160 managers from 110 Freight Forwarders companies already confirmed their presence at the 5th annual meeting of Africa Logistics Network next October 13th-16th in Istanbul at 5* Hotel Hilton Bomonti.
Africa Logistics Network, the community of professional Freight Forwarding companies, is the first network who can affirm to be covering the entire African Continent with reliable and professional Freight Forwarders. Just some figures: 240 members in 5 Continents with limited number Freight Forwarders per Country, 89 of them in Africa (98% of the Continent).
“This year meeting – says Marcello Saponaro, Chairman of Africa Logistics Network – can count on the sponsorship of Ignazio Messina & C., the Italian shipping line supplying over 40 different countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Indian subcontinent, and the sponsorship of CargoWise One a comprehensive platform to manage every aspect of a freight forwarding operation, provided by WiseTech Global”.
“Istanbul meeting is going to be innovative in the networking business – continue Marcello Saponaro – because for the first time two different networks, with distinct managements, will cooperate for the same interest of their members. As a matter of fact, on the last day of one–to–one meetings on 16/10, Africa Logistics Networks and Project Logistics Alliance members will be free to meet each other in a view of expanding their business opportunities. For one day, on the 3rd one, we will enjoy a meeting of 300 expected delegates”.
“The main part of the meeting will be dedicated to One-to-One talks between members of the Network – says Andra Birhala, Business Development Manager of ALN – but there will be many opportunities for socializing and strengthening of the friendship and business relationship as well, during all the meeting days”.
“We are working to make this meeting a success also on the web – adds Silvana Aiolfi, Digital Media Communication Manager of ALN -. We work to make an high profile event in Istanbul through all medias, on every social network and not forgetting the traditional medias because more exposure for ALN means more business for our members”.
To whom is still asking “Why a network focused on Africa” replies Mr. Alessandro Saponaro, Founder and Honorary President of ALN: “The network was born by our awareness that Africa is the future for development and we trusts that Africa’s development is growing at the same time with the level of education, professionalism, social cohesion and infrastructures.
After 4 days meeting, attendees are going to enjoy also a Leisure Day to visit Istanbul and its cultural hot spots.