Release Date: 24 February 2009
Release ID: 1560
Air Freight Asia, the region’s premier air cargo and logistics event, has appointed the Hong Kong-based China Logistics Club (CLC) as its official representative for the forthcoming Air Freight Asia 2009 Exhibition, which will take place at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 8-10 September. Under the agreement, CLC will promote the Air Freight Asia Conference & Exhibition to its 420 members, who are mainly Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) freight forwarders and logistics companies. In addition, it will organise delegations to visit the trade show.
Commenting on the recently concluded appointment, China Logistics Club Chairman, Henrik Christensen said: "We’re very pleased to be associated with Air Freight Asia, which since its inception in 1986, has grown from a mainly air cargofocused event to a more broadly-based cargo logistics venue. Despite the current economic situation, we are seeing a lot of opportunities in the market for our members and this event will assist them in expanding their scope of activities." The China Logistics Club is an independent and private organisation, which is managed by a team of veteran industry experts with the aim to assist its members with forging partnerships and conducting business in China and in other countries.
The main activity of the CLC is to conduct regular conferences in different cities throughout China. These conferences are attended by overseas as well as local freight forwarders and provide a forum for which to establish business relationships.
CLC’s next conference will take place in Xiamen, China from March 25-27.
Air Freight Asia organiser, Nol van Fenema said: "We are delighted to work together with the China Logistics Club to ensure that our event in September attracts a much broader mix of visitors and delegates from the logistics industry. Although the current downturn is having its effect on the logistics market in Asia, it will be the first one to recover once the downward trend bottoms out in the third quarter of this year."
The China Logistics Club recently expanded its activities to include Africa when it launched the African Logistics Club (ALC) to help serve their African members better and to get more African members to its conferences in China. ALC members will automatically become members of China Logistics Club as part of their membership to ALC. Christensen said: "Business between China and Africa is much larger than, for instance, the business between China and India and many Chinese members are in the process of developing new trade routes to Africa where profit margins tend to be a lot higher than on the more traditional trade routes to Europe and the US." He added that ALC was in the process of putting together a delegation to visit Air Freight Asia in September.
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