The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has concluded the initial series of meetings that have been taking place as part of the launch its Young Forwarder Network (YFN).

Initiated in March this year, regional groups have now been established in various parts of the UK, and in Birmingham yesterday the launch of the BIFA YFN regional group in the Midlands took place.

During each event, participants were provided with more details about the YFN and given an opportunity to discuss how they would like their regional groups to operate going forwards.

Having concluded events in the four regions with the largest BIFA membership, the trade association for UK freight forwarders is now considering how best to add groups in other UK regions.

“The turnout for the final event was excellent and the participants seemed genuinely keen to have the opportunity to network with their peers and learn from industry professionals,” commented Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager.

“We have had a really good response to the launch of the YFN and each event has assisted 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.”