustainable development for the Conference. There were more than 800 registered delegates at this Conference, 43% of whom were from China. I was believed that all the participating enterprises had their own strengths, but as far as the highly competitive field of freight forwarder and logistics were concerned, no matter how big or small the enterprises are, or how different their functions are, they all had the need to seek for self-sustainable development through cooperation with their partners in other countries. It was pleased to see that the participating enterprises cherished every moment of the meeting firstly by making full preparations, taking initiative to make appointments, and showing respect to each other. Secondly, all the participants were required to be open and inclusive, exchange what they need and seek win-win cooperation. It was believed that every appointment had been concluded with emotional feeling, and the communications were surely mutually beneficial ones.
The 12nd Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
The main content of the Conference focused on One-On-One business connections. At the same time, 90 enterprises image display exhibition booths were provided and 1,300 representatives of freight forwarders, logistics enterprises and sea, land and air carriers from more than 100 countries and regions attended the conference, among whom there were nearly 950 foreign participants.
The 13rd Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
China International Freight Forwarders Association being one of the organizers paid a return visit to the participating enterprises after the Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference being held successfully in Shanghai and received very strong positive respond from the participating enterprises. Cao Yang, Deputy Secretary-General of Fujian International Freight Forwarder Association, who led a delegation consisting of 11 Fujian freight forwarding enterprises attending the Conference in Shanghai, told CIFA during the return visit that Fujian province was hit badly by a typhoon during the Conference and many freight forwarders and logistics enterprises had to organize manpower and material resources for self-rescue. However, even under such circumstances, the freight forwarder enterprises in Fujian did not give up their participation and still sent their delegates attending the conference. This fully proved that the conference held by China International Freight Forwarders Association was very attractive to freight forwarding enterprises. After the conference, many enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, have gained more confidence to "go global" and have a clearer plan for their “networking” in the world. After knew about China's "One Belt and One Road" policy, foreign enterprises were very optimistic about Fujian province due to that it is based at the forefront of the "Maritime Silk Road". Following the participation of enterprises in the conference, they felt gaining much on good policy dividends and found many valuable business opportunities. Although this was the first time for Fujian’s Freight Forwarders Association organizing a delegation to attend the conference, the enterprises still felt that it was “ not quite enough” due to they have more desires to be achieved and therefore would be ready to continue to participate in the conference and other events to be held by China International Freight Forwarders Association in the near future. It was not the first time for the freight forwarder enterprises from Zhejiang Province participating in the Conference. Mr. Xu Linjun, President of Zhejiang International Freight Forwarders Association, who led a delegation with more than 10 freight forwarders and logistics enterprises from Zhejiang province attending the conference, gave a very positive evaluation on the well-organized the conference and all the results achieved In the return visit. He said that the one-on-one format of the meetings were very practical, and the meeting process was arranged in a scientific way, so that enterprises could really expand their business in the market and seek new customers according to their needs. All the trade terms and cooperation details could got confirmed and finalized on the site, which saved valuable time and created business opportunities for the participating enterprises. Thanks to CIFA’s invitation, the freight forwarders and the industry-related enterprises from home and abroad attended the Conference. It was really not easy to arrange such big amount of enterprises to have "seamless" connections in such good order and without any disorder The representatives of China exhibition company, who had participated in the conference for 13 consecutive years said that they had very deep impression by participating in the conference such as "harmony without uniformity", "harmony is the most valuable", "learn from each other's strengths" and "promote mutual benefit" and has fresh feeling each time. Following their participation in the conferences one after another, the business of their company got increased more and more. The 13th session of the Conference came to an end, but many enterprises who were paid by return visit reported that they had been deepening their cooperation with the new customers they met in the conference through communications by e-mails and phone calls. The positive influence and effect of the 13th Session of the Conference are still blossoming.
The 14th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference
With the theme of enhancement of exchange, cooperation and win-win as well as the feature of "one-on-one negotiation", the 14th Session of the Conference was opened in Shanghai Transnational Procurement Convention and Exhibition Center on November 14, 2017 when the autumn rain had a break and the weather turned just fine. The conference was jointly hosted by China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) and World Cargo Alliance (WCA). There were over 1000 registered delegates from more than 100 countries and regions attended the Conference including about 500 delegates from overseas. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Zhao Huxiang, President of China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA), delivered a speech with theme of "Open for win-win and be innovative on cooperation". He said the 19th CPC Congress, which concluded last month, drew a blueprint for the "Chinese Dream" of building China into a modern powerful nation in the new era and put forward a series of policy programs for China to build a modern economy in the future. China would firmly adhere to its basic state policy of opening up, follow the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, make solid progress in construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, and strive to build a community with a shared future for mankind. He pointed out that in recent years, thanks to the optimization of foreign trade and business environment of enterprises, China's freight forwarding and logistics industry has been developing rapidly, but the rapid development of e-commerce market and the high integration of logistics and e-commerce have not only impacted the industry, but also endowed the industry with new opportunities for transformation. To this end, he put forward three suggestions to freight forwarding and logistics enterprises: firstly, to adapt to the requirements of industry reform in the Internet era, and realize the development from quantitative expansion to quality and innovation; Secondly, to strengthen cross-border integration, realize the combination of online and offline, and vigorously develop intelligent, effective, flexible and environmentally friendly and smart logistics; Thirdly, to accelerate industry integration, reallocate core resources and improve service efficiency. The Conference has been held for 13 consecutive years, with a total of 16,000 delegates from more than 200 countries and regions attended. Its success is attributed to its unique value of the platform, which brings together the business information of the global freight forwarding and logistics industry and the personalized demands of enterprises, making the platform to become a bridge for cooperation alliance and interactive development among the global industry.
Why to be a delegate?
If you register for the offline Conference will be entitled to attend cloud -based online one-on-one business matching meeting for free with senior executives from more than 30 countries and region with high volume of foreign trade and most popular transport routes around the globe. You will just be sitting in front of the computer, can make full display of your company’s advantages and products and expand your overseas business or agency channels easily and make friends all over the world as well as share your business stories.
The reasons to book a booth
The organizer provides an opportunity to own an on-site booth by non-profit exhibition price, and the exhibitors will enjoy benefits obtained from the local government's award policy on the Conference. CIFA subsidize the exhibitors with the intention to facilitate them to show their strengths better and expand their business more effectively thru the "one-on-one" business matching style in the exhibition.