THE finalists have been announced for the prestigious Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).
Four finalists were chosen from 17 entries representing national forwarding associations; Sarah Kate Vogler, representing the CBFCA is the finalist for the Asia Pacific region.
The other finalists include Tjaka Segooa, South Africa (SAAFF); Kendyl Baptiste, Canada (CIFFA); and Louis Perrin, UK (BIFA).
The entries drew from a wide range of dissertation topics, including live plants, supercars, flexi-tanks, aid shipments, aircraft components, Antarctic ice and a rhinoceros.
The regional finalists are to attend FIATA’s World Congress hosted by the Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations India in New Delhi, India on 26-29 September to present their dissertations to the steering committee and for the final judging and announcement of the international award winner.
The prize to be awarded to the winner principally consists of practical and academic training, including a week based at one of TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey plus a week in TT Club’s Head Office in London (TT Club is a sponsor of the award). Additionally, one year’s subscription to the International Transport Journal (ITJ) is granted to all four regional winners.
TT Club senior loss prevention executive and chairman of the Award Steering Committee Mike Yarwood said the award aims to contribute to the development of quality professionals in the freight forwarding industry and rewards young talent with valuable training.
“At TT Club, we are proud to have been a sponsor of the award since its inception and firmly believe in the importance of nurturing the talents and enhancing the skills of young individuals in freight forwarding,” he said.
FIATA Advisory Body Vocational Training chairman Thomas Sim said: “For an emerging young freight forwarder, the YIFFYA is a great platform to immediately be seen by such a wide audience and the press, and the winning candidate receives generous support from the TT Club team and sponsor”.
“I am extremely excited for this amazing opportunity to showcase young professionals in the pursuit of a successful career.”