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FFFAI invites applications from Young Entrepreneurs for nomination to ‘FIATA YIFF Awards

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MUMBAI : With an objective to promote young Entrepreneurs/Forwarders/Logistics Professionals, the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI) is inviting applications from the Members of FFFAI Association Members (within the age group between 18 and 32 years as on January 1, 2021) to participate in the ‘FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of The Year Award’

The award demonstrates recognition by FFFAI, FIATA and its participating sponsors of the need to develop quality in the forwarding industry and to reward young talent with valuable training opportunities.

To participate in the nomination process pertaining to the awards, the candidates should have two years full time experience in Freight Forwarding, should submit the dissertation on the topic stipulated by FIATA, and should fulfil the condition stipulated in the registration form.

The dissertation is an opportunity for the candidate to demonstrate a range of skills and qualities that are needed to pursue a successful career in international forwarding and supply chain logistics. It would demonstrate the knowledge base of the contestants concerning the following aspects: Identifying a problem or business opportunity; gathering relevant information on a specific situation; identifying possible changes or enhancements for the benefit of the forwarder or the client; evaluating the information and drawing one’s own conclusions; deciding what action should be taken; making reasoned and costed recommendations; quality of innovation and initiative; description and valuation of the situation, discussion of problems, opportunities, faults, relevant issues, benefits, costs, etc.

There will be limitation of 4000 and 6000 maximum words for the Dissertation and may be supplemented by graphs, photographs, examples etc. and should be in a single unlocked Word Document file.

The FFFAI Selection Panel will judge the contestants focussing on an understanding of what is being asked for in the dissertation; an ability to express ideas, facts and information clearly but simply; an ability to research and think widely about the topic so as to be objective and an ability to evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations.

The registration form to participate in the ‘FIATAYoung International Freight Forwarder of The Year Award’ has to be submitted to FFFAI by email at admin@fffai.org on or before 15th December 2021.

Eligible candidates will receive intimation by email from FFFAI for participation in the Award on or before 20th December 2021, along with questionnaire and subject of dissertation.

The interested Candidate will provide their answers to the questionnaire and submit dissertation paper of the intimated subject latest by 15th January 2022

FFFAI Selection Committee will then scrutinize the application and the dissertation, short list the final candidate and announce the result by 25th January 2022.

The final short-listed candidate will be nominated for FIATA Young International Freight Forwarders of the year Award as a nominee of FFFAI

Please note that the completed Questionnaire and the Dissertation has to be routed through the national association i.e. FFFAI only. Directly sent Questionnaires and the Dissertations without recommendation of FFFAI will be rejected by FIATA

Winners of the FFFAI Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year will receive the following:

Attendance to the FIATA World Congress (including travel and accommodation allowance)
Two weeks of practical and academic training, one week of academic training in London and one week of practical training at one of TT Club’s regional centres (London, Hong Kong or New Jersey)
Year long subscription to the International Transport Journal, Switzerland, and International Freighting Weekly, United Kingdom.
Certificate of FFFAI / IIFF
The Name of winner will be displayed on FFFAI / IIFF website

For more details on YOUNG INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR AWARD, Please visit https://fiata.org/what-we-do/training/yiffy-award.html

The last date for filing nomination of candidate with FFFAI is 15th December. For further information and clarifications interested candidates may contact FFFAI at:

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