United We Can

Published: Thursday, October 6, 2016

I am very delighted to serve as a President of NAFL Fist I would like to thank HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum our Honorary Patron for all his support to us over the 24 years and his trust in me and our new Board. I also would like to thank all our members who have trusted in my work over the years . I assure them all, that I will do my utmost best to always offer our members the best value added services through their membership. Where I will be introducing new services, events, trainings. and introduce cost effective suppliers for our members to ensure the members achieve their corporate objectives.

Through it all, our association keeps focused on meeting its mission by advocating on your behalf, providing the education and vocational training your employees need, and building an engaged community of like-minded professionals and creating business platforms to obtain increased business for our members . We also strive to get you the relevant business contacts to enhance your work in the region. This association has been serving the needs of its members since it was incor- porated 24 years ago. We’re building on the strong foundation laid by previous national boards and the presidents who came before us. We aim at delivering ‘Excellence through smart Education, training and building value added networks for our members as well as raising the standards in our industry.

Certificate program re-design and updation with new competency assessments, improved exams and new textbooks for both International Transportation & Trade and Essentials of Freight Forwarding. Successful transition to virtual classrooms .

Development of new delivery models and partnership agreements with reputed universities across the country means registration in the NAFL course is available in many platforms. JV with Global universities for the e- learning courses has also been taking place and is an excellent way for you to advance. We have e learning courses by Harvard, Princeton, Berkely , MIT all at your fingertips.

We have recently also introduced an exchange program on an e-portal for our members and Fiata global members.

I promise all our valued members and advisory board that I will ensure we deliver the top world class training courses not only for the freight and logistics industry but even other related industries. Our main focus is to enhance standards by high quality hands on training and on the job experience

I will ensure I am up to your expectations and will do my best to achieve your corporate objectives through NAFL membership. I will ensure I work on offering you more value added services via this membership and solve any industry problems. I am also working on high end events, networking platforms and global events. I will be working on various value added training courses both freight related and management.

I am also working on opening job opportunities for your graduates and UAE nationals. I will also focus on CSR and working with special needs persons to assist and offer job opportunities through our members and also to support these schools and students. In addition to this we have a green initiative for recycling and to work without wasting materials. I will also focus on creating synergy between us and all the UAE cities where by we can show case and utilize all the opportunities available to our members for further growth.

I will strive to be in line with our govern- ments strategies and will ensure we work as partners to enhance the standards in this industry. We will also work on smart services, innovation and bringing in FDI into the UAE. I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter which has been revamped via 7 dimensions media.

We will ensure to cover all the relevant points and articles that will help boast your business and benefit team.

Nadia Abdul Aziz

NAFL President