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Page 26 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • JUNE-JULY 2017 CBFCA WA meet made many delegates happy THE 2017 CBFCA WA Con- vention held in Perth at The Rendezvous Hotel, Scarbor- ough, was supported by over 100 delegates and 13 spon- sors headed by Patrick Termi- nals. This event celebrated 21 years since the first CBFCA - WA annual conference - held at Margaret River. The convention plenary sessions included informative presentations from Andrew Hudson (Rigby Cooke), Mi- chael Pal (Fremantle Ports) and David Lawson (CBFCA course facilitator) on legisla- tive, technical and operational issues. Presentations on current and developing programs and opera- tional issues were also provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) / Australian Border Force (ABF), Department of the Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR), Office of Transport Security, Austrade / Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Conference convener John Park said the sessions delivered by Sally Phillips (Austrade), Tom Guan (OTS) and Doris Gibb (Com- monwealth Ombudsman) provided delegates with some extra informa- tion / tools to enable opportunities to service their clients. “Licensed Customs brokers who attended all sessions during the weekend achieved 24 CPD points towards their 2017/18 requirement as well as completing the mandato- ry Continued Biosecurity Compe- tency (CBC) session,” said Park. Park expressed his thanks to all sponsors and supporters, in par- ticular Patrick Terminals, the major event sponsor. Other event spon- sors were: Name Badges – Direct Couriers; Morning Tea – Cyber- freight (Hi-Tech Freight Solutions); Lunch – Fremantle Ports; Afternoon Tea – Perth Airport and Interna- tional Trade Ball – Direct Couriers / Qube Logistics/ AirCargo Asia-Pa- cific magazine. The event this year was fortunate to have involvement/support from two organisations to supply the ma- jor lucky door prize Qube Logistics (arranged two tickets with Garuda Indonesia) and Impact Publications/ AirCargo magazine arranged a five-night stay at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Sem- inyak, Bali. “Thanks to Direct Couriers and to Garry Yovich and his team for being the major sponsors for the third year,” said Park. “The band “Switch”, took the celebrations to a new level with their music and stage presence, they had everyone up dancing having a great evening and were even asked to stay on for an extra dance set. “Some 50 lucky door prizes including wine packs / shipping and airline packs along with gift vouchers, including accommoda- tion vouchers from the Rendez- vous Hotel, culminating in the two return tickets and accommodation to Bali made sure that many guests walked away with lots of goodies.” Park added a special thank you to the delegates for supporting the event which brings the whole of the International Freight Forwarding and Barrier Clearance indus- try together each year. “Your support is an acknowledgment that the CBFCA, as your Industry body is providing the opportunities for your professional develop- ment while giving you the opportunity to see what services are available to you and obtain informa- tion that will assist your day to day operational requirements,” said Park. The major lucky door prize of tickets for two to Bali on Garuda Indonesia including five nights at the Courtyard Marriott in Seminyak was won by Greg Broad from Wallace International.