April 2019 Edition of our Digital Newsletter
1st April 2019
Dear UFO Family & Friends,
Please click here to read the April 2019 edition of our Digital Newsletter.
Since UFO was formed nearly 20 years ago, the freight networking sector has grown exponentially and today there are more than 300 organisations, almost all of them non-exclusive. Non-exclusive networks are often looking for sheer numbers but at UFO, we offer exclusive membership to a small number of committed companies.
We have many companies on-board who are passionate about UFO, who work with numerous Members and are dedicated to our exclusive network.
However, our Membership Development Strategy which commenced in 2018 identified a number of companies that were less committed, belonged to multiple networks, charged high rates and did not actively seek to secure relationships with fellow UFO Members.
Those companies were replaced, and we were delighted to welcome Volantis Logistics (Turkey), Atlantide Logistics (France), Skyrace International (Nigeria), Euro Cargo Express (Italy), Continental Freight Forwarding (Morocco), ECX Global Logistics and Limco Logistics (USA).
Most of our new Members will be at our 2019 Annual Network Meeting.
At the time of this newsletters publication, our meeting is just 4 weeks away and those weeks will fly past! So far over 50 CEOs and Senior Managers from 40 countries have booked their place (view list) and we are looking forward to welcoming them all to our exciting event.
As you know, most network meetings are held in Europe and Asia and don’t risk a “low attendance” by holding them elsewhere, but we believe in being fair with regards to travel and exploring new opportunities.
We have made the event as easy as possible to attend by organising a private coach travel option from Johannesburg Airport and an agreement with Botswana High Commission to obtain visas.
Due to the location, non-attendance is acceptable this year. However, please note that that from 2020, each UFO Member must nominate at least one representative to attend every Biennial Meeting (every 2 years).
This rule will be strictly enforced as attendance is one of the most important aspects of active Membership and in line with Rule 5.1.
We look forward to welcoming 2 Guest Speakers from CargoWise One, with whom we have recently formed an exclusive partnership.
We also look forward to hearing from a Guest Speaker from BITC (Botswana Investment & Trade Centre) – so if you haven’t already booked your place, there is time – but hurry! Registration closes on Friday 12 April.