BIFA’s Young Forwarders Network celebrates 1st birthday


The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarders Network (YFN) is celebrating one year of operation.

The YFN was launched in March 2019 to create several regional networking groups, run by young forwarders and designed to help early talent and young BIFA members develop their knowledge and professional skills, but in a more social environment.

One year on, six regional networks have already been established with more in the pipeline, and more than 20 networking events have been held, with many more scheduled for the remainder of the year.

“Each event the YFN attend – whether that is a tour or a talk from an industry professional – they return to the workplace with more knowledge. When the YFN was launched, we said we thought it would prove to be a major step forward for the industry in developing its future freight forwarding ambassadors and leaders. The young people who are joining the various regional groups are improving their knowledge of the sector, trends within it, as well as building their skill sets and learning from others,” Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager has said.

The next Heathrow networking event with take place in Staines on March 24, 2020, will focus on technology in the supply chain, with attendees receiving a presentation from Waldo Remijn, director process & technology excellence at OIA Global.