WCA, the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 5,700 member offices based in 191 countries around the world, has announced that its annual WCA Global Conference in 2016 will be held in Abu Dhabi.
Expected to attract attendance of around 2,500 freight forwarder delegates, the event will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, between 10th and 16th March 2016, WAM news agency reported.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Acting Chief Executive Officer at ADNEC, said, “The WCA event will prove a significant value addition to ADNEC’s conference portfolio and we are committed to providing all necessary support to ensure the success of this key global event”.
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has been the Official Cargo Airline Partner for the WCA conference for the last four years, and has played a key role in supporting the organisers in their decision to bring the conference to its home base of Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Cargo’s total uplift during the past year exceeded 570,000 tonnes, a 17 percent increase on 2013. The division secured over US$1.1 billion in revenue and was a strong supporting factor to the aviation group’s activities during the year.