Abu Dhabi, 12th March 2019: The Coop's 5th Annual Meeting which was held from 9th to 11th March at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, brought together more than 185 attendees from more than 90 cities and 60 countries across the world under one roof, recording the highest attendance ever. The meeting provided an ideal platform for members to consolidate relationships with their network partners and work towards obtaining many more collaborative projects in the months to come.
"We are delighted with the success of the Coop's 5th Annual Meeting which has reached a new attendance record. One of the reasons for this increase in attendance is that our network has expanded considerably since our last meeting in March and is presently covering 50 more cities," states Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Cooperative Logistics Network.
Agents took part in numerous one-to-one meetings with their fellow members in the course of the 2 days of meeting, where they met their partners face to face, made their businesses known and secured many lucrative deals. However, the Annual Meeting wasn't just about business discussions. The members were treated to a scrumptious dinner at the Byblos Sur Mer restaurant where they had a gala time over food, drinks, and music.
"By bringing together hundreds of independent freight forwarders representing every major seaport and airport worldwide, we have been able to promote a sense of trust and bonding within our network, which obviously has a positive impact on the number of concerted projects," says Antonio Torres.
This year the members were given a personal demonstration of Coop's upcoming online tool, FreightViewer- a freight rate management software which will allow the members to create instant online quotations of their door-to-door services for their clients and partners.
As stated by one of the attending members, "The Annual Meeting is an ideal platform for us to get acquainted with fellow forwarders from all over the world. The meeting allowed us to showcase the strong points of our respective companies and helped us secure new projects from our partners within the network. All in all, it had been a wonderful and highly productive experience,"
The Cooperative Logistics Network is a capped, non-exclusive alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in each major air/seaport who co-operate in a financially secure environment to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses by actively working together to compete against the largest multinationals.