Monday, May 19, 2014

Freight Forwarding Network Meeting Celebrates Further Expansion  

Three Years of Uninterrupted Growth

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MALAYSIA – WORLDWIDE – The third annual meeting of the Conqueror Freight Network in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month saw 117 members from 63 countries gather to celebrate the success of what has been called ‘the new kid on the block’ which now covers 214 cities in 105 countries by way of its audited partners. The network now boasts a combined annual turnover of $2.2 billion employing over 17,000 freight professionals who handle over a million shipments each year comprising 175,000 tons of airfreight cargo and 600,000 TEU of ocean borne cargo, which Conqueror says makes it a top ten player in the global market.

In addition to the 2000 one to one meetings on offer, delegates at the recent event were treated to the latest phase in Conqueror’s strategy for helping its members’ better market themselves against the multinationals, which began last year with a personalised member brochure. This year saw the launch of a personalised member website, of which the designing costs will be completely absorbed by the network. Antonio Torres, Managing Director of the Conqueror Freight Network, commented:

“Co-operation is one important element in our triad of tools for boosting the business volume of our members; another is our city-exclusivity, like the multinationals, and the third and most important is our annual meeting. As you can see, members are making the most of their individual meetings as well as competing for each other’s attention away from them.

“With only 1 in every 10 applications passing our selection process, reaching such a milestone is not as easy as you may think. We have worked hard to find only the best agents for the network and removing any company found to be only taking shipments and not offering any. Marketing can be incredibly costly to independent companies and yet they cannot allow themselves to become stagnant in this area which is why we try to assist our members as much as we can. We want to give our agents the tools to compete in an ever competitive global market. Our third meeting has seen an increase of 31% in territories represented. I don’t think I need say anymore!”

Photo: The assembled delegates in Kuala Lumpur.

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