It was yet again another successful conference in Manila with more than 250+ independent international forwarders with global focus and local solutions from all over the world joined and participated this year’s conference.
It was all worthwhile, with more busy days during face-to-face and memorable activities that we spent with each other, truly is where friendship are made.
Greeted by the tropical country’s bright and perfect sunny day, everyone enjoyed there golf game at Villamor Air Base Golf Club. Making the best swing of them all Oliver Marbach from Nova Traffic who was declared as the top golfer of the game.
Special thanks to our sponsor Leman Oy for being our official sponsor for this year’s annual pre-conference golf game.
Welcoming everyone with to our homecoming with a Filipino-themed welcome cocktail reception,
sponsored by CT Freight Pty Ltd. Everyone enjoyed as we served them classic
partnered with local beers as they pre-meet other delegates.
We had also a cultural dance performed at the end of the activity. Provided by Tourism Board of the Philippines (TBP) it was an outstanding performance.
Last March 26, 2019, day 2 of the conference we’ve officially launched our CLN 17th Annual
Meeting. Breaking the ice with our Samba Performance before we head up on the stage for our
traditional ribbon cutting ceremony lead by our Director Nils Walle also with the following
sponsors Royal Cargo Inc., State Logistics, RWOutsourcing, SE Global Logistics SA DE
Resource Freight Pte Ltd, Perimeter Global Logistics, Korman Shipping, Co., Ltd., CT Freight
Pty. Ltd., Leman Oy, Francesco Parisi S.P.A., Calenberg Oversea Logistics Gmbh & Co. Kg,
Cardinal Maritime Limited, Advantage Worldwide (UK) Ltd. and Clearfreight.
Afterward, we had our community open mic which gave the sponsors introduce themselves and other members who participated the activity. We also had our keynote speaker: Oliver Ortiz who tackled about the “Digitalization of Freight Forwarding” and also Mark Millar: Asia's foremost speaker and a respected authority on logistics and supply chain strategies who tackled the topic “Shifts beyond Globalisation - Into The Asian Century” and also our Diamond Sponsor Speaker Mr. Michael Raeuber: CEO of Royal Cargo.
We had our first set of face-to-face meetings on Day 2 – in the afternoon, with more than 250+ independent international forwarders with global focus and local solutions from all over the world met with their desired delegates. We also had our face-to-face meetings on Day 3 and Day 4.
As we continue on day 3, everyone was excited to join our city tour, while wearing their CLN Shirts and introducing limited CLN Caps, we were backed with our very own police escorts, a real VIP experience. Traffic in Manila did not even stand a chance.
We can’t end this homecoming hype in Manila just yet, with 17th-year growing network, we gave them another memorable night, moving to another venue just across Makati Shangri-La, Manila, and we had our Happy Hour at Johnny B. Good, sponsored by CALENBERG OVERSEA LOGISTICS GMBH & CO. KG. Jam-packed with delegates, everyone enjoyed the rock and roll environment blended with our DJ mix. All our loyalty awardees from 10 years – David Chiavistelli of E.G.L. Eurotrans Global Logistics Srl, we also gave awarding for 12 Years – Peter Porse from Clearfreight Inc. and Budi Sungkono from PT Skytrans Prima Niaga and also Manish Bandwadkar & Sumit Agarwal from Ryal Logistics Pvt Ltd. , we also gave awarding for 15 Years – Daniel Florentino from Royal Cargo Inc. and also Tom McGrath & Beau Bryant from CT Freight Pty Ltd.
We’ve also announced our special awards such as Best looks (Female) – Miroslawa Kluczniak from PEKO Spedycja Międzynarodowa W. Jankowski, P. Stachura, Spółka Jawna, Best looks (Male) – Carlos Ortiz from Racing Cargo Mexico SA DE CV, Best Dressed – Gordon Bohnen from Calenberg Oversea Logistics GMBH & CO. KG., Best Personality (Female) – Lucy Doan from Vinafreight Joint-Stock Company, Best Personality (Male) – Yiannis Lentzakis from Cosco Shipping Lines (Greece) S.A., Top Golfer - Oliver Marbach from Nova Traffic Ltd and Last Man Standing – Efrain Rodriguez from SE Global Logistics.
We also had our beer drinking competition with our winner – Pradeep Sing Jhala from Transmodal Logistics Pvt Ltd.
On the last remaining hours for our day-4, we had a free flow of beers being served on the ballroom’s foyer. Where everyone would have a chance to taste our local beer and mingle around other delegates before they say there farewell to this year’s conference. Special thanks to Advantage Worldwide (UK) Ltd for being our official Sponsor.
We can’t thank you enough for making our 17th year a success! Connecting you to our members with each other on our 4-day conference. We can’t wait to see you again on our next conference to be announced soon! If you have further questions, don’t forget to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and see you next year!