FIATA, SCLG join Second Annual Middle East Logistics Awards as Industry Support Patrons
Released on = June 30, 2007, 10:42 pm
Press Release Author = Media One Group
Industry = Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary = MELA 2007 - the momentous event - is organised and managed by Eventis, a Media One Group company. Both the nomination and voting processes will be audited by AGNMAK, the Official Auditors for MELA 2007 Nomination and Voting processes. Casting of Votes will follow the Nomination Process. For this, a list of nominees for each award will be prepared by AGNMAK from the nominations after proper audit. Casting of Votes will be during July 25, 2007, to August 27, 2007.
Press Release Body = Top logistics industry associations endorse MELA 2007 Awards
June 28, 2007, Dubai, UAE: As the nomination phase of the Second Annual Middle East Logistics Awards (MELA) 2007 is gaining momentum, some of the leading logistics bodies have announced their support for the prestigious event. International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG) have joined MELA as Industry Support Patrons. Manfred F Boes, President, FIATA, and Dr KM Madrecha, Consultative Committee Member, SCLG, have joined MELA Advisory Board. MELA 2007 - which will give away 25 awards to the stellar performers in the Middle East logistics industry in air, sea and land categories - is slated for November 6, 2007, in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
"The decision of FIATA and SCLG to endorse the Middle East Logistics Awards reiterates our endeavour to recognise performance excellence in the logistics industry in the region. These two industry bodies have extensive reach and influence among the logistics community and their support will further strengthen the value and the spirit of the MELA Awards. We are honoured by the patronage of FIATA and SCLG for the MELA Awards," Aleem Aziz, Chief Executive Officer, MELA Management Office, Dubai, UAE, and Member, MELA Executive Board, said.
Manfred F Boes lauded the MELA for its pioneering efforts in setting the benchmark for excellence in the logistics industry. "The Middle East Logistics Awards organised by Media One Group has brought together the entire logistics community in the region and set the benchmark for performance excellence in the industry. These yearly awards encourage the industry to be always at its best and offer a common platform for networking. FIATA patronises the MELA Awards and its pursuit to recognise stellar performers in the Middle East logistics industry," Manfred announced.
Dr KM Madrecha applauded the objectives of the MELA Awards, which recognise stellar performers in the Middle East logistics industry. "We are happy to be an industry associate for the MELA Awards. SCLG strongly supports the vision and the mission that MELA has set out - to give due recognition to individuals and organisations who have made outstanding achievements in the Middle East logistics industry," Dr Madrecha proclaimed.
Meanwhile, the nomination phase for the MELA 2007 Awards - which started on June 10, 2007, and ends on July 10, 2007 - is receiving very good response from the Middle East logistics community. "The nomination process for the 2007 MELA Awards is currently going on and we solicit the participation of the entire Middle East logistics community in deciding the nominees for these awards," Aleem added.
The support of FIATA and SCLG has boosted the participation of the Middle East logistics community in the MELA 2007 Awards. "The Middle East Logistics Awards empowers the logistics industry in the region. We are expecting extensive participation from the Middle East logistics community in the nomination and voting processes for the selection of the winners of the 2007 MELA Awards. Patronage by industry associations like FIATA and SCLG will ensure active industry involvement in these awards," remarked Dr Mahmoud Abdallat, Secretary General, Arab Union of Land Transport, Jordan, and Member, MELA Advisory Board.
FIATA - based in Glattbrugg, Switzerland - is one of the largest global non-governmental industry associations in the field of transportation. SCLG - based in Dubai, UAE - endeavours to improve the supply chain and logistics industry through awareness, training, seminars and networking among the world's top logistics companies.
During the First Annual Middle East Logistics Awards held at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, on November 21, 2006, a total of 27 awards were handed out to individuals and organisations for performance excellence in the logistics industry in the Middle East. Eighteen companies and four individuals were recognised, fostering healthy competition among equals in the dynamic and competitive logistics industry in the region. More than 800 professionals from the entire Middle East logistics community converged for the MELA 2006 Awards function. The winners for the MELA 2006 Awards were determined by the Middle East logistics community in a never-before, decision-making two-stage process of nominating and voting for their choice of companies and individuals from the industry.
The members of the MELA Advisory Board are Manfred F Boes, President, FIATA; Juan Torrents, President, World Federation of Free Zones (FEMOZA); General Mazen Nadim, President, Egyptian International Freight Forwarding Association; Samir Choueiri, President, Lebanese Forwarders' Syndicate; Dr Mahmoud Abdallatt, Secretary General, Arab Union of Land Transport; Fahad A Hammad, VP - Cargo Sales & Services, Saudi Arabian Airlines; Ali Khalfan Al Jallaf, VP, Cargo, Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai, UAE; Captain Mansoor Yasin A Ghafoor, President, National Association of Freight Logistics (NAFL), Dubai, UAE, and VP, FIATA; Dr KM Madrecha, Consultative Committee Member, SCLG; Dr Khalid Maniar, Founder & Managing Partner, AGNMAK; Dr Satish Mapara, Shipping and Legal Consultant, GlobeApex Management Consultants; Dr Khalid Al Mehairi, Chairman, Emirates Advocates; and Varun Sharma, Head of Logistics, Maritime and Mercantile International.
Mike Lee, Immediate Past President, SCLG, is a member of MELA Consultative Committee. The MELA Executive Board includes Prakash Nair, Manager - Network, Cargo Sales Development, Emirates Airline; Aleem Aziz, VP, Media One Group, and CEO, MELA Management Office; and Martin Menachery, Editor, Media One Group, and Head - Press & Information, MELA Media Committee, MELA Management Office.
MELA 2007 - the momentous event - is organised and managed by Eventis, a Media One Group company. Both the nomination and voting processes will be audited by AGNMAK, the Official Auditors for MELA 2007 Nomination and Voting processes. Casting of Votes will follow the Nomination Process. For this, a list of nominees for each award will be prepared by AGNMAK from the nominations after proper audit. Casting of Votes will be during July 25, 2007, to August 27, 2007.
NOTE TO EDITORS Nominations are facilitated online at www.mela.ae. Nomination Forms are made available through chosen publications in the Middle East. The nominations could be done online, OR, completed Nomination Form could be faxed at +971 4 297 6988, OR, completed Nomination Form could be posted to MELA Executive Office, PO Box 72247, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, OR, completed Nomination Form could couriered to MELA Executive Office, 401-402 Bu Haleeba Plaza, Al Muraqqabat Road, Deira, Dubai, UAE; Tel: +971 4 297 6987, OR, the complete information needed as per the MELA 2007 Nomination Form could be send by Email at email@example.com. The last date for submitting the nominations is July 10, 2007, 6:00 PM.
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