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Young Forwarders ready to go in East Anglia

[ November 5, 2019   //   ]

BIFA will hold the inaugural meeting of its Anglia regional group to its Young Forwarder Network, launched earlier this year, on 13 November at Ipswich Town Football Club, joining existing  groups in the Midlands, North West, London East and London West.

There will be guest speakers from Operation Pandora, which is a Joint Borders Intelligence Team, that is working together with trade to combat crime in shipping and forwarding.

Operation Pandora representatives will give a fascinating insight into to the issue with input from Border Force, Counter Terrorism Police, HMRC and the National Crime Agency.

Attendees will witness real-life scenarios of criminality at the border, including terrorism, drugs, firearms, smuggled cigarettes and tobacco; as well as organised immigration crime.

They will also learn how to better protect the reputation of the companies that they work for and help safeguard the public, by raising their awareness.

Participants will also be provided with more details about the YFN and given an opportunity to discuss how they would like their regional group to operate going forwards.

Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager, says: “We have had a really good response to the launch of the YFN and have already held several well attended events that are assisting in the development of future freight forwarding ambassadors and leaders for the sector.

“By creating several regional networking groups, run by young forwarders, the YFN aims to help early talent and young BIFA members develop their knowledge and professional skills, but in a more social environment.”

The Anglia launch event is open to all; employers, apprentices, graduates or those new to the industry and will take place between 13:00 to 17:00.

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