Multimodal Americas 2018 plays host to industry meetings including CIFFA, TIACA, TIA, GSF and FMA
- TIACA is a global not-for-profit trade association representing all the major segments of the air cargo and air logistics industry – combination and all-cargo airlines, forwarders, airports, ground handlers, road carriers, customs brokers, logistics companies, shippers, IT companies, aircraft and equipment manufacturers, trade press, and educational institutions.
- The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association was founded September 1948 in Montreal by a small group of freight forwarders who saw a need to create an industry association to meet the professional demands of its members. Whatever your role in the movements of goods, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association is important to you. As a freight forwarder, the association provides you with the opportunity to share the stature of the CIFFA brand, recognized as a symbol of excellence by Canadian importers and exporters. To a shipper or importer, the association provides a source of freight forwarding companies all of whom are registered in our directory and all of whom participate from a level playing field of Standard Trading Conditions. To the providers of goods and services and to carriers in all modes, the association facilitates access to some 250 freight forwarding companies.
- The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the premier organization for third-party logistics professionals doing business in North America. TIA provides resources, education, information, advocacy and connections to establish, maintain and expand ethical, profitable and growing businesses in service to their customers.
- The Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA) (Formerly Canadian Industrial Transportation Association), The National Voice of the Shipper, is the only national industry association that promotes legislation through advocacy focusing specifically on freight transportation issues. FMA represents the interests of the Canadian shipper community to help achieve positive change that will directly affect a company’s bottom line. The primary role is advocacy on behalf of the buyers of freight transportation with all levels of government, carrier groups and with foreign governments and agencies.
- The GSF was created in 2006 as the successor to the informal Tripartite Shippers’ Group (TSG), first organised in 1994. The decision to incorporate the GSF was taken to enable the GSF to establish formal recognition, consultation status and accreditation with the major UN agencies such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Customs Organisation. The GSF represents shippers’ interests and that of their respective organisations from Asia, Europe, North and South America and Africa. The main focus of the GSF is to influence commercial developments in the international freight transport industry and the policy decisions of governments and international organisations as they affect shippers and receivers of freight.