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Join BIFA’s village people at Multimodal

[ October 12, 2021   //   ]

The British International Freight Association says it will play a key role at the Multimodal 2021 show in Birmingham next week with a Freight Forwarders Village. It is designed to provide a marketplace for members and associates to showcase the products and services they offer.
The Freight Forwarders village will provide a networking marketplace where visitors to the show can learn more about the workings of the trade association; and the benefits joining. Those looking for freight forwarders will be able to discuss their requirements with BIFA members.
The Village will include BIFA’s exhibition stand, and bespoke Logistics Services Provider Pods (Logpods).
BIFA will also be using the event to demonstrate its portfolio of training services. It has launched an online training course to help its members and others operate HM Revenue and Customs’ Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is due to replace CHIEF in a phased transition ending in April 2023.
The training course provides hands on tuition, practical exercises and a technical resource, finishing with an assessment.
The trade association will also have a prominent role in the seminar programme, with senior management involved in sessions that focus on the current state of the logistics marketplace, as well as what is next for international trade.
On Day 3 of Multimodal (Thursday 21 October) BIFA will take the lead role in a programme on attracting young talent to the sector; with an examination of apprenticeships that are available; the trade association’s recently launched schools engagement programme, as well as the work being done by BIFA’s Young Forwarder Network.
Robert Keen, BIFA director general adds: “Multimodal has become one of the most popular and successful exhibitions in the logistics and supply chain sector’s calendar and BIFA has been investigating how we can help our members and associate members to use the show to promote the extensive range of services that they provide.
“Being part of the new BIFA Freight Forwarders Village will give members and associate members that may have been reluctant to commit to the event in the past a very cost effective means of testing the water to see if Multimodal can deliver the business results that they are looking for.
“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 Freight Forwarders Village will give participants the opportunity for close range networking with existing and potential customers in a more personal environment.”