CIFFA looks to honour associate members

Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) has announced changes to its FCA gala events for the coming year.

The new format has been dubbed ‘Forwarders Celebrate Associates’ and will focus on networking and the community. The events are slated for: Toronto, Apr. 10; Montreal, June 12; and Vancouver, Sept. 26.

This year, according to the organization, associate member firms from all categories will be recognized for their social responsibility to the community in which they work. A simple application process has been set up so that associate member firms can apply.

FCA Leadership Awards will be presented in four categories: environmental excellence; humanitarian excellence; excellence in innovation; and outstanding community contributions.

“We are excited about the new FCA format”, said Gary Vince, CIFFA director and chair of the FCA Committee. “We have so many notable associate members – carriers, insurance companies, lawyers, packaging, trucking and warehouse service providers who contribute to our success. As ‘architects of transportation solutions’ international freight forwarders rely heavily on our associate members to structure the right solution for our customers. It is time to broaden our recognition to all associate members.”

New CIFFA president Jeff Cullen added: “It was time to change from the previous format. As global logistics service providers regular CIFFA members value all of our associate members. In the past we have recognized air, marine and ground carriers by voting. The new format showcases associate members from every category and creates an ideal networking opportunity for freight forwarders to meet their suppliers, all of whom we count on to provide solutions for our customers. If you thought previous FCA galas were fun, wait until you experience our new format. We will be keeping the formal sit-down dinner and bookending with even more opportunities to mix and mingle. I can’t wait to see everyone there.”

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