Historical record attendance of freight forwarders at The Cooperative’s 6th Annual Meeting held from 11th to 13th March in Phuket

230 freight forwarders from over 60 different countries participated in 6000 one-to-one meetings in Phuket

The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 6th Annual Meeting which took place from 11th to 13th March at Le Meridien Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand, has been an out-and-out success. The event brought together 230 members from more than 60 different countries for three days of networking and entertainment, a 25% increase in attendance comparing to the previous one. Attendees have also had the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and innovations in the freight industry and connect with other professionals in the field.

The Coop's 6th Annual Meeting
The Coop’s 6th Annual Meeting

The primary objective of this conference was the interchange of projects among members with the help of scheduled one-to-one business discussions. Moreover, this year, The Cooperative Logistics Network has created a new web app that has allowed delegates to constantly stay updated with the meeting agenda. On logging into this application, the members could access every meeting information and check all the required information about the everyday agenda of the meeting which greatly helped the agents.

“We are thrilled about the huge turnout we have had at The Cooperative’s Annual Meeting this year, which is the largest attendance ever. This year’s conference was all the more significant since it took place after a three years’ hiatus because of the pandemic when the network had to organize virtual conferences. We were delighted to see that everyone was looking forward to meeting each other once again,” says Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of The Cooperative Logistics Network.

The conference started with a Corporate Day Trip to the Phi Phi Islands, that not just allowed the delegates to explore the marvels around Phuket but also made way for lasting bonds and friendships among the members.

During the second and third day, members engaged in over 6000 One-to-one meetings with chosen partners to discuss the prospects of future collaboration.

The Cocktail Reception and the Gala Dinner Party were some of the other highlights of the event that helped to reinforce the connections among the delegates while allowing the members to bond over food, drinks, and live music.

As stated by one of the attending members, “This Annual Meeting exceeded our expectations. There were more members than ever from all over the world participating in the one-to-one meetings. It has been a wonderful and highly productive experience, since it has allowed us to secure new projects from our partners within the network.”

Additionally, 5 prominent websites dedicated to the logistics sector have covered the news about the record turnout and the success of The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 6th Annual Meeting. Websites that have published the news about the conference are- Cargo Breaking News, Globe News Wire, E Cargo Log, Morning Star, and Forwarder Magazine.

The Coop’s 6th Annual Meeting is sponsored by Cargo WWS Poland, Express Air Freight, Headway, Headway, Kopf + Lubben, and The Solution

The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 6th Annual Meeting will be held at Le Meridien Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand, from 11th to 13th March 2023

After a two years break because of the pandemic, the Cooperative Logistics Network is once again organizing an in-person freight forwarders conference. Additionally, The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 6th Annual Meeting is sponsored by 5 member companies – Express Air Freight, WWS Poland, Headway, Kopf + Lubben, and The Solution.

This event is a perfect opportunity for the network members to come together in one place and carry on with three days of business networking activities in a corporate ambience. Active networking will help the delegates to make way for many new collaborative projects with their international network partners.

This sponsorship will consist of an acknowledgement of each member during the Official Opening and Presentation by Director Antonio Torres along with the display of their logo in Brochures, newsletters and on our Sponsor Section of the website. Moreover sponsors also get Priority Access to the One-to-One Meeting Scheduler, social media promotion, and branding on registration pages and banners on The Cooperative’s website.

The Cooperative Logistics Network's 6th Annual Meeting
The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 6th Annual Meeting


Express Air Freight, which started its journey in 1990 is a Coop member in New York, USA. Headquartered in New York City with offices worldwide they provide their international clients and partners with outstanding opportunities to develop U.S. Import and Export Logistics. The Express Group prides itself on its exceptional service, ability to meet tight time constraints, deadlines and service to a multitude of industries.

Headway is a Coop member in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Haiphong and Da Nang, Vietnam. They offer a comprehensive range of logistics solutions from the economy, premium, and time-critical to charter or multimodal services that meet global business and industry demands. Presently, they are striving to become one of Vietnam’s top logistics companies by providing customers with exceptional value-added services, while maintaining high speed and agility to adapt to changes in the business environment.

Kopf+ Lubben Cargo Services is a Coop member in Frankfurt, Bremen, and Hamburg, Germany. Since starting their journey in 1976, they have offered groundbreaking logistical solutions for their global clients. With the flexibility of an owner-managed, medium-sized company and the creativity of committed specialists, their competent team masters the logistics requirements of today – with a sense of what tomorrow will bring. Their long experience, skilled workforce, strategic expertise, and several accreditation make them the preferred choice of their clients and partners.

The Solution is a Coop member in Genoa, Italy. Globally known for our ability to handle every last detail of our customers particular logistics and forwarding needs, their team takes care of all the requirements of their customers. Additionally, as a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, they offer specialized services in the sea and road freight sector. The Solution team makes sure to handle every last detail of their client’s special logistics requirement.

Cargo WWS is a Coop member in Warsaw, Poland, known for offering innovation solutions for the logistical requirements of their clients. Their company provides comprehensive transportation services both domestically, and internationally. They provide various forms of logistical services including air, sea, road and rail, allowing for precise adjustment to suit the needs and expectations of their clients. Furthermore, they handle both traditional, as well as bulky, non-standard and dangerous shipments.

The Coop’s 6th Annual Meeting will be held at Le Meridien Beach Resort in Phuket Thailand, in March 2023

The event which will take place from 11th – 13th March 2023 will include 6,000 one-to-one meetings among network members and also a corporate group tour with the attending delegates

The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 6th Annual Meeting is all set to happen from 11th to 13th March 2023. Following a long wait of more than two years due to the pandemic, The Coop members will finally attend the in-person Annual Meeting at Le Meridien Beach Resort on the beautiful island of Phuket from 11th-13th March 2023. The upcoming Annual Meeting will help to reinforce the partnerships among network members and drive a substantial amount of business for the participating agents.

The Coop's 6th Annual Meeting for freight forwarders
The Coop’s 6th Annual Meeting


Some of the highlights of the meeting will include the Welcome Cocktail Reception, a Gala Dinner, Party, and 32 one-to-one meetings among the participating delegates. The one-to-one meetings would come with a personal touch which is extremely crucial for increasing the project volume of the member companies. They will allow members to sit face-to-face with their existing and would-be partners, showcase their company and hash out the details of their upcoming projects.

Additionally, this year The Coop has arranged for an optional sightseeing tour with the members to some of the most breathtaking locations at Phi Phi Island. The corporate day trip will help to break the ice among network members on the first day of the conference. Additionally, this relaxing trip will promote networking and help to build trust and friendship among the agents.

Registration for the Annual Meeting is now open. Visit our Annual Meeting page for further details about the conference.



On occasion of The Coop’s 5th Anniversary some of our founder members share their experiences at our Annual Meetings over the last 5 years

In this special post, we are publishing extracts from interviews with some of our founder members who talk about what makes the Coop’s Annual Meetings so special and how they have helped them augment their businesses

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the Coop and on this occassion we interviewed our members who have been with us since the very foundation of our network. Among many other things we asked our members about their experiences at The Coop’s Annual Meetings in the last 5 years. In light of our upcoming Annual Meeting to be held at Phuket, Thailand, from 25th –27th March 2020, we have decided to publish what our founder members have to say about the reasons which make them so special.

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“The Annual Meetings give us a chance to explore new business opportunities, close business deals and get to know members face to face which in our industry is valuable. We have been able to see the ROI quickly and the amount of sales continues to grow exponentially each year!”

  • Alex Santana, BGI Worldwide Logistics Inc

“Within the first hour of the cocktail evening on the first night you’ll find yourself welcomed by all the members, everyone is looking forward to conversation and good vibes…It is a really fun event which is a roller coaster ride filled with business meetings, educational seminars and a lot of adventure!”

  • Byron Vather, Stella Shipping PTY Ltd

“Nothing can replace the personal contacts, meeting people face to face.  Apart from the one-to-one meetings, sharing meals and fun, the meetings also provide an informal way to get to know your partners better and to become more aware of his / her values.”

  • Gert Wouters, Boschmans Steinacher BVBA

“I met several Coop members during the meeting at Abu Dhabi and it was very important for us…We have already established good business relations with various agents from several parts of the world.”

  • Bebart R Soukar, Future Transport and Logistics

“The Annual Meetings are great since it’s always good to see each other again and have some fun together. The gala dinner nights are always a lot of fun with dancing and some crazy dancers!”

  • Rini Verhoef, C-Log Worldwide BV

“The Annual Meetings are exciting and fun and I look forward to attending more of them!”

  • Ajay Shukla, Translog Express Pvt Ltd

“It is important to meet face to face and know your partner. And thanks to Coop for making the meetings run so smooth and great!”

  • Neo Shih, Soba Logistics

Now you surely know why you need to sign up for our upcoming meeting in Phuket, where we are expecting over 190 delegates. Hope to see you there!