Hugely successful event reinforces the importance of independent freight forwarders to the global supply chain

WCAworld Worldwide Conference 2024, the 13th annual conference of its kind, saw a remarkable 4,500+ members gather in Dubai, UAE, for a week of networking and collaboration. The event saw members from over 180 countries come together for its renowned 1-on-1 business meetings, with over 70,000 pre-arranged meetings successfully conducted, along with social networking and learning and training opportunities.

As the largest gathering of freight forwarders in the world, this year’s conference saw unprecedented opportunities to expand business opportunities and create new tradelane partnerships. The comprehensive agenda also featured keynote speeches from industry experts, panel discussions and training and educational sessions covering a wide range of subjects from pharma and dangerous goods transport to the threats faced by forwarders and the importance of correct insurance.

During the four-course sit-down gala dinner, attended by over 4,100 delegates, the results of the WCA Top Partners of the Year were revealed. With thousands of votes cast by members for the agents that provided them with the best service, each regional winner was brought on stage to receive their trophy. This was followed by the top agent globally, which was won this year by Emirates Cargo LLC.

  • Africa – 1UP Cargo South Africa Pty Ltd
  • Asia – Best Services International Freight Ltd
  • Europe – Unsworth UK Ltd
  • India Sub-Continent – Dart Global Logistics Pvt Ltd
  • Latin America – DC Logistics Brasil
  • Middle East – Emirates Logistics LLC
  • North America – Worldwide Logistic Partners Inc.
  • Top Agent 2023 – Emirates Logistics LLC

President of FIATA, and long-time WCAworld member Turgut Erkeskin, from Genel Transport, was also recognised at the event as the Hall of Fame Winner and presented with his award by WCAworld Chairman David Yokeum and CEO Dan March.

Dan March commented “the continuous growth in attendance to our annual conference is testament to how much business is created by bringing members into one room together and affording them a setting in which they enhance their business and forge vital new relationships within the WCAworld network.”

Source: WCAWorld

About WCAworld

Founded in 1998 by Chairman David Yokeum as the world’s first worldwide non-exclusive network, WCAworld is neutrally managed and operated to benefit every member company. WCAworld is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 12,000+ member offices in 196 countries worldwide. The combined logistics might of the WCAworld membership exceeds that of the world’s largest multinational freight forwarders.

Over the past 25 years, WCAworld has continuously strived to add new, innovative, and high-value membership benefits. This unique formula, combined with a dedication to excellence, has enabled WCAworld to set new standards in the industry. Every member of every WCAworld network is also automatically covered by the most generous and extensive financial protection program in the industry, which allows your company to conduct business with other WCAworld members with complete security and peace of mind.