World Meeting Point FOR FREE ZONES
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The Organising Team
Message from the Chairman
"We were delighted with the response. The World Free Zone Convention lived up to its expectations and more. It was a truly global meeting and the 200 or so delegates who attended left inspired and invigorated with a notebook full of new contacts and ideas. We should like to extend publicly a warm thank you to all our speakers and workshop leaders who put a great deal of effort into their presentations. We must also say a special word of thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors.
From the excellent start with a very positive contribution from Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi to the final impressive round up of international tax issues the speakers and their topics aroused considerable debate and questions from the floor. No-one attending the meeting was left in any doubt that the Free Zones community will benefit from an Annual impartial discussion forum of this kind.
We are very grateful to those 2001 participants who have returned the Questionnaire sent out after the event. The responses have helped us to plan for the future.
We look forward to seeing you in 2002!”
President, European Policy Forum
What they said about WFZC 2001
Convention was a very productive and rewarding experience for
presentations and discussions at the Convention provided a
wonderful opportunity to learn about the international
experiences of Free Zones.
I have come back with a great sense of excitement and
hope that Free Zones/Special Economic Zones will prove to be
major drivers of economic growth for developing nations like
Susnato Sen, Assistant Secretary, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
was indeed an honour and privilege to tread amongst such an
illustrious panel of speakers, from whom I learned so much”
John Mutti, Washington, Speaker
would like to express my congratulations for all the World Free
Zone Convention’s staff for the success of the conference and
exhibition held in London”
Wafaa S. Hussein, General Authority for Foreign Investment, Egypt
“Many congratulations on your hugely successful conference”
James Moorhouse, Consultant, UK
on a very good conference.
Stevie Edwards, Ceres Logistics, UK
found the talks illuminating and, given the tremendous range,
very accessible. The
order of the talks, moving from general to particular and then
back to general, worked nicely.
I look forward to further conferences and events.”
Michael Likosky, Speaker
“Thank you personally for such a fine event that
you and your colleagues prepared, and that I was so lucky
to be a part of ”
Jorge Fernandez Crespo, Head of the R & D Group, National Office of Free Zones, Cuba
“J’ai pu apprendre de nombreuses choses sur
les zones franches et l’organisation était parfaite. Merci »
Gaelle Letilly, Université de Paris1 – la Sorbonne
" I had the pleasure
and privilege of attending the World Free Zone Convention which
was very well organised with excellent speakers and relevant
Mahendra Vora, Advisor, Gujarat Positra Port Infrastructure Ltd., India
Representatives of every region throughout the World:
and South America, Europe, Africa, Central America, Eastern
Europe, the Far East and China, the Middle East, Australia and
the Indian sub-continent.
Government Inward Investment Agencies and Ministries of Trade
and Economy, Free Zone Authorities, Port Authorities, Free Zone
and Export Processing Operators, Special Economic Zones,
Development Corporations, Industrial Estates Promoters, Customs
officials, Consultants, Regional Authorities, Cross Border
Zones, Chambers of Commerce ……
positions did participants hold?
Head of Marketing, General Manager, Director General, Managing
Director, President, Director of Planning, Chief Executive
Officer, Technical Specialist, Finance Specialist, Logistics
Manager, Financial Analyst, Chief Researcher, Board Member,
Ministry of Industry Advisor, Project Director, Head of
Department, First Vice-President, Counsellor Maritime Affairs,
Director – Sales and Marketing, Investment Officer, Mayor,
General Director of Projects ……
National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
World Economic Processing Zones Association (WEPZA)
World Association of Free Zones (FEMOZA)
Brazilian Export Processing Zones Association (ABRAZPE)