Opening Ceremony Celebrity Dialogues and Forums Connections with the world Investment attraction demonstration for international projects WIFFA Flag-giving ceremony International Freight Forwarders Decade Celebration Party The On-site Fair The 1st Global Freight Cloud Expo Field Trip to Dalian Free Trade Zone WIFFA Welcome Reception WIFFA Higosky Wine Tasting Momentary Trivia

Four Joint Conventions for Freight Forwarding Industry! The Only Exceptional Grand Occasion This Year!

2020 The 9th World International Freight Forwarders Annual Convention(WIFFAC) and The 4th Cargo Freight Fair and The 1st Global Freight Cloud Expo which are hosted by ShippingChina and China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, were held on-site and online on 1-3 Nov 2020 in the venue of Dalian International Conference Center. This year’s WIFFAC is convened at a special time, and is the only event with a scale of 1000+ participants in the international Freight Forwarding industry in 2020. The three-day event, which ended on 3 Nov, took up nearly 10,000 square meters of convention and exhibition space. Nearly 3,000 professional visitors attended the event in the venue and 10,000 visitors online. The annual convention, the Fair, the Cloud Expo and the celebration party were held in three-dimensions simultaneously.

Let us briefly review how this three-day event got where we are.

Opening Ceremony

Monday 2 November at 9am, Leaders from Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China/The National Development and Reform Commission/The People's Government of Dalian City/Dalian Area of China(Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone/Dalian Municipal Bureau of Commerce/Dalian Municipal Office of Port Service/China Council for The Promotion of International Trade Dalian Sub-Council/China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone/Dalian Office of the Consulate General of Japan in Shenyang/International Air Transport Association (IATA)/Shanghai International Shipping Center Development and Promotion Organization/China's Electronic Commerce Alliance/China Cooperative Trade Enterprises Association/Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Federation Of Carrier & Forwarder Associations/Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders/Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics/etc. participated the WIFFAC opening ceremony on-site and online.

The Live Grand Occasion

  • Moderator: Mr. Lu wei Chief Advisor from Peking University Chinese teaching center Vice President of One Belt And One Road overseas trade association
  • Ms. Yao Lan, Deputy Secretary-General of Jin Guowei. made a speech on behalf of Jin Guowei, Vice Mayor of Dalian.
  • Mr. He Dengcai-Keynote Speech Vice President of China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing
  • Mr. Yi Jiyong-Keynote Speech Deputy Director of the Ministry of Transport
  • Mr. Liu Aimin-Keynote Speech Director of Dalian Area Management Committee of Liaoning Free Trade Zone
  • Mr. Kang ShuchunKeynote Speech and WIFFA Cloud Bill of Lading launch President of Shipping China
  • Ms. Merce Conesa-Overseas video speech President of Port of Barcelona
  • Mr. Takao Sugiyama-Keynote speech Chairman of Nippon Express Logistics (China) Co. LTD
  • Mr. Ming Wang Director of Institute of Comprehensive Transportation, National Development and Reform Commission Theme: The new "dual circulation" development pattern, and trends of shipping logistics development
  • Mr. Xu Shuze, China's leading financial commentator Analysis of China's and world's economic trends on the spot
  • Mr. Ma Tao, Vice President of IATA North Asia (International Air Transport Association) Theme: Air Cargo's Top Challenges and future
  • Ms. Zhou Yan Chief Representative for IRU East and Southeast Asia (International Road Transport Union) Theme: Opportunities and challenges in the development of international road transport
  • Mr. Niam Chiang Meng-Overseas video speech Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Theme: Strengthening Connectivity in a Changing World
  • Ms. Zhang Bijun China Representative of Gdansk Port Authority, Poland Theme: High-quality partners on the Maritime Silk Road
  • Dr. Wang Xuefeng Professor(T2) of Shanghai Maritime University and arbitrator of China Maritime Affairs Theme: Freight forwarder and Bill of Lading evolution
  • Mr. Luc Arnouts-Overseas video speech Vice President, Director International Relations and Networks, Port of Antwerp Theme: The freight forwarding industry moves forward into a digital future
  • Ms. Ekaterina Ershova Development Director of RTSB Group, Germany Theme: New Asia-Europe route in One Belt And One Road
  • Mr. Wu Yongqi Deputy General Manager of China Railway Express Co. LTD
Celebrity Dialogues and Forums

Celebrity Dialogue Dr. Liu Bin, Director of the Economic Research Institute of Dalian Maritime University VS Mr. Wang Ming & Mr. Xu Shuze

Symposiuml Forum - "One Belt And One Road" new opportunities, new rules and new challenges Host: Mr. Wang Yonghong, secretary-general of International Ship Management Branch, Shanghai International Shipping Center Development Promotion Association; Guest: Mr. Wu Yongqi, Deputy General Manager of China Railway Express Co., LTD.; Ms. Zhou Yan, Chief Representative for IRU East and Southeast Asia; Ms. Zhang Bijun, Representative of Gdansk Port Authority for China; Ms. Ekaterina Ershova, Development Director of RTSB Group, Germany

Connections with the world
  • Mr. Suyar Yadav, Commercial Director of VGroup
  • Mr. Odeh Change, CEO of AfriChina Projects
  • Mr. Christian Roeloffs, CEO of Container xChange
  • Mr. Alvin Seng Wah Chua, President of Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders
Investment attraction demonstration for international projects
  • Mr. Jin Zhongguo, CEO of Suzhou Yun Logistics Technology Co.,Ltd.
  • Mr. Xu Wei, General Manager of Shanghai Keyue Information Technology Co., LTD
  • Mr. Gui Xu, Director of Industrial Development of SF Express (Group) Co., LTD
WIFFA Flag-giving ceremony

The Establishment Ceremony of WIFFA Expert Committee and Flag-giving Ceremony to WIFFA Newly established port committees, oversea branches and alliances were held before evening party.

  • The Establishment Ceremony of WIFFA Expert Committee
  • WIFFA Zhengzhou Port Committees(NEW)
  • WIFFA Zhongshan Port Committees(NEW)
  • WIFFA Shenyang Port Committees(NEW)
  • WIFFA Shantou Port Committees(NEW)
  • WIFFA Thailand Branch(NEW)
  • WIFFA New Zealand Branch(NEW)
  • WIFFA Sino-Euro Container Trucking Special Alliance Committee(NEW)
  • WIFFA Freight Forwarders Digital Special Alliance(NEW)
International Freight Forwarders Decade Celebration Party

On the evening of 2 Nov, the grand opening of “2010-2020 International Freight Forwarders Decade Celebration Party” was held in the "Global Village" of Dalian International Conference Center.

To commend the Freight Forwarders’ effort in the past, to encourage Freight Forwarders’ improvement in the future, "Cloud Sail Award” have been presented to those outstanding Freight Forwarders by ShippingChina and China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing. And WIFFA 10 years award have been presented to selected WIFFA members too. Over 1,000 freight Forwarders attended the party which breaks the industry record.

The On-site Fair

"The Cargo Freight Fair" is the world's first international fair with international freight forwarding services trading as the theme, known as the "Canton Fair" in the field of international freight forwarding.

On 2-3 November, 2020 the 4th Cargo Freight Fair was held in Dalian International Conference Center. More than 3,000 representatives from shipping companies, air cargo companies, railway companies, road transport companies, international freight forwarders, international logistics, international trade zones, ports, and enterprises in the logistics park connected with 100,000 customers from cloud for the very first time.


Marketing Promotion

The 1st Global Freight Cloud Expo

2 to 3 November, 2020 The 1st Global Freight Cloud Expo (Cloud Expo) was held online simultaneously with The 4th Cargo Freight Fair. On-site 160 Freight Forwarders, and online 300 international freight forwarders from dozens of countries and regions, made negotiations online in round-the-clock.

Field Trip to Dalian Free Trade Zone

1 November at 1pm, 200 guests visited Dalian Area of China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone by WIFFA organizing.

Xingang Commercial Building

Overlooking Dayao Bay from Xingang Commercial Building

Free Trade Hall visiting

WIFFA Welcome Reception

1 November at 6 pm, WIFFA Welcome Reception which sponsored by Sinotruk Co., LTD was held at Hall of Milestone, Hilton Dalian. The reception created more opportunities for participants to get to know each other before convention. It is also a dinner and wine party for business card exchange. 10 companies did the marketing promotion at the reception. More than 300 guests heated up the house.

WIFFA Higosky Wine Tasting

18:30-19:00 on 2 November, there was a wine tasting party at WIFFA Higosky booth. Higosky is an import e-commerce platform which merged pruchasing, sales and cross-border service in one stop. Plenty of food and wine products were provided to WIFFAC participants by dozens of sponsors. And several intentions of cooperation were promoted during the wine tasting.

Momentary Trivia