Our jam-packed #CLNinPhnomPenh conference officially kicked off with a Fellowship Golf Game at Cambodia's best luxury golf course, Vattanac Golf Resort - East Course early in the morning.
The team that won the game was the flight of Felipe Mazzini of Silver Freight Logistics Srl from Argentina, John Narix Dela Torre of Translogistica International Freight Inc. from the Philippines, and Jinsoon Kim of AGL Co., Ltd. from South Korea.
Special thanks to our sponsor, ILG International Logistic Gateway GmbH from Austria for being the official sponsor of this year's CLN golf game.
Clad in casual white attires, it was a memorable opening cocktail to officially start the 20th CLN Annual Partnership Meeting.
It was a fun experience to meet and rekindle relationships with the CLN freight forwarders.
Even the humid weather didn't stop delegates from enjoying and having a good time while some of them continued networking in the pool! Cambodia's renowned Peacock Dance was also performed during the night.
It was indeed an amazing welcome cocktail experience, special thanks to our CLN Welcome Cocktail sponsor, PERIMETER GLOBAL LOGISTICS (PGL) from the United States.
The opening of the morning session was headed by Nils Walle, CLN director & co-founder, who presented CLN Network Updates followed by the ‘CLN Newbie Open Mic’ featuring all new CLN members coming up on stage to introduce themselves and their respective companies.
Afterwards, Dr. Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change Ltd had a keynote speech on Future Trends and their impact on logistics and supply chains.
The morning session was concluded by posing for our official CLN group photo for this year’s conference!
Aside from our signature social events, the main highlight of the CLN Annual Event will always be the ‘Face-to-Face Meetings’.
More than 245 freight forwarders from all over the world were able to connect with new members while also reinvigorating their relationships with long-time participants. It was indeed a very fruitful day!
After a long day, our delegates really deserved a night off to chill & party! The saying 'work hard, party harder' indeed happened as our delegates enjoyed overflowing drinks, grooved into the music, and sang their hearts out during the CLN Club Night at Metropole Underground at Hyatt Regency Hotel!
Our CLN Loyalty Awardees for 3 & 5 years were also awarded during that night. We also had a beer drinking competition wherein our CLN member, Aki Tsuchiya of Alpha Global Logistics, Inc from Japan was declared as the winner.
It was indeed an awesome way to celebrate the 20th partnership networking of CLN!
Ended Day 3 of our conference with our CLN Sunset Cocktail Awards Ceremony at the Sora Skybar!
After a long & tiring day of city tours & face-to-face meetings, our CLN freight forwarders unwind & enjoyed drinks high above the city at one of the best sky bars in Phnom Penh - the Sora Skybar!
A CLN Loyalty and Special Awards Ceremony also took place. The CLN Loyalty Awardees were Lorraine Lines of SNL Forwarding(Pty)Ltd from South Africa; Priyesh Nagda of Velocity Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd. from India; Felipe Mazzini of Silver Freight Logistics Srl from Argentina; Gediz Karahasan & Andaç Arslan of FGL Uluslararasi Tas. Loj. Ve Dis Tic. Ltd. Sti from Turkiye; Michael Jacobs & Tobias Jakob of CSG Cargo Systems Germany Gmbh from Germany; Matthew V & V S Manimaran of Viskan Logistics Services Pvt Ltd from India; Muhammad Tahir Khan & Syed Muhammad Hamza Kirmani of Logistic Solutions Pvt Ltd from Pakistan; Andras Lencses of Ghibli Forwarding Ltd. from Hungary and Michele Uria & Andrea Grieco Of CTO Global Logistics Srl from Italy who had all been CLN partners and members for 8 years.
Meanwhile, 10-Year Awardees were Jeroen Maasbommel of Share Logistics from Netherlands; Chris Van Mullem of AAS Logistics from Netherlands; Rami Orola of Leman Oy from Finland; Kayzad Mojia of New Globe Logistik Llp from India; Jan Walgahn of V. Alexander Transport Systems Gmbh from Germany; Kevin Lim of Megaton Shipping Pte Ltd from Singapore; Phuwanai Charoensuk & Siriporn Lekngam of TCC Logistics Ltd. from Thailand; Anna Wang of Shenzhen Brightway Int'l Logistics Co Ltd from China; Ken Wong of Excel Network Limited from Hong Kong, China; Lisa Zhang & Sandy Lin of Shanghai Supreme International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd from China; Priyanka Gooneratne of Wings Logistics (Pvt) Ltd from Sri Lanka; Burak Atalay of ISS Global Forwarding from Turkiye; Arshad Hossain of Aryan Freight Liners Limited from Bangladesh; Minjai Seo of Hwasin Shipping & Air Co. Ltd from South Korea; and Johnson Shen of Direct Shipping (Shanghai) Co., Ltd from China.
On the other hand, 15-year awardees were Adrian Isar & Alina Iancu of ASG Wind Transport Srl from Romania; Taka Shimizu & Aki Tsuchiya of Alpha Global Logistics, Inc. from Japan, and Vonei Guimaraes Of Autrans Intl Logistics from Brazil.
For the 20-year CLN Loyalty award, only one member was recognized and it was Riccardo Colombo of Eurofret Italia Srl from Italy.
CLN also announced Special Awardees such as Gordon Bohnen of Share Logistics GmbH from Germany & Beverly Arcangel of Prozone Xpress Logistics Inc from the Philippines who were considered as ‘Best Dressed.’ Chris Warr of Warrior Global Freight from Australia & Alina Iancu of ASG Wind Transport SRL from Romania were given ‘Best Personality Awards.’ ‘Best Looks Awards’ went to Damian Kaczkowski of Alfa Forwarding Ltd. Sp. Z O.O. from Poland & Deniz Guzelocak of Omega Global Logistics Ltd. from Turkiye.
Paulo Ferreira of Multicargo Transportes e Logistics LDA. from Portugal also won the 'Early Bird Award' while the ‘Last Man Standing Award’ went to Reinhard Schwarz of ILG International Logistic Gateway GmbH from Austria.
Our special thanks to SNL Forwarding from South Africa for making our CLN Sunset Cocktail Awards possible!
On day 3, hundreds of freight forwarders joined the CLN City Tour at the Royal Palace, Independence Monument, Wat Phnom.
Despite the sunny & hot weather, delegates enjoyed the CLN City tour and learned a lot about the history & culture of Cambodia. They also witnessed a Hornbill, a black bird with a long, down-curved beak in Wat Phnom which is locally considered as a divine spirit.
Wearing their CLN Caps & CLN Shirts sponsored by Multicargo Transportes e Logistics LDA. from Portugal, it was indeed a delightful experience!
After a full day of Face-to-Face Meetings, our CLN freight forwarders shared a closing toast to wrap up this year's conference! Special thanks to our CLN Happy Hour Sponsor, D&D Worldwide Logistics from Australia!
It was indeed a fantastic celebration of our 20th CLN partnership networking. Beyond business partnerships, this annual conference also became a venue in creating priceless and unconditional friendships!
Thank you very much for attending our CLN Phnom Penh Event and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
Here are the video gallery of our recently concluded 20th CLN Annual Partnership Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia last March 12 – 15, 2023
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