The Freight Summit 13th Global Conference, co-located with Northstar - The only FCL Forwarders Alliance, was indeed a successful event attended by 300+ freight forwarders around the globe.
After almost a 2-year hiatus of staying at home and attending virtual meetings, it was good to be back on track and unite with established partners in this in-person event filled with exciting opportunities for all. It was one for the books indeed!
To kick-start the conference, we welcomed the delegates from different territories worldwide over cocktail last September 27 at the Ballroom1. We thank everyone for their full support and participation and for showing up with their best “Work from Home” outfit.
Congratulations to Mary Anne Chua of Shipco Transport Inc. (Singapore) and Vittorio de Vena of KLTI SRL (Italy) for being the best-dressed attendees at our Welcome Cocktail.
It was truly an exceptional experience for everyone to meet familiar faces and connect with new ones.
The Freight Summit 13th Global Conference officially opened last September 28 with Khon Dance – a Thai classical court masked dance then followed by our traditional ribbon cutting, led by Nils Walle and Christian Raeuber (Director & Co-founder, TFS), Stephan Haltmayer (Quick Cargo Services GmbH, Germany), Monica Chang (IFS, Peru), Paul Driscoll (Raw Global, Australia), Anabel Centeno (CCA Logistics Group, Mexico), Kerry Borg (Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics, United Kingdom), and Darshan Chandan (Hemaditya Impex & Shipping, India).
After that, the delegates gathered together for the first wave of face-to-face meetings.
After a half day of face-to-face meetings on Day 3, the delegates experienced one of Bangkok’s travel bucket lists – a grand cruise ride along the Chao Phraya River. It was a 3-hour cruise where attendees get to take in gorgeous views of the city by night and see some of the historic landmarks in Bangkok such as the Emerald Buddha Temple and Grand Palace.
A buffet dinner is served - a fusion of different cuisines from all over the world and of course an overflowing drink to wrap up the night.
It was a blast! Everyone enjoyed cruising with good music played by the DJ and a great performance by a live band - Swing the Boogie. A huge thanks to our TFS partner, Gilbert Ernest.
On the 4th day of the conference, the delegates continued meeting and establishing partnerships with their esteemed freight partners in the community.
We then ended a great conference with our closing party where delegates took time to unwind and cement their new-found friendships.
Thanks to JKF International Limited for sponsoring our Happy Hour. Cheers!
Thanks to everyone for making the conference a huge success! We’re excited to see you all again at our next conference on August 22-25, 2023, at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center. Our registration opens soon, stay tuned! If you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in Turkey!