UCN Post-Event Summary

On November 1-2, 2018 U-Connect Worldwide (UCN) held its first conference and launch at Sheraton Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam. The event was a success with about 130 delegates attending 2 days of individual meetings, presentations, group dinners and camaraderie. On the second night the conference was closed with partying, dancing, group games, drinking, eating up until the wee hours … The participants enjoyed the night with old contacts, new found friends, colleagues and business partners.

 

 

On the first day, registration and collection of name tag started at 8:30 am and it was quick as the conference kit were neatly organized on the assigned tables for the delegates.

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The meeting was formally opened with welcome introduction from Director & Founder of UCN, Mr. Stephen Sim. The agenda was presented by AWS GM, Ms. Katherine Lim. This was followed by a brief presentation from;

Mr. Minh Duy Nguyen – MD of InterLog, Vietnam

Ms. Nadia R.Wipha – Marketing & Consolidation Dept. of GrandLink Logistics, Bangkok

Mr. Hans Freixas – CEO of APR Aduanas Pujol Rubio, Spain

Mr. Michael Clemenger (MD) & Carmel Valdez from Clemenger International Freight, Australia

Ms. Saskia de Jong – Director of FPS Famous Pacific Shipping BV, Netherlands

Mr. Dirk Wieczorkowski – Export Manager for Oceanfreight of Sea Master Shipping GmbH, Germany

Mr. CK Cheong, Head of UCN Membership presented the Network’s profile, current members with their agent recommendations and the future plans of UCN. UCN’s vision is to establish a true network of consolidators/ NVOCC, to connect with formidable freight forwarders and be at par with the top Global Consolidators and IFFs providing excellent service with our innovative solutions through the combined efforts of our Members. We are in the process of looking for like-minded individuals that have the capabilities to offer synergy and growth to our entire network.

After the group photo and lunch at Saigon Cafe, the individual meetings started at exactly 1:00pm and ended at 530 pm. On the second day the meeting was set for the whole day which started at 9:00 am and ended at 5:30 pm.

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The dinner venue on the first night was in Ngọc Suong Ben Thuyen Restaurant. The guests enjoyed a sumptuous Chinese seafood dinner and followed by drinks and partying. The delegates celebrating birthdays during the conference time were surprised when they were called on stage to blow the candles, cut a birthday cake and receive well wishes from the participants.

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We ended the conference with a dinner-party at Level 23 Wine Bar & Nightspot @Sheraton Hotel. It was a fun-filled night of partying – dancing, singing, chatting, eating, group games and drinking. It felt as if no one wanted to go home as everyone was having a great time. We look forward to meeting you all again next year!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!