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2,400 freight forwarders attend WCA conference

By control on March 13, 2013

A new industry record was set when 2,400 freight forwarder delegates attended the 2013 World Cargo Alliance Family Annual Conference Week, held in Bangkok from March 4 to 10.

During the conference, more than 90,000 individual business meetings were scheduled and conducted using WCA’s One-on-One meeting software.

The 25 percent rise in attendance at the conference reflected the increasing strength of the network, which now includes more than 4,800 freight forwarding offices around the world.

The new WCA Events app for the iPhone and iPad was launched at the conference, allowing each attendee to schedule One-on-One meetings, access daily meeting schedules and research profiles of each attending company.

“It is hugely satisfying to see thousands of freight forwarders from around the world gather in one location and benefit from the unlimited opportunities to create new partnerships, grow their business and develop new trade lanes,” David Yokeum, president of WCA, said. “Each year, this conference expands in terms of numbers and influence purely because of the excellent return on investment for each delegate.”

Photo caption: Delegates seal another deal at one of 90,000 One-on-One business meetings conducted during the WCA Family Conference Week.