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2nd FIATA Connect webinar

“Today’s e-commerce boom: challenge or opportunity for
freight forwarders?”


The rapid rise of e-commerce activities, propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, represents a fundamental supply chain shift. This trend has compelled all actors to quickly adapt to challenges inherent to these activities at a time when airfreight capacity shortage and other forwarding issues already add much complexity to the daily running of operations.

Find out more from expert speakers about this evolution and how the industry will need to adapt to this new environment.



Our speakers will help provide answers on this essential topic.

•    Mr. Brendan Sullivan, Global Head of Cargo at IATA, will provide a general overview on the issues surrounding e-commerce and on how the airfreight industry is adapting to them
•    Prof. Manuel Alba Fernandez, University Carlos III of Madrid, will discuss the role of intermediaries in cross-border e-commerce trade as well as changes in the market and in the supply chain

Additional speakers will be confirmed very soon.

This webinar will be moderated by Mr. Steve Parker, Chair of the FIATA Customs Affairs Institute. It is held under the auspices of the Customs Affairs Institute (CAI), with support from the Airfreight Institute (AFI) and the Advisory Body on International Affairs (ABIA)