President's message:

Mauritius is strongly positioned to host RAME2019

The paradise island of Mauritius, through its Professional Association of Freight Forwarders, has bid to host the 2019 meeting of region Africa and Middle East (RAME) of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.

For centuries, the Dutch, English and French sailors used to stop over here while pursuing their trade route to or from India. The navigators considered our island as the star and key of the Indian Ocean due to its strategic position.

Later, Mark Twain, author of the American literary classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, visited our country in 1896 and wrote that you gather idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.

Nowadays, Mauritius is determined to become a regional logistics hub, privileged not only by its geographic location between Asia and Africa but also by its strong port infrastructure and high international air connectivity.

We would be delighted to welcome in our island, the delegates from all parts of Africa and the Middle East for RAME 2019.

Mauritius will provide the perfect setting for this regional meeting.
In an era of increasing economic and market uncertainties, RAME 2019 will contribute to pave the way for a brighter future for all logistic operators of Africa and the Middle East, by sharing knowledge about the latest trends and the issues of their respective countries.

We hope that if RAME 2019 is held next year in Mauritius, it will lay the foundations of an increased collaborative work between the different associations and companies attending this event, to make the most of the growing opportunities arising in Africa and the Middle East.

Gupta Gopaul

Posted by: Editor on Monday, 24th Sep 2018