Port Wings News Network:
The Young Logistics Professional Programme (YLP), which was organised by FFFAI on 24 September 2018 at FIATA World Congress-2018 (FWC-2018) venue –Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi –received huge responses from some 136 start up freight forwarding and logistics companies.
FWC-2018 is taking place here from September 26-29 with the theme “The Future Starts Here”, which will be formally inaugurated by Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India on 26 September at 9am.
At the inauguration the YLP event was addressed by Mr Stanley Lim, Chairman, FIATA World Congress; AV Vijaykumar, Chairman, FFFAI and Mr David Phillips, Founder and CEO, Freight Systems. They were unequivocal to maintain that this pioneering YLP event would create a new history in the Freight Forwarding and Logistics industry in India in wooing start ups and young entrepreneurs.
Commenting on this event Mr Tej Contractor, EC Member, FFFAI, informed that the first ever YLP programme was highly encouraging and motivating. “The learning from YLP through innovative, thought-provoking and at the same time amusing ways has been our prime focus and I am sure participants received tremendous boost in shaping up their future business strategies,” said Mr Tej. In his opinion, one of the biggest challenges in today’s Logistics Industry is the Skill shortages facing the logistics industry. “Learning is the necessity of Life. The Young Logistics Program (YLP) is to provide our youth with a global perspective of our Industry currently and where it’s going. Disruption is the name of the game. So at the YLP we showcased the disruptive technologies that have changed and will change our industry,” he added.
Later, three key speakers from start-up companies: Mr Shekahr (Lynk), Mr Raghavendran Viswanathan (FreightBro) and Mr Sanjay Tiwari (21CC Education), who elaborated on aggregation of trucking, aggregation of freight forwarding and e-logistics learning for seamless and cost effective freight forwarding and logistics operation.
In addition, the learning process was demonstrated by game: “Business on the Move”, all about Transporting Freight, Making Profit, Buying and maintaining Assets and most importantly understand the value chain.
The game performed with around 130 individuals divided into different teams, who will played a round of 16 followed by a round of 4 and to select the Finalists for the Grand Finale.