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21ST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM 2017) OF GHANA INSTITUTE OF FREIGHT FORWARDERS

Notice is hereby given that the 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM 2017) of The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders will be held at the Volta Serene Hotel, Ho from the 24th - 25th November 2017

Every Corporate Member MUST pay the registration fee and be represented.

All Licentiates MUST also register and attend.

Registration fee covers: Admission to all meetings, opening ceremonies, conference bag/folder and Gala Dinner Dance The programme outline is available for download below

GIFF ROLLS OUT CLOUD-BASED TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

All around the world, the business of international trade is evolving. Being the centerpiece of international trade, freight forwarders are confronted with new challenges every day. A majority of freight forwarders have continued to adapt their strategies and product solutions to cope with the competitive pressures and market forces. Their strategies are being increasingly shaped by consumer demand for real-time information, proper documentation and visibility, urging forwarders to step up their investment in technology in order not to get left behind.

New District Inducted in Sunyani

As part of the expansion policy of the Ghana Institute of Freight
Forwarders, the administration has moved to induct a new and growing district in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.
The Sunyani District is made up of 5 border posts; namely, Gonokrom, Kofibadukrom, Oseikojokrom, Akrankwanta and Sampa.

The ratification of the induction will happen at the 2017 AnnualGeneral Meeting of the institute.

GIFF Education Collaboration with UCC

 

In a bid to collaborate and strengthen ties with an accredited tertiary institution in the country, 

the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders has reached out to the University of Cape Coast, one of Ghana’s premier universities 

which runs a course in Marketing and Supply Chain at the School Of Business. 

After initial discussions between the two institutions at the UCC Business School, a 10 month roadmap has been created to arrive

at an MOU with a follow up meeting held at the GIFF National offices.

GIFF Signs MOU with MFFA

OAK signing MOU
MOU signed

The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Moroccan Freight Forwarders Academy (MFFA).
The purpose of the MOU is to establish a common framework for the development of cooperation in transport and logistics training between MFFA and GIFF.
This MOU was signed at the just ended FIATA RAME meeting held in Morocco.
GIFF was represented by its president, Mr. Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah and the MFFA by Mr. Tahri Rachid

GIFF Executive IT Seminars Take Off

 

The first session of the GIFF Executive IT Seminars has taken off.   The IT seminars have been designed to equip participants with foundational skills in Word Processing, Using Spreadsheets and How to Use Presentation Software. Additional modules that are also taught include the GIFF ERP System, Practical Customs Documentation and Other operational ICT Tools.

OUR PERSPECTIVE ON PORT EFFICIENCY

Ports are no longer regarded as only the nodes that ships and goods are handled, but within the uncertain and highly volatile maritime industry they become economic competitive areas for all port stakeholders. 

By the effects of globalization and technological developments, ports as the interchange points between different modes of transport are forced to increase efficiency and sustain their competitive edges. 

 

Coming into Equity…

GIFF Constitution 2016

The GIFF Constituion for 2016 is now available at the offices of GIFF National Secretariat. 

All members should endeavour to get a copy and review for clarity on the following:

  • STANDARD TRADING CONDITIONS
  • STANDING ORDERS OF MEETINGS
  • CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
  • MANAGEMENT CODE

A link will be made available soon for the PDF version

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