A record number of agents from the world’s only truly exclusive network Conqueror Freight Network convened in Abu Dhabi to renew, rekindle and build strong business partnerships
Delegates representing 141 cities across 70 countries made their way to Abu Dhabi for the 5th Annual Conqueror Meeting. “These meetings are vital to both the success of each member as well as the network as a whole,” said Conqueror Managing Director, Antonio Torres.
“Success in the freight forwarding business is in part down to who you know. If agents aren’t meeting partners regularly and building lasting cooperative relationships, a company should expect to be in dire straits in just a few years,” he continued.
“My business it too important to place its fate in a company that I barely know anything about. A website and a few phone calls and emails can only tell me so much. Only by meeting face to face can I have a true sense of an agent’s character and modus operandi,” said one delegate.
It is clear that delegates have found the 5th Annual Conqueror Meeting worthwhile as over 1900 one to one meetings were booked by delegates ahead of the event and every moment in between is being taken up with unscheduled spontaneous business opportunities.
Another delegate had this to say, “This is my annual opportunity to promote our business on an international platform with agents all under one roof at one time. I can’t afford to sit back and relax; every moment, every conversation is an opportunity. We all understand that we can’t beat the multinationals alone; it is a cooperative effort that will enable us to ‘Conqueror the world.”
“Although it’s 5 years since our first meeting, the enthusiasm and commitment of our agents hasn’t dwindled. They return again and again with the same focus and determination as that of our first get together,” explained Mr Torres.
“As well as auditing all applicants prior to entry, we also require agents to have a cooperative spirit. I believe it is this commitment which ensures the success of the network as members meet and work with companies who are as committed as themselves,” said Antonio Torres.
The addition of a new member Tbilisi and Poti to Conqueror’s membership has elevated this network to the position of 2nd largest freight forwarder network in the industry – current coverage stands at 123 countries, increasing daily
“The purpose of a freight network is about enabling members to compete with the multinationals. Having excellent network coverage is essential because the multinationals have offices in every corner of the globe,” explained CONQUEROR Managing Director, Antonio Torres.
“As an independent forwarder, going it alone against the multinationals is not a wise move. The only way to compete and be successful in this industry is to join a network of top quality agents which offers good coverage for our customers; CONQUEROR FREIGHT NETWORK was the answer”, said RBS LOGISTICS Managing Director, Roman Bebia.
Although technically a mere youngster in the industry, the almost 5-year old CONQUEROR seems to have predicted exactly what freight forwarders want in a network better than the veterans. Its policy of one top-class, financially secure forwarder in each key sea/airport across the world has brought in thousands of applications.
Conqueror Freight Network, the world’s only truly city exclusive freight forwarder network has reached a significant milestone in its global coverage with the addition of its 200th city in its 100th country
“This is a significant moment for the network. With only 1/10 applications’ passing our external audit, the process of finding the best companies is not as easy it may sound,” explained Mr Torres, “However it is crucial to our long-term stability and success.”
The network’s 3rd Annual Meeting is being held in Kuala Lumpur this May and expectations are high. “With this increase in members, we are expecting our highest ever turnout for a Conqueror meeting. All our members understand the importance of meeting face to face and are committed to attending where possible, this is quite a network owner’s dream,” emphasised Antonio Torres.