The IIFA (Irish International Freight Association) had their 2017 Annual General Meeting in May. At this meeting the IIFA President, Tom Thornton, reviewed a post congress summary report of the FIATA World Congress 2016, which was held in Dublin for the first time since 1981 last October. This was a huge successful event which had in the region of 1000 visitors, with delegates from 30 countries around the world. There were 40 companies exhibiting and 9 associated institutes and advisory bodies involved. In recognition of the organising committee’s exemplary work in delivering a successful Congress the IIFA Council awarded Honorary Membership of the Irish International Freight Association to a number of the committee members including Sean McCool and Karl Louwrens of International Airline Marketing Ltd.