Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Freight Forwarders Gather for Annual Conference

Bangkok Hosts This Year's Event
Shipping News Feature

THAILAND – WORLDWIDE – Bangkok played host this year to the 4th annual meeting of the Conqueror Freight Network, a global alliance of freight forwarders which saw 113 member agents from 57 countries come together for a chance to meet and talk with an eye to developing business. With a combined turnover of over $2 billion and 19,000 employees the 2,500+ one to one meetings on offer gave ample opportunity to catch up with old associates whilst developing new friendships. Founder Antonio Torres commented:

“Our annual meeting is the most important element in our triad of tools for boosting the business volume of our members; the others being city-exclusivity, like the multinationals, and cooperation. We believe in promoting good communication and healthy financial relationships between members. Our [new] request tool will simplify the management and tracking of rate requests between members and the payment monitoring system will allow agents to add, view and edit details of open invoices.”

This last comment was in relation to Conqueror’s latest tools to assist members in their daily operations, an online quotation request tool and a payment monitoring system, both of which received favourable comments from visiting delegates. The atmosphere at the gathering was doubtless helped by the location for this year’s event, the five star Plaza Athenee hotel near Ploenchit BTS skytrain station.