WCAworld’s Worldwide Conference sets new record with over 4,500 attendees

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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.

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As the largest gathering of freight forwarders in the world, this year’s conference saw unprecedented opportunities to expand business opportunities and create new tradeline partnerships. The comprehensive agenda also featured keynote speeches from industry experts, panel discussions, 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 Emirates Cargo LLC won this year.

  • 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

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

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

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Author: Anastasiya Simsek