At last, 210+ Consolidators, NVOCCs, and LCL Forwarders from all over the world have successfully gathered together for the Neptune Cargo Network’s 4th Annual Partnership Meeting last May 11 – 14, 2022 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai in the United Arab Emirates!
It was indeed a remarkable and extraordinary experience to hold a conference after the long 2-year hiatus of staying at home and attending virtual meetings. And we’re grateful to everyone who attended our much-awaited partnership networking event!
The 4-day conference started off with a remarkable opening cocktail to officially start the Neptune Cargo Network's 4th Annual Partnership Meeting as we once again welcomed 210+ Consolidators & LCL Forwarders from all over the world after a long 2-year break.
It was a fun and delightful experience to meet and rekindle relationships with other NEPTUNE members. Our special thanks to our NEPTUNE Welcome Cocktail sponsor, Cardinal Global Logistics from the United Kingdom!
After a night full of fun during the Welcome Cocktail, it was business as usual the next day. The opening session was headed by Nils Walle, Neptune Cargo Network director and co-founder, who presented our NEPTUNE Network Updates followed by the Newbie Open Mic segment with new NEPTUNE members coming up on stage to introduce themselves and their companies.
Before the short coffee break, we also had an interactive activity where our Consolidators & LCL forwarders expressed gratitude to members. It was indeed a short yet fruitful activity as participants 'broke the ice' and actively participated in the event.
Afterwards, we had a keynote speech from Mark Millar as he discussed the factors that are shaping up the logistics industry (Air/Sea) in 2022. It was then followed by a video presentation of our Diamond Sponsors Vivian Castelino of Frontline Logistics and Amin Altaf of Servotech Shipping.
The morning session was concluded with the taking of our official NEPTUNE group photo for this year’s conference before we proceeded to the highlight of our 4th Annual Partnership Meeting - the Face-to-Face Meetings, the first to be done in-person, after more than 2 years!
Finally, 210+ Consolidators, NVOCC's, and LCL Forwarders from all over the world were able to connect with new members and rekindled their relationships with old ones. It was indeed a very fruitful day!
Aside from our signature social events, the highlight of the 4th Annual Partnership Meeting will always be the Face-to-Face Meetings which were made more special this year as it was the first in-person meeting after 2 years!
The dune-bashing Desert Safari tour & Dinner at the Desert was indeed one for the books experience!
Away from the Dubai Skyline, the delegates enjoyed the thrill & fun of dune bashing, sandboarding, desert sunset photo op, a camel ride, and the dinner in the desert at Lahbab Desert on Day 3. It was indeed a perfect way to spend the night after a half-day of face-to-face meetings!
Our special thanks to Apple Shipping LLC for making this one-of-a-kind experience possible!
Capping off the Neptune Cargo Network’s 4th Annual Partnership Meeting with a bottle of beer in our hands after a full day of Face-to-Face Meetings!
Thank you very much for attending our Neptune Dubai Partnership Meeting and for making it successful! It was so great to meet you all once again in person! We can’t wait to see you again next year!
Thank you and see you next year!