Cold Chain Connect’s 2nd Annual Partnership Meet, co-located with Life Logistics Network, Global Aircargo Alliance and Aircargo group AGMs, was indeed a blast and extraordinary experience for over 200+ freight forwarders who attended the in-person event.
Being the world’s first and largest network for perishable freight forwarders, we are also the first specialized network to hold a networking event for perishable freight partners amidst the pandemic. It was indeed a refreshing breather for all of us, after the long 2-year hiatus of staying at home and attending virtual meetings. It was one for the books indeed!
To kick-start the conference, we welcomed the delegates from different territories worldwide over cocktail last May 8 at Grand Hyatt’s Al Manzil. It was a delightful experience for everyone to meet old friends and connect to new ones after a long 2-year break.
After a night full of cocktail and fun, we were back to business the next day as we officially open the conference with a bang at our ribbon-cutting ceremony! Afterwards. Melvin Xavier, Director & Co-Founder of CCC, presented all the developments and milestones in the network. One of the highlights of the network updates is the growth of the group from 42 members last Kick-Off Meeting 2019 to 80 members to date.
It was then followed by CCC Newbie Open Mic with all new CCC members coming up on stage to introduce themselves and their companies.
We also had Mark Millar, a prominent keynote supply chain speaker, who delivered his speech on "What is Shaping Logistics (Air/Sea) in 2022" where the delegates picked up valuable insights in the industry, back-to-back with Sayed Harris, the Global Product Manager – FRESH of Emirates Skycargo, presentation on their services and logistics solutions.
Our Platinum Sponsor – Mr. K.B Balmurali from Transworld Group (UAE) and Gold Sponsor – Mr. Gervais Iralde from Share Logistics (Netherlands) also had the opportunity to showcase their companies and service offerings to the delegates.
In the afternoon, the delegates gathered together for the first wave of face-to-face meetings.
After a half day of face-to-face meetings on Day 3, the delegates experienced one of Dubai’s travel bucket list – dune bashing at the Desert Safari! Everyone enjoyed traversing the glittering golden sands and witnessing the magical sunset at the Lahbab desert.
After the adrenaline pumping ride, the delegates proceeded to the camp where they were relished with Arabian dinner as they watch amusing presentations.
On the 4th day of the conference, the delegates continued in meeting and strengthening their bonds with their esteemed perishable freight partners in the network and delegates from Life Logistics Network, Global Aircargo Alliance and Aircargo group.
We then ended a great conference with our closing party where delegates took time to unwind and cement their new found friendships.
Thanks to everyone for making the global conference for like-minded perishable freight specialists a huge success! We’re excited to see you all again at our next conference to be announced soon. If you have any questions, you can email us at email@example.com.
Seen you soon!