IELA recognises players in the events logistics industry at awards night

At the 34th International Exhibition Logistics Association Congress (IELA) in Venice, Italy, the 2018 winners in categories of best domestic agent, best onsite agent and best export agent were announced.

The awards, which were held from 23-26 June, welcomed 270 delegates who represented 146 member companies from more than 50 countries, to celebrate the winning agents at a gala dinner.

Vicki Bedi, IELA chair 2018-2020 said: “IELA Awards reward and give recognition for the successful implementation of high standards. These awards not only portray the commitment of a company’s management for quality but more importantly, reaches out to each and every team member. I congratulate all of them for their hard work and success.”

The winners and runners up of the night in categories:

Domestic Agent

1st place: Transit Air Cargo Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore

2nd place: FILS International Freight & Logistic Services LLC, United Arab Emirates

Export Agent

1st place: PANEXPO Gesellschaft fur Transport und Messelogiskit mbH, Germany

2nd place: Ishikawa-Gumi, Ltd, Japan

Onsite Agent

1st place: Transit Air Cargo Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore

2nd place: ELF SHIPPING LLC, United Arab Emirate

The awards evening also recognised individuals for their hard work and commitment to the industry. Mariane Ewbank, former IELA chair 2016-2018 was given an honourary Member Award and joined the list of only 14 IELA honourary members.

Part of the IELA community works towards educating and mentoring its members and teams through training. Graduates of the Education and Training Working Group, Jessica Abaty from E.S.I Group, France and Hafizzudin Noor Mohammed, from R.E Rogers, Malaysia, both received Best Student Awards on the night.

Bas Wiednels, chair of the Education and Training Working Group, said: “ The future of IELA and the exhibition logistics industry will depend on the skills and motivation of up-and-coming generations.

“It is, therefore, our duty to offer qualified training and educational programmes in order to nurture this talent.”