Conqueror launches a new web app for their upcoming Annual Meeting

This new smart phone compatible web application will help members to effectively navigate through the agenda of Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting in February

Conqueror Freight Network has created a new website application that will allow the agents to seamlessly access every detail of the meeting once they reach the venue. Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting will take place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar, from 6th to 8th February 2023.

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Conqueror’s new web app

 

On reaching the meeting venue, members can use this web app from their phone and log in by entering their email and password. With the help of this web application,Conqueror members will be able to browse through all the required information pertaining to the day-to-day agenda of the Annual Meeting. Moreover, this web app will place every detail about the event at their fingertips including the delegate list with the name of every delegate and the city and company they are representing, the programme and activities, some tips for travelling to Doha, etc.

“We have created this new smart phone compatible web app to make the event simple and hassle-free for all our delegates. Additionally, this portal will help to collate all the important information in a comprehensive web app allowing our delegates to access every meeting information with just a few taps on their phones. We make sure to enhance our services in every possible way to offer the best experience for our members and I am sure that this app will precisely serve this purpose,” says Maria Serrano, the PR and Event Coordinator of Conqueror Freight Network.

Interview with Maria Serrano the PR and Event Coordinator of Conqueror Freight Network

“The most exciting part of the Annual Meeting is seeing how the relationships among members become friendships with years, it is really moving to watch them hug and get so excited to meet each other again”

This week you will be reading an interview with Maria Serrano, who is in charge of PR and Event Coordination of Conqueror Network. Maria plays a major role in the planning and organization of Conqueror’s Annual Meetings. Additionally, she is also responsible for the network’s communication as well as the coordination and development of Conqueror’s online publicizing strategy for members. Before joining Conqueror, Maria worked with different international companies managing projects in trade shows worldwide, developing marketing campaigns and organizing events.

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Maria Serrano, Conqueror PR and Events Coordinator

Q. Let’s begin with your experience at Conqueror Freight Network

A. I joined Conqueror’s team 6 years ago and saw how it has been growing since then. I really appreciate working with my colleagues and we get along really well. Since joining Conqueror, my task has been to figure out several promotional strategies for our members. My prior experience in journalism has sharpened my writing/communication skills and research ability all of which are important in my line of work. Working with Conqueror has taught me many new things and the perfect work ambience here allows me to do my job with utmost care and precision.

Q. What does your job consist of? Do you find your everyday tasks exciting?

A. The most important aspects of my job include organizational work for Conqueror’s Annual Meetings and managing the communication and marketing of the company. I really enjoy doing my job, specially the creative part. I learn everyday from my colleagues and also from members, it is really exciting to hear their work stories and how they manage to develop them. Additionally, arranging all the preparations for the Meeting is challenging, but at the same time, really comforting. Especially, when we see how the relationships among members become friendships with years, it is really moving watching them hug and so excited to meet each other again. You realize that Conqueror is a big family that has been embracing new members from the very beginning. Then, the Meeting is over and the whole team is thrilled every time a member congratulates us for our work. This appreciation from our members cannot be compared with any other feeling.

Q. What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

A. Choosing the best hotel, restaurant, band, photographers, and making other necessary arrangements for the meeting is perhaps my most challenging task. I have to do this task scrupulously so that all our members are happy and get to connect in the best possible environment. Also, organizing the whole event is a complicated job since there are many details to take into account. Furthermore, as we are far away this task involves a whole lot of phone calls, emails and videochats. When it comes to our members’ experience during the meeting we can’t make any mistakes!

Q. What is the most important objective of the Marketing and PR team?

A. The primary objective of our PR and Marketing team is to promote our members’ companies in every possible way. Moreover, it is also our task to arrange for a seamless Annual Meeting experience and make sure that the members are making the most of it.

Q. What do you like most about your work?

A. The commendable office environment allows me to be creative and innovative about every aspect of my job. As an American writer and PR specialist Ronn Torossian puts it, “PR is a mix of journalism, psychology, and lawyering – it’s an ever-changing and always interesting landscape.” It goes without saying that in spite of all its challenges my work is highly engaging and I thoroughly enjoy brain wracking to find the best solutions for our members.

Q. What can attending to Annual Meeting do for members?

A. The meetings help to foster a collaborative spirit by bringing together all the members. Moreover, the formal meetings and the informal chitchats, day tours and parties help to strengthen the bonding among the network members. Because of the Coronavirus we couldn’t arrange an in-person meeting in the last two years. Therefore, we are very excited since after two long years we are eagerly waiting to meet our members in person. We received loads of good comments about the organization and good connections made by Conqueror members, which is by far our best reward.

Honesty, expertise, independence, loyalty, and fairness are some of the values that drive me… I believe that the success of our team lies with the success of our members.

Q. How does Conqueror help to publicize the members’ activities?

A. We always encourage members to send us the latest news from their end. This allows us to create a promotional news piece about our members achievement that we publish on our news section every Friday. The members are also interviewed from time to time so that they get a chance to give their option about the industry defining issues and get a chance to talk about their services, experiences and specialties. We also make sure to promote this news on our social media pages where we encourage all our followers to read that news. Additionally, Conqueror’s SEO optimization endeavours further increase the visibility of the news which translates to greater popularity of our members.

Q. What are the latest marketing endeavours of Conqueror in 2022?

A. In 2022, we have implemented several different marketing actions. This includes the upgrading of our members area, addition of many new features to our website, the launch of logistics courses, the creation of web apps for the meetings and the implementation of an SEO strategy. We are presently working on the implementation of many more useful marketing strategies. However, the details will be revealed at the right time!

Q. What are the values that motivate you?

A. Honesty, expertise, independence, loyalty, and fairness are some of the values that drive me. I try to incorporate these values in every aspect of my task and I make sure to abide by these work ethics. I believe that the success of our team lies with the success of our members.

Conqueror establishes a media partnership with The Maritime Standards Awards

The Maritime Standard Award, an industry-defining award ceremony in the transportation and logistics sector of the Middle East and India

Conqueror Freight Network has established a media partnership with The Maritime Standard (TMS) Award. This Award’s Conference is one of the most notable logistics events that brings together the industry’s important decision-makers from across the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and beyond.

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The Maritime Standard- Tanker Conference

 

The award ceremony will take place at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, on Tuesday, 15th of November, 2022.  The event will have as its guests, some of the most important policy setters and decision-makers from across the Middle East and India. The day after the awards, November 16th, TMS will hold its annual Tanker Conference, with a stellar line of speakers already confirmed. Attendees will include representatives from all of the major tanker owners and operators, many of whom will also attend the TMS Awards.

TMS will give out the awards in 29 different categories. Clive Woodbridge the Editor of The Maritime Standard, will chair the panel of judges. Additionally, the other members of the judging panel, are also experienced leaders in their respective fields. These judges who will come from across the regions will independently assess the nominations and submit marks based on predetermined criteria to ensure a transparent and fair process.

For further information about the award click on the following link: www.tmsawards.com

Conqueror Freight Network partners with GlobeNewswire

Conqueror’s media partnership with GlobeNewswire will greatly help to boost the online visibility of the logistics network

Conqueror Freight Network- the largest exclusive logistics network on the globe, has teamed up with GlobeNewswire. GlobeNewswire is one of the world’s largest news distribution networks publishing real-time news releases from international brands. They drive brand awareness and generate media coverage with targeted news distribution to media and consumers worldwide.

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Conqueror partners with Globenewswire

 

GlobeNewswire specializes in the distribution of corporate Press Releases, financial disclosures, and multimedia content to media, investors, and consumers worldwide. Presently, they are covering over 130 countries in 35+ languages.

To quote Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network, “As the largest exclusive freight network, Conqueror, will surely benefit from this strategic media partnership. This media cooperation will allow us to have widespread visibility worldwide and eventually help us further extend the outreach of our network.”

Click on this link to check out the website of GlobeNewswire.

The June edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletter for 2022 is now online

The newsletter comes with the details about Conqueror’s upcoming Annual Meeting, news and articles from the network members as well as from the industry and much more

Conqueror Freight Network’s June Newsletter for 2022 is now available for reading and downloading from the website. In this newsletter, the readers will find the details about Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting that will take place in Doha, Qatar, in February 2023. Additionally, there is a brief section on how participating in the in-person meeting will help the members to increase the scope and outreach of their businesses.

Conqueror Newsletter for June
Conqueror Newsletter for June

 

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This edition of the newsletter covers the latest news from the network members in Penang, Barcelona, Genoa/Venice, Hangzhou, Ljubljana, and Chengdu. The network news section covers the news about Conqueror’s new online certificate and the announcement of the Essentials of Freight Forwarding course that starts exclusively for the network members from 15th September.

The industry news in focus is about the acquisition of Deutsche Afrika-Linien by container shipping giant Hapag Lloyd. In addition, there are also several news snippets from the transportation and logistics industry. Last but not the least, there is a very interesting article that will inform the readers about the importance of the Panama Canal for international shipping.

Click here to read the newsletter.

 

Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting is all set to take place in Doha, Qatar, from 6th- 8th February 2023

Conqueror’s in-person meeting that will take place after a two years hiatus will offer a unique chance for 243 agents to come together for networking and set the scene for numerous business opportunities

Conqueror Freight Network’s 9th Annual Meeting will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha from 6th to 8th February 2023. After two years of Virtual Meetings because of the pandemic, Conqueror is once again gearing up to organize an in-person meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar, in February 2023.

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Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting

 

The meeting will start with a Welcome Cocktail Reception which will allow the delegates to warm up with their fellow members before commencing the serious business talks on the following day. Each Conqueror member will be able to take part in up to 32 one-to-one meetings with their network partners. These face-to-face meetings which form the core business activity of the conference go a long way in fostering networking among the participating delegates.

As stated by Antonio Torres the President and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network, “The three days at Doha will provide our members with a networking platform and allow them to forge lasting relationships with their partners which in turn will make the way for many new collaborative projects.”

On the second evening of the conference, delegates will also get to indulge in a bit of leisure during the Gala Dinner Party where all the attendees will be feasting at one of the finest restaurants in the city. Additionally, this year’s conference will include an optional corporate group tour with the delegates and their spouses. This day trip will not only afford the opportunity to explore the marvels of the Qatari landscape but will also provide a perfect balance between business and leisure. This is an excellent chance to help members break the ice among themselves and get acquainted with each other under less formal circumstances.

Registration for Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting is now open. Visit our Annual Meeting page for further details about the conference.

Conqueror’s online course on Essentials of Freight Forwarding starts on 15th September 2022

Registration for this course provided by CIFFA is open now

Conqueror Freight Network’s online logistics course on Essentials of Freight Forwarding provided by CIFFA will commence on 15th September 2022. Enrollment for this course is open now until 14th September 2022. Conqueror members who want to participate in this freight forwarding course need to access the Members Area and click on the “logistics courses registration” button, on the dashboard on the left of the page.

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Essentials of Freight Forwarding course

 

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The Essentials of Freight Forwarding course covers topics like commercial documents, regulatory compliance, hazardous cargo transportation, export packaging, quote creation, risk management, cargo insurance and a variety of other topics relevant to the freight forwarding sector.

Moreover, members who have enrolled will get access to fully narrated lessons that include case studies for a more in-depth learning approach. Additionally, participants will receive e-books that can be viewed on up to three devices. This freight forwarding course will help both experienced forwarders and newcomers to stay updated with the latest industry trends.

The course participants will need around 65 to 75 hours of study time for course completion. Additionally, candidates need to sit for an online exam after completing the course. On successfully passing the exam they will receive a globally recognized certificate from CIFFA.

The online logistics course will give Conqueror members the right opportunity to attain career advancements. Moreover, the hands-on training and productive course experience from an internationally recognized logistics course provider like CIFFA will allow them to elevate their job profile.

For further details about the Essentials of Freight Forwarding course click here.

 

 

 

Conqueror’s March Newsletter is loaded with news, interviews, and insights from the transportation and logistics industry

The first edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletters for 2022 can now be viewed and downloaded from the website

Conqueror Freight Network’s March newsletter for 2022 is now published. It is available for viewing and downloading from the Newsletter section of the Conqueror website. The newsletter comes packed with all the latest news, interviews, reports, and articles from the network and the industry.

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Conqueror’s March Newsletter

 

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The newsletter features all the news about the latest achievements of Conqueror members in Penang, Athens/Piraeus, Amsterdam, and Dhaka. Furthermore, there is a very interesting report about the Container Availability Index in ports across the world. In the interview with Anibal Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator, he talks about his experiences at Conqueror, the network’s 10th Anniversary, the benefits of members in terms of sales, and much more.

Moreover, the newsletter also includes a page about the participation of Conqueror in the Logistics Business Show. Additionally, it comes with all the details of Conqueror’s newly launched Online Academy. The post on ‘Debunking the myths of online education’ informs how remote learning can help freight forwarders reach their career goals.

The sector news in focus is on the transformation of India into a logistical powerhouse. Furthermore, there is a list of news headlines from the logistics sector. Last but not the least, this newsletter has an useful article about the handling of abandoned containers.

Send us the news about your latest achievements to feature them in our upcoming newsletter.

 

Conqueror offers a new online certificate attesting to the membership of the agents

Conqueror members can download the certificate from the Members Area of the website

Conqueror Freight Network is presently offering an online certificate that corroborates the membership of the network agents. They have made available this online certificate to provide better accessibility to the network’s intranet from where members can obtain the soft copy of this certification. Precisely for this reason, Conqueror’s IT team has put together a new section in their intranet. The online certification also comes with the date when the network accepted the member.

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Conqueror’s Online Certificate

 

In the words of Conqueror President and Founder Antonio Torres, “As the largest exclusive freight network of the world, we only accept the most professional, reliable and financially solvent companies to our network who need to pass a rigorous selection process. With this certificate, our members will be able to confirm their expertise and competence that allowed them to become a part of our network. Furthermore, this official certificate of membership forms a part of our digitization endeavours that facilitate every aspect of our member’s work.

Conqueror members can download and print the soft copy of this document from the Members Area. They just have to access Conqueror’s intranet, and click on the “Certificate” tab and download it from the Dashboard.

 

Interview with Anibal del Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator


“My job is to make sure that the number of Conqueror agents keeps growing steadily so as to provide our members with coverage in all the major cities/ports around the world.”

This week we interviewed Anibal del Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator. Anibal is responsible for conducting extensive research about the applicants before recruiting the most reliable and capable independent freight forwarders.

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Anibal del Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator                                       

Moreover, his other task consists of finding new sales leads and selecting reliable forwarders as Conqueror members. Before joining Conqueror, Anibal gained years of experience in the Sales and Customer Service department. His experience with multinationals gave him a thorough idea of objective-driven performance to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. Additionally, Anibal’s social interaction skills allow him to offer an affirmative and determined approach to Conqueror’s customer relationship management.

Q. We would like to know a bit about your experience at Conqueror Freight Network.

A. The time I have spent with my wonderful team at Conqueror has been extremely satisfying. We have a small team with a close bonding and working with them is a productive and pleasant experience. Over the years we have been working together to resolve our customer’s problems and think up the most innovative solutions. Most importantly, Conqueror has taught me a great deal about client communication, client research, and enrolling new agents for even greater network coverage.

Q. Tell us about your job. Do you find your everyday tasks interesting?

A. My daily tasks are both engaging and demanding at the same time. My primary job is to conduct thorough research about the companies of the applicants to determine their reliability. As you know, we only accept dependable and financially secure members to ensure a safe work environment for all our members.

Additionally, being the Membership Development Coordinator, I am the first person our members contact before making it to the network. Lastly, I also need to contact potential members and tell them about how Conqueror can help them with business expansion. I make sure that the number of Conqueror members keeps growing so as to cover all the major cities/ports around the world.

Q. What is the best part about working at Conqueror?

A. The warm and friendly work environment allows us to be creative and experiment with new approaches in every aspect of my job. Moreover, my teammates as well as the management are very encouraging and supportive. I can say that over the years, our team has become like a family. In spite of all the challenges I face in the course of my work, I enjoy solving problems and testing new tactics to further the interests of both members and our network. The dynamic office ambience greatly enhances my productivity. Together with my colleagues, we form part of a very close-knit group that works toward helping our agents and enabling them to globalize their business and augment their ROI.

Q. What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

A. Communication with members from so many linguistic and cultural backgrounds can be a very exacting task. Nevertheless, my experience in client servicing allows me to carry out this task proficiently.

Q. What were the starting years of Conqueror like?

A. Conqueror Freight Network was formed 10 years back in January 2011. Since then we have been helping independent freight forwarders from around the world to effectively compete against the largest multinationals of this sector. The sole objective of our network was to give the small and mid-sized logistics companies a platform to increase their share of businesses.

To begin with, we had 50 members from 33 countries. However, with time we have established ourselves as the largest exclusive freight forwarding network in the globe with over 260 members from 136 countries. Regardless of the multiple challenges this sector has been facing since our pandemic, we were able to maintain our network standards, expand our member base, and offer them all the means to grow their businesses.

“Transparency, creativity, and the know-how to deal with difficult situations – these are some of the qualities I have inculcated during my career. I strongly believe that clear communication, honesty, and the means we provide to help freight forwarders compete with the largest players are the three things that are helping our network to grow.

 

Q. How did you celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Conqueror?

A. We put together a very touching video for members to watch during the Virtual Meeting. Here we compiled the best moments of the network along these years. It was really exciting, since all of us gave ideas to make it and the final video where the entire Conqueror team congratulates the members was not only affecting but also was very funny. It was a special moment when we felt a strong sense of team spirit. We all were very proud of the network! After the Meeting, we had a small party with some snacks to celebrate this occasion.

Q. What do you think are the biggest benefits of Conqueror in terms of sales?

A. The greatest financial advantage for our agents is undoubtedly Conqueror’s Referral Programme. The members need to suggest to us the names of a reliable forwarder in cities that are vacant at the moment. In case the recommended company becomes a network member, the referring agents get a 25% discount on their upcoming membership fee. They can avail of a maximum of 4 discounts of 25% every year. This implies the chance of paying zero membership fee in the next year! Moreover, members wanting territorial exclusivity in more than one city are required to pay just 50% of the membership fee for every additional branch.

Q. What is the most important objective of the sales team?

A. The principal task of the sales team is to increase the coverage of our network. To achieve this, Conqueror’s PR and Marketing team conduct several promotional campaigns. They contact the leading freight forwarders in every city who have the professionalism to make it to our network. Moreover, we are not searching for the largest forwarder with the largest business volume. What we want are trustworthy, well-managed, and financially solvent forwarders with considerable business volume and sound credit history. This way all our members can rest assured that they are dealing only with the most reputed and dependable partners.

Q. What are the values that motivate you?

A. Transparency, creativity, and the know-how to deal with difficult situations and make the right decision- these are some of the qualities I have inculcated during my career. I strongly believe that clear communication, honesty, and the means we provide to help independent freight forwarders compete with the largest players are the three things that are helping our network to grow.

I feel that in the last 10 years we have been able to convince our members that we care for them and our main objective is to help them grow. Being customer-focused rather than competitor-focussed, allows us to be more pioneering and has greatly contributed to our expansion. A satisfied customer means a lot for our business. My objective is to keep ensuring that the agents get what they are looking for.